A lot of people are afraid to go about planning birthdays parties for their kids and would always look to other people to organize the best children’s party.
There are those willing to spend hundred of dollars, thinking that the best children’s party are the ones where a lot of money has been spent, the one with the most decorations, food or giveaways – but stop and wait a minute, that is how an adult would think, not the kid who will be celebrating his or her birthday.
But truth be told, the best birthday party is what you and your child would want to make it as the best birthday party ever – that is, by looking at a birthday party through the child’s eyes. Here are some tips to consider before throwing a children’s party and you will be surprised at what you may read and can even change your perception of how a children’s party should actually be.
First rule of thumb, your goal is to make the birthday celebrator happy and make the event feel special, for which many people commit the mistake of doing. Hoping to please others and making sure that everyone is guaranteed to have a good time is only secondary and of the last importance among your priorities.
For children, the best birthday party is the one they had the most fun with and will indeed remember, not the one that adults enjoyed or one that will ensure that you place remain clean even after the party. Give it to your child and ask him or her what she wants and what would make them happy, after all, their birthday only comes once every year so why not try to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.
Second rule of thumb, never attempt to run a party alone, get your husband to help, even members of your family or close friends, by assigning tasks and delegating functions for each and every one. Take note that children are a very restless and active lot, so no matter how airtight and solid your initial plan is, when the time comes to start the party, you can never do two or more things at the same time.
Surely, you cannot cut the cake while someone asks to go to the bathroom, or refill the goodie basket, while trying to host the party – not even Superman can do such a thing, so what makes you think you can do all the work? Dream on.
Third rule of thumb, remind your child to always maintain good manners regardless of whether it be the most special day for them. Kids, because of their innocence, could sometimes do the darnedest things and teaching them proper conduct during parties could make them understand that they must also mind their manners.
Things can unsuspectingly turn awry, especially for kids who may tend to make a remark about a friend or the way a guest dresses for the party, even comment that “I already have that toy in my room” when trying to open up presents in front of guests.
This can be a cause of embarrassment for you, so you might as well try to foresee things like this and you can orient or set expectations with your kid about how to conduct himself or herself properly. This can be done weeks before the party, that way it will still remain fresh in their minds about how to conduct themselves fairly during the party.
So take these rules of thumb to heart and surely, you will be able to organize the best children’s birthday party ever.