Planning birthday parties can be tricky no matter what age the celebrator is. But when you’re planning one for your child, it is all the more complicated. But as long as you know the basics, you will never get lost in the preparations.
It’s easy to get too caught up in preparations for your little one’s birthday party. Just keep in mind that it’s your child’s day, not yours. Make sure to ask what he or she wants on the special day.
Here are 5 things you must include in your kiddie birthday party planning checklist.
1. Find a theme that fits your kid.
Children prefer things with a little bit of whimsy. As long as you know what your child likes, it’s easy to pick a theme.
If your kid insists on the usual superhero or Disney princess theme, make it as fabulous as possible. Go all out — the party venue, costumes, decor, party favors, games, music, and sound effects.
Now, set aside your Pinterest boards for a moment and ask yourself, “What does my child enjoy?” If your kid like video games, you can give him a LAN party. Does he/she like board games, trivia or brain teasers? Why not conduct a quiz bee of sorts?
2. Consider who to invite as guests.
If your child is not old enough to invite his/her own friends, you have the option to invite your friends and their children. However, you have to make sure that you and your child is comfortable being with other kids. The little guests may throw tantrums and may not cooperate with your plans, so that is something to consider. Plus, knowing who is coming, as well as your planned activities, would help you figure out what kind of chairs and tables to rent.
3. Secure the venue.
Depending on the number of your guests and the activities you choose to do, you can choose a venue or location that is both adequate when it comes to space as well as affordable. You may want to make it Instagram-worthy but make sure that your children will be able to enjoy it too by adding interesting age-appropriate decorations. Don’t forget to check for safety precautions too.
4. Decide on the food.
Consider the age of most guests for your kiddie birthday party. If your guests are mostly children, it doesn’t make sense to have a buffet, but rather a set meal. It would also be unwise to provide them with plastic knives to cut their meat with, as they could accidentally poke themselves, too.
5. Make sure there’s cake.
What’s a kiddie birthday party without a cake? Would you want a layered cake, a small one, or just cupcakes? It’s best to let the celebrator know that he/she is being honored by letting the kiddo blow the candles on the cake. It could serve as a great tradition as well. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your flavors, too.
Want to make your kiddie birthday party more fun? Contact Signature Event Rentals about adding a popcorn concession for the kids to enjoy!