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24 July 2010

Tips to Make your Party Awesome


Most people dread the thought of organising and hosting their children's party. They just want to get it over and done with. But that's not how it should be, you should be able to relax and enjoy your child's special day, so here are a few tips to, hopefully, make your party a success.
  • The first step in planning a birthday party is to sit down with your child and find out exactly what type of birthday party he or she wants. Then determine if your budget, your creativity, and your energy can deliver that type of birthday party. If not, scale down and do only was is feasibly possible.
  • It's natural enough to feel like you invite all your friends, family and everyone who's invited you to a party recently. However, the bigger the gathering, the more hectic and expensive it will be. Instead, limit yourself to a set number of guests, and stop yourself from inviting more at the last minute, and invite only those people you know will enjoy a few hours in a house full of children.
  • If you happen to be on a tight budget, why not get together with one or two other friends, whose children's birthdays are near your child's, and host a  joint-party. This works especially well for children under the age of four because they won't really care that the party isn't just for them. You'll save a lot of money by splitting the expenses between a few families. Sing "Happy Birthday" to each of them, and, to save even more money, have one big cake between them.
  • Food is often the centre piece of a good party, but that doesn't mean you have to serve a full meal. Cake, juice, some snack foods and ice-cream and jelly will keep the children happy.
  • Competitive games are enjoyable only for the people who win. A party should be fun... avoid tears by selecting games where everyone takes part and no one is out. Pass the Parcel, dancing competitions and getting the kids to join in with those action songs, like Y.M.C.A, Fast Food Song, Cha Cha Slide and The Music Man is a garanteed crowd pleaser.
  • Forget blowing up loads of balloons for kids; it'll be a waste of time and energy. I've been to hundreds of parties where the parents have stood for ages inflating balloons - and then the children arrive; with-in five minutes every balloon has been burst and all that's left is a mess for you, the party organisers, to clean up.
  • One of the biggest party-money-wasters is the over-priced plastic toys for party bags that get lost or thrown away in no time, so try something different. Buy large packs of art supplies such as glitter pens, stickers and stamps. Then break up the sets and give each child one of each.
  • And Finally, If you are booking a children's entertainer, try and get a recommendation from a friend or relative, search the web for reviews and make sure you get all their details (Phone numbers, address, email; a reputable and reliable entertainer will want all of these detail from you so that he can confirm the booking in writing). And make sure the entertainer you choose is CRB checked, fully insured and all his equipment is PAT tested.

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