If you see yourself as the hostess with the mostest, then you will love the challenge of designing your kids birthday party and making the whole house look as fun as possible for the big day.
The good thing is that kids are fairly easy to please most of the time. You will likely be able to get away with any theme you like and your child will love it regardless of what it is. You can really let your creative juices flow here and have some fun with it all!
The first thing you will want to find out from your child is who is going to be coming to the party. Because this is their party, you can let them choose who they want to invite and you could always speak to their parents to sort out the arrangements with them. Some of the parents might even come along too depending on the type of party you want to throw and the age of the children.
Make sure that you plan a beginning and end time for the party, this way you will have less stress to deal with and everyone knows where they stand. Usually a good time to start a children’s party is early afternoon, so 1 pm and then finishing at 5 pm. You can even let your child decorate the invitations themselves for a bit of fun.
If you are hosting a party in the summer, it might be a fun idea to host a barbecue as part of the party. Invite some of the parents over to eat while the kids enjoy their party games and entertainment. If you don’t have enough chairs in your garden to accommodate everyone, make a ‘bring a chair’ policy so everyone can bring a chair for themselves to make things easier!
There will always be a time during the birthday party where you child will want to open their presents. Try your best to make this into a special moment but to not dwell on this part of the day too much, if your child seems to be milking it for a long time, maybe distract them with the promise of cake.
Speaking of cake, you can do a few different things here. You can either hire someone to make a cake for your child specially, buy one from a store like Costco and have it decorated, or make one yourself. A few looks on Pinterest should give you plenty of inspiration! Make sure to stock up on lots of simple snack like crisps and biscuits, but also put out some fresh fruit on the off chance that a child will pick fruit over sweets.
Goody bags are a fun idea when you host a party, and you can use a stand up pouch to let you have them on display with each child’s name on to take home at the end of the party. Usually goody bags will consist of a slice of cake from earlier in the day, some small toys like bouncy balls or yo-yos, and some lollipops or sweets. They don’t have to be expensive or have lots of stuff in them, they are simply a nice gesture to thank the kids for coming to celebrate with you for the day.