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How to Throw a Birthday Party Your Child Will Never Forget

Everyone who has watched “The Office” probably remembers the Party Planning Committee and their efforts to throw memorable parties, which often turned into disastrous events. In most cases the reason was less related to money than to their ideas. While money can go a long way in creating a memorable event, it’s still ideas that make everyone remember a party for a long time. So, if your kid is eagerly looking forward to their next birthday party, take a look at the following tips that should help you create a unique and memorable event.

Consider the number of guests

Unfortunately, we can’t tell you what number is good when it comes to the number of guests. It depends on the venue where you’re organising the party and the age of your kid. If you want your party to be successful, you have to remember that if you have too many guests, many kids will find it overwhelming to handle so many new friends. As a result, they become irritable and can easily ruin the whole experience. For example, toddlers best work and socialize in pairs, which is why it’s good to have an even number of guests at your party.

Hidden prizes

There is a little trick that should help you make everyone happy and put them into a party mood as soon as they walk through the door. Make a dough for cupcakes, but before you pour them into the forms, place a small present or prize at the bottom of the form. Welcome the guests with a tray full of cupcakes, but make sure they know there is a prize inside, because you don’t want them to swallow it. If you play your cards right, the guests will be amazed at both your creativity and baking skills.

Fun party bags

It’s usually small things that party-goers remember. You don’t have to break the bank for an amazing party bag filled with chocolate, sweets, balloons or bubble-blowers. Alternatively, you can opt for a more educational content and include pocketbooks. This trick is often used by organisers of successful corporate kids events, who need to entertain kids at a large-scale event. Remember that every kid likes getting presents, even when it’s not their birthday and make sure everyone takes home something. That will make them remember the party for a really long time.

Temporary tattoos

Most kids love tattoos, although their parents may be completely against them. Still, you can treat your young guests with a tattoo that will only last a day or even less. Place a bowl of temporary tattoos next to the tray of cupcakes at the entrance and allow each kid to pick one or two. It’s great to have a mirror somewhere near, so that they can immediately check out their tattooed arm or shoulder. Since you’ll probably have both boys and girls at the party, make sure they have a wide enough selection off tattoos available: from skulls and knights to hearts, kitties and unicorns.

Have something adult-friendly

If you really want your party to be great for everyone, you have to think about entertaining the adults, too. Remember that some parents simply dread kids’ birthday parties because they have to work hard around their schedules and spend at least a couple of hours at the party. A mimosa bar is a good start if you want to make adults happy. Or, if there is an important game on TV, make sure they have a room where they can watch it, far from the kids.

Karaoke

This is an activity equally enjoyed by kids and adults. It’s really fun to have kids and their parents singing along to the most popular tunes, but make sure they are simple enough. You can even organise a contest and determine the winner by the number of votes. Another idea is to have kids perform with their parents. That would help them bond even more and surely lead to unforgettable memories.

Great parties don’t need to be too elaborate. On the contrary, it’s often a small trick or surprise that will turn a boring party into an unforgettable bash. However, to make it happen, you need to know what your guests like and include it in the party. Since most kids love parties and can have great time just by being with their friends, you really don’t need much more than a simple, yet unique idea or feature to make a memorable event.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.

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