Birthday parties; a daydream of every child while parents often stress about planning the best one for them. Before the rise of social media, parents had no means of comparing their child’s birthday parties to others. But times have changed as parents struggle to keep up with ensuring that their child’s birthday party is the talk of the town.
However, many fail to realise that throwing a birthday party is necessarily about focusing on what to include, but rather on what to exclude. Without further to do, here are 5 things that you do not need at your child’s birthday party.
Large numbers do not automatically mean “better”. It is not necessary to invite the whole class over for your child’s birthday party because there will be a handful of kids that your child does not socialise with. To solve this issue, ask your child to help create a list of classmates that they are good friends with to keep the party manageable.
The trick to throwing an awesome kid’s birthday party is to always include these 3 stages; a craft, activity or game when the kids arrive, followed by a meal, then cake and presents. All these would take about roughly 2 hours. Although it might seem short on the invitation, in reality, 2 hours actually go by really slowly when you are hosting children.
In order to minimise the stress of catering big portions of food, you can have the birthday party in between their mealtimes.
For example, you can have a 2pm – 4pm birthday party for your school-aged child. If your child is a toddler or preschooler who requires a good afternoon nap, a mid-morning or late afternoon birthday party would be ideal.
This also means that you will only be required to provide a few snacks such as chips, popcorn, and cake; additionally saving extra time required to clear the dishes and cutting costs for you!
While it is nice to give small tokens to your guests, it is not mandatory to prepare loot bags with numerous amount of “creative” small gifts inside. This is because you are already paying for your guests to have fun and eat; hence, goody bags only mean that you will be spending more on items that their parents will end up discarding away while cleaning the house.
While the thought of hosting a birthday party at home can feel cozy and easy to plan, the aftermath can put you into a total meltdown. This is because you will have to clean up after the mess once your guests have left; and given that it is a kid’s birthday party, you can expect the mess to be chaotic.
Personally, I would recommend outsourcing to a third party to help plan the birthday party in order to make it more manageable.
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After all, your child’s birthday is a special date to have fun and celebrate; and it is something they can never experience again once they have reached past a certain age. Hence, the best gift that you can give them as a parent, is to make sure they have the most memorable childhood experience ever.