Birthdays are one of the most exciting times for your kids, so you’ll understandably want to make sure that you throw a party they’ll absolutely love.
From decorations to activities, there are plenty of ways you can spice up your child’s birthday bash to make it truly unforgettable. Here are 6 handy tips for the next one you throw.
Set a Budget
The first thing to do when planning a party is to work out how much you want to spend on your party. This will help you to determine what entertainment you can include and what kind of venue you can book for the party.
It is broadly estimated that a kids’ birthday party should cost roughly between $500 and $1200. Throwing a bash on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t throw a great party, however, as you can still get creative with things like the activities and theming.
Choose the Date and Time Wisely
Who shows up for your child’s birthday party and what kind of mood they’re in are both just as important to your party’s success as the content of the party itself. To that end, choosing the correct day and time for the party can be crucial.
For example, Saturday mornings can often be a busy time for children in terms of activities, whereas choosing a day after school will make it more likely that all your child’s friends can attend.
Not to mention, this will free up your own weekend, too! Similarly, it’s worth considering what time of the day your child is in the best mood to ensure they have a great time.
Most kids can start to get tired or overstimulated after a while, so you probably should try to not extend the party for too long, as well. For toddlers, around an hour and a half should be plenty. Meanwhile, for older children, 2-3 hours should do the trick.
Plan Well in Advance
On a similar note, it’s also worth planning the party well in advance – ideally, at least a month before the party itself. This will give you the best chance that everyone your child wants to attend the party will be available to attend.
In addition, the more time you give yourself to plan the party, the less stressful it will be.
The most desirable venues and entertainers for children’s parties also are usually fully booked for several weeks in advance, so it’s particularly important to start planning early if you have some specific entertainment in mind.
Throw in Some Extra-Exciting Activities
To really make your birthday party memorable for your child, you might consider centering the party around an activity that really makes the occasion stand out. Things like bowling and laser tag are proven winners for birthday parties but may not be age-appropriate for every party, and can be highly expensive for large groups.
Instead, you might then think about adding something like a bounce house to a more traditional birthday party setting. This can make your party more memorable without having to break the bank, as inflatable blowers for bounce houses can be surprisingly affordable.
Pick a Theme
A great way to make your birthday party one your child truly loves is by mixing in their likes and interests. It’s therefore worth trying to design the theme and decorations of your party around things like their hobbies and favorite colors.
This can be easily achieved just by putting some thought into what balloons, cups, and plates you want to use.
If you’re looking for a special way to create a birthday party for your baby, custom inflatables are a great option. You can work with a custom inflatable manufacturer to create an inflatable that is truly unique and reflects your personal style.
You can also use inflatables to create an interactive party experience for your guests. This is a fun and festive way to reveal the big news, and it’s sure to be a hit with all your guests.
In addition, picking a strong theme will also help determine what kind of activities you want to include at the party. Similarly, determining a theme will also guide you in terms of what sort of party favors you want to give to guests.
Pick Entertainment Wisely
You should also put some thought into what entertainment you choose for the party, as this will go a long way to determining its success. For children under the age of around 9, magicians and puppet shows are reliable crowd-pleasers.
Kids can grow out of these types of things quite suddenly, though, so it may be worth asking your child for some direct input on what type of things they and their friends would enjoy. For young children, clowns, in particular, may be worth avoiding, as fear of them is quite common.
Additionally, you might want to consider having a decent variety of activities for the party, to ensure that every child has a great time.