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Keep the guest list to a reasonable number. A good guide is one guest for each year of your child’s age, plus one.
Don’t distribute invitations at day care or preschool unless everyone gets one. Prevent hurt feelings by calling or mailing invitations instead.
Have plenty of adult help on hand. Even as they approach age six, preschoolers need lots of watchful, if subtle, supervision.
Expect your young host or hostess to greet guests. They should also learn to say “thank you” for gifts and “good bye” to everyone.
Plan lots of activities, even if you don’t do them all. Make sure the games leave everyone feeling like a winner. And be flexible – kids need some free play time, too. Alternating planned activities with free play usually works well.