When it comes to kids birthday parties, it is obvious for parents to make it very special and enjoyable. Parents love to see their kids smiling and playing with their close friends or peer group. Kids birthday parties are the perfect way of celebration and make them feel how special they are, how much they are loved. However, the party planning, making arrangements and budget are very stressful issues for parents. Kids feel happy with small friends gathering and party as long as they are realized to be very special.
Usually, parents start planning to throw birthday parties for kids before six weeks of the day and list down things to do week by week. The party celebration should be carried for 1.5 to 2 hours only. It avoids the issues caused due to over-excitement. If guest numbers are the concerning issue, then one can apply fall-back rule according to that number of guests should be equivalent to the age of kid plus one. Here are some simple tips that will help you to organize and enjoy kids special occasions:
Select venue – Home is the safe, affordable and easy to reach party venue. If you are limited with space or proper furnishing, you can book a venue on rent in your local community.
Prepare guest list and invitations – Fall back is the common rule to follow while making the guests list. For school going kids, you can ask them about the close friends with whom he/she wanted to celebrate his/her birthday. It is quite hectic and expensive to organize party for entire class. If you have enough time to design personalized invitations, then you can look for the suggestions for birthday invitations on internet. Otherwise, there are varieties of already printed invitations.
Select a party theme – Choosing a perfect party theme is a crucial decision to make as it all deals with the hobbies of kids and guests. There are various birthday party theme ideas that can selected on the basis of their interests like fairy theme, sports theme, animals theme, underwater theme, traditional or fancy dress theme, Hollywood or TV show theme etc.
Delicious food menu – Children love simple, colorful and delicious recipes, usually easy to cook. Therefore, menu should have simple offerings like spring rolls, pastries, cheesy meatballs, toffee apples, mini hamburgers, fruit pops, sausage rolls, mini pizzas, cupcakes, crisps, bread cutlets, cheese dip pancakes etc. If you have selected a theme, then make sure menu go well with theme as well for example, “chocolate cookies wands” (chocolate cookies on the end of paddle pops) for magic or fairy party. It is important to know about food allergies. You can simply exclude gluten rich foods, nuts etc. The birthday cake should be very unique and delicious. You can go for designer cakes having interesting designs and colors with yummy toppings, these cakes interest kids.
Plan party games – Games bring lots of amusement and excitement in birthday parties. You can arrange traditional games or to offer something new and special one can hire games equipment or entertainers. There are various exciting games for children of all age group like balloon ping-pong and spin the nail polish bottle etc.
Gifts – The budget has to be made before party planning. If your budget allows presenting some gifts to kids, then you can purchase simple and useful things for them like pencils, stickers, erasers, story books, bubble bottles, balls, hair bands and jewelry for girls, small toys, chocolates etc.