A birthday is a special event in the life of a child. So, parents should try to make it memorable and exciting. Here is the checklist that you need to consider before throwing a party.
Decide the Venue
When you are planning for the party, the first thing that you need to think about is the venue. The space you zero upon plays a very important role. There are a lot of options available in the market. For example, for working woman, Mc Donald could be the best bet because it is cost-effective and is a hot favorite among the kids. The only downside of such a party is you don’t always get to do theme parties, at some of their venues. You have to adhere to their standard decoration.
Parties at home are a better option if you want to add a special touch. You can organize the games, set the dance floor and engage the children with different activities.
If you have a high budget, you can plan for an open- air party. You can organize different camps for the children to make it engaging, for example, you can add art and craft counter, candy shop, table games, bouncy castle and host of other things depending upon the age of the kids.
Food that needs to be served
Bhavna Jasra, mom of Tia, six believes that when it comes to food cake, plays an important role. Each kilo of the cake would cost you a thousand bucks depending upon from where you order from. Five Kilo cake from a high- end baker could cost you around Rs 5,000-Rs 6,000. So, it is important to create a list of people beforehand. Noodles, sandwiches, pizza, dosa, idli, stir- fried chicken, pasta, veggies can be served as snacks
Create the right ambiance
The younger kids like theme based parties like Barbie Dolls or Disney characters. But the older children are not fond of such kiddie party because they don’t resonate with such characters. They want to feel like a grown up. So, you can throw a party at a place that is unusual, provided it fits well into your budget.
The popular birthday themes are
- Girls- Barbie Doll, Little Mermaid, Power Puff and Hannah Montana
- Boys- Ben 10, Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Pirates of Carribean
- General themes- Mickey Mouse, Tweety, Secret Island, Rock Band, High school Music, Carnival
These days’ the kids are not interested in brick and mortar magic shows so it is important to plan the activities that your child can be part of, like a puppet show and animal show which includes talking birds, dogs, etc.
Another handy tip to make the birthday party more interesting is to add professional comperes to the show. They will help the children to play the games and make it more engaging.
Now, that you have a fair idea about the venue and snacks that you can offer to the kids, next is the return gifts. The age-appropriate gifts should be given. For example, for kids from 0-18 years, you can buy mini guitars, for the older boys dart balls and mini basket- balls and for the older girls picture frames.
In the end, we would like to conclude that kids value their birthday more, hence try to make it huge.
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