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This is the first word that strikes most people’s minds when they think of a birthday party. If you’re hosting a birthday party for your kid, you need to think of decorations, games, and favours to keep your guest entertained. Moreover, you want your party to be fun but contain enough structure so you can stay in control of the event.
In addition to this, you need to think about how you want to structure the event so that the guests can enjoy the various things you have planned.
We have compiled a list of the four most important things to do to ensure that the party you host stays in the guests’ heart long after it’s over.
Have a look.
Find Your Inspiration
When planning a birthday party, the first step is deciding what direction you want to take the festivities. You need to find answers to the below questions:
- Does your child have a specific character or show they would like to include in the events?
- Think about where it would be convenient and affordable to have the party.
- Consider who will be invited and what kind of activities would help keep everyone entertained.
Note: don’t forget to buy amazing birthday gifts for your little champ. Often while organising a birthday party, parents get so involved in planning that they forget gifting their own child!
Choosing A Theme
When you select a theme for a birthday party, you want it easy to work with so you can design food and games around the idea, but not so specific that you will have trouble finding favours and decorations that match. Think about what your children like and what suits their personality, and then start working from there to find your perfect concept.
Don’t Forget the Food
When it comes to planning a birthday party, you can’t go wrong with treats for guests— including cake, goodie bags and perhaps even a whole meal.
- Be mindful of any food allergies or picky eating habits that will need to be addressed.
- Adjust how much food will be served, depending on the age of your guests and the time of day you will be throwing the party.
- Consider catering for the event if you will not be at home or not comfortable cooking for large groups.
- Make sure you include plans for a birthday cake that fits the inspiration for the party.
If you are planning a party with multiple age groups attending, you might want to vary the menu to suit these different palates. Kids can snack on chicken fingers or pizza while the adults nibble on appetisers or a build-your-own salad bar. Keep your budget and personal taste in mind so you can select food that fits the mood of your party.
Focus on the Guest of Honor
Birthday parties are about celebrating a particular person’s life, so make sure your plans include things relevant to their tastes.
- Let the birthday boy or girl help with the decision making, so they feel the party is for them.
- If you are throwing a twins party, make sure you include elements that fit each child separately, rather than treating them as one unit.
- It’s important to stress good behaviour and manners, but at a kids party, let your children let loose and have fun instead of sitting still and greeting guests.
You may have your own ideas to make the party adorable and fun, but yet you need to think about which of these ideas would be appropriate for your kids.
For example, if your kid doesn’t like to sit still, then parties that focus on a long lunch period aren’t going to work. The same goes for those trying to throw a large gathering for kids who tend to be shy. When in doubt, ask your kids what kind of party they had in mind for their special day.
We hope these tips will help!