As we get older, birthdays seem to get a little less important. Sure, it is still great to have a party with friends or family and celebrate, but most of us aren’t as excited for our birthdays as we were when we were children. We would often look forward to our birthday for weeks, and couldn’t wait for the day to arrive.
And as a child, one of the best parts about your birthday (apart from the gifts) is the party. It is a chance for all of your friends to come together and have a wonderful time playing games, laughing, eating, and simply having a great time. However, throwing a great birthday party for your children isn’t always easy. Without any further ado, this blog post is going to go over a couple of tips on how to throw the perfect kids’ birthday party.
Get the Right Decor
One of the most important parts of any great birthday party is the decor. This can include everything from balloons, to streamers, to flowers for birthday, and whatever else you feel like deserves a spot in the party decor.
The decorations for a party can help set the overall tone or vibe, and ensure the gathering “feels” like a birthday party. Thankfully, most decorations can be easy to find in a variety of different styles, designs, and colors, to ensure you can always find something that your kid will love.
You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg on the decor for your party, but you certainly want to get some things that look good and will hopefully hold up to the occasional pulling or tugging by some kids at the party.
Find the Right Location
Another important part of throwing a great and memorable party is finding the right location for the party. This could be a park, a movie theater, a bowling alley, or even a hall or event center. Make sure the location is large enough for your plans and can accommodate your guest list. Also, be aware of what it will cost to rent out the space, too. You don’t want to pay more than you need to for the location.
Of course, you can also organize a kid’s birthday party at home. Depending on your ideas and how much space you need, keeping your birthday party at home can save a lot of money, and make things a lot easier on everybody. A backyard is always a good choice, as long as the weather permits it.
Choose a Theme They Will Love
Next, it can be a good idea to choose a theme for their birthday party. There are many popular party themes to choose from, so you certainly have options. The theme will impact what attendees do, how the party looks, the type of cake they have, and more.
Of course, be sure that the theme lines up with their interests. It could be themed around a certain movie, TV show, video game, or other piece of pop culture. It can also be related to a hobby of theirs like sports or car racing. Once the theme has been chosen, take some time to track down decor for the party that will fit well with that theme.
Organize Activities and Games
A birthday party is often most remembered by the games and activities that are played during the party. As a result, you should take some time to think up and plan for some fun activities for the children to play during the party.
Make sure these games are age-appropriate, easy and simple to play, and potentially even connect or fit with the overall theme of the party. There are hundreds of different options to choose from, so you can certainly find some that your child and their friends will enjoy.
Of course, the children don’t need to have a strict schedule for the entire party, and it’s completely fine to give them some free time to just chat with one another or play how they want. Make sure to leave enough time for things like cake and the opening of presents, too.
Decide on a Guest List, and Send Invitations Well in Advance
Another very important part of your child’s birthday party is deciding on a guest list. While it would be lovely if you could invite all of their friends from school, this might not always work depending on how much space you have.
Having a party with 30 kids at a waterpark or in a public park can be easy, but the same can’t be said if you’re having the party in your home. Make sure to ask your child who they want to invite, and do your best to ensure their best friends are there if at all possible.
Once you have a guest list figured out, you should try to send the invitations as quickly as you possibly can. If you wait too long, people may already have plans and won’t be able to make the party. Make sure the invitation says where and when the party is, as well as what the attendees should bring and wear. The invitations should be quite detailed, so parents know what their child will be doing at the party.
Prepare Awesome Goodie Bags
As a child, a favorite part of going to a friend’s birthday party is leaving with a goodie bag. It is a nice little cherry on top of an already lovely day. Because of this, take some time to prepare an awesome goodie bag for all the kids coming to your child’s birthday party.
These don’t need to be large and expensive or anything, thankfully. A couple of treats and a small toy or two is generally enough in a goodie bag to make children happy. This isn’t a necessity of course, but is something easy and affordable that is sure to be appreciated by those who came to the party.
In conclusion, we hope that this guide has been able to show you how to throw an absolutely amazing birthday party for your kids. Children will remember their birthday parties for years to come, so you want to ensure that theirs is great.