The Guide to Easy & Perfect Kids PartiesPosted by: Jodie | Posted on: June 3, 2014
The perfect kid’s party is any party full of fun and laughter with NO tears.
The scariest thing about kids parties is watching a mob of kids snowball out of control, high on party food with nothing to do. The Key to enjoying a kid’s party for the Kids and their grownups alike is keeping the kids busy with Entertainment.
Kids just want to have fun.
Homemade party games are easy and fun. Each one will fill in between 15minutes and half an hour. Freeze dance, pass the parcel, limbo, I make pinatas too, round ones the kids can kick so no stick required. Any form of pin the tail on the donkey, I have done put the button on the robot and stick the buffers on the train too. Instead of having lollies out with the party food I carry a basket of lollies with me to encourage participation, everyone who plays gets to choose a lolly from the basket. Homemade obstacle course in the back yard and a stop watch will use up some of that party energy, and a treasure hunt uses up extra time.
Of course you don’t have to do the entertaining yourself. There are many companies that can provide tailor made entertainment for your birthday boy or girl and all their friends. Everything from Fairy’s, Princesses, Magicians, Pirates, Superheros, Animal farms, whatever you want, have room for and are willing to pay for. Some are really cost affective if they do the party bags and everything. If you have the room for it in the backyard big bouncy jumping castles will entertain everyone, keep them outside and wear them out. If you’re lucky your own kids will get extra time to jump before and after the party too. Woohoo… Try Jumping Castle Hire Caboolture if you are local, they have some great themed castles.
Only plan the Party for as long as you can entertain your guests. And put both the start and end times on the party invitation so everyone knows when to go home. For morning or afternoon tea parties with homemade entertainment 2 hours is plenty. You only need half an hour for arrivals and a snack. Play, Play, Play, than half an hour for Cake and party bag goodbyes. If you’re lucky they might spend half an hour opening gifts if they didn’t already rip them open on arrival. Weather the party is at a party venue, at home, at the park, at the pool that’s all you need to plan for. Food, cake, and Fun, Fun, Fun.
Be kind to yourself in the planning too. If you don’t like those noisy blowers, don’t buy them. If you don’t like cleaning up silly slime, don’t put it in the party bags. Bubbles, plastic animals, pencils, novelty erases and so many more quiet non sticky alternatives are available.
Don’t stress about having the perfect party planed. Plan a perfectly fun, easy party. You can’t make a party fun with perfect, but you can make a party perfect with fun. After all parties are just for fun.
For further reference check out inflatable castles on Wikipedia