Choose healthy foods. When you need a boost try a snack that includes low GI foods and protein, for example, whole wheat crackers and low fat cheese or some almonds or a protein shake. This will give you sustained energy without the sugar spike.
For a more intimate and involved-in-the-moment picture, get down to the level of your subjects. Make sure your lens is at the same height as the children’s eyes.
Tableware: You’re tableware will depend entirely on what you are going to serve. Keep in mind for example, if you’re only serving cake and ice cream, you may not need plates and bowls.
Don’t buy comfort foods. If you don’t have junk food in your house it is easier to avoid it. If someone brings it for a party make sure someone else takes it home. Stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables.
As the host, it’s your job to ask simple yes or no questions of your guests (or you can designate this job to somebody else). If the answer to that question is yes, they move one seat to the right. If somebody is sitting there. they have to sit in that person’s lap! If the answer to the question is “no,” that player stays in his or her seat.
Candids are simply more fun than posed pictures. Scope out party guests doing cute, interesting or outrageous things. Look for different expressions on their faces, capture them with a bow on their head or trying to pop a balloon with their bottom (a popular kids party game!) Those spontaneous moments are a photographer’s dream!
~ In addition to having a list, it might be a good idea to have a sign. Having a sign (maybe with a few colorful balloons) can help your guests arrive with uncomplicated driving directions. This can prevent guests from getting lost or confused when trying to find an address that is unfamiliar.