Birthday parties are seen in a different lens when perceived through the eyes of a child. Their love for simple things is heartwarming. It compensates for all the stress you might go through in preparing for a great party. It is wise to discuss with your child what they want. Their ideas serve as a springboard for your preparations. Here is a rundown of the essential stuff.
Unique Cake, Anyone?
The pinnacle of a party for a child is the moment that they can blow the candles on their cake. There are beautiful custom-made cakes online that you can order. A unique one is an ice cream cake with all the mix-ins that children love. You can even customize the flavors of each layer. Think of bubble gum, mint, cookies and cream, and more. You also have free rein on what mix-ins to put in. There are fruits, chocolates, and candies on their selection. Your child and their guests will have a treat as they dig in.
A Theme Dear to the Child
The theme is the glue that will hold all things together. Since it is your child’s party, this area is for them to decide. Are they fond of a particular cartoon character? Or are they more of a dinosaur or a car enthusiast? Your decorations, such as streamers and party hats, will follow the chosen theme. The same goes for the party invites and favors. Your venue will be a reflection of this theme. Imagine your child’s eyes light up when they see the place transformed into their favorite world.
Loads of Entertainment
A party is a perfect time to bond with friends. Think of group games that everybody will enjoy. Think of ones with fewer props involved. These will be some items off your list. Do not forget the prizes for the winners, too.
Some opt for entertainers, such as magicians, clowns, or storytellers. Others have bouncy castles where children can let off their limitless energy. A quieter take is arts and crafts, such as face paints or fake tattoos.
Whatever activities you and your child choose, remember to include everybody. Also, safety is a priority for everyone.
Aside from providing fun and excitement, you must also fill the tummies of everyone. Children are attracted to colorful and aesthetically-pleasing food. But, remember to sneak in some nutritional value to the food you will prepare. To avoid waste, serve small portions only. Instruct them to have a second serving if they like. Remember to have some adult food for their parents and guardians as well. Refreshments should always be cold and replenished throughout the event.
Also, have the mealtime strategically placed in your program. You would not want guests to be too full when they take part in games. But, you would not want them going hungry, either.
This day and celebration will only happen once. Thus, it is imperative to capture special moments of this event. It is your prerogative to hire a professional or do it yourself. Make sure that the important parts are captured in film. One day, it will only be a memory. But your child will remember it with fondness as they look at pictures and watch videos of this day.
A birthday is a day of celebration and not of stress. Plan early. Ask for help if needed. But remember that all the hard work is for your precious child and that special smile on their face.