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Kids parties are a great thing as this is the time of life where fun is so simple! However it’s not easy to organize a fantastic party for kids, and especially to do it within a budget. While most parents would love to spend thousands of dollar to make sure that their children are happy, sometimes less is better, and with a little DIY skill, less can be a lot more too! But first of all, picture the scene: Your son’s or daughter’s birthday is coming and it’s time for a big party with friends. Here’s the way to do it.
Get Your Organizing Hat On
First things first: A great party requires a great sense of organization. There’s no need to start months in advance, though. But give yourself a healthy advance, such as two to three weeks, as you want the other kids to be able to check whether they will be able to come or not. As a parent, you have two options: You can choose to keep the organization hidden and surprise your child with an awesome dÃ©cor, or you could involve your kid and let him or her help with the dream party. For older kids, it’s best to let them take part to the preparation. They will love making a list of guests, choosing the invitation cards, and discussing the theme of their party with you. Let them help on the DIY side too: It’s always fun to build your dream dÃ©cor!
Bake One Awesome Cake
Baking for a kid’s party is great fun because you can be creative and stay yummy at the same time. You will find plenty of easy recipes online, and a lot of theme cakes to match the party. Remember though that one cake, or one tray of biscuits, is better than two: Too much sugar will keep the kids hyperactive all afternoon long, which is nothing that you want to live through! The easiest way is to pick a cake recipe with your child and to discuss healthy snacks with them, such as fruit, little fruit salads, and simple sandwiches. Do make sure as well to check any dietary requirements with the other parents, as you don’t want the party to end in tears, or worse at the hospital.
Make It Last Forever
Keep the party alive, even after it’s over, by posting pictures of the party in the following days to each parent. You can also share them online with the parents’ authorization – some people are very sensitive about privacy. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to help your child strengthen bonds with his or her friends by sending personalized thank you cards after the party.
Sit Down And Review
How did it go? What did you learn? These are essential questions that you will need to ask yourself at the end of each party. What could have gone better? Ask your kid what the feeling was, as they might have some precious advice too. But in short, planning perfect parties is an art, and there’s a lot to learn and to adapt depending of the people you invite. So, don’t worry if things didn’t go as well as planned: it’ll be better next time!