Children’s parties are frankly more stressful than adults’ parties. Adults hardly care about the décor and theme however kids give it more importance. It is mandatory that you do a good job in décor, pick out the right food and drinks, plan out some entertaining activities and let the kids have fun. So here are some easy steps.
Choose the Date of The Party
Although we have the reference of the actual date of the birthday, we are not always available to celebrate that day. So, an important step is to choose the date, trying to make it best for everyone. You must start a few months before to have enough time to organize everything that is missing. This choice will depend on how busy you are, the climate in some cases, the presence of a guest that we consider most important, etc.
Think About the Place Where You Will Celebrate the Birthday
The place is very important, and a large part of the decoration, guests and the budget you plan to invest will depend on it. The options are many and among them, you can choose to rent a room where you will have to take care of moving everything, from the food to the decorations to even cleaning up after the party. You could also book a restaurant that will provide all the necessary services. If it’s a small crowd, you can have it at home too.
Number of Guests and Food
Ideally, make alist of the guests by setting priorities, just in case you have to reduce or add someone else. This list will also allow you to organize yourself with future purchases of food, dishes, souvenirs, etc. Decide on an easy menu since little kids do not like having heavy foods.
Some finger foods and short eats with some fruit punch will be a great table to set. Pay attention to the birthday cake as it is one of the most important elements. To choose the cake correctly, you must take into account the number of guests, the theme your child has picked etc.
Activities and Games
The kids must be entertained. Entertaining children can be harder than you think and hence plan out your activities. A good idea is the rental of services of players, toys and playground games per hour, entertainers like clowns, characters that children like. If you like, you can open up the gift boxes during the party as an activity.
The Decoration of The Party
If you are the mother of a baby who is turning one, it will be easy to choose thetheme of the party. But at the age of 3 or 4, both girls and boys begin to choose the theme they want to celebrate their birthday, influenced by TV shows, cartoons, storybooks and so on.
Sometimes the little ones are very determined and maintain their opinion until the date of the party, but in other cases, their ideas are changing and we can be surprised near the birthday. Therefore, you have to chat and be clear about what is going to be done and keep the idea to the end.