Today A Welcoming Hearth is partnering with Vistaprint to give you Four Tips For A Successful Kid's Party.
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Kids’ parties are a lot of fun – for the kids, that is. But for most parents they’re just one more thing to plan and prepare for. Taking the stress out of party planning is easy and organising the heart of the celebration can even make up half the fun, if you do it right. There are essentially four main elements to consider when organising a kid's party. If you get them right, you’re sure to run into fewer problems:
First things first, who are you going to invite to the party? Maybe the birthday boy or girl knows who he or she wants to invite, maybe not. Either way you will need to make up some birthday invitations. Choose your party invitations based on a theme - parties with themes are much more exciting - fairies, pirates, superheroes, princesses and animals just to name a few! Don’t worry if you can’t think of an original theme, the birthday boy or girl will have plenty of ideas. Not to mention there is such a wide range of kid’s party invitations available out there, you can get inspiration just by browsing them all!
Where you hold the party is an important consideration. You can have the party at home, where you will have more control over the food, games and activities but you’ll also have to keep a watchful eye on everyone. If the thought of catering to chaos is too much for you, there are plenty of party venues that allow you to kick back and relax, while an allocated host provides the entertainment – like the bowling alley, arcade, a fast food outlet or a rollerblading rink.
Games and social activities
If you’re determined to host the party at home, or simply want to save money you’ll need to think about what entertainment to provide. Classic party games like musical chairs, pass the parcel and bobbing for apples are great, but if you want something a little more different try treasure hunting, competitions with prizes or interactive video games. A themed piñata can also be a good idea, just be sure to place it outside in an area with plenty of room!
Opt for a range of party food that is both healthy and delicious. Mini sausage rolls and meat pies are classics but you can try other, healthier savoury options too. If you’re out of ideas, check the frozen food isle for inspiration. Finger food is a great alternative to a set menu and it’s much easier to prepare; mini quiches, beef canapés, cupcakes, crackers with dip, fairy bread and fruit kebabs are just some of the more fun options for you to consider. Of course, the most important food of the day is the cake. For something extra special why not go for a personalised birthday cake? There’s nothing quite as fun as blowing out candles from a cake with your name on it.
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