Children can admittedly be a handful, so if you are dreading handling a bunch of them at the same time, your fears are not entirely unfounded. Even the most seasoned parents would find themselves pulled very thin by the end of a day spent with energetic little ones. But of course you cannot avoid this, especially when birthdays roll around, seeing as how you need to organize a party for them. Though attending a kids’ party is a breeze, putting one together is a whole other ball game. So here are a few tips that we think will help you avoid a catastrophe, ensuring you have a good time with everyone else as well!
Unless you have a North West-style, Kichella-inspired birthday party complete with theme rides in mind, you want to keep the menu simple. After all, only the Kardashians can afford an entire team of people to handle everything at such an extensive bash, which would be ridiculous for us common folk. Do not go overboard with the food, since kids do not really eat all that much, but if you want to, you can cater to the adults as well. In fact, we think you probably should, especially since they are likely to be looking for some respite in some way as well at some point. So have sandwiches, cookies and mini pizzas for the little ones, and more grown-up options for the adults.
Plan Games and Activities
You do not want to be stuck in a space filled with kids and nothing to do. It is an apocalyptic situation, on the verge of exploding like the atom bomb. As much as this may sound like an exaggeration, we dare you to try it. You will see what we mean. Kids have insane amounts of energy which is baffling to us adults, and they need to expend this energy on something. Which means that there needs to be plenty of games and activities to keep them occupied and going; on that note, Footy Jumping Castles fit the bill. Depending on the age groups you are inviting, you can tailor these events accordingly. Just make sure to have gifts for everyone so nobody feels left out.
Pick A Place
Do you fancy being stranded with a group full of kids and nowhere to go? We did not think so. Obviously, a venue needs to be picked out, but the type of venue is what you need to think about. Will you have it in your home? If so, do you have enough space for boisterous kids running about? What about a backyard? Would you perhaps prefer hiring a third party space for the occasion? Some offer party packages and provide the staff you need so all you need to worry about is inviting the guests, and ensuring they get there. They can even source a jumping castle obstacle course hire Sydney if need be.
Sort the Invitations Out
What we mean here is that you can choose whether you want to order them, buy them outright or make them yourself, but decide on what you want to do early. If you want to order or make them, then you are going to need some time for both. Do not leave things for a week before, since you have to take care of your own child/children at the same time as well. Remember, kids’ parties are a lot more work than an adult bash, so planning is key!