Parenting isn’t a smooth ride. And let’s admit we all learn gradually about it. With all the passing years, you continually get to know how to throw a perfect birthday party for your little sparkle with a little help from your family and party tent rentals.
A birthday party for a toddler or a preschooler is entirely different from an adult birthday party. And so, you need to plan it from a different perspective. But, there’s no need to panic if you’re new to it or you got issues to fix. You can still educate yourself with the experience of others.
I have been to multiple birthday parties until now. And being a parent myself, I have observed everything from the eye of a curator. I can tell you things not to do if you want an ace birthday party.
Never Put Up A Party Mid-Day
You’re supposed to have guests at your party, right? Then, I don’t get this point of scheduling a kid’s birthday party at 1:00 am. Seriously, that’s so annoying for the parents.
Mid-day is the prime nap time for most of the kids.
So, now you know why many of your guests don’t show up at mid-day birthday parties. And it goes the same way for your kid too. Imagine finding your girl sleeping on the sofa just before the cake cutting. Are you going to cut the cake yourself?
Also, even if your kid is older and doesn’t need a nap at mid-day. Still, kids need downtime in the middle of the day. Or your little guests might have younger siblings that need to sleep.
Fill The Information On Each Invitation
To avoid the embarrassing situation and people ending up not coming to your party, be sure to fill in the invitations. Also, double-check, just in case you missed something.
Fill in the “Time” and the “Venue” before sending out cards. Plus, do mention the alternative venue. You never know when the weather decides to ruin your day. And fix this all at least a month or two before the deadline. Things can surprise you even at the last minute. And then, shifting can be a disaster.
Avoid That War Over The Toys
This is the common psyche among kids that they want the same toy the other kid is playing with. You all moms and dads out there can understand that well. And the tears and shrieks will ruin your kid’s birthday party if the toys are not shareable.
Once, we went to a party where the kids had a fight over some scooter bike. It was one single bike, and all the kids wanted it. That was even embarrassing for the hosts. Eventually, we had to leave early with our kid crying and irritated.
I might advise you then to not display those toys for the play that are single-serving. And must have a talk with your own kid about what toys they do not like to share with other kids.
Put out most of the toys that demand a group of kids to participate. And this way, they’ll have much more activities to do.
Not Enough Activities
Kids should better be playing or else they cry, have a fight, or ruin all your decoration, wandering not knowing what to do. My personal advice to you is to plan as many activities as you can. Do have some extra activities on your list in case things run fast.
Spend some time crafting some fun and creative activities for your kids. It’s their day, and the fun will be remembered forever. For instance, summer pool parties still excite me as an adult. Arrange that wading pool in your backyard for kids, and you’ll thank me later.
Do Not Make Your Little Guests Wait
Other than the play, what kids want is food. And if you’re going to make them wait for the cake for too long, you’ll be embarrassed later. Kids can’t wait; they quickly get irritated. Therefore, never put off cutting cake for more than an hour or two.
Also, the older kids know birthday parties are all about yummy cakes. And before they start asking when they’re going to get the cake, just do it.
Leave The Worries To The Professionals
That’s great advice. Keeping your budget in mind, divide your responsibilities with a food service and party rentals Northern VA. Leave some things to them, and enjoy with your little ones.