Parents just want the best for their kids, so when it comes to birthday parties most parents try to pull out all the stops to ensure that their little ones have a memorable and fun day. While some parents may choose to hire a professional party planner to make sure their children get the very best, many parents cannot afford this kind of expense and others prefer to keep the day special by planning it themselves.
Planning a kids’ party can be stressful, so when it comes to planning the perfect day, parents should focus on the following key aspects:
While a theme isn’t strictly necessary for a children’s party, having a planned theme is a great way to make a party memorable. Themes can also add a special touch of fun to the event.
Choosing a theme for a party can be tough, as children’s interests can vary wildly from day to day. While some parents will be able to pick a theme almost instantly, others may not be so lucky. For those unlucky parents whose children can’t decide on a particular theme, choosing a popular but general theme may do the trick. Some of the most popular party themes of 2020 include llama parties, princess parties, pirate parties, superhero parties, and, a more recent favourite, escape room parties.
No parent wants to spend days in the kitchen preparing food that, chances are, won’t appeal to small kids at the party. That is why party food should always be simple and fun.
When planning what food to have at a kids’ party, finger foods are a great way to offer guests a range of different foods in small, bite-sized portions. The other advantages of finger foods are that they are typically easy to prepare, a variety of different foods can be made, and serving finger foods typically results in less washing up after the party as guests can eat with their hands.
Aside from the food, the games and activities at a party can make or break the day. This is why it is important to plan a few activities for a kids’ party. Include some active games, such as treasure hunts, as well as some quieter activities, such as colouring competitions, to ensure that there is an activity suited to all your small guests.
Hiring out entertainment is also an option for parents looking to add something special to the party. While hiring performers such as clowns is an option, parents can also rent out play equipment for parties. This can include things like waterslides, trampolines, ball pits, bouncy castles, and other child-friendly activities.
Before hiring out any equipment, parents should always consult with the hiring company regarding their public liability insurance. When hiring out equipment such as a bouncy castle, insurance is imperative as accidents do happen and you always want to ensure that all your guests will be covered should there be any issues. If you’ve bought a bouncy castle instead of hiring one you can take out your own bouncy castle insurance as well as insurance for other party essentials.
Planning the perfect party can be stressful, and there is always a chance that something unexpected could happen to throw a spanner in the works. By concentrating on the key aspects of party planning, parents can take some of the anxiety out of the process and focus on perfecting the parts of the day that they can control.