Lilly enjoys hanging out with parents and swapping funny stories about their kids. She actively writes about her experiences as a mom through websites like Madfun and this one. We’re always glad to welcome her contribution to the site and in this article, she talks about preparing for awesome children parties!
Organizing a kids party requires the tactical precision of a general in the army – because kids are far from predictable! Their energy and enthusiasm is one of the elements that make parties so fun, but it also means parents have to be ready for every possible event! Here are some tips that can help.
Choosing a Venue
Home venues would be the cheapest place to have a party, but the available space may not always be ideal. Parents can choose a function roomor even the local community center. Outdoor parties are also great for kids but to minimize accidents, an indoor setup would be best.
Theme and Design
Pick a theme for the party and buy designs according to it. Check out the size of the venue – do you want every inch of space covered in your preferred colors? If working on a budget, limiting the designs to the actual party space would be best. Parents can try putting a party balloonon every available chair and cover tables and chairswith the theme colors. This concentrates the area of the party so that moms don’t have to spend too much! To make this day seem more special, make sure to get a unique costume for the celebrant!
Food for Kids
Catering servicesare the best way to handle large parties. After all, mommies can’t be expected to cook for everyone! The most important thing to remember for children parties is that the food mess should be as little as possible. Prepare food in single-serve packs that children can eat with little supervision. For example: cupcakes instead of cake, salads in small containers, and finger foods. No need for anything fancy – provide something they can truly appreciate! Having someone on the table serving the food also works wonders.
Never forget entertainment when it comes to kiddy parties! The celebrant is the best person to ask about this. Organize games, invite a clown/magician, or have this large inflatable playground on standby. Keep in mind that some children can be shy so have a table set aside in the corner containing coloring books and some crayons.
If parents are not worried about party cost, getting an event organizer would be a load off their back. They’ll be responsible for finding location, getting the party games ready, and even making sure there’s sufficient food for everyone.
Children parties can get incredibly rowdy so make sure there’s more than one adult in attendance! Having someone go around with a camera to capture all the precious moments of the celebration!
Lilly is one of the content curators at Madfun and other kid’s websites. Aside from writing, she also spends most of her time with her young family as well as loves to paint, cook and organize kids parties. You can get in contact with her on Google+ or Twitter: @LillyDeane0