Here are 9 tips we’d recommend for you to follow on the day of your party!
If you’ve already taken a look at our blog for help in preparation for your party (click here), then you’ll already have a great start to your day in being prepared. These next tips however can help you enjoy the party and make the most of the entertainment you’ve organised.
Be easy to find!
Tie balloons or banners close to the entrance of your venue and room. This will make it nice and easy for your guests to find their way to your party!
Encourage Parents to Stay
Parties can be busy and for this reason we’d always advise asking parents to stay at the party with their children. This avoids cheeky behaviour and also means you don’t have too many children to worry about keeping your eye on.
Wait to open presents…
Receiving gifts is so exciting for a birthday guest – however we’d always advise leaving gifts to open until after the party – especially if there are other activities happening. This means you make the most of everything at the party!
Avoid Distractions and Excess Noise.
When planning a party be aware of too many distractions (see below) this can also include smaller distractions such as party blowers or instruments. It’s hard to ask children to concentrate on an entertainer; or enjoy a bouncy castle with party blowers and other noisy activities. Instead add these at the end of the party or in party bags. This may seem harsh but trust us – you’ll thank us later!
Try to give time to each activity.
We’ve seen it so many times; sometimes you can over book and find yourself with a bouncy castle, face painter, entertainer, mascot and more! If you’ve done this – don’t worry – but we’d advise scheduling time for each activity as you won’t almost make the most out of each one otherwise.
Eat in the middle of your party…
Take a break in the middle of your party time – this is a great chance for a break and give your guests chance to recharge those batteries ready for the second half. Up until this point try and make sure that food is covered to avoid little hands reaching for food before (and to keep it fresh)
Don’t take pictures….
When we say this we mean – you the parent. Don’t do it – enjoy the party with your little one and nominate someone close to do this for you so you can enjoy the day instead of worrying about capturing the day on film. That way you can also be in the pictures!
Ask for help…
Don’t be afraid to ask those around you for help. Everyone wants the day to be a success just as much as you and are all willing to help. We’d recommend asking close family to come 20 minutes before the start of the event for those last minute decorations.
It sounds so easy yet we can’t help but worry when it comes to planning something for our little ones – if you can’t relax, then do try to enjoy some quiet moments with your little one.
- 5 minutes before the cutting of the cake.
- The 5 minutes before the party starts.
- The end of the party to relax before packing away!