Preparing a birthday party for your child can be a whole lot of work with all the planning and organising involved. It may be exhausting, but you want what’s best for your kids and what will make them happy. Even simple ones will do as long as they have their friends and family around, and as long as the theme revolves around their taste and favourites, everything should work out fine.
Get your child involved in planning
The birthday celebrant gets to decide the theme as it’s their special day you’re going to celebrate. Your kid can even help in designing the invitations, pick the design and colours, and make a list of friends to invite.
Choose a theme
Once the theme’s decided, it should be implemented throughout the different party aspects. If you choose a carnival theme, you can arrange funfair rides for hire. You don’t have to worry as everything will be laid on for you. If it’s an underwater themed party, you can design invitations that are fish-shaped and distribute goody bags resonating an aquatic theme. This part of the party planning should be relatively easy because you can buy the materials on the internet or from party shops.
Keep the party short but structured
You can keep a children’s party under three hours. It’s enough time to keep them busy and entertained. Once all guests have arrived, or at least the majority of them, you should get the main event going so they won’t get bored. Serve the cake an hour or 30 minutes before the party ends. If you notice the kids getting cranky and tired, it’s a signal to end the party.
Plan activities that are kid-appropriate
Depending on the age group of the guests, the activities that you plan for them should be age-appropriate and easy for them to do. If you can throw in extra into your budget, you can hire a magician, clown, or a dance teacher so that the children will have a more stimulating activity. You can also consider holding a party in an arcade, or a bowling alley, which makes it easier for you since the venue can make some of the arrangements for you.
Plan simple projects to entertain kids
It’s easy to make children stay put by keeping them busy. Set up an activity corner where they can draw, colour, or decorate scrapbooks which they can keep as a souvenir.
Prepare food that children will love
There are kids who can be fussy when it comes to food, but if you keep it simple and prepare something that they like, the party will be a success. Make platters of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cut them into stars or even letters of the alphabet, or serve colourful cookies cut into fun shapes. Keep in mind that the guests have small hands so the serving should be small and easy to hold.
Birthday parties are what kids look forward to. Plan a memorable one for your child by organising a party, with colourful balloons and a theme that they love the most, something that they can remember even when they grow old.