Although children look forward to birthday parties weeks in advance, for the adults organising the bash, it can be quite a stressful experience. Your toddler may have a clear idea of what they’d like to see and do, but making it happen in real life, and within a sensible budget, can be difficult. Here are a few tips for creating a unique and enjoyable day that will be remembered for all the right reasons!
What to wear
Kids love to dress up. From minions to fairies, superheroes to dinosaurs, there’s often plenty of enthusiasm for trying out a special costume! Instead of buying an outfit, why not adapt some of their existing clothes to create a comfy and fun new look? Leggings can double up as pirate trousers, whilst a favourite dress from the Tuta Kids range can become a fabulous gown for a beautiful princess.
Where to hold it
If you’re brave enough to centre your children’s celebrations at home, then use balloons, themed table decorations and banners to set the mood. For more outward-bound families, the local park or picnic area can easily double up as an open-air party venue.
How about the entertainment?
Unless you’re willing to steer ten or 15 excited children through traditional games, such as musical bumps, duck duck goose, or pin the tail on the donkey, you may want to consider a professional entertainer. This can be a magician, a performer who impersonates a well-known fictional character, or someone more hands-on, such as a face painter.
What will they eat?
Most children prefer simple food as opposed to more elaborate dishes; moreover, in all the excitement, most of the guests probably won’t eat too much anyway. Keep it simple with sandwiches, crisps and cakes, but don’t forget that timeless party treat: jelly and ice cream!