Birthday parties are
time for fun and enjoyment. Children just want to have a fun time and they
hardly note the intricacy of the arrangements. The main mantra for a great
birthday party is to keep it simple. Here are few tips for having a great
Birthday parties are
getting ever so complicated. How do I
throw a great birthday party without the accompanying expense?
Have you ever been for one
of those perfect birthday parties? Where the balloons match the plates, which
match the napkins, which match the gift wrapping on the return gifts? Do you think the children care, or even
notice, these things? Let us see what
children really want at a birthday party.
Try and Limit the Number of Guests
It is clear they want a
great time. This does not mean a magic
show or a clown. It is the adults who
devise these distractions because parties are growing bigger and bigger and
they do not want to deal with 50 children running amuck. So firstly, limit the number of children at
your party. Your child should be very
familiar with all the children at his party.
A Simple Entertainment can Work Wonders
Secondly, keep the
entertainment simple. Very small
children are happy to play with balls, sit in little cars or tricycles and play
ring a’ roses. Tell your invitees to
bring their little tricycles and balls to help you. Older children are happy to paint something
or play games. Little boys are always happy to play
football. If you like, you can show
cartoons, short ones, which the children enjoy.
Birthday parties CAN be managed without professional help.
Do Not Overlook the Basic Birthday Party Menu
Children always look
forward to a cake and chips. Do not forget the candles and a
matchbox. There was once a lady who
spent a huge amount on catering, with a lot of yummy, fancy eats. But the children were a little shattered to
find that she had forgotten the chips!
So keep the menu simple and serve whatever the children enjoy.
Be Wise While Choosing a Return Gift
Our greedy little children
always love a return gift. But the
lovely thing is that they have no clue what these things cost, nor do they
care. Also, the smaller the child, the
more important quantity is over quality.
So if you pack a return gift with many little gifts they may prefer it
to one big one. Avoid a gift which will
make mothers happy – such as water
bottles and break boxes. Children like
something fun and gimmicky.
In planning your party, do
take your child’s temperament into consideration. Involve your child in the preparations and
let him know what to expect.
In short, mathematically,
the formula for a successful party reads as follows: Super party = invitations (guests) +
activities + cake + food + balloons + return gifts. Plan these well, all the rest is extraneous.