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Top Ten tips for hosting a sucessful children’s birthday party

We all know that for some people, entertaining children for a birthday party can fill a parent with dread, here are ten top tips to help!

  1. Plan Ahead: Start planning the party well in advance to ensure everything is organized and ready on the day of the event. Create a checklist of tasks and deadlines to stay on track with preparations.
  2. Choose a Theme: Select a theme that appeals to the age group and interests of the children. A theme can tie together decorations, activities, and even the cake, making the party more cohesive and memorable.
  3. Send Invitations Early: Send out invitations early to give guests plenty of notice and time to RSVP. Include important details such as the date, time, location, and any special instructions or requests.
  4. Don’t overdo the Food: Keep a range of healthy snacks and treats for party food. Consider dietary restrictions and allergies and provide alternatives if needed.
  5. Book Entertainment: Hire a professional entertainer or do it old school with several party games, this will keep the children engaged.
  6. Let the children has a run around: At the start of a party, children are often very excited to see each other and they have a lot of pent up energy, let then run around for a good 10 minutes before calling the party to start.
  7. Create a Party Playlist: Compile a playlist of upbeat, age-appropriate music to create a fun atmosphere during the party. Include popular children’s songs and tunes that fit with the party theme.
  8. Have a Back-up Plan: Be prepared for unexpected changes or challenges by having a contingency plan in place. Have backup activities, snacks, a gazebo and entertainment options available in case of inclement weather or other disruptions.
  9. Have a few games ready: If the entertainment finishes early, just have that pass a parcel ready to fill some time.
  10. Take Lots of Photos: Take plenty of photos and videos throughout the party to capture special moments and memories or ask someone to take them for you.