In this day and age, birthday parties are not what they used to be. It is no longer about a few balloons, cake, and candy. Nowadays, it involves gorgeous balloon arches, themed pedestals, a perfect backdrop, fabulous desert tables with sequins, and cartoon-themed birthdays. It is a whole new ball game.
So, what is the best way? What is the best way to organize a fancy birthday for your kid that they will never forget? And at the same time, keeping things fancy and trendy.
Here are some tips that will help plan a fancy kid’s party:
- Consider the age of your kid
When preparing for a kid’s fancy birthdays, their age is essential to the plans made. As a parent, you take the lead and organize it, but it is vital to incorporate the suggestions and accommodate their thoughts in the planning. A toddler cannot say what they want, but a ten-year-old is in a better position to share their expectations. This is key to preventing the kid from being disappointed.
- Check your budget
Having a budget in place before starting the planning is critical. Considering that it will be a fancy kid’s birthday, the budget will be huge. Attention to detail is key. And having a budget is the only way of ensuring that, as a parent, you get value for what you are paying for.
- Select a theme
When planning the party, you will need to choose a theme for the party depending on the age of the kid. Kids between the ages of 1-6 years would easily relate to the theme of a ‘Cocomelon’; therefore, getting decorations for such a party would be easy. As for older kids, the themes would need to be customized depending on what they want.
- Select a date and time
It is essential to plan the fancy birthday event early to fit in parents’ busy schedules, school days, and other activities that people have with their families. Kids would want all their friends to be present. The first thing to do would be to set a date two months in advance and send the invitations early.
How long parties last depend on the age of the kids. However, they should last about two hours, especially for toddlers, to prevent boredom and tantrums. Setting time will also allow parents to plan their kids.
- Guest list
The kid’s age will determine if they invite the whole class or a few selected kids from their class. Also, as a parent, you need to decide if the parents will be at the party or if they will only drop their kids off and run. A clear guest list will help plan other critical components of the fancy birthday.
- Foods and snacks
The time set for the fancy kid’s party will determine the food and snacks served. Overall, the kids will need to eat to avoid being grumpy. However, it is vital to know if any kids have allergic reactions to prevent emergency cases. The best way to plan for this would be to get a catering company to ensure all runs smoothly.
Choosing the perfect venue for a fancy party is critical. The kids need space to run around and have fun. Holding a party at home is good, but it comes with its mess, like tidying up to do later. Hiring a venue is the best way for all you will need to do is delegate duties per your expectations.
Planning for a fancy kid’s party can be hectic, but when you see your kid happy, that is all that matters!