Beginners Guide to Hosting a Kids Birthday Party
How can a birthday be complete without a cake, blowing the candles and some friends cheering and singing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song? Yes, we are talking about throwing an awesome birthday party for your little one. Kids birthday parties are fun and surprising for the little monsters. However, organising one is always a tedious task. As parents, you might either be engaged in office work or getting done with the household chores, leaving no time to plan a perfect birthday party for your kid. Moreover, if you’re a first timer in organising and planning out a kid’s birthday party, it is more of hassle. But Splash N Bounce, like always is offering you some party tips that might come handy in planning the birthday party.
Estimate the Total Budget
Create a budget and stick to it. Planning how much money you have to work with will help determine the venue of the party and how much you can afford to spend on food, drinks, entertainment, decorations, party favours and supplies. Without, you run the risk of overspending and not enjoying the party, both of which you certainly want to avoid.
Choose Your Venue: Home or Not?
Choose a location that the guests would most enjoy or feel most comfortable being at. An outside venue handles typically set up and clean-up which may be worth it to you, places such as restaurant, country club etc. However, some people think hosting a party at home is cheaper but if you're planning on having a grand birthday party by renting a bounce castle, tables and chairs set, bubble machine and so on, it is better to have a bigger party venue. Set a financial budget for what you want to spend and where you want the party to be at and if the dates you desire are available at an outside venue.
Sometimes, deciding on a venue can be troublesome. In such a case, you can always approach a party planner to set up a venue for your kids’ birthday party.
Pick a Theme for the Party
Children's birthday parties typically have themes, and the invitations you send relates to that particular theme. When it comes to choosing a kid's party theme, go simple. Ask your child what they'd like as a theme for their party. Maybe it's princesses or pirates or a sports theme. When you've decided on a theme, everything else is an easy decision, including the birthday cake, decorations, and goodie bags. You can always find a party planner who offers a themed birthday party packages so that you get everything included within a single package.
Depending on where you are hosting the party, you could make the food yourself. If your budget permits it, you can have the food catered at any location. What's most important is that the food is appropriate for the people who are in attendance, while also keeping the theme in mind. Even if it's a kid's party, don't forget the parents who have come with the kids and make sure you have something to offer them to snack on and drink, as well.
Here are a few more tips. For children's parties, finger foods, pizza and things most children like to eat are best. Keep it simple. If you're planning a party at your house and cooking yourself, pre-cook and pre-assemble the day before, if possible, so you don't feel so rushed the day of and have more time with guests. If you arrange for the food to be catered, ensure that it's ordered about three weeks in advance. Don't forget the birthday cake and make sure you order it in plenty of time!
Activities & Games for Kids
The entertainment will depend mainly on the type of party, its theme and the location, but it's essential to keep those at the party engaged, so put an extra thought and a little effort into planning it. With children's parties, it's best to create a schedule of activities and intersperse higher- and lower-energy activities. You can save the cost of hired entertainment and plan yourself a bunch of games. However, if your budget permits you can always opt in for the towns best planner to arrange entertainment and games, keeping the little monsters entertained. Here are some interactive game ideas that you could include in your list – Connect 4, giant Jenga, UNO and more. For the small kids, you can arrange for a soft play area.
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