Birthday, it is a day absolutely dedicated for your kids with so much of fun and colorfulness around them. But whether you give them fun or put them off on their special day depends on the way how you plan things out.
Generally many parents stress themselves out at the idea of throwing a birthday party. To ease the pressure of them there is the option of the professional party planners or decorators. You can just hire them and keep your head cool and calm. They will make your party colorful with decorative party materials, balloon sculpting etc. But if you decide to go on your own here are a few tips on how to plan for your kid’s special day.
Timing Your Party:
Plan to keep your party as short as you can. The longer it is the exhausting and boring it becomes. Try to have your party span somewhere between 90 minutes to 3 hours maximum. Do mention the start and end time in your invite. Avoid leaving your party timing open ended so that the guests can plan accordingly for the rest of the day.
Have An Idea About Your Guests:
Have a clear idea about the age span of your guests. This helps to set the theme of your party as well as makes sure that everything in the party is age appropriate. Also, do not over crowd your place the base thumb rule is one kid for every year of the kid celebrating his or her birthday.
Plan The Activities Ahead:
Though spontaneity is always fun here we are dealing with the kids with short attention spans. So it is best to plan the activities ahead and set things that are required for the activities. Do not plan activities that will make the kids to wait for their turn. Usually, this ends up in chaos as they have very short attention spans.
Picking The Location For The Party:
It is best to have the party at your home if the kid feels very comfortable being at home. If you do not have the room to host the party at your home then you must start at least before a month or two to start picking your location so that you can book them before missing out them.
Good party halls get filled up very quickly. You can also go for the parks nearby or the day care center where your kid will comfortable.
Book The Entertainers:
Bring in magicians, face painting artists or a drama troop to entertain the kids. Make sure to know about their performing timings and plan the other things accordingly. Do not opt for lengthy timing performances because they will become a patient tester.
Hire balloon modeling experts to decorate your house. This not only adds the colorful element to your house but also decorates it with different shapes of balloon.
Work on the themes:
Well, if you are well aware of the age group of the kids that will be attending the party then you can quite easy pick up the theme for your party. You can even choose the theme according to the things that your kid love. For instance, if your kid loves animals then you can opt for the animal themes.
Plan Your Menu:
This is the area which could actually make you break your bank so considering your budget plan your menu. You can go for hot dogs, mini sandwiches, bagels etc. Calculate the strength of your guests and prepare or order foods accordingly. This would avoid the wastage of food.
Have Sub Plans When It Comes To The Entertainment:
In case if the artist you booked could not make it to the party due to some unavoidable reasons or condition you can implement your sub plan and save the party from getting ruined. Have choices in everything you plan including the activities, goody bags etc.
Fill The Bowls With Variety Of Candies:
The very sight of candy brings joy to the kids. Which kid would say no to a candy? Load your bowls with variety of colorful candies. But you should definitely consider the health conditions of certain kids. If there are health concerns even for a kid it is better to avoid too many candies in the party. This will ensure the overall wellness mood of the party.