Hosting a children’s party can be a terrifying prospect if you’ve never done it before. But once you’ve aced one party, you’re sorted for a lifetime. Party planning is all about getting the foundations right and from then on it should run smoothly. Keep reading for our top tips on hosting your first children’s party:
Choose a theme
Putting a theme in place is best to start with, mainly because it gives you something to plan around. If you and your child choose a theme which you are both happy with, you can get shopping for the perfect party items. Essentials such as paper plates, napkins and table cloths can be purchased from a UK wholesaler. When it comes to creating party bags for the children, you can purchase a large variety of toys from places which offer wholesale toys as you can get them for a discounted rate.
Hire a venue which caters
Picking a venue which offers catering onsite makes it a lot easier for you to focus on the other aspects of a party. Preparing lots of buffet food can be a stressful task. Choosing a catered venue allows the kids to pick what they want to eat while they are with their parents. This will allow any allergies to be dealt with in advance. Places such as bowling alleys and jungle gyms offer catered-for parties and you can still bring all your own decorations and cake. There’s also the option to provide snacks, as opposed to a full meal.
Pick the right time
The age of the children – as well as the day of the week it will be hosted on – will mandate what time you should host your party. Children’s parties are usually quite short, roughly around two hours. If it’s a party that requires a lot of running around, kids are more likely to get tired quickly. If you’re unsure what time to host your party, ask other parents and take note from other parties your child is invited to. Usually, weekend parties work best as you’re able to have them at whatever time of day without worrying about bedtimes.
The most important thing is that your child is having fun and as long as they are, you’ve done a great job. Things may not always go to plan, but people are unlikely to notice, especially if everyone is happy and having a good time. Nevertheless, ending the night with party bags is always exciting for the children. We wish you good luck with planning your first children’s party.