If you are faced with planning a party for your child the choices can be pretty overwhelming. Make the entire process that little bit easier with these 6 great (and easy-to-follow) tips, and the result will be an exciting event where everyone, from adults to tiny guests has a fabulous time.
- Keep things Simple
It’s always tempting to go overboard when it comes to decorations and the most innovative foods – and schedule long hours of entertainment. keep in mind your primary audience – simplicity is key.
A great party will have a structure, and fun activities, be easy to manage – and be shorter, rather than longer in duration. As they often say in show business ‘leave them wanting more’.
- Ensure that everything is Age-Appropriate
Kids sometimes can have short attention spans. The key to a successful party is to keep them engaged. Make sure that your planned activities are age-appropriate. Don’t make activities too complex for the very young – and keep that menu simple (kids don’t do well with the unfamiliar).
Here are some great party templates that take into account the preferences across age groups.
- Keep the kids Captivated from the Moment they Arrive
An ‘arrival activity’ is great – the fun starts as soon as they arrive. Age-appropriate creative projects involving artistic creation are ideal. Provide some Christmas themed toys and necklaces that light up. To keep kids engaged it’s a wonderful rule-of-thumb to ensure that there is a new activity once every 15 minutes (or thereabout).
- Book some Entertainment
A professional party entertainer adds a whole lot of fun to the day. They have experience in dealing with children of a variety of ages – and know what keeps them engaged and smiling. The experiences they create make for a memorable party where everyone enjoys themselves – and that means that you, as the organizer can take a breather to simply enjoy the festivities.
- Make use of the Great Outdoors
New York City is one of the most fabulous places on earth for numerous reasons – and one of these is the great open public spaces and parks. Hosting a kiddie’s party at the park can be a great idea.
Residents in NYC are lucky enough to have a huge number of parks to choose from. there (of course) Central Park, Carl Schurz Park, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park – and the list goes on and on. Simply click here to find the parks that are close to you.
- Have Fun!
It’s a day for the kids – but always remember that it’s also our day – get out there and let your hair down, and have some fun. You are going to be an important part of setting the tone – kids and parents will take their cue from you. If you have fun – so will they.
So relax, and eat lots of cake. If it’s hot, serve up some ice cream. Forget the calories and indulge yourself. You deserve every moment.