Is it hard for parents to organise daily activities for kids, and on top of all these things, sometimes you also need to plan a party for them. It may be an overwhelming situation and can transform into a nightmare if you don’t know how to plan it, especially when the party is at your house. Done right this activity can change into a fun time because the happiness of your kids will give you energy and a good vibe. You want to do everything right, but if you are stressed about planning the event, you will most likely forget some of the key parts. And you need to organise the party in the best way so that everyone can enjoy it.
But don’t worry! Here are some party ideas covering everything from setting a budget, ordering the right food and getting organised.
Set a budget
The first thing to do when planning a party is to set a budget. As it is so easy for costs to get out of hand, you need to decide how much you want to spend. It may be tempting to buy a lot of decorations or to end up spending a fortune on this event, and you don’t want to do that! Out of the total budget of the party, you can also assign different budgets to particular things like food, decorations, and gifts. A budget will help establish what type of food you will cook or order and how many people you can invite.
Create a checklist
A checklist is a very effective way to plan what you need to do, and helps you keep everything under control. Make sure you create a checklist before planning the party, and the event organisation will be as smooth as possible. You can write down all your ideas to get a clear picture of the available options and select the best choice for you. You can also make checklists for the guests you are going to invite, the activities you are going to do and types of food you are going to order.
Choose a party theme
The most important thing for kids is to have fun. And the best way to ensure they’ll have it is to set up the best environment for them with appropriate decorations. When choosing a party theme, consider your child’s favourite activity, cartoon or movie, as they can create great party ideas. Try to make the party’s theme as close to their desires as possible because it will influence everything, including the dress code, food, and decorations. If your kid is old enough, you can ask them what kind of party they prefer, and offer some suggestions for food and decorations. Maybe they want to transform the house into a Spider-man world or a princess’s castle; let them choose their theme, and they will glow with happiness.
Make a guest list and send invitations
You need to figure out who you will invite and then send invitations. Choosing the main guest list, such as close family and friends, may be easier. Then, you can add others, like friends of your kids from school, kindergarten or their playground. Send invitations a week before the scheduled party time, and try to come up with funny and unique word ideas. You can send a gentle reminder two days before the party to make sure that they still remember to come. If you want to print your invitations, you should choose an inspired model with a design influenced by your theme.
Set up the space
If the weather is not helping, you will need to organise your party only indoors, in your house. You can use your living room for the party’s location, as it is a big space, and can gather many people. Decorate the space with balloons, banners, streamers, lights and personalised things from the chosen theme. If you have a small space, you can set the living room as the playground area for kids and the kitchen as the place where you will eat. A modern kitchen has the advantage of having a nice design, which will fit right with the party’s decorations.
You might think that this is an easy step, but you have to take into consideration many allergies and dietary restrictions and ask parents before making up your mind about what to order. If the kids don’t have any allergies, you are lucky, as you can choose any food. Try picking what you know your kids like the most.
Don’t forget about deserts because kids love them! You can choose a personalised cake in theme with the party and order some cupcakes too, in case the kids want to eat more or want to taste many flavours.
You can order in advance to make sure that there are no delays. If you order the menus a few days in advance, the chances of being ready on time are higher and you might even get a discount.
Make sure you come up with some game ideas before starting the party, as kids get quickly bored. There are plenty of games to play, but you need to consider the kids’ age before you make the list. Also, choose games designed for groups of children, like hide and seek, catch the thief, treasure hunt and many more. You can bring some entertainers, as they have experience in engaging children in creative activities, and making sure they will have a lot of fun.
The sooner you start planning your kid’s party, the better it will be for everyone, especially you. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to involve your children in this event and let them make some decisions, like choosing the theme, what to wear or their birthday cake. Kids will remember their party as a happy time and will have in mind their decorations, the games, and the good time they had. The smiles you will receive at the end will make it worth the effort.