Although it is not quite up there amongst the stresses of organizing a wedding, sorting out a children’s party is often still a logistical challenge. From catering, to specialist dietary requirements, to arranging entertainment, there are various things to consider when throwing a party.
Yet, despite being a lot of work, a party of this kind is something that will leave a lasting impression on your child. Plus the event doesn’t have to be an extravagant affair to be memorable – as long as it caters to the interests and tastes of the birthday boy/girl, they are sure to have a great time.
Read on for a few top tips on how to craft a children’s party to remember.
Get the word out there
The main thing for a successful party is guests, so it is important to send out invites to those that you want to attend. Posting the party info on social media leaves you open to requests from people you don’t want to come, so stick to delivering personal invitations. While you can purchase blank invitation templates, going with an online invitation maker is great if you’re looking to add some extra personal touches.
Although, do keep in mind the amount of guests you feel you can handle. It is important to trust your judgement with that aspect, as you don’t want to be overrun with too many kids!
Food for all
Food is an integral part of any party. You might think that, due to your audience being kids, the food won’t need to be anything special. While that is true to an extent, you should supply plenty of comfort food that impresses young palates. Think sausages, pizza, burgers, chips, etc.
Also, the main focal point regarding food is no doubt the birthday cake. Purchasing a bespoke cake could well make a big impression, but a standard store bought cake should do the trick – especially if the party is for younger children.
Let the games begin
Having fun is what a children’s party is all about. Along with some music to keep things energetic, you should have plenty of games planned out in advance. Think of traditional activities such as a three-legged race, water balloon fights and a tug of war – stuff that can get everyone active and involved.
However, if you want to reach that next level with your entertainment, you will have to splash a bit of cash. Doing so means you could hire the likes of a bouncy castle, live DJ and professional performers (think clowns or magicians).
Send them on their way
Now while your child is rightfully the center of attention when it’s their party, this doesn’t mean that you should disregard those that have attended the event. An ideal way of showing your appreciation for them turning up is by providing goody bags.
As for what to put in a goody bag, it doesn’t matter all that much – kids just love to receive any sort of treat! As a result, stick with inexpensive – yet fun – items like a bottle of bubbles, coloring pens and bags of sweets.