Kid’s birthday parties differ greatly from the ones when their parents were kids. Today, birthday parties are close to being a competitive sport with families trying to outdo each other.
Parties are intended for enjoyment and not for a contest. Children shouldn’t be made to think of parties as a comparison game.
What is the secret of throwing the ideal party? First, keep in mind the part is for your child. It isn’t meant to be for anyone else’ child. The party needs to be designed according to the kid’s interest and what feels comfortable for your family.
You will prefer to begin the planning 4-6 weeks before the date so you will not be forced to rush around at the last minute preparing everything. This is to make certain everything goes correctly and you have time to make necessary changes. If you plan hire magicians or other entertainers, book them even sooner in advance so their schedule corresponds with yours. You will likely need to call at least three months ahead to find out if the performers are available on the day of the party.
The following questions are frequently asked about kid’s birthday parties which include sensible answers.
What is the perfect number of kids to have at a party?
If there will be mostly kids five and under, the number will not be that important since parents usually stay with their kids at this age and supervise them which means you can focus more attention on your child.
Experts suggest kids are ready to be unsupervised by parents at five years old. Most of them have already been enrolled at day care or school so they should be socially prepared to interact nicely with others.
Most parents follow the general rule of your kid’s age plus an extra. For example, if your child is five, you would invite six.
What time should the party be held?
The ideal time of the party depends on the child’s age. If your child is a baby or toddler, mid-morning parties before nap time or early afternoon parties after nap time are best. Older children can handle a late afternoon party around 2 P.M-4 P.M.