Thank you notes aren’t as common as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean you should skip them. If your child’s friends take the time to come to the party and bring a present, why shouldn’t you thank them? There are a number of thank you options to follow up after a kids’ birthday party. Try one of these options.
A hand-written thank you note is the classic option. It adds a personal touch so it can be more meaningful to the recipient. This option works well when thanking family members for a gift. Family is often more sentimental about these sorts of things. Writing a personalized note to each party guests can be time consuming and tedious, especially for a young child who is just learning how to write.
Another option is a preprinted note that thanks the guests for coming. You can leave blanks in the message for the recipient’s name and for the gift they gave to make it a little personalized. This option is slightly less personal than the hand written note. But this option makes the thank you note writing process much faster, especially if your child is a slow or beginning write. It also works well when you had a lot of people to your party.
Photos work well as a thank you option for a birthday party. Set up a photo booth at the party so you can snap a picture of each guest. If possible, get the birthday child in a picture with each guest. After the party, print a copy of each picture and send it to the guests.
Another option is to send a picture of your child. You might take a picture of him with each gift along with a message on a chalkboard that says, “Thank you for the ____.” Or do a general photo of your child holding a thank you sign that you print. You can either mail the photos in envelopes or turn them into postcards that you send alone.
Feeling modern? Record a video of your child saying a thank you message to each recipient. This is a quick option that doesn’t require any stamps. Send the video via email and your thank you messages are done.