Hosting children’s birthday parties is challenging, as kids can be hard to please. That’s no reason to fret, though; with planning and tasty ice cream, you can host a fun and memorable party for your child and their friends. You don’t even have to break the bank — just follow these tips for a successful event.
How to Plan a Fantastic Birthday Party for Your Child
1. Plan Multiple Activities
Children’s birthday parties should have more than just one group activity. Plan for two to three, some of which can be concurrent. For example, you could start the party off with cake, ice cream, and presents. Afterward, some children can play put-put golf in the living room while others can watch a movie or color in another room.
2. Obtain Emergency Phone Numbers for All Guests
Along with every RSVP to your child’s party, ask parents to provide you with an emergency contact number. This can just be their home or cell number; you just need someone to call in case there’s a problem involving their child.
3. Provide Tasty Treats
No party is complete without delicious treats. If it’s an early party, you won’t even need to provide a full meal, as the children will probably eat dinner at home. Instead, provide snacks like ice cream or cupcakes. For children who can’t have many sweets, provide options like wings and fries — just ask their parents to clarify any dietary restrictions.
4. Be Tactful With the Guest List
If your child is 12 or older, they may prefer to choose who attends their own party. For younger children, however, it would be tactful to follow certain rules of etiquette so that there are no hurt feelings. For large parties, invite everyone in your child’s class. If that’s too big, choose an arbitrary rule, such as all the girls, or all the kids on your child’s sports team. If you want a small party, discreetly invite about five close friends of your child.
5. Keep It Short & Sweet
A child’s party shouldn’t be much longer than two or three hours. Notify parents of the cutoff point for your child’s birthday party so everyone goes home at around the same time. That way, you’ll have time to clean up — plus, the party won’t have a chance to drag on for too long. Better to leave guests wanting more!
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