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Birthday Bash! Effective party planning tips and ideas

Birthday Bash! Effective party planning tips and ideas
June 17
12:43 2013

Planning your kid’s birthday bash can be daunting, especially if you are not a party planner. Worry not; you are not the only parent in the world, who is finding it difficult and worrisome to organize kid’s birthday parties. There are number of things that you have to take in to consideration like the venue, entertainment, menu, number of children to invite and most importantly the budget and by keeping all these things in mind, you can make it a fun activity.

Deciding how many children you should invite can be complex, especially if your kid is very social and friendly. However, inviting everyone in the birthday bash can prove heavy on your pocket. Therefore, you have to come up with ideas that will make everyone happy including your kid, his /her friends, and your wallet too. It is important to understand that arranging a great birthday party don’t requires a lot of expense or fanfare. The trick is to think about the activities that your child and his/her friends will like and then think of birthday party ideas that will include his/her interest.

Here are some ideas for planning great kid’s birthday parties without burning a hole in your pocket:

  • Plan a separate celebration at school: Schools generally allow cozy, simple, and short birthday celebrations, like kids are allowed to wear dresses other than uniforms, they can distribute chocolates or sweets to their friends to make their special day even more special. Moreover, you can ask your child’s teacher if you can plan something like this and send sweets with them to school for other kids in the class. This way you can avoid hosting a large, costly party at home.
  • Invite close friends: If your child wants to have a fun birthday bash with a few close friends then you can arrange a party at your home. You can discuss how many friends he or she would like to invite, depending on space and how much you are ready to spend, you can ask to cut down a few friends from the list of the invitees or add a few more. You can either plan something at your home for all of them or fund the party (a movie or pizza party).
  • Create birthday invites for the party on your own: Personalized birthday invitations not only look super cute and give a very personalized feel to the whole event, but it also gives your child a fun opportunity to get in touch with his/her creative side. You can assist your child, by finding some unique and interesting trends in birthday invitation cards, online. This will also help you spend some quality time with your sweetheart. It is a great way to save money too.
  • Make your own decorations: If you are looking for pocket friendly, creative and distinctive decorations for the birthday party then using kids’ art can best help you meet your requirements. You can use colorful sheets or papers, glue, glitter etc, to make interesting crafts that can serve as decoration for your kid’s birthday bash. You can easily find number of DIY craft ideas online that are simple, creative and turn out beautifully. You just have to follow step-by-step instructions to create gorgeous pieces of craft. You can use them along with crepe paper and balloons for the decoration.
  • Include fun games in the party: If you are looking for fun indoor games then musical chair or freeze dance contest can be great fun. On the other hand, for outdoor games obstacle course party or any other such game can help your kid and his/her friends have great fun. You can also try games like egg hunt.
  • Make the menu creative: Sandwiches to pizzas to pastas to tempting desserts, these all dishes are loved by kids. You can include few of these, and by changing the recipe a bit you can give usual dish a twist and surprise everybody at the party. You can find interesting recipes that are sure hit amongst kids over World Wide Web(URL to Food tab). But don’t be very experimental as kids are highly choosy when it comes to food and few extra calories are okay on birthdays, so don’t over emphasize on nutritional value of the menu.
  • Pick a simple yet interesting party theme: You and your child can mutually decide a fun and interesting party theme. Depending on the venue, you can easily come up with an interesting party theme. Some really unique and adventurous themes for kids birthday parties are: field day birthday party, crafts party, and museum scavenger hunt. Making it a DIY theme party will make the party more budgetary.

We hope you will find these kid’s birthday parties ideas helpful in planning a hit and successful birthday party for your kid that will make everyone happy including you, your kid and his/her friends.

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