If you are new to kid’s birthday party planning, the process can be a bit of a mystery. However, planning the perfect children’s birthday party is not as hard as it may seem, and with a few easy steps your child will be thrilled with what you have in store for them.
The first thing that you need to think about when planning birthday parties for kids is what theme you are going to go with. There are tons of different kids birthday party ideas out there for you to choose from. A good place to start is to chat with your child to see what they would like. Or if you are planning a surprise for them why not think about centering their party on their favorite movie, singer, book, or TV show. For some kids sports themed parties may be a bit hit while for others a dress up or princess party may be exactly what would make their birthday dreams come true.
Next, you will need to schedule your party. Scheduling is a very important part of the kid’s party planning process. To have a really great party you want to be sure that it has a specific beginning and ending to it. When in doubt, ere on the side of keeping the party short and sweet. Additionally, when scheduling your party keep in mind the children’s schedule. Often the best time for a kid’s birthday party is in the morning or the afternoon. Steer clear of planning events in the evening when you may be running into specific bedtimes or routines.
Now it is time to think about who you are going to invite. Keep the invite list limited to very close friends. This will ensure that you will not be overrun with children during the party. However, if you want to have a bigger event you can do it. You just need to be sure that you have the additional help that you need to adequately watch the guests. A good rule of thumb is to be sure that you have at least one adult for every ten children at the party.
Decorations are perhaps one of the most fun parts of kid’s party planning. Since you already have a theme selected you can coordinate your decorations with the theme. Choose pieces that make your theme clear to the guests. For example you can use coordinating plates, cups, and napkins. Crepe paper, balloons, and other special decorations can also help to give your party place the extra pizzazz that you are looking for.
Lastly, but certainly no less important in birthday parties for kids are the activities for the party. Of course there are the obligatory presents and cake and ice cream time, but that alone does not make for a party. Come up with some games or entertainment for your kids to enjoy while they celebrate. For example, if you are having a superstar party why not have your guests participate in a talent show during the party? Or for a dress up party plan a fashion show.
Kid’s birthday party planning can actually be quite a bit of fun. Be sure that you give yourself enough time to get set up for your event, but with that and a little bit of effort you will be able to throw the perfect kids birthday party!