It’s party time!
It doesn’t matter if it’s a party for you or your child, it’s still a reason to celebrate. And a party is always fun. True, the organizing isn’t all that fun; especially if it is for a child’s party. No booze, no entertainment for adults—but it can still be an interesting party, a successful party even, if you organize it well.
A common misunderstanding most parents have; is that they think a party for children can be expensive. And this misunderstanding is usually proved right when you go for over-the-top and extravagant children’s parties. This generally discourages parents from even attempting to have a party for their children—until the child is old enough to demand for one, that is!
But what if we tell you that parties can be planned, even on a small budget? (*cue in gasps and glass shattering*)
Don’t believe us? Here’s how.
The guest list.
Like any other party, what you need to concentrate on first. Depending on how many friends your child/children have, you can make it a cozy party. If the number of “child guests” is below 15, then perhaps you can organize one of those “children only” parties. This means you don’t need to worry about feeding the adults. Also, choosing decoration to impress children is easier than when you have to impress the adults. If you feel that you won’t be able to handle all those children, even with the help of your spouse, then ask one or two of the parents (before the day of the party) to help out.
Children are pretty good at making up games; so you needn’t agonize too much about what games to play at your child’s party. At the same time, a good host should have a few games up their sleeves, in case the children get bored playing on their own. Don’t spend too much on “outside entertainment” or have too many of it. Try to get one that can multi task. You can get bouncy castle hire in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs for your party.
This alone will provide countless hours of entertainment. If you feel that the children are getting bored after a while, use the same bouncy castle hire to play a few games; like “catches in the castle” or even “musical statues”. These are games the children are already familiar with—and it’ll be fun to play while they bounce away! A face painter who doubles as a story teller, or even a magician with a few games of his own (after the show) will also be good entertainment.
Party food and drinks.
All that running around (and bouncing) will definitely make the kids hungry; and more importantly, it’ll make them thirsty. Make sure to have a lot of fluids ready at hand. It doesn’t matter even if it’s water; children (at least the little ones) aren’t judgmental. It’s the same with the food. Keep it simple; yet have plenty for everyone, and make it yummy. Even something like sausages, a few pieces of sliced fruits, or few different varieties of sandwiches—finger food in general should work well to keep the children happy.
Don’t forget to have fun with a children and remember; it’s a party…chill out a bit!