perfect kid's birthday parties
Every mom wants
the perfect party for their child when it comes to birthdays.
But seldom are they pulled off as well as is envisioned. So
here are some tips to help you figure out how to host the
best birthday party ever, while keeping your sanity!
Usually simple parties are the best, both because there are
less things to go wrong and because it is less stressful for
both you and the birthday boy or girl. Don't go overboard
or to extravagant, especially when a simpler party planned
well will turn out even better.
Too many guests
Don't invite too many people. For kids, you should plan to
have about as many as their age, and up to half the amount
more. So a six year old could have six to nine guests while
an eight year old could have eight to twelve. And don't forget
that if it is a sleepover party, a good number is about half
their age... so a 8 year old could handle about four sleepover
Just because you want your eight year old to have a princess
party doesn't mean that is what your eight year old actually
wants. Include your child in the planning, particularly the
theme, so you know they will be happy with what you choose!
Yes, a three hour birthday party seems like a long time,
but parents will be arriving for pick up before you know it.
Make sure you have a set schedule (pizza at four, cake at
four thirty) so if you fall behind you can help get it back
Make sure your child knows what kind of behavior you are expecting,
because sometimes kids feel that because it is their birthday
that exceptions apply. Be sure to lay out ground rules to
the kids when they arrive so that when issues arise, they
will be aware of what is and isn't acceptable behaviour.
Does your sister-in-law expect that her daughter be invited,
even though your own daughter barely knows her? It can be
easier to host two parties, one for your child's friends and
another for family members, so that there aren't any issues
that arise from family members expecting an invite to your
child's school friends party.
You can definitely
have a perfect birthday party, but some planning and foresight
can definitely help make a so-so party into a fantastic one.