Everybody loves birthday parties, especially kids. With a little creativity, kids’ birthday parties can be a blast both for the kid celebrating and the guests. However, throwing such a party is a complex process, incorporating many essential aspects. You need to be resourceful, well-organized, and creative. We’ve put together this guide for parents who wish to throw their kids an amazing birthday party this summer.
Every party starts with a carefully planned and set budget. After you do that, you should consider the guest list, time, and date. The budget dictates everything from there. You should pick a birthday party theme – it should be something your kid likes. An essential thing you mustn’t overlook is the activities at the party. You need to keep kids occupied and entertained. And finally, you should plan the food, drinks and party decor. Don’t forget the birthday cake with candles as well as party favors.
Start with setting the budget
The thing to start with is the budget. All the following things are connected to the budget we have. A kids’ birthday party doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Whatever your budget is, you can fit in. You just need to choose different alternatives. For instance, you can easily throw a summer birthday party at home, in your yard. That can save you money. Also, you can run the games and activities, instead of hiring a professional. Another thing you can do is have the craft they make as a part of a birthday activity serve as a party favor to take home.
Consider the guest list, time, and date
You can put together a guest list together with your kid. You’ll need to consider the number of guests and the space you need to accommodate all of them. Don’t forget to buy some festive invitations and have your kid hand out invitations. Along with the guest list, you should also consider the ideal time and date for the party. If you’re hosting the party outside, remember to check the weather forecast. For instance, people in Australia enjoy throwing outdoor parties all year long, as the local weather allows it. If you live in an area where there is frequent rainfall, then you should also have a backup option.
Pick a theme
Now that you’ve finished with these steps, you can move on to the party itself. The first thing you can do regarding the party is to pick a theme. You probably already know what your kid likes. And if that is what everybody does or what you can’t find easily, then you can suggest some themes. Show your kid what else you can go for and see what they like. You can use the Internet and Pinterest to find out more about popular themes for preschoolers as well as elementary school kids. When picking out the theme, it should be easy for you to get all the necessary supplies.
Think about the activities to do
This is probably the most fun part of planning a kids’ birthday party – the activities. There are so many things you can do. For example, you can throw all kinds of different parties. These include a pool party, water fight party, teddy bears picnic, painting party, movie night party, pizza party, and others. You can also organize some obstacle games and hand out prizes. Additionally, if you live in Australia, you can go for a photo booth hire in Sydney. Hiring a booth includes all kinds of fun props, and you can have the photos serve as party favors for everyone. It’s a fun activity that kids like and a great way for making memories.
Plan the food, drinks, and decor
And lastly, you should plan the food, drinks, and decor. Most often, at kids’ birthday parties there are some snacks and finger food. Don’t go for anything complicated. You can also have fruits, veggies, and nuts as healthy alternatives. When it comes to drinks, think about what is suitable. You can always opt for lemonade, and make it more fun with flavors, silly straws, and amusing cups. Don’t forget about the cake and candles. Again, choose a cake flavor that most kids like. Moreover, decorate the space with tinsel, birthday garlands, and trinkets.
Throwing a kids’ birthday party is such a fun process. This guide can help you in staying on the organizational track.
About The Author
Jess Cooper is a part-time journalist and blogger based in Sydney, Australia. She is an energetic, creative, highly motivated person with plenty of interests. The most prominent areas of interest include makeup and cosmetics, fashion, style, event organization and decoration, healthy food, fitness, learning languages as well as home improvement. Jess loves learning about new things and having the chance to combine those insights with her ideas and spread them to the world. She enjoys having a mindful and well-organized, healthy life, filled with all kinds of different activities and interwoven with close friendships.