Planning a Children’s Party

The actual process of planning for the party is a process you need to be prepared for and we would definitely recommend doing it with someone else, to help you take the strain. First off make sure you have your house ready for an influx of little visitors. Tidy away any toys that are lying around – perfect if you have toy boxes that you can just throw any existing kid’s mess into. We would suggest working with someone to prepare the guest list, and look into any allergies with parents, likes or dislikes and which foods will go down a treat. It might be a good idea, if you are close to the other parents in your child’s school, to work with the parents of your child’s best friends. That way, you can divide and conquer and make sure you have all avenues covered.

Children’s Party Invitations

planning a children's partyNo party is a party unless there are people to party with. Whether you have food, drinks and presents, it still doesn’t become a party until all the other kids are there to set the mood. Depending on the occasion, you can decide how the invitations will be made and the message to be sent out. It is likely the parents will be the ones taking in the important bits of the invitation so that they know timings, where and if there is anything they need to prepare for their children. Cover the important information, but keep it fun!

planning a children's partyIt is a good idea to send out the invitations well in advance – at least a few weeks, so that the parents can plan and pencil it in to their diaries – the school term events all seem to take up a lot of time.

When planning the party guest list – consider the following:

– Invite your child’s close friends rather than everyone your kid knows

– Ensure that the party invites go to children who are as close to your child’s age as possible

– Determine the number of children being invited to the party based upon the age of your child. For example, younger children may find it more fun in smaller groups, whereas slightly older children may want lots of other children around.