Are you planning a small party (sleepover, pool party, recreational afternoon…) to celebrate a special occasion? You need to consider a number of parameters in order for the organization to succeed. Maybe you could celebrate your child’s birthday or pass an exam.
You and your child should define in advance the date, time and place of the party, as well as the theme, people to invite, etc. If it’s a surprise party, it’s up to you to see what will please the guests. In any case, make sure that everything is unique, original and memorable both for you and for all the participants in the party.
Below are a few key points that will help you see more clearly. They will certainly be useful to you to avoid false steps and bad surprises.
The choice of the place where the party will take place depends on your desires and your budget. To celebrate your child’s birthday, you can rent a room in your child’s favorite restaurant. You can also privatize a small park or playground. Specialized establishments for this type of event offer turnkey packages.
You can also simplify things by choosing the layout of your living room, garage or garden to accommodate a small world. However, try to be well organized and allow yourself enough time to get busy with the various preparations. This will help you avoid stress. If you are having a pyjama party, prepare the room or set up a tent outside.
Activities should be chosen according to the age of the children. In general, there are group games, cinema or cartoon parties, treasure hunts, small handicrafts, etc.. A little story reading session would be great for toddlers. You can provide them with small toys to keep them busy and to please them. You can use a clown or a magician if you can afford it.
The watchwords to remember: fun, conviviality, safety.
DecorationTake care to do well and give it great importance. Choose from lanterns, balloons, mylar balloons, garlands, rosettes, confetti, etc.
Attention, the “too much” is to be avoided!
As far as food and appetizers are concerned, the choice is very vast: mini pizzas, hamburgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, sausages, pancakes, chips, popcorn, gingerbread, brownies, ice cream, fruit, etc. These delights will delight the gourmet taste buds.
Cakes, candies and chocolates are also among the favourite treats. You will find in candy stores a wide variety of sweets of different brands. There is a wide choice of shapes, colors, scents, etc..
For drinks, bring fruit juices, milkshakes, coloured syrups, sodas and water.
It is better to inform yourself about the food allergies of those invited, as these points are only suggestions and tips. You are free to personalize the party. Get help from relatives or other willing relatives. Enjoy and have fun too.