What's the best day and time for a birthday party?


Hi PD! I’m planning my son’s 7th birthday party, and I’m not sure what day or time to plan it. I’ll probably have his party over the weekend because I know people have too much going on during the week, and so do we. But I want to choose a time that’s convenient for other parents.

What’s the best day and time for a birthday party?


Thanks for asking. We were curious too, so we decided to do a poll. We asked moms all over the US to see if there was a favorite day or time for a birthday party for an elementary school age kiddo. 

Specifically, we asked moms if they preferred:

Friday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 PM
Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM
Saturday morning from 10:00 AM - Noon
Saturday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Sunday morning from 10:00 AM - Noon
Sunday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

The results came in, and 80% of the moms we polled voted for Saturday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. The second most popular time for a birthday party, with 12% of the vote, was Saturday morning from 10 AM - Noon. Third place was a tie sharing 3% each. Those moms voted for Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and Sunday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. 

It’s always likely one or two of your guests might have a scheduling conflict. We’re sure there’s some wiggle room in there too, in case your party begins at 1 PM or ends at 5 PM. Depending on your child’s age, an earlier or later time might be better. For example, you might need to schedule before a toddler’s afternoon nap time and host a toddler party at a play place at 11:00 AM, or maybe your 11 year old tween wants to do a pizza party followed by an escape room adventure with friends at 6:00 PM. That being said, if you throw a kid party on a Saturday afternoon, chances are it’s the best and most convenient time for everyone.

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Jen Richardson

Thank you for taking the poll and sharing the results!

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