Planning a child's party is quite different than planning a teen or adult party. Although you will find our Party Planning Basics useful, you should know upfront that we have an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties. We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple. We love hula hoops, beach balls,, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments. Generally, the number of guest should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two. Never, ever deliver invitations at school, unless every single child is invited!!!!! Skip the jumpies and the pony rides.
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Children Party Basics
MaFor a great children's birthday party there are only a few essentials:
- A great invitation — even before the party begins invitations create a sense of anticipation. Think of all the time your own child spends looking at those invitations on your refrigerator.
- Great themed paper goods
- A cluster or two of latex balloons mixed with some fabulous Mylar themed balloons (be especially careful of latex balloons if you have very young children present)
- A fun themed centerpiece
- For the food – keep it simple: serve themed finger foods and sandwiches and fruit cut into shapes and for dessert serve a beautifully decorated themed birthday cake/ cupcakes.
- Four activities: a “doing” activity , a craft activity, a game activity, and to end the party, a chance to break the pinata. As the kids get older, the same activities work just make them more complex, and add a competitive/team component.