Planning a children’s birthday party can be a lot of work. There are so many things you need to consider such as menu, venue, entertainment, invitations etc. When it comes to the menu, you will have to choose whether it is going to be a simple meal or a bigger affair. Kids will be mostly interested in playing and running around with their friends, so it is better to go for a smaller meal with simple party food offerings. You can be innovative and turn familiar snacks into something interesting such as cutting sandwiches into different shapes using cookie cutters.
If you’re letting the parents stay too, you will need a menu for the adults. It is better to ask for any allergies the children may have from the parents beforehand. Since many children are allergic to nuts, you can avoid offering items such as peanut butter sandwiches at the party. You will need a lot of planning for kids parties such as planning what they will eat, entertainment, party favours etc. You will have to collecting items for the party several weeks before to make sure that you don’t miss anything. It is better to have a checklist where you can tick things off so that you know how much has been done and how much more have to be done.
You will need to decide on the venue as well. It will be cheaper to have it at your house and you will be able to have the party any time you want. You can even have a party hire that will help you plan so that you don’t have to worry over the tiny details. You will have to send out invitations at least three weeks ahead so that everyone has enough time to contact you. You will have to keep track of the guest list and the people who have RSVPd.
You don’t have to invite everyone your child knows. Try to keep it small. It is better to invite children who are your child’s age. And it’s easier to invite an even number of children so that nobody is left out at party games. When it comes to younger children, traditional party games such as pinning the tail on the donkey and musical chairs will work better. If your child is six years old, you have a treasure hunt. You can have crafts for older children. If you have an older child, you can get them involved in the planning process too. They will have their own ideas when it comes to party themes.