Birthday parties might not seem that important as you get older, but they mean the world to kids. Every parent wants their child’s birthday party to be a happy and memorable day, but it’s not always easy to pull it off. The party planning process gets easier every year, but to get you off on the right foot – here are some essential tips for planning a kid’s birthday party.
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Get the invites out early
Let’s face it; kids have better social lives than adults do. With so many kids in their class and busy weekends of horse riding, soccer and other hobbies – it can be difficult to pin kids down to attend your child’s birthday party. Make sure you get the invitation out as soon as possible to help avoid disappointment. Pinterest has some amazing ideas for kids birthday party invitations to give you plenty of inspiration.
Choose an appropriate venue
There are some practical things that you’ll need to consider when it comes to your child’s birthday party. Not only will you want to pick a place that’s easy to get to, but you’ll also want to make sure that there’s plenty of parking for parents. It’s important that you consider the needs of all people attending, so think about accessibility and what facilities are there before you book. Most birthday-friendly venues will already have this information to hand, and you might want to ask some other parents where they’ve held parties in the past to give you an idea of the best places.
Pick some fun activities
The thing that kids will remember most about their birthday parties is how much fun they had rather than how much money was spent. Some of the ultimate outdoor birthday party activities include things like obstacle courses, bouncy castles for younger kids and even giant board games. Plan some great activities that the kids can enjoy, but remember to include some other activities for those who are a bit shy or don’t like to run around as much.
Make sure there’s plenty of food
Kids parties used to be easy to cater for, but it’s now more difficult with more parents paying attention to their kids’ dietary requirements and a growing awareness of allergies and intolerances. Ask about special requirements in advance and be sure to mark clearly what can be eater by who. Making some homemade recipes is a great way to whip up some delicious food and being able to control exactly what goes in it. Don’t forget to include some food for the parents too!
Send thank-you cards
Thank you cards are a must for wrapping up your child’s birthday party. Thanking parents and their children for coming is important, whether they bought a gift or not. If you can, get your child to sign them or get them printed online. It’s a small gesture, but it’s one that’ll be greatly appreciated, particularly if you can include some photos of the kids enjoying themselves!
There may be many things to consider when it comes to planning a kid’s birthday party, but having them enjoy themselves is at the top of the list. Parties are a great way to create some memories, so make sure you enjoy every minute too.