Regardless if you’re planning a birthday party or just a simple party for your kids, you probably already know what a great deal such a party means to them. So it only makes sense to try and organize an awesome bash, that your little ones will tell stories about for weeks on end. Below are six tips on how to throw an amazing kids party:
1. Keep in Mind that Grandma May Be the Most Beloved Guest
Your kids will be over the moon if you make sure everyone they like joins their fabulous party. This can mean anyone from their best friend at school and their secret crush to even their beloved grandma or grandpa. In order to ensure this happens, you need to set a date and hour that are convenient for everyone. While grandma may be able to come on any given day, the kids are a bit more difficult to round up together at the same time. However, a simple telephone call to their parents will clear the fog right up and help you get organized.
2. Remember How Amazing a Costume Made You Feel Like
It’s no secret that kids love a good costume party and they have good reasons for it. Costume parties never go out of style and provide lots of fun for everyone involved. The great part about it is that costumes come in endless varieties and styles, regardless of the theme you choose. For example, you can go with Book Week costumes, that celebrate a love for books and reading by depicting a favorite literary character. You can also make it an animal-themed party, with popular costumes such as bear, bunny and cat or a superhero one, enabling your kids to step inside the shoes of those who they admire. To this end, regardless of the theme you choose, your kids will definitely have a blast.
3. Spark Their Curiosity With a Little Magic
When it comes to throwing a kids party, there is a great variety of entertainment options that can give it a whole different feel. For example, you can always hire a face painter that can bring some color to the bash or a magician to spark the curiosity of these young and restless minds. Depending on the prevalent age of the group, you can also organize a small petting zoo or an arts and crafts workshop, that will enable them to get their hands dirty and let their creativity flow freely.
4. Are Sugary Surprises a Sure Way to Keep Your Kids Happy?
With kids it’s always good to remember how hooked they are on sweets. Granted the fact that kids are supervised and no one can go overboard with their sugar intake, cake and candy are a sure way to keep them on their feet and eliminate any potential fussiness. Having said this, the traditional pinata is a great way to enjoy candy, while a delicious triple chocolate cake will definitely make them feel over the moon. You’ll soon see how their eyes light up and become instantly joyful and grateful for the awesome goodies.
5. What Better Way to Catch Up with Your Neighbors?
A great way to ensure your kids are having the times of their lives, while you watch over them with a cup of coffee on the side, is to book a special venue. Look for those venues that will make your kids feel like they’re in heaven – jungle gyms, trampolines, climbing panels, mini golf – the list really is endless. Surely you’ll pay a little bit more for this, but the tradeoff means that you are getting some time to breathe, the opportunity to chat with the other parents and the freedom of not having to clean anything afterwards. This is a completely hassle-free solution that will fulfill everyone’s needs, by exchanging money for time.
6. Put Your Creative Skills to the Test
On the other hand, if you feel like you want to let that craftsy side of you shine once more, while also saving some money, you can forget about booking any venues and simply host the party at home. You get to do all the decorations with your little ones, teaching them that not everything needs to be bought, while also getting creative and having some fun. Since it’s your home, you will get to be in charge of the atmosphere and how long the party is going to last. The downside is of course that you also need to keep an eye on the kids, engage a little bit more with the kids and brace yourself for the cleaning spree that comes at the end.
These are just the basic guidelines to throwing a great kids party. The rest is up to you to improvise and have fun with, depending on how crafty and involved you feel like being. Regardless of how you choose to organize it, just remember that kids are thankfully pretty easy to please and will have a great time either way. The important thing is ultimately for the party to not come with any unpleasant scenarios and that everyone shares in the good fun.