One of the main challenges is that there are so many choices – so many different companies all eager to sell you the dream of the perfect kids’ party. Check out the free classified ads in your local newspaper or online community portal and you will soon realise that planning children’s parties has turned into a really big business.
It is easy to get caught up in the hype of drama of trying to make your child’s party the best ever, but the secret is to keep it simple.
Of course you need to find something that is suitable for the age of your children and their friends, and you need to find something that your kids will actually enjoy, but you can also give a bit of gentle guidance and a bit of a push in the direction of activities that are easy to organise and as stress-free as possible.
Have a pool party
If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere turn your garden into a water park wonderland with slippery slides, stacks of water bombs, water pistols and anything else that you can think of to help get everyone wet and wild. Hire a snow cone maker and offer a rainbow of different flavours. If you want to splash out why not hire a comedy life guard to help keep everyone involved (and safe).
It’s a kids’ party classic but you really can’t beat a good bouncy castle. The best is when you hire bouncy castles that are suitable for both adults and children – kids love it when adults get silly and get involved in the fun, and for the adults it is a great way to burn off all of the sugar that you’ve consumed during the party.
Go to the movies
One of the best solutions to your children’s party dilemma is to take it offsite – why not hire a small cinema and take everyone to the movies – go for a new release or a classic that you know everyone will love. Lay on the popcorn and the ice-cream and the event will be a smash.
Keep it simple and keep it drama free and you will not only survive your next kids party but there is a small chance that you might actually enjoy it.
What’s your party tip to make kids’ birthdays a success?
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