Planning a Kids Theme Party
By Jonathan Pitts
A kid’s theme party involves a lot of planning beforehand for it to be successful. In fact, you can outsource this task to party planners who give you a choice of themes and to take care of the arrangements right from food to party games to cakes and gifts.
But, there is nothing more pleasing than arranging a kid’s theme party on your own. Not only is it a thrilling experience, it is an event which would be enjoyable as it involves a lot of creativity and colors. What is more! It would be a great break from the otherwise normal routine!
To make your kid feel special, a couple of weeks before the birthday, start asking their preferences. This would help you to finalize the theme easily. Involve your family while brainstorming on the theme. There is no single set way to arrange a party.
Finalize a theme for arranging this party. Perform research on the internet to gather easy decoration ideas involving simple materials in order to save time. You can also plan some simple do-it-yourself games to make the kids happy during party time!
Finalize the number of guests before deciding the venue. If the crowd is too high, then you may have to arrange the party outside your home. Design invitations based on the theme. You do not need to make it very complicated or expensive. In fact, if the guests are not too many, you can actually design them yourself along with your kid!
The timings of kids’ theme party should be carefully decided. This is because many kids have early dinner and bedtime and if the routine is delayed a lot, they tend to become restless.
Cakes are very special for a kid’s party as everybody looks forward to making one. You can order designer cakes or make one yourself. Delicious cake recipes are available on the internet and you can choose to make a birthday cake on your own which would suit the theme. Innovative cakes like volcano cake, Barbie cake and velvet cake would earn you a lot of appreciation. Decorative cake toppers are available which will make the cake more interesting.
You should plan on the party food that would be served. Right from juices, appetizer recipes, main course and dessert, ensure that there is a lot of variety and the kids will surely enjoy it.
Make the room colorful and creative. In fact, you can invite some kids prior to the party and allow them to take over the decoration.
When each child leaves the party, ensure that they part from you with a simple gift of remembrance. In case you are planning to arrange party outdoors, you may have to decorate the yard. It would also allow you to use supplies like paints and water while arranging the games.
Make sure that you are available for your guests when they enter your home. Ensure that you are well-dressed, relaxed and in a mental state to enjoy. Only then you can make the party enjoyable! More importantly, ensure that no kid feels neglected or ignored.