Kids’ parties can be fun, but if you don’t get to grips with the organizational aspect of things, they can also be a huge headache. Lots of parents opt to have their child’s birthday at a party venue, but this is expensive and as long as you plan the details, there is no reason why you can’t do the hard work yourself, especially if you book the Fun Crew USA to give you a helping hand. So what do you need to think about?
Check for Date Clashes
Before you make any arrangements for your party, check to make sure the day does not clash with anyone else’s party or a public holiday. If you don’t do this, you could belatedly realize your child’s birthday is scuppered by everyone’s Mother’s Day plans.
Choose a Party Theme
Great parties have a theme. This could be anything you like, but it is best to pick a theme that ties in with what your child loves. For example, little girls are often keen to have princess or fairy-themed parties whereas boys are more likely to want a dinosaur or bugs party. If your child has lots of interests, talk it over with them first to see if they have any ideas or preferences. That way there won’t be any huge disappointment on the day.
Shop for Party Goods Online
Shopping for party food, decorations, and party favors is a time consuming process. One way to save time (and therefore stress) is to do all of your shopping online. You can pick up everything you need from online stores or auction sites such as eBay. This will save you time and money. However, do remember to allow plenty of time for delivery, in case goods are late.
Plan Lots of Games
Kids love to play games. Even simple games like ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’ go down a treat with pre-school kids. Very young children don’t need organized games, as they are too young to appreciate them, but 4 year olds and above will appreciate a few games. In general, the older the kids are, the more complex the games can be. Just remember to have more games planned than you think you will need, as games don’t always last as long as you expect them to.
Ask for Help
It is sensible to engage some helpers when planning a children’s party. The younger the kids are, the more help you will need. For very young children, ask some of the parents to stay, but if the kids are older, try and persuade older siblings to help out or ask a few of your family or friends to come over to give a helping hand. You can always offer to cook dinner for them as a thank-you gesture.
Finally, never organize a party without having a back-up plan in place, just in case the weather turns nasty or half the guests are struck down with a tummy bug.