A kid’s party has become a rite of passage for young parents. Every kid must go through at least one kids' party experience during primary school. The expectation is that each child will invite every other child from their class or playgroup. That adds up to a lot of parties for such little people. Nevertheless, you can either throw a party or risk losing face among the PTA parents. This list will give you kids party planning ideas to help you plan a party and even gives a few cheaper alternatives to help keep those often-exorbitant costs down.Take the stress out of planning a kid's party with these fun ideas! Click To Tweet
Birthday Party Entertainment
There are several options for entertainment at any kid’s party. Mix and match one or two of these, or go all-out and put on a show, depending on your budget.
There is one item your kids will expect at their party. Hiring kids bounce houses is a surefire way to keep everyone happy. Entertain the kids with some bouncing while the adults watch from a safe distance.
Depending on the type of children you have, you may wish to hire an entertainer. Most kids like clowns, but some find them scary. You might decide to hire a glitter tattoo artist, a magician, or a balloon artist instead.
The Photo Booth
Fun photo booths are big right now. You can set one up at the party with a polaroid camera and props, which will take care of itself. Don’t like photos? What about karaoke?
Can’t afford to splurge on a big party this year? You’re not alone. The cost-of-living increase is affecting us all. Try having a slumber party this year instead. Invite your kid’s nearest and dearest, rent out a movie, and feed them full of popcorn.
Places to Have a Birthday Party
Picking the location of your kid’s party is always tricky.
You could opt for a party in your local green space, but you may need permission from the local authorities to do this. You can have your party at a local soft play or adventure playground. There's also the option of renting out a local space from your recreation center.
Of course, you can have the party at home in your own yard to keep costs down too.
Kids Party Food Ideas
The last aspect of planning a kid’s party is the food. Now, if you rent from a soft play or an adventure playground, they may have their own food. This adds to the cost but gives you an all-in-one solution. Expect the food to be pizza and ice cream and not much more than that.
However, if you want to do the kids’ party food yourself, you can save a packet and put lots of creativity into it.
Here are some suggestions for kid’s party food that always goes down a treat:
- Sausage rolls – easy to buy, heat, and portion
- Sandwiches – all varieties, include a vegan option
- Fruit kebabs
- Chips and dip
- Tiny pizzas and garlic bread
- Marshmallow top hats
- Fizzy and flat juice
- Pick and mix station
- Chocolate crispy cakes
- And any kind of candy
If you get a good mix of healthy and unhealthy snacks, you can impress both the kids and their parents. Who knows? Your party might be successful enough to be the party of the year.