Birthday Party Tips
Date and Time
Usually, the only time that makes sense to host a children's birthday party is on the weekend. The best time is in the afternoon, that way you avoid the additional hassle of serving a meal and your culinary responsibilities are limited to cake and ice cream. Make sure you get your birthday party invitations out early so important guests like grandparents can attend.
To truly make your party theme work, you will need creative and not necessarily expensive decorations. Streamers and balloons are good because kids like them and indoor activities with balloons tend to be easy on your furniture. Depending on your theme, you can always pick up paper, cardboard posters and props at your local party supplies store.
A birthday cake is the centerpiece of your party. Almost everyone enjoys a cake. Make sure your theme is reflected on the cake and that the plates, cups and napkins all match.
Birthday Party Entertainment
Professional or amateur, entertainers can really make a kids party fun and exciting. Some party themes like a magic show can be based on an entertainer. For younger children, a clown or life-sized cartoon character is a good choice. Easier and less expensive options include having a family friend tell stories or perform puppet shows. A creative relative or neighbor can be a perfect entertainer, but make sure they have the energy and experience to work with a group of children.
Birthday Party Favors
Party favors are definitely a must for children's birthday parties. Kids go home happy and more importantly, it teaches your child the importance of saying thank you to his or her guests. To emphasize this, have your child hand out favors to their friends as they leave. Favors do not have to be expensive. Kids will usually be happy to have a gift bag filled with small toys or simple treats. Or, if you really want to impress, you can order party favors based on your party theme . . . more from the party favors specialist at Blue Bambu for the largest selection of party favors for all occasions.