Every person on this planet loves his birthday party. Each person might have his own idea of a party, but overall everyone likes to have fun, especially kids. Birthday celebrations play a vital role in child’s growth process and aids in building self-esteem. It provides the kids with a chance to socialize with others and also make new friends and have a plethora of fun.
Children learn how to be social and interact with other people in a relaxed atmosphere by hosting events and attending their friend’s event. Birthdays also provide a platform to connect with the family members and relatives. And as the time is changing, so are changing the ideas of birthday parties. It is not constrained to cutting of a birthday cake and having a few snacks, it involves a lot of other activities also.
As important it is to make your child learn how to be humble and generous, it is quite a necessary thing to allow him to be a little selfish and make them feel that they are the center of attraction. The tiny things like colourful gifts, decoration and birthday cards might not be of much importance to the adults, but they really are to the kids. Every kid awaits an entire year just for the one day, and the countdown becomes so much difficult when only a few days are left for the birthday. And then finally, the most special day in a child’s life arrives and it is the duty of his family to make it indeed special for him, and there can be no better way than to celebrate than throwing an awesome birthday party according to the interests of the child.
But this hectic schedule doesn’t provide parents with much time to plan and execute all the things which are necessary to make the birthday party a grand one. Even a simple party requires planning; the sooner you start organizing, the earlier the excitement begins and the fewer details you’ll have to work out on the day itself. To make sure that no important task gets missed, it is necessary to make a checklist, containing all the tasks that are to be executed written prior to performing all the activities. All in all, planning the birthday is the only way to get the most out of that day.
The main point in the checklist may include the list of guests that are to be invited. Maintaining a proper list helps to make sure that no one gets missed. Make sure your child’s best friend is free before you set the date. The next thing to keep a check of is that you can’t greet guests while supervising a game or cut the cake while pouring drinks, so figure on having one helper for every four to six children. Ask other parents ahead of time, or hire a babysitter or older sibling to help.
Make sure that the party venue is such a place which is easily accessible and reachable by all the guests, or you might end up with a lot of guests missing due to inability to reach the party venue. And plan the party at such a time with which almost all guests are comfortable with. Suppose you are hosting a party at some location far from the city, it is preferable to host it in the afternoon than in evening so that all the guests can reach back their home in time.
As far as there is a need of any entertainer or artist, gather references from other parents as well as children’s museums or local libraries. When you call a potential entertainer, ask what age group the show is designed for before you mention your child’s age. Involve your child in deciding the return gift he wishes to give to all his friends so that he feels more important and involved. If there are any props involved for the party, as in the case of a theme party, do ask about your child’s choice too, before deciding something.
And the most important part of the party, Food! You have to look out for all the different food items and their varied combinations before you finalize the menu of the party. You have to balance the tradeoff between what is most liked by people and what lies within your budget.
All in all, it’s the most special day in kid’s life, you have to plan well so that it indeed turns out to be special for him.