Organizing a birthday party for your child is both an exciting event and also a tedious process if you aren’t decided on what activities to choose for the event. The most important aspect that you need to take into consideration is the age of the child. There are great differences between a 3-year-old and a 10-year-old because they have dissimilar preferences and wishes. Learn how to choose the right and fun activities and thus organize a memorable party for your child!
Depending on your child’s age, you can involve him/ her, more or less, in the organization process. Ask him/ her about what animation character he/ she wishes to invite. Respect his/ her decision if he chooses to have Spiderman at the party or if she dreams of singing “Let It Go” with Elsa.
Try not to tell your child that you will hire a costumed party animator but that you will get in touch with his/ her favourite character in the world of tales. This way you won’t waste the magic of the story.
Depending on the set theme, the party location and the budget available you can choose the most suitable party accessories to create a certain atmosphere and delight the guests. Whether you’re opting for an elastic trampoline, a confetti cannon, or a piñata game, these accessories can make your child’s party fun and exciting.
For children over 7, inflatable play areas, ball pools or football and Ping-Pong tables are the most popular choices.
Establish with your child the guests’ list. It may be a tiring action especially if he/ she wishes to invite all his/ her kindergarten or school mates. A good method to decide on the number of kids is to correlate the age of your child with the number of friends he has got. For example, if your child turns 5 years old, then you can invite 5 colleagues at his/ her birthday party.
Another important thing to be considered is the activities that will take place at the party. If you organize a creative workshop at the party then you need at least 5 seats at a table but if you’re planning a birthday party at home, then 7-9 children is more than enough.
Before planning the party, bear in mind the guests’ age and then choose a suitable hour that matches their schedule. If the party is at the weekend, you can choose to start it after lunch, after all the guests have already rested, especially if they are under 7. If the party is during the week, the most advisable thing you can do is to check with the parents’ schedule and set together an appropriate hour.
You need to also take into account the length of the party. The ideal time for a child’s party is 3 hours. This way they have plenty of time to have fun and eat. A party longer than 4 hours can become tiring for both children and parents.
All the ideas or the activities that you want to do at the birthday party depend on the location. You won’t be able to figure out the details of the event without first establishing where it will take place. A party at home differs greatly from a party held in a specially arranged location or in a children’s playground. A party at home involves many restrictions as regarding space, number of guests and accessories. On the other hand, a limited space means that decorating will involve less resources. You will need fewer balloons to set up an apartment, as opposed to a larger exterior space.
The golden rule is to keep in mind the preferences of your child and choose activities that are appropriate to the location.
Don’t forget that the role of a child’s birthday party is to make him / her feel special, so don’t hesitate to ask for his / her opinion!
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