If it’s almost your child’s birthday, you’re likely trying to plan the party. The idea of a bunch of kids running around your house doesn’t sound like the best time ever, and paying to have a birthday party at the local kid’s gym is too much money. Instead, go the easy route. Here are some easy ways to remove the stress from your child’s birthday party.

Go to the Park

Kids can make a mess, and you don’t want to spend hours cleaning the house when they all go home. Instead, have the party at the park. It won’t be a big deal if they drop food on the ground, and they have a playground to keep them busy.

If you want to do a little bit extra, you could plan some games for the kids to play. However, don’t feel bad if you just want them to rely on the playground. They’re going to have fun no matter what.

Order Pizza

Most pizza companies now have online pizza delivery options where they will bring your food right to the park. This saves you the stress of having to drive and pick up the pizza before the party. You can even let the pizza place bring your drinks. Now, you just need to worry about some paper plates and napkins.

Skip the Gift Bags

To have the most stress-free party, don’t worry about making gift bags. They’re fun for the kids to take home, but they usually have cheap toys that will likely break quickly. No one expects a gift bag from a party, so don’t feel like you have to provide one. Just remember that you’re already providing lunch and cake, so you’ve done enough.

Don’t Worry

At many parties, you see the parents running around trying to make sure everyone else is happy. Doing this is the quickest way to add to your stress. Instead, sit down and relax. Make sure you put everything out so people can easily access it and then sit back and enjoy the party.