You know the drill with a kids’ birthday party: all healthy eating goes out the window, there are waves upon waves of children jumping up and down, and all the noise! And this is all within the first 10 minutes! Usually, it’s easy enough to take the kids to someone else’s birthday party and let them run riot, when you have to plan your child’s birthday party, it can be a massive task to take on. But what can you do to ensure that the birthday goes off without a hitch, your child loves it, but also, you don’t feel too stressed?
Get The Entertainment Just Right
You’re always playing to the right crowd. But when it’s your child’s birthday, generally, there will be children all around the same age. This means you’ve got a better chance of picking entertainment that suits them down to the ground. If they are older children, you are better off going with something like a DJ or specific parties that cater to those age groups. There’s nothing worse than choosing ill-fitting entertainment so the children either don’t get what’s going on, or they are bored out of their minds! Your child will not forgive you for this!
Pick A Theme
This is, again, all about the age group. The best way to make sure it works just right is to involve your child in the decision-making process. Once you decide on the theme, you need to make sure that your child actually likes the party supplies and decorations. And while you might think that you know what pulls off a great event, if your child doesn’t like it, then it’s pointless.
Picking The Right Food
Picking the right food isn’t just about dietary requirements, but it’s about ensuring that it is a lot less work for you. Ultimately, you just need to put out finger foods and avoid anything that needs cutting. So, think about things like small burgers, slices of fruit, and mini pizzas. As well as this, you’ve got to think about the birthday cake. No doubt you have already thought about it but it’s always got to be big enough for everyone to take a slice home. There is nothing worse than inviting 50 people, and one child going away empty-handed.
Don’t Stress Yourself Out Too Much!
You can feel constantly on the go, trying to please everyone, but there are always parents around to offer a hand. If you really feel that everything is getting on top of you, accept that help! One of the best things that you could ever do is learn to clean the right things, little and often. Yes, there is no point in cleaning up everything as you go, because there will be more mess to replace it in a few seconds’ time! It can be stressful to keep on top of all this; just remember to breathe, and keep calm. There is just another couple of hours to go!
A great kids birthday party is when there’s a lot of noise and it feels like a riot. Remember this!