The annual arrival of a child’s birthday party is often a source of dread for parents and families. Especially once your child is school age and has a lot of party experience to measure success by. Not to mention their friends, who can be incredibly critical even at a young age. So what do you do? Well, as an award winning children’s entertainer, Mr Stix and the team have been invited to a vast number of children’s parties. As a result, we have produced this guide to throwing the perfect children’s party.
The first part of throwing the perfect children’s party is to plan the entertainment. Whether its party games or a party disco, children of any age need entertainment. After all, once they get bored, that’s when they start to misbehave. Plan to keep the children entertained for the duration of your party with age appropriate activities and games, and even throw in some quieter activities for children that may be feeling overwhelmed. This way you’ll cater to all the children in the group. Of course, the best solution to your entertainment issue would be to hire a professional children’s entertainer, just like Mr Stix!
The guest list
Once the entertainment is sorted, its time to think about the guest list. While it can be tempting to invite everyone you know to your children’s party, is it really necessary?
For example, if your child is part of a children’s group or club, it can be tempting to invite one or two of the children from there. But these children will then end up at a party where they only know you and your child, and their own parents or guardians. That’s probably not going to be much fun for them and could lead to tears.
Alternatively, inviting too many children can also be overwhelming for your own child who might not enjoy being the centre of quite so much attention.
Ultimately, instead of handing out invites to everyone, being more selective will not only save you money, but could prevent issues on the big day itself.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Mr Stix.