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Is your child’s birthday coming up soon?
Celebrating their birthday is going to be a major priority. Don’t fret though; we’ve got you covered. We’ve got 5 crucial tips here to help you host the best kid’s birthday party!
Ready to make them feel super special on their birthday?
Read on below to discover more
1. Snacks, Not Meals
It’s always a good idea to celebrate a kids birthday party between lunch and dinner. Start it at 2 PM and end it before 6 PM. This automatically lets the parents know that their kids shouldn’t expect to eat lunch or dinner at the party.
That doesn’t mean you can exclude food altogether.
You can still prepare some food but present them as snacks instead of full meals. Offer the birthday cake, some pasta, and pizza or bread. There’s no need to offer nine other dishes.
It’s also a good idea to not have a planned hour for eating. As soon as all the guests are there, gather them around to do the candle-blowing ceremony and cut the cake, and then move on to the next part. Let the guests and their kids simply walk up to the table and grab snacks whenever they want.
You don’t even need to offer desserts. The cake is already a good option as long as you provide enough slices for all the kids. When in doubt, you can go the extra mile by offering some cupcakes or cookies.
2. It’s Okay To Go Out
If planning a party at your home seems like too much trouble, don’t hesitate to take the party outside.
It might be cheaper, easier, and quicker to simply book a party at Chuck-E-Cheese. Places like Chuck-E-Cheese or McDonald’s already provide food and entertainment. You simply have to pay and attend — they’ll handle the rest.
These establishments will handle the food, the music, the games, and the decor. They might even have an organizer who already has a list of activities for the kids, guaranteeing the kids stay busy throughout the party.
Booking establishments like these are by the hour. While a party at home might last three to four hours, a party at these places only go for one to two hours. That might not seem like a lot of time but all the colors, games, and mascots can make those two hours feel magical for the kids.
Are you on a tight budget?
Instead of hosting a kids birthday party at home, why not host an outdoor picnic? You can have some of the parents join in for a barbecue as the kids run around the grass. Have someone plan for outdoor games like dodgeball.
3. Party Video Games
On the other end, you might want to keep all the kids indoors. This is an option for birthday parties with few attendees or if you’re on a tight budget. Instead of traditional party games, why not let them play some video games?
That said, don’t offer traditional video games. Keep it fun by letting them play local couch multiplayer games! This is where consoles like the Nintendo Switch shine.
Games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Overcooked 2, Puyo Puyo Tetris, and Super Mario Party all fill in the role. These are games that allow two to four or more players at a time. Other great titles are Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Snipperclips.
If you want to get physical with video games, try out titles like Ring Fit Adventure. It’s an exercise/workout game meshed with an adventure campaign. There are also dancing games, like Just Dance 2020, and board games like Monopoly.
You could also get a few Nintendo Labo kits and have the kids spend time assembling them. Labo works like Lego in the sense you have to assemble and showcase some creativity. However, Labo goes one step further by connecting the assembled pieces with select games on the Nintendo Switch.
4. Have Multiple Activities Going
Hoping that a bunch of seven-year-old kids will stick to a schedule of events is like hoping to find a needle in a haystack. It’s almost impossible to get that done. A good solution is to keep the kids busy by offering multiple activities at once.
For example: hire jumping castles for the kids who can’t play video games. This ensures you keep the other kids busy. They won’t get bored while waiting for their turn.
Of course, you’ll want the birthday kid to have their pick of the main activity. If they want to spend time playing tag, let them do it but make sure the other kids have something they can do.
It’s also important to give the parents something to do. Something as simple as a barbecue or mini-games to keep the parents occupied can do.
5. The Right Theme
You can’t host a kids party without a theme. Kids love themes but you have to make sure they’re on board with it. Don’t put up a lot of Pixar’s Cars decor without asking the birthday kid about it!
That said, you don’t need to go overboard with the theme. You don’t need every paper plate, cup, balloon, and wallpaper to feature something related to the theme. Pick the most important elements, the ones people will see and remember.
For example, the birthday cake and balloons can already get the job done. For everything else, such as the chairs and curtains, why not pick colors that jive with the theme instead of buying new curtains with those characters printed on them?
Launch The Best Kids Birthday Party!
Hosting a kid’s birthday party is no joke. Your child might have lofty expectations and you don’t want to disappoint them. With these five tips, however, you shouldn’t experience too many hiccups!
Of course, these aren’t the only important tips and tricks to pull off the best birthday party. If you want to discover more, continue reading our other articles right here, today!