A Mix of Games, Activities and Crafts for Your Next Kids Party
Most kids have a good idea of what they want and by allowing them to make
Once your children hit 3 and 4 years
Help for Kids Parties
kids will be able to help with invitations, costumes and maybe even
some of the food preparation. After sitting down with your child and
thinking about the theme, child party games, and cake, you will start
getting an idea of the type of party you want to have.
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Here’s some help..
Planning Makes Perfect
relatively small amount of time spent planning is invaluable and will
make the whole day more enjoyable for everyone involved. After all the idea is to have a fun and memorable day, not add grey hairs to your head!
More Kids Party Planning help if you are new to planning parties.
child doesn’t need the biggest party of the year, just a day full of
friends and fun.
If you feel a bit overwhelmed at the thought of having your first kids
party (like I was!) then just keep it small and don’t try to do too
After bouncing around some
party ideas with your child a few weeks before the big day, you have
three main possibilities for the style of party to throw. They are each
dependent on two key things; your energy levels and your budget.
- Home Party / Small Budget–
the child party games, food, music, cake and any other requirements are
provided by you. This style of party requires the most organisation but
probably gives the greatest sense of satisfaction when the day is over
(and the fact that everyone survives to tell the tale!!). It is
definitely worthwhile enlisting the help of older kids, partners or
other mums so that you don’t have to run around like a crazy person on
the day of the party trying to do everything by yourself.
- Home Party with Entertainment / Medium Budget–
you provide all of the above but bring in fairies, superheroes, farm
animals and the like, to provide the entertainment and child party
games. Bringing in entertainment takes a good amount of the organising
off your shoulders. This party allows you to enjoy yourself, take plenty
of photos or video, and keep everyone happy.
- Party Elsewhere / Big Budget–
great for those of us with brand new babies at home, or really hectic
schedules. This party is at a venue- a play center, fairy cave or
similar where parents drop off their kids for 1-2 hours who are then
involved in games and activities. There is no stress about having your
house tidy, coping with the organisation for the party or the masses of
little bodies on the day.