If you want to be at peace on the day of the birthday, plan it 6 - 8 weeks in advance. It'll give you enough time to purchase, mail the party invitations, and to make travel plans, if needed. If you have less time, don't panic. Just a little careful planning, and everything will be set.
Of course, if you want to increase the number of guests, it is advisable to plan everything in advance.
You may consider not to exceed the guest list above 10. A good way to send invitations is to send an inexpensive tea mug, or a real tea bag with a label invitation attached. The invitations should be creative, short, and simple.
All the decorations should be done keeping your little girl's preferences in mind. For example, if she loves purple, add a purple touch and a feminine look in your decorations. Decorate with lots of candles and colorful tablecloths. A few things that you could use for the decorations and overall ambiance are:
Another great idea is to take the children to a 'dress room', where they can find many dresses, hats, shoes, tea gloves, etc., that they can wear in the party. A little makeup and the girls will be all dolled up. To collect these dresses and make-up items, start weeks before the party.
Activities and Games
Little girls expect a lot of fun and frolic. Without that, they won't be able to keep themselves entertained for long. Therefore, it is necessary to plan a few interesting games. It's better to have a variety of games and activities planned. Here is a list of a few interesting games.
The menu should be according to children's tastes. Ice-creams, juices, flavored tea, sandwiches, etc., are a few items that children like. Some more ideas are:
At the end of the party, do not forget to thank each child with a wide smile. You may give gifts and dolls as a return favor to the girls. Things like stickers, homemade lip gloss, nail polishes, etc., will be cherished by them. Remember that it is your little daughter's day. Make it big, and keep her happy.