With many things to consider, throwing a party for your child’s birthday can be a stressful experience. Depending on the age of your child, what they like, and how much you can afford to spend, it’s important that you take all these factors into consideration beforehand.
While most children are easy to please, there is still a level of planning and preparation involved, so here are 5 tips on how to throw a successful kids party, helping to ensure your child has the ultimate birthday bash.
Create a Budget
Before you get planning your child’s party, it’s important that you create a budget. Working out what you can realistically afford to spend will avoid you getting into debt, so make sure that you spend within your means and are not tempted to splurge out for the sake of pleasing your child. Your kids don’t have any concept of money, especially before they hit their teens, so working out your finances beforehand is crucial. If you’re on a budget, there are lots of tips that can help you throw the ultimate birthday bash for your child.
Make a Guest List
Having a rough idea of how many children and parents will be attending your child’s party can help when it comes to picking a suitable location. If your child had their way, they would invite their whole class (and more!), but your budget may not stretch that far. It’s best to have a sit down with your child to work out who their best friends are, so you can avoid any tantrums and upset on their big day. If you want to keep the guest list down, you may want to consider hosting an all-boys or girls party.
Pick a Date
Once you have a figure in place on what you’re comfortable spending on your child’s birthday, the next step is to pick a date for the party. If your child’s birthday is lucky enough to fall in the summer holidays, you will have more freedom on what day you choose. Ideally, you would have the party on their actual birthday, but this may not always go your way. With many parents working Monday to Friday, it’s advised to pick a weekend day for your child’s party as you may not be able to get the time off work otherwise.
Book a Venue
If you would prefer not to hold your child’s birthday party at home, there are tons of venues across Cardiff that can be the perfect spot for the bash. Whether you choose an indoor play area, a children’s museum, or rent out a hall, popular locations can be booked up months in advance, so to avoid disappointment, it’s best to book sooner rather than later. If you want to cut down on costs, why not make it a joint party so that you can go halves with another parent?
Children love going on an adventure, so to arrive at the destination in style, why not consider hiring out a party bus? Party buses have become extremely popular over the years, with companies such as All Stretched Out who operate in Wales offering it as the perfect entertaining way to get from A to B. It’s best to contact a company like this in advance though so you can get a better idea of how much they charge for their services.
As parents, it’s inevitable that you will be tasked with creating and planning a child’s birthday party at some point down the line, so taking all the advice listed above on board can help make sure the occasion is one to remember.