We all want to make a fuss of our kids on their birthdays. After all, when they look back on their childhood, these are the kinds of memories that will stand out! Since they only roll around once a year, it’s a great chance to make them feel extra special and enjoy the attention. Here are some things to bear in mind when planning your child’s birthday bash.
Do you want to make the party themed? It could be based on your child’s favorite tv show, character or book, or you could go with a traditional theme. Decide if you will ask guests to wear fancy dress or if their own clothes would be a better option. Once you have your theme decided, everything else from the colors to the decorations can be purchased with this in mind.
Number of Children
If you’re a bit nervous about hosting a large party, keep the numbers down. It doesn’t have to be huge to be fantastic! Decide on a number then sit down with your child and work out who they want to invite. Don’t forget to get some invitations printed up, you could use an online invitations maker, or even create something from scratch. Be sure to get them sent out in plenty of time so you know who can and can’t make it and get a rough idea on numbers.
Will you be hosting the party at home or at a venue elsewhere? At a venue, you don’t have to worry about scrubbing food and drink out of your carpet or things getting broken, but you have the extra cost to factor in. If you’re having a very large party, your house might feel a little cramped whereas a bigger venue would give you more space. Weigh up the pros and cons and decide which would be the better option.
Food and Drink
If you’re hosting at a venue such as a children’s play area, there might be hot food included in the price. If not, or you’re having the party at home you will have to consider what you’ll be serving. If you were really enthusiastic, you could incorporate your theme into the food, whether it’s with sandwiches cut into certain shapes or cupcakes decorated to match. If not, just keep it simple. Include a good mix of savory and sweet items and be wary of including anything that’s a choking hazard. Things like grapes, popcorn, and certain candies are the most common hazards, so it’s just something to be aware of when you’re putting the food together. Obviously, age is a factor and less of a worry with slightly older kids, but with everyone running around and getting excited you can’t be too careful.
Tell me what some of your Birthday Party tips and tricks are!!