Whether you’re celebrating indoors or in the backyard, with pin the tail on the donkey or an entire petting zoo, this timeline will make for a very happy birthday with all the bases covered.

Credit: We Take the Cake
  • One to Three Months Before

  • Four Weeks Before

  • Three Weeks Before

  • One Week Before

  • Three Days Before

  • One Day Before

  • Day of the Party

  • Two to Three Days Later