Children’s birthday parties are full of wonderful memories; they are great fun and bring the family together on the special day. Unfortunately, with all this fun comes a burden of stress, typically borne by the organisers. The pursuit of an entertaining and happy time for the child can drive any parent mad! There are many elements to consider, and so many things that can go wrong.
What if no guests show up? What if the food runs out? Or worse of all, what if your child doesn’t enjoy themselves? Most of these fears are irrational, and can be fought through proactivity and organisation. There are many ways to turn your child’s birthday party into an all-out adventure, and give them happy memories to enjoy. Here are 3 ways to do precisely that with minimal stress involved!
The easiest thing to do when organising a child’s birthday party is to shift the responsibility to another person. This can be done by approaching a company that organises birthday parties. They usually take care of everything on the day, and will be there to assist with supervision. Now this sounds like a cop out, and if we are being honest, it is. But thats okay! Allowing an external party to organise things will free you up to play the role of photographer, or simply to enjoy the birthday of your kid. The great thing about these party providers, is that they can cater to younger children too, making them a well rounded choice for all parents.
If shifting the organising isn’t possible, ask what the child wants. It may be as simple as playing “pin the tail on the donkey”, or as complicated as riding a T-Rex. Either way, it will give you something to work with. Asking what cake the child wants is a great idea, and is a surefire way to make your child’s day special. In terms of turning your kids party into an adventure, a child’s imagination is the most unique and interesting source of adventure you can ask for! If your child asks to ride a T-Rex, grab a costume and give them a piggy-back ride. Use their imagination, and make the impossible possible.
As a party organiser, a theme can be both a friend, and a foe. On one hand, it can bring a sense of excitement and wonder to the event, but on the other hand, it can cause a huge hassle for the organisers and guests alike. A great way to integrate a theme is by doing it simply. If, for example, a pirate party is desired, forget the costumes and supply plastic hats and eyepatches on the day. These are cheap and make it easy for the parents. Balancing the decorations and the food is another great thing to do. If your decorations are more flashy, then your food can be simpler. Get some great decorations, simple snacks and a cool cake. This will surely result in an adventurous day!
So there we have it, three ways to turn your kids birthday party into an all out adventure! Remember, the most important thing is to have fun; after all, it is a celebration. Good luck!