If you want to throw an unforgettably great party for your child without investing a small fortune into the event, but you feel out of inspiration, here are a few ideas for children’s parties that will help you come up with the right theme and make sure the party is entertaining for the little guests and safe as well.
The Importance of Picking the Right Time
The best party is one that takes into consideration the biorhythm of the little guests. The best period of the day is the early afternoon, between lunch and dinner – it is when the activity level of the kid is manageable and they will most enjoy the snacks served.
Allocate Plenty of Time for Planning the Right Theme
Browsing themes and games for the party takes time, especially if you also need to do some painting, gluing and other DIYing. Try to pick more games than you will probably need to prevent awkward breaks if one of the games is not the liking of your guests. Fortunately, there are many games that don’t need any special preparations, but are very entertaining for the kid – consider the classics, such as Follow the Leader, Treasure Hunt, Hide and Seek or Activity (if the kid are old enough for that) or Sleeping Lion (a great game for calming down overexcited children), singing or imitating animals in groups.
Try to come up with a theme inspired from what your child likes. If he or she is in the dinosaur phase, throw a dino-themed party; if cars or dolls are the current favorites, theme the party around your child’s favorite toy. Think about a photo booth rental Denver companies offer, kids love to act silly in front of the camera, and it gives them a momento to take home.
Take Your Time When Buying the Supplies
There is nothing worse than having to run to the nearby shop after the party has started because you have forgotten something or running out of the snack that everybody is after within half an hour into the party. Giving the planning phase plenty of time will also save you a lot of money – the items sold in party shops might be available for much less elsewhere, but it takes time to locate and find discounted items.
Don’t think only of the food and the decorations – take your time to create and to send out the invites and be prepared that RSVP’s might also take a while to come in.
Pick the Right Snacks
Sweets and cakes are indispensable for any children’s party, but you probably know that too much sugar makes the kids agitated and often uncontrollable, so try to have snacks with as little sugar as possible. Fruits, even vegetables arranged in an attractive way on plates or cut into the shape of dinosaurs or animals and made more interesting with some delicious dips is a great way to get kids to eat things that they would otherwise refuse to eat.
Having to organize a children’s party might seem scary at first, but as your brainstorming progresses, you will come up with more and more creative ideas and you will surely get to enjoy the process.