If you are a mum in Malta, then chances are you have heard of Claire Galea or have come across her Facebook Group, Fun Loving Mums. Claire also runs her own events business ‘Sweet Chilli Events’ is mother to son Sebastian, and currently expecting her second baby.
Claire is charismatic, creative and meticulously organised, which makes her a great partner for those who require assistance in organising their event.
Claire’s 5 top tips for organising your child’s birthday party
We asked Claire what are her 5 top tips for organising our child’s birthday party are and have listed them below:
Claire advises that ideally one plans at least 4-6 weeks in advance especially if you have a particular type of venue or theme in mind.
“I have planned birthday parties in one week and even less, however ideally one would have time to explore options and discuss them with the parent and even the child, depending on their age.”
2) Flow of event
Claire adds that the flow of the actual party is very important and it is actually something which many parents tend to overlook.
“I plan the schedule of the party depending on many things: the age of the child, time of the event, the venue and many more factors.” Claire’s vast experience in assisting parents with children’s parties means she has the tools and knowledge necessary to make the event stress-free for the parents, guests and most of all the birthday boy/girl.
3) Decor – less is more
“I pride myself in putting a lot of effort in the decor and styling of a party”. Claire advises that having the right colours, materials and elements are all key to ensuring the decor looks balanced and memorable.
“Less is more, in fact I always suggest that clients stick to 3 key colours which will help dictate what elements are included.”
4) Capturing special moments
“One of the things that some clients regret not doing is engaging a photographer to capture all the precious memories of the occasion”. Claire explains that photos of the event are the perfect present for your child as you will all enjoy looking back at them in the future.
5) Sticking to a budget
“You do not have to go overboard to create a stress-free, memorable party. One should also remember that children grow out of kids’ parties so you will not be having them forever.” Claire adds that she works around her clients’ budgets in order to bring their vision into reality.
As founder of Sweet Chilli Events, Claire has great connections in all facets of event organisation and her clients tend to keep coming back. “It’s all in the detail really” she smiles, “My experience helps give parents insights and assistance which will ensure a truly, hassle-free, memorable party that is within their budget and which ultimately makes them happy which is what I am all about.”
Sweet Chilli Events can help with any event including Corporate, Weddings, Birthdays and more. As event planners specialized in venues, decor, and entertainment, the team loves connecting every detail and the end result is a memorable party and event .
If you would like to contact Claire you may send her an email on claire@sweetchillievents or contact her through the Sweet Chilli Events Facebook page.