Tips for Kids Parties

Kid’s parties have come a long way in recent times due to more options, more expense and more expectation placed on an event that runs approximately two-three hours. Being in the children’s party industry for over 15 years, I have seen every kind of party from the informal backyard gathering to a veritable carnival with everything imaginable hired.

However, a kid’s party doesn’t require an event planner or a big budget to be wonderful. I have some sure-fire pointers to get the party started and the kids really enjoying themselves.

1. Keep it traditional. Children enjoy it when predictable elements appear, and if they’re overlooked, it won’t go unnoticed! Must-haves are: Food, birthday cake, and the all important Party Bag! If you have these three things, you have a party.

2. Things for the kids to do. There are innumerable options: Party games; hire an activity or entertainer or have the party somewhere that will entertain the kids for you. Rule of thumb: DON’T OVER-DO IT!

One or two entertainment events are more than enough. Remember, the kids are already being directed to eat now, cut the cake now, watch the gifts being opened now, etc etc.. If you add entertainers, activities and games, children can quickly be overwhelmed, and time whizzes by without the kids having a chance to actually play.

3. Play time: This element should be the top party essential. Time for children to play, run around, laugh and talk with one another is valuable. It suits children of all ages and capabilities, and -, it’s free!

4. Age-appropriate entertainment. This idea may seem like a no-brainer, but many parties can have children feeling bored or bewildered. For example, hiring a magician-clown for two-year olds left most of the children terrified. Another example is a bowling party for four-year olds. The kids had no interest in being competitive and after a few bowls, the novelty had absolutely worn off. And even Pass-the-Parcel can cause distress when played with children too young to know they haven’t missed out, they just have to wait their turn. When you are hosting a party with mixed ages and genders, there’s a broad range of entertainment that appeals, such as jumping castles, face painting and balloon-twisting.

5. Try to Relax! When planning your party, plan with your child and use your instincts – you know what they’ll enjoy most. On the day have a mini run-list so you don’t forget anything, like when to get the party pies in the oven or to hand out the party bags.

Then, enjoy YOURSELF too…after all -it’s a party!

All the best!

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