Your child’s birthday is an occasion you should not ignore. Try and you’ll have your toddler crying. It happens once a year, and with other parents splurging on their children’s birthday party, your little one will feel left out if they don’t have a celebration to brag about.
Now, don’t think it’s just about planning something fun. You’ll want to please the celebrant, the guests, and the guests’ parents if you want to feel fulfilled. Here are some hacks to help:
Go for Gender Neutral Themes:
Think prince and princess themes are all you can choose from? Gender neutral events are actually preferred these days, with themes ranging from glamping to construction to unicorns. Tone down or go big on colors depending on your child’s interests or preferences.
You can also go for something unique, such as a renting a venue that can accommodate a kids’ bowling party. Venues like Edison’s Entertainment Complex could provide the environment and fun your guests are looking for.
Mind the Value of Your Party Bags
One mother was surprised to hear of a guest’s mom returning the party bag from her daughter’s birthday. The reason? It was too generous. The mother, who was fulfilling her daughter’s wish of just a sleepover with a handful of friends thought she could splurge a bit on the party bags. She didn’t spend much on the party itself, so she didn’t mind the cost, but apparently, one mother was not appreciative. Keep this in mind to avoid being labeled as “the parent who tries too hard”.
Watch Out for Allergies
When inviting children over for a birthday party, you should consider their food requirements and limitations. Don’t think you can get away with just remembering one allergen. You’ll never know how many guests are allergic to peanuts, seafood, and eggs. Go for ingredients that are safe to eat even for those with multiple allergies. It’s better to be safe than to endanger a child’s life.
With more options and plenty of things to consider, you may think planning a child’s birthday party is too stressful. At the end of the day, you’re planning it for your beloved child, so make sure everyone will enjoy it.