Your child’s birthday is an exciting and important day, and as parents, you want to make it a memorable and wonderful event. Whether you’re planning on having a large party with a number of friends and extended family, or a smaller affair with only those closest to your child invited, a little bit of planning will go a long way. You don’t have to spend a fortune or a ton of time to plan a great kids’ birthday party either. Here are a few tips to help you get started on planning a birthday party for your child that they will remember for a lifetime.
Consider Picking a Theme
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If your child has a special interest or favorite TV show or book character, consider making your party a themed one. This can make planning the partier easier in some ways, as you have a set of options to choose from right away. You can often find printables and ideas on just about any theme online, including cakes for any subject or character. If your child doesn’t have any special interests, though, don’t feel obligated to pick a theme.
Choose Fun Decorations
Whether or not you choose a theme, decorations can make or break your kids’ party. Look for fun lighting to really brighten the mood. For example, try decorating your space with remote control paper lantern lights from a fun retailer like Fortune Products. Kids’ smiles will light up when they see the dancing lights at the birthday party.
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Offer Kid-Friendly Snacks
A child’s birthday party is not the time to try out fancy new cuisine. Stick to something super easy and child-friendly like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a veggie platter, or fruit salad. Offer water instead of soda or fruit juices, which are full of sugar. Of course, you’ll still have sugar at your party, in the form of the birthday cake. One good idea to make the party even easier is to offer birthday cupcakes instead of a traditional cake so that no one needs to be in charge of cutting and serving the cake.
Plan Some Fun Games
When it comes to kids’ birthday games, the classics are the best. Get a pinata for the best effect. Other options include hide and seek, tag, and relay races. Also, offer a craft for fun the kids can take home.
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