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So another year has rolled around and the big day has arrived. Your little one is about to celebrate a birthday. If it is their first you may want to keep it simple with just a few close friends and morning tea in the park, but as they get older, both you and they will want to celebrate the day with friends, food and entertainment.
You basically have two options; you can host the party yourself at home or in a park, or you can hire or attend an organised party event through a specialised party planner. It really all depends on how much time you have, your budget and how well you are at organising events...
Themed and Catered Parties
Invitations, food, games, costumes, entertainment, the mess...... Phew!! It makes you tired just thinking about it! As much fun as it is to throw your child a birthday party, whichever way you look at it organising a party between work and the looking after the kids is no simple task, which is exactly why many parents choose to use a catered party event.
There are literally dozens of events available these days, from themed parties, to arts and crafts, through to parties with clowns and farm animals for entertainment. The sky really is the limit.
Catered parties can be the perfect option for busy mums and dads, as you get someone else to organise, and plan the party, provide the food and decorations, entertain the kids and do all the cleaning up. You basically just need to turn up, and in two to three hours it is all over. It really is a hassle free option for time poor parents, or families who may live in a unit or home that is not practical for a house full of children.
However, as great as catered party events are, not everyone can afford them, and some parents may just simply prefer the personalised touch that comes with planning their child’s own party.
At home parties
So, you have decided to be brave and host your little ‘angel’s party, with a few of their ‘angel’ friends. Whether you want to have a themed party, a few kids around for a cake, or put on a extravaganza to outdo the latest ‘Beckham’ birthday bash, we all want to make the day fun, memorable and for it to go off without a hitch.
We all live very busy lives so sometimes it can be hard to find the time to get organised or even think about what you need to do to ‘get the party started’.
Here we hope to provide you with a few hints, tips and old party favourites to help make your precious little one’s day, a day to remember.
For many of us, it has been quite a few years since we have played any kid party games, so here we hope to ‘remind’ you of some of the classic old party favourite’s as well as maybe coming up with a few new ones too.
Party Ideas, hints and tips
Parties are fun, but like most things there are usually a few things that you learn from your first party, or there are things that had you known could have made life a lot easier for you, or saved you time and money.
Cakes, food, decorations, invitations, games and entertainment..... Big or small there will be lots to plan and lots to get organised. Look here for ideas on how to ‘get the party started’.......
Party Recipes and Food
A party isn’t a party without food. Many of us get stuck once we get past cup cakes and fairy bread, whilst others may simply be looking for a healthy alternative.
Buy Kids and Children’s Themed and Party Costumes...
If you have any tips or ideas please let us know, we would love to hear from you.