So you’re kids birthday is coming up and you want to host a party. But you’re worried whether you can pull it off without any hassles.Don’t worry. By planning ahead and getting all the details right, you can be assured of a smooth bash. The sooner you start planning and getting organized, increases the chances of your party turning into a hit.
Here are a few steps to follow to smooth the way to the party:
Venue – Deciding the venue works for starters. You can choose to have a simple party at home, or even put up a tent in your backyard. If you feel that you lack the space or can’t deal with the after party clean up at home, rent a facility to host the party. Don’t forget to book in advance.
Theme – A party need not necessarily have a theme. But if you have one, it will make things easier when you have to buy party decorations and decide on a cake.Themes can range from a simple color coded party to a princess or pirate themed party.
Invitations – Decide on the numbers of guests you are going to invite. If you have a theme, you can send out personalized themed invitations.Don’t forget to mention if the child has to come in any costume or particular color, the venue and timings.
Décor – Depending on your budget, you can choose whether to use store bought decorations or make your own ones. Don’t forget to decorate the venue keeping in mind the theme of the party.Basic party decorations such as balloons and streamers can do wonders and never fail to excite kids.
Photographer – Don’t forget to hire a professional photographer to capture the wonderful memories of the day.
Food – You don’t have to slog in the kitchen for hours for your kids birthday bash. The key is to keep it simple.For kids under 5, serve bite sized foods they can nibble on, and make sure they are choke free. You can order simple mini pizza from your local deli to make things easier.Don’t forget to arrange for food for the parents of the kids, in case they are accompanying the child.
Simple fun food include:
- Bread sticks
- Cup cakes and muffins
- Pinwheel sandwiches
- Cheese sticks
- Chicken nuggets
Entertainment – The main idea behind a kid’s birthday party is for them to have as much fun as possible.If you are ready to stretch your budget, it may be a good idea to hire an entertainer like a clown or a magician. The children will love it and will make a wonderful memory.
Kids will even have fun with the old fashioned birthday party games such as:
- Musical chairs
- Passing the parcel
- Pin the tail on the donkey
- Treasure hunt
If you finally land up having no time in organizing game, just put on some music and let the kids break loose.
Goody Bags – Get bags to match the theme of the birthday party if you have one. Fill these goody bags with healthy treats and party favors. You can even personalize theses goody bags by printing the kids names on the bags or personalized return gifts.
Follow the above steps and you can be guaranteed success on the big day.
Written by: Rasha Ashraf