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8 Tips For Hosting An Unforgettable Kid’s Party

8 Tips For Hosting An Unforgettable Kid’s Party

Our summers are full of one unforgettable kid’s party after another.  Whether it’s our own kid’s birthdays, or their friends, we are busy, busy, busy with parties.  Planning a kid’s party can be a tad overwhelming.
These 8 tips will help make the process a bit smoother.

8 Tips for planning an unforgettable kids party

1 ~ Choose a fun theme. Look at your child and determine exactly what makes them the most happy at this moment. Run with it…even if it’s something completely random…like balloons!

Tips for planning an unforgettable kids party - Choose a great theme
2 ~ Plan ahead. Start your pinterest board, Trello card, or hand written list.  There is no wrong way to do this.  Brain storm all the ideas that you would love to do. Don’t focus on any limitations…just become inspired. The sooner you do this, the more time you will be able to turn your inspiration into reality.

8 Tips for planning an unforgettable kids party - Start planning early
3 ~ Start shopping as soon as you figure out your theme. Catch things when they are on sale or clearance. Spending a few dollars every week can help spread your budget out and make the final party less painful.  I was buying tiaras and wands out of the Target dollar bins for months before Little Miss’ party.  I had no idea what I was going to do with them…but I knew that I needed them.

Tips for planning an unforgettable kids party. Stock up early
4 ~ Plan a kid friendly menu. What are their favorite foods? What are they pushing away right now?  Corn on the cob is always a favorite…but don’t serve it if the entire guest list is missing their two front teeth!

Tips for planning an unforgettable kids party - Kid friendly food.

5 ~ Get organized. Create a list with three categories: To Do, To Buy, & Menu. Then start thinking about each part of your party and list anything that is necessary in the three categories.  I usually do this step twice.  Once about a month out, and the second time the weekend before.

Tips for planning an unforgettable kids party - Start a list

 

6 ~ If you’re crafting…start early. This is one that I really need to work on. I am the queen of procrastination. But the earlier you start cutting cute monsters out of paper, the more likely you will actually do it. Otherwise you’ll end up spending more money at the party supply store.

Tips for planning an unforgettable kids party - Give yourself time to craft!
7 ~ Choose decorations that are interactive. For the princess party, we had wands and crowns everywhere. For the Minecraft party, the decorations became part of the activity.

Tips for planning an unforgettable kids party - Interactive decorations.
8 ~ Make a crazy fun activity. This should be your main focus.  At the end of the day, your kids are not going to remember what color flowers they had on their table…but they will remember the feeling of conquering the Hashi, having a video game come to life, or playing dress up in an actual castle.

Tips for planning an unforgettable kids party - Make the activity unforgettable!

If you’re looking for some extra party inspiration, check out our party archives!

What are some of your sanity saving tips?  Share them in the comments!

Party On!

 

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Shelah

Thursday 13th of August 2015

What fabulous party time ideas. I really like the balloon flower and the video come to life. How fun!

Kate

Friday 14th of August 2015

Thank you! We love coming up with fun ideas that you can't buy at Party City.

Meagan

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

Such great tips! I always have a hard time with planning ahead and getting organized. Sometimes I have brilliant ideas that come to me last minute and I always find myself scrambling. It's not fun! This year I'm determined to do better. I'll save this for later!

Kate

Friday 14th of August 2015

Thanks! I find that starting a Pinterest board really early helps with the planning ahead part. That way it's in the back of your head before you realize that it has snuck up on you.

Melissa

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

I always start early, that way I can find great deals on decorations and tableware. Great tips!

Kate

Friday 14th of August 2015

Thanks! I cant believe how much I save by shopping early.