Just like any other event, planning a kids’ party is not an easy encounter since dealing with kids can be very demanding in terms of time and attention. They will keep making many demands and the only way to be able to meet them is by planning for the event effectively and hiring a caterer to do most of the things for you. This way, you will have all the time to spend with the kids on their special day. This article gives insights on the best way to plan a kids’ party by yourself.
- Choose The Venue
Choosing a venue for a kids’ party is not the same as an adults’ party in that the venue must be adequate to accommodate games and kids’ entertainment. The best venue for a kids’ party is an outdoor field such as a children’s park since this has adequate space for kids’ games and equipment. Some equipment that is vital for that special day for your little one includes swings, bouncing castles and merry-go-rounds. If the kid is below three years, the venue should be indoors or your backyard so that they can have a nap when they are tired. This will also save you money you would otherwise spend on hiring a venue.
The core of planning for any event is the size of your budget since this will determine all other factors. The secret is not just having a budget outline, but it is also about strictly adhering to it. This helps you to allocate the right amount of money to every item so that you do not end up going overboard since parties can leave your pockets and bank accounts dry. Having a budget outline helps you know the venue you will use, the number of guests to invite as well as the type of entertainment to have on their special day.
- Catering the Event
Food is everything when it comes to planning a kids’ party. Children are involved in lots of playing hence burn many calories. For this reason, it is good to allocate a good amount of money with foods that are favorable to a kids’ party. This will most likely involve bites, cakes, soft drinks, sugary stuff, and ice creams. It is good to check if any of the friends to your kid has dietary exceptions so that you take the necessary measures. Hiring a caterer will save you the headache since they will be ready to take the kids’ demands that keep coming throughout the party.
For a kids’ party, the majority of the invites should be their closest friends, classmates and neighbor kids. To make the party colorful, invite those few kids’ parents so that you can also have company when the kids are playing. This will help you get to know what people your kid is involved in. You can invite them via a text message or you could send them invitational cards. You could even use computer software to design your card if you are working on a budget, or you could have a professional do it for you.
- Timing Matters
The most appropriate time to have a kids’ party is during a sunny midday because the party is best memorable to the little ones when it is held outdoors. So before you decide on the day, ensure that you first check out the forecast. Also, choose a date that is not within the festivities or holidays since this will cost you more than during the low seasons. A kids’ birthday party, on the other hand, is quite tricky since moving it to a later date destroys the enthusiasm that comes with a birthday party.
- Chose a Theme
Since it is a little one’s party, make the day as memorable as possible by making the day all about them. Choose decorations and themes that match your kid’s passion and interests. If for example, your kid has a love for music, you could have a wallpaper of their favorite musician, make a cake in shape of a guitar or a keyboard and play their favorite music in the background. This way, the memories of that particular day will forever be in their minds.
Even as you do your planning, it is good to involve your kid in some decisions, like who they would like to have at their party. By doing this, you will have learned much about the guests and their interests. Also, be careful not to strive to save a lot of money only to end up removing the fun aspect of the party. It is your kid’s time and they deserve the best experience ever.