Kids parties can be tough to organise. You have a houseful of children that need feeding and entertaining, and it can be easy for them to get bored. That’s why it’s so important to get a plan in place, and make sure you’re prepared for the coming onslaught! Learn how to throw a great party for kids’ birthdays and other special days.
Make it personal
It’s the small personal touches that can make a party even more special. Kids love seeing their name on things and it’ll make their special day even more special. You can jazz up a plain party cake with personalised cake toppers with their name and age or create party bags with their initials or a personalised sticker. Personalised items are inexpensive and look great.
Let them play outdoors
If you’re planning a party with lots of children, it’s best to do it somewhere with some outdoor space. Kids can get energetic, and you’ll soon regret it if you try to keep them inside. Outdoor play is good for kids, and it’ll ensure they burn off energy and don’t drive you up the wall. Simply set up some play equipment from footballs to cricket stumps and let them play freely.
Hire some entertainment
Sadly, kids don’t keep themselves entertained for long, so you’re going to need to provide some sort of entertainment during your party. This could be:
- Soft play hire
- Hiring a kids’ entertainer
- Booking a party package with arcade games or similar
- Superheroes, princesses, or other costumed entertainers
- Swimming and other active activities
It’s worth spending some of your party budget on entertainment, as it’ll help the party flow better, and you won’t have your hands full the entire time.
Feed them healthy snacks
The occasional treat won’t harm children, but if they go to a lot of parties, they’re bound to end up eating a lot of junk. You should look up advice on healthy eating for children and try to make some healthy swaps if possible. For example, adding veggie sticks and hummus as snacks instead of crisps and dips. Of course, treats like cake are an essential, but they should be given in moderation.
Be clear about an end time
If you’re hosting a kids’ party at home, you should provide a start and end time for your guests. This helps you avoid any stragglers and means you don’t end up with a load of kids hanging around all day. If parents are dropping off their kids, make sure you let them know the end time so they can pick their children up after the party.
Kids’ parties can be a bit of a minefield, especially if you’ve not hosted this kind of event before. Forward planning is essential to ensure success, and you should simply make sure you have enough to keep them entertained, fed, and happy. It isn’t as difficult as it sounds, and if you follow our guide, you’ll find you throw a party to remember for the right reasons.