Your little one’s birthday is fast approaching, and you’re planning to hire the services of professional party planners like Fatzo Party Factory to make sure your child has the perfect birthday bash. But should you just leave all the planning in the hands of the professionals? Well, that’s not such a bad idea, but you have to remember that you’re the one who’s throwing a party; there are just some things you cannot delegate to the party planner. This means you definitely need to learn more about how to prepare the perfect kiddie party. After all, your kid has waited all year for this special day; you’ll want to make sure nothing goes wrong.
What Your Baby Wants
There are a number of decisions you need to make when you prepare a birthday party for your child. Should there be a theme for the party? If so, what should the theme be? Should the party be held at home, at a separate party venue, at the beach? How many people should you invite? Should there be a mascot, a clown, a magician? What games should you prepare for the kids? What kinds of food should you serve? These are just some of the questions that need answering.
You’re the adult, so decision-making naturally falls on you, but that doesn’t mean you can just take your child’s wants for granted. It is his/her birthday, so he/she definitely should have a say. You know what your kid’s favorite TV show is; maybe that should be the theme for the party. You know how big of a crowd your child can handle, so you should have a good idea as to how many people to invite. And it wouldn’t hurt to ask the birthday boy/girl if he/she wants a mascot or a clown or a magician (or all of the above) at the birthday party.
When you send out invitations, make sure a start and end time is clearly indicated. This will make the party a lot less stressful for you, as people will have a hint when it’s time for them to go home. The ideal time for a kiddie party to start is either before 1 or after 3 in the afternoon. This way, you don’t wreak havoc with the kids’ nap time. It is also often a good idea to separate the kiddie party from a party for adults (grandparents, aunts and uncles, godparents, etc.). Oh, and remember to send the invites at least a week in advance so guests can arrange their schedules.
Do you want your child to receive fewer toys and more “useful” gifts this year? You could insert a list of gift suggestions in the invitations. And though it would be fun to have your child open a few gifts in front of party guests, it may not be advisable, especially if there are a lot of young children around (2-, 3-, and 4-year-old easily get jealous). It is best to save the gift-opening for later, when the tantrum-prone tykes have gone home. Take note of who gave what gift and be sure to send thank you notes.
Preparing Your Child
Your child knows this big event is especially for him/her. It is only natural for very young children to be filled with anticipation and simmer with excitement if you tell them in advance about a party you’re throwing for them. But it is important for you to talk about the big day beforehand, especially if you’re holding the party at home. Tell your child there will be other children there and they will most probably get to see his/her room and play with his/her toys. Prepare your child to share things with other children on the day of the party so you won’t have to deal with tantrums.
There! As long as you take care of the above details, the professional party organizers should be able to handle the rest. The good news is that there are a lot of kiddie party packages in CDO, so you’ll be sure to find one that’s perfect for the kind of party you’re planning. If your child’s birthday just happens to be right around Christmas, you’ll surely be happy to know that Fatzo Party Factory is offering a Christmas promo this year! You get a party host who will facilitate games and award prizes, a mascot, some stick balloons and floor balloons, a piñata, a welcome banner, a backdrop banner, some side banners, balloonderitas, and some kiddie tables and chairs—all for just Php2,500.00! It’s a Happy Birthday, indeed!