Throwing a great birthday party for your son or daughter can be a daunting task. There are so many themes to consider and the amount of resources you should check out is practically endless. You need to make sure that everyone is having a good time, which means that both the adults and the little kids have to be entertained in some way or the other.
To make it slightly easier for you to get rid of the stress that a birthday party can involve, we have created a short list of tips and tricks you may want to bear in mind. Check them out below.
First off, you need to know the age of those who are invited to the party, both because your child might be friends with someone who’s either two years younger or older than them, and because the kids are likely accompanied by their parents or another family member that acts as a chaperone.
The reason you ought to know the age of those that are coming to your house or the location of the event is that they have different preferences in terms of pastimes and foods. It goes without saying that adults like regular food, but kids would more likely gorge on soda and snacks.
Try to keep it short
This goal is pretty much impossible because everyone should be able to have fun and shouldn’t be pressured by a curfew. However, you should keep everything as realistic as possible and explain to the accompanying adults that you would like to organize a party that ends in two to three hours top.
Think of it this way. When everything’s over, and everyone’s gone, you might have to spend another couple of hours to clean your yard or living room, depending on where the party has taken place.
For birthday girls, you can go for themes that range from Peppa Pig to baking parties. For boys, you can do the same with superheroes, animal themes, as well as minions.
But that doesn’t mean that the party should have to speak to a particular gender. If your kid likes creepy stories, you can rent a couple of vampire costumes for girls or boys and maybe let them have fun with several spooky board games.
Zombies are particularly popular with children, but so are ghosts and other supernatural or paranormal creatures. Being afraid can be fun, under certain circumstances and when an adult is always present to make sure that everything is all right.
Of course, if you are lucky enough to have a son or daughter who was born around Halloween, you can get all of these supplies for cheap every year.
It goes without saying that you can purchase decorations and create a unique design in any room where the birthday party is going to happen. But you can also let the kids decorate their own faces if you buy some face paints, hand stamps, or washable tattoos.
Many children like to be as creative as possible, so even though they were invited to the party, they might have to color their own hats or put stickers on them.