Throwing a birthday party for your child has nothing to do with over spending to make it fun and unforgettable; kids’ birthdays should be fun for all. It just takes planning, a well-paced party schedule and a killer birthday cake.
Remember, within reason, to include the party boy or girl in the preparations, keep the party to 1.5 to 2 hours to avoid any over-excited meltdowns and if numbers are an issue, use the fall-back rule that the number of guests should equal the age of your child or plus and minus one.
Choose a theme
Often it’s a no-brainer, your boy is a super hero freak, choose a theme from there. Girls usually like fairy tale stories, you can as well get that theme from what they like doing most. The theme will help keep the party in line with what pleases your child most.
Keep the offerings simple. Party pies and sausage rolls, cupcakes, crisps, mini ‘smiley’ pizzas, or fairy bread always go down well. But it is also good to keep any party theme going, for example ‘biscuit wands’ for a fairy party, or a jelly boat for a pirate party.
Make a game of it
You can go all out and hire games equipment such as jumping castles and entertainers or you can opt for traditional games that never lose their appeal - especially with younger children. Children like competing, make them compete on a game they have chosen themselves and give prizes to winners to make them happy.
Let them eat cake
Ideally stick with your theme and it is always fun to sit with your child and let them pick the cake they would like on their big day. The one they choose is most certainly the one that their friends will like as well.
As you have set the theme, choose a gift in line with the theme, a gift is everything to a child on his birthday, it would be also wise to remember that gifts change with age.