If there is one day of the year your child really looks forward to, it would be their birthday. While Christmas is special as well for some children, it isn’t a day that is all their own, but birthdays are something else altogether. It is a day when friends and family come to celebrate them, whereas, other holidays are family days. If you want to make this the best birthday party EVER for your child, here are some tips to making that happen. It’s all about THEM.
Theme Before Location
Does your child have a special cartoon or fairytale character they absolutely love? Perhaps it’s Paw Patrol or fireman sam for toddlers, and for older children, it could be anything from the Frozen characters to the currently trending superheroes, but the theme is your first priority. No matter what they love to do or watch, this is the place to start when choosing a theme. Maybe they want to be a fireman, a policeman or even a zookeeper. The theme must be your first consideration because everything else will depend on it.
Guest List and Location
So then, your child loves the zoo and would like to work with animals one day. While you might not have a zoo in your area where you could host a birthday party, you might be able to have a backyard event where you could book a local petting farm to bring small critters to delight the kids. Once you have a theme, let your imagination run wild and soon you’ll find the perfect venue for giving your birthday boy or girl the best party ever.
Unique and Special Party Invitations
Once the theme and location are solidified, it’s time to get those invitations out. Have you checked out Adobe Spark? Here, you can create customized invitations in keeping with the theme which will be so different from any invitation the guests have probably ever received. A picture of your child on the invitation is always a nice touch, so have one ready when you begin creating. Also, you can choose to print and mail or use digital invitations on social pages or through email. It’s amazing just how creative you can get, so why settle for Hallmark?
One bit of advice which may have slipped your mind is that kids quickly tire of most activities. Even if you’ve planned entertainment like clowns, mobile petting zoos, and perhaps even bubble jump inflatables, remember, kids have very short attention spans. Here’s where you’ll probably need help from family, friends and perhaps other mums from the guest list. Have more than enough activities planned because you never know when one might go awry. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get to all of them! Just remember to plan the main event as early on as possible. Some kids leave early, and you don’t want them to miss the main attraction!
What tips would you share to make sure the kids birthday goes off without a hitch?