If you’re thinking of different ways you can throw an amazing children’s party, you can stop worrying – I’ve got you covered! Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, or perhaps a party to celebrate the kid’s hard work at the end of a school year, the following tips and tricks will ensure a magical party that every child will enjoy:
Make it Fancy Dress
Kids LOVE fancy dress; it’s a fact. Depending on what the party is for you can set the theme accordingly, or you can simply tell them to dress up as whatever they like. However, you might find that a theme is more fun. For example, for a little girl’s birthday party you could do a Disney ‘Frozen’ theme! You can then make sure the decor of the party reflects this, and try to create food to match too.
Make the Food Look Fun
For kids to enjoy party food, it needs to look fun. They don’t need much – maybe a couple of sandwiches, a small bag of crisps, and some fruit each. Make the sandwiches look interesting by using both white and brown bread and then slicing them into quarters and creating a ‘checkerboard’ effect. You can also drizzle melted chocolate over strawberries, bananas, cherry’s, and other fruits to make them look more appealing. Use your imagination!
Create a Cool Playlist
Kids need a playlist to be the background music to their event too. The only difference between a kids playlist and an adult playlist, is that kids usually love fast paced, upbeat music all the way through, whereas adults would probably prefer a rest somewhere in between. You’ll need to choose music based on their age, but you can’t usually go wrong with some One Direction, Ellie Goulding, and other music in the charts.
Hire a Huge Hall
You could throw a party outside, but kids being kids will get absolutely filthy. By hiring a huge hall, you know they’ll have all the room they need to go wild, and you’ll be able to keep a better eye on them. You’ll also have room for other parents if they’re coming to help you, and any extra amenities you’re hiring for the party.
Put Together Exciting Party Bags
Kids love taking party bags away with them, and just about anything you put inside is exciting for them. It doesn’t have to be expensive, either! Pick up cheap little treats like keyrings, mini toys, mini bags of sweets, lollies, and maybe some crayons and a colouring book. Again, you’ll need to consider their age.
A couple of games are essential at a children’s party – just don’t arrange too many because they have short attention spans. One or two games should be enough, and the rest of the time they can decide what they’d like to do themselves. ‘Pass the parcel’ is always popular, as is ‘musical statues’ and ‘thumbs up’!
What are some more fun activities to keep kids entertained at a party?
Keeping kids entertained at a party can be quite the challenge. To ensure that their party-goers enjoy the party, parents should select activities that the kids will find both fun and educational. Some ideas for party games include musical chairs, scavenger hunts, and charades; these traditional party games are always a hit with the kids. For an extra creative twist, try adding a scientific or art project to show kids how to have fun while still learning something new. No matter what games you choose, make sure they keep the children properly occupied so everyone can relax and enjoy themselves.