Latest research reveals that an average of 95 percent of American kids under 10 years have celebrated a birthday party and can tell you outrightly that kid’s birthday parties should be fun for kids.
But how can a kid’s birthday party be fun and exciting?
Here is a list of some ideas from party experts and ecstatic mothers that can surely make your kid’s birthday party a success. Allow a kid to plan a party for kids.
Do not take this idea literally and leave a child to plan alone for the party, instead, what it means is that to get a child involved in the planning process. A child’s concept of fun is a primary ingredient in planning for a successful party, especially since they are the main focus of the party itself.
Do away with the concept of making your own rules for the party or aiming to have the house remain clean even after the party. But with a child involved in the planning process, not only will you get good ideas for kids to enjoy, but you can also get that bargaining edge and get their cooperation for things that you may want to keep in order during the party.
Second, plan for a manageable party.
Try to limit the number of guests by considering the ratio of child -to -adult ratio, especially when trying to manage the party itself. Do take note that children are an active and restless lot and having some adults along, especially parents of the guests, may prove helpful in times of disorder and active play.
Also you may try to plan for activities involving parent and child, that way, everybody in the party can also have fun.
Third, it would be best to have a theme for the party.
Popular themes, be it favorite characters of the birthday child from a cartoon show, a book or a comic hero – it will create a more interesting and creative way to celebrate the party.
Kid’s birthday parties are intended to be fun and creative, so decorating the house with a themed backdrop or guests asked to come in costume, could be a fun and exciting way to drive interest among the kids and have them enjoy activities as well.
Fourth, always keep the children busy.
Kids enjoy it most when they are preoccupied with activities and games that will keep them moving around and have them spend their energy on the games and activities, rather than have them sit down and get bored for the whole duration of the party.
Keeping the party to a maximum of one hour should be enough, since you will also need the time to tidy up after the party. Think about it, the shorter the party time, the less mess you will likely clean up after the party.
Plan for more activities, instead of just having enough party games during the event. If you have time for 3 games, make it a point to think of two more events as a contingency plan.
There are certain activities that may be too tiring to conduct after a previous one, so with a contingency event ready, you may be able to make the necessary changes whenever necessary.
Lastly, have fun.
After all, this is the ultimate end for the birthday party, so make the most out of it and enjoy.
So, by now you know that kid’s birthday parties should be fun for kids.