Throwing the perfect birthday party for your little one can be a daunting task, but there’s no need to be overwhelmed!
Here at Kidz Go Krazy we have over 10 years’ experience in kids’ entertainment, so we’ve seen it all when it comes to kids’ birthday parties.
Here are our top 6 tips for making it as easy as possible.
Having a theme will streamline and simplify planning your party, taking the stress out of planning. A continuity with invitations, decorations, entertainment and games gives a party a nice “flow”, and can also serve to highlight your child’s interests.
Does your little one love pirates? What could be better than pirate-themed decorations and games, and maybe some real live pirates turning up to your party?
Having your child involved in choosing the theme will make them even more excited for the party.
Take a look at our Party Themes page for inspiration, or to customise your own theme.
Birthday parties are best held on a weekend. This gives both family members and friends the best chance of attending, without work or school commitments getting in the way. If you’re planning for a Saturday, keep in mind that some children will have sporting commitments in the morning. Similarly, Sunday morning is reserved for church, so an afternoon party would work better. If you’re serving a meal, start the party between 11.00am -12.30pm or 5.00pm – 6.30pm. If you plan to only serve cake, time your party for two hours before or one hour after traditional meal times.
You don’t want your guests arriving or leaving hungry!
In terms of venue, parties at home are generally far more cost effective than booking a venue.
Plus, you can choose to have the party at whatever time and for however long suits you and your family. However, booking a venue does have its benefits – it’s exciting, your job becomes a lot easier, and you don’t have to clean up!
Tailor your party games and activities to your child’s age group. For example, young children are usually able to entertain themselves with the right toys – too many organised activities will not always go to plan.
4 to 6 year olds might enjoy pass-the-parcel, tug-of-war, or a treasure hunt. 7 to 9 year olds might like activities in which they can create things, like jewellery making or similar craft activities. This is where having a themed party helps a lot in planning.
At Kidz Go Krazy, each of our themes comes with specifically tailored activities. We put in the hard work into the entertainment, activities and games for your child’s birthday, so you can relax and enjoy yourself – after all, it is a party!