Parties are a time for celebrating a special occasion with your loved ones, whether it’s a birthday, graduation, or even an anniversary party. Even though most parties have the same necessary planning, the approach can be quite different.
Children’s parties can seem very fun and easy to plan for some parents, while for others it might seem daunting and hectic. But they don’t need to be; make it a fun planning experience by involving your child with the preparations.
Below are 5 fun things your child can do to help with planning a party.
1. Decide on a Theme
When you’re planning for children, you obviously need to ask these children what they want and like, or are interested in. After all, this party is for them.
Involve your child in choosing the theme they would like and how they think they can apply it; you can also offer suggestions and options of your own. Go on a shopping trip with your child and choose the best theme designs that will suit your party.
2. Design the Invitations and Decorations
Nothing says a kid birthday like kiddie decorations. And what better way to establish that than involving your child to design it themselves. You can ask them to create the invitations according to your theme and provide them with all the artwork they need.
They can also design something to be digitally printed on custom balloons; many stores now offer customized party balloons that will display your child’s artwork proudly at your party. Your child can also help make the decorations, party hats, table settings, and name tags.
3. Help Make Treats
No birthday is complete without the treats! Let your children help you make the cake; you can even choose a ‘surprise candy’ cake and let them pour the candy in the middle.
You can also create a cupcake decorating station that has colored frosting, a variety of sprinkles, and chocolate chips and let them make their own cupcakes for their friends and your guests. They can also help plan sweet skewers that have fruit and marshmallows or any kid-friendly dessert.
4. Make the Goodie Bags
Goodie bags are the best part for any guest. Decide with your child what should be given to their guests in these goodie bags first, then go out shopping together and buy them in bulk.
Choose a lovely gift bag that your child helped pick out, and if it’s plain, let them color it. Align all the toys, candy, mini-gifts on your kitchen/dining table, and assemble it with your child in each bag. Play some background music for fun!
5. Let the Games Begin!
Any party needs fun games to keep it interesting, especially if it’s a kid’s party. Involve your child in your decision-making process and ask them what they think they should include in the party. Consider also creating a scavenger hunt and let your child help in choosing the hiding places.
Children’s parties don’t have to be stressful or even expensive; with a few tips and tricks, you can easily plan a stress-free party. Allowing them to help will boost their confidence, independence, and motivation level. It’s also a great way to make memories!