Your kid's birthday is something you need to celebrate to the fullest. After all, you love that little one so much that you need to make sure they have a lot of fun. Unfortunately, those that do not have any experience in organising birthday parties might have difficulties in coming up with a plan. So, if you want to give your child the time of their life, regardless of their age, this article should give you some ideas on how to throw a birthday party for your kid that they will never forget – well, at least until their next birthday.
Choosing the Place
Before beginning to plan the birthday party for your kid, you will need to determine exactly where it will take place. Do you want to have it at your own home, or are you planning to take the kids to a venue? Think about the number of children and overall guests that you are looking to bring into the party, or how you wish your children to enjoy their great time.
For example, if you are organising a birthday party outdoors and you have a large backyard, then you can choose to celebrate at home instead. This can also help you save money, as you will no longer have to pay for the venue. However, if the house is small and you don’t have too much space for the kids to run around, then a venue might be a better option. You can often find the provided activities on their website.
You also need to keep the food in mind. There many catering companies in Singapore that can deliver food for a kid's birthday. Just make sure to get a few quotes first. However, if you go for a venue, you won’t have to worry about that, as they will handle the food themselves.
Moreover, if you go to a children's venue, the chances are that you will have all the party games and activities the kids will enjoy. They will have a play area, musical chairs, special games, and multiple other things that they might like to do. You can buy all these by yourself indeed, but it might go beyond your budget. When you are renting a venue, you are also renting the equipment, allowing the kids to experience a good time without over spending.
Choose the Theme
Every kid's birthday party should have a theme. Maybe your child loves Spiderman, comic books, or maybe he/she is a diehard Harry Potter fan. In that case, you should consider turning it into a themed birthday party. Your kid will love it when they see their passion come to life and will certainly have a lot of fun on that day. Plus, once you have the theme in mind, it should be easier for you to come up with the activities.
Before you decide on the theme, you should keep the other kids (their friends) in mind as well. Indeed, your child has the final say in the theme, but you need to make sure other kids will also have fun there. All the party decorations that you make will need to be related to that theme.
Preparing Foods and Drinks
Obviously, there is no birthday party without food and drinks. It’s your kid’s party, so you have to bring out their favorite foods and snacks. You might be tempted to order some fancy dishes, but between fancy caviar appetizers and pizza slices, kids will always choose the pizza. They’re kids, after all. Make sure there are a lot of snacks and drinks too because no kid is going to stay put at a party for a full-course meal. They’ll likely snack between play breaks.
There is no kids’ birthday party without piling on the sweet treats. Ice cream is a must. Also, let’s not forget the cake: this is something that every child expects and kids love chocolate cake. If your kid's birthday party has a certain theme, then you might want to make the cake in that theme as well. Nowadays, you can easily order one from a baking website.
Last but not least, try to make some goody bags for the kids' party. Let them have a good memory when they go back home. It doesn’t really matter what you put in it; kids are happy when they just get something. Therefore, they are just as happy to receive some new colored chalk or some candy as they are when they get a t-shirt. You don’t need to go overboard with the goody bag. With that in mind, don’t forget to make goody bags for your kids as well, not only their friends.
Arranging the Activities
Kids can be easily entertained at a party – but just as long as you give them things to do. In this case, you need to make sure that you add some entertaining activities to the mix. Musical chairs are a great addition, but you might want to consider adding other activities as well. Hiring an entertainer, com book coloring, bubble contests, playing with toys, throw pillow fights, freeze dancing, or crafts stations are great for every kids’ birthday party.
Try planning these party activities over short periods (about 10-15 minutes), and a higher number of activities, because you know how easily bored things can get. Also, you may want to embrace free activities such as duck-duck-goose, three-legged races, keep up the balloon, throw the ball, Simon says, charades, or any other similar activity.
A birthday party does not have to be expensive to be fun. You can even find many fun games on various websites. You might even get help from the other parents to organize some special related activities or to get a good suggestion for a game.
Make the Birthday Party Enjoyable for Parents Too
Kids should have fun at a party, as they are the main guests here – but if the kids are there, the chances are that at least one of the parents will be accompanying them to the event as well. And who says they just have to stand by and watch? Offer them some fun too.
So, you might want to make the kids’ birthday party enjoyable for the parents as well. Include food and drinks that parents might like as well – and don’t forget to create guest spaces for them. Order a different cake for them to enjoy like a durian cake. This way, the parents would get a chance to mingle as well. Contact them by phone and discuss the matter with them beforehand so that you have everything planned.
The Bottom Line
Kids are easily entertained at a party, so as long as you bring out the right activities, delicious snacks, and keep the sweets around, they are bound to have fun. Organising birthday parties might take some work, but when you see the smile on your kid’s face, you’ll realize that it was completely worth it. Hopefully, you found our ideas useful.