Organising the Best Birthday Party – Children’s Party IdeasJanuary 10 2017 • Edited by Artie
Organising a children’s party doesn’t need to be stressful, the first stage of the planning should be deciding on a theme. The theme should focus on making the event age-appropriate and enjoyable for everyone who attends. Keeping these factors in mind when organising the children’s birthday party should make the planning much easier. Read on for our children’s party ideas to ensure you host the best birthday party.
I always recommend allowing yourself plenty of time to organise a children’s party (or any type of party!), starting the arrangements and gathering lots of children’s party ideas well in advance will make the process much less stressful. If you’re going to have the party on the day of your child’s birthday, for example, it’s a good idea to start planning a couple of months in advance. This is especially important if you’re holding the party at a venue outside your home and need to book space as popular venues get booked up quickly.
Choose a start and end time for the party and start designing invitations, alternatively a good children’s party idea is to choose a party range which already includes invitations. Set limits, put a cap on how many people you invite so that you don’t end up with a house or a venue so full that you can’t keep track of all the children. Enlist the help of other parents if possible to ensure that there will be enough supervision. Also make sure that you have a budget in place so you don’t spend yourself broke on unnecessary bells and whistles.
Children’s party ideas – setting the mood
Creating a theme for your child’s party is a fun way to keep all of the guests entertained. My most popular themes include:
For a simpler theme, you can organise a party around your child’s favourite colour or hobby. If your child is old enough, let him or her choose the theme and together, have a look at my website for matching party decor. Balloons, party hats, streamers and disposable plates and cups printed with your theme help brighten up the atmosphere.
Children’s party ideas – what to do?
Keeping kids occupied at a party can be quite challenge. Young children have especially short attention spans and need entertainment that sparks their interest. Simple crafts that can be taken home after the party give guests a chance to exercise their imaginations and creativity. For high-energy groups, let your child choose a few of his or her favourite games or schedule games that coincide with the party theme.
Children’s party ideas – what to eat?
For children’s parties, keep the food simple. Most of the guests are going to be too busy running around, playing games and generally enjoying themselves to want to spend much time sitting and eating. Of course, if you’re hosting a birthday party, a cake is essential and can be decorated to match the theme of the day. Healthy finger foods such as vegetable sticks and fruits balance out sugary treats.
Staying organised through all steps of planning your child’s party will help you to put together an event that he or she will not only enjoy today but also remember for many years. Don’t stress too much about details; simply focus on creating a party that’s simple, fun and entertaining.