Children’s Parties – Where To Begin When Deciding What To Do

Children’s Parties – Where To Begin When Deciding What To Do

Childlren's Parties

Childlren’s Parties

Your child’s birthday is coming up. You’re being bombarded by ideas and suggestions on what the party “should” be like, and it’s wearing you down. What should you do?

Planning the little one’s party is a tough job for all parents, mainly because there are so many great party ideas to choose from. Picking just one theme to work with can be a challenge, especially when your child likes MANY different things.

Nonetheless, as a parent (and head organizer for your child’s party), you NEED to make a choice. It’s important to choose a single theme for the party, and the theme has to be phenomenal – or else it’s going to be forgetful.

How do you make a child’s party phenomenal?

Kids Absolutely LOVE Parties!
Kids naturally love parties, especially when they’re the center of attention. It’s an opportunity where they can be themselves around the friends and family who love them.

It’s difficult to go wrong with a kids’ party, but it still pays to make sure you don’t fall into one of two common problems:

  1. First, the party is too plain and boring for the child, as is usually the case when the party has no central theme; and
  2. When the child feels overwhelmed by the attention, making him/her feel traumatized towards parties. This is also a possibility when there’s no central theme for the party.

No doubt about it, a theme holds things together for a child’s party. It makes the party more enjoyable and memorable, and it keeps the child from feeling overwhelmed by diverting some of the attention towards the theme’s attractions.

And when it comes to successful kids’ party themes, it’s hard to match the impact of a pony party!

Is Your Child Horse-Mad?Pony Rides build children's confidence
Horses are fantastic. There’s something about the majestic animals that kids are naturally drawn to. There’s no wonder why horses, cowboys, and My Little Pony continue to fascinate children even as they grow older.

What’s more, horses and children seem to have a natural affinity for each other. Children are naturally curious, and horses are naturally inclined to interact with people.

What’s more, riding a pony builds a child’s confidence and self-esteem. It’s not only a physical activity – horses also give an emotional (and even spiritual) gift. It’s truly an experience that can’t be matched by jugglers, clowns, or magicians.

For “horse-mad” kids, horses are almost an addiction. They fill their rooms with posters of horses, they fill their shelves with model horses and My Little Pony figurines, they fill their shelves with books and DVD’s about horses, and so on.

It doesn’t stop in their bedrooms, either. When the family is in the living room channel-surfing, they yell “stop!” whenever they see a horse on the screen. And on a weekend road trip, they point out every horse (or picture of a horse) they see.

Even if your child isn’t crazy about horses, they won’t say “no” to an opportunity to learn how to ride a horse. And even petting a horse for the first time in their lives is a moment they won’t forget anytime soon!

Why Not Have A Pony Party?
So if your child even has a little attraction towards horses and ponies, then a pony birthday party is the way to go for his/her next birthday. There’s simply no way a pony party can be forgettable!

Pony-themed attractions keep the young ones entertained with pony shows, pony petting, pony riding, and other games.

To get the best bang for your buck, look for a kids’ entertainment provider who specializes in ponies. Besides the ponies and the entertainers, you’ll also want to make sure the provider has public liability, a backup plan for rainy days, and whether they’ll clean up after the ponies.

To see how our company offers these and more!

How To Keep Your Child’s Pony Dream Alive After The Party
After your child’s dream pony party, the next question for mummy and daddy can often be “Mummy can I have my own pony?” If you can’t own your own pony (and don’t worry, most families can’t), then having pony birthday parties for your child’s next few years would be in order.

It’s also a good idea to nurture your child’s fascination with horses as he/she grows older. Fill the bedroom bookshelf with books about horses, get horse riding lessons for the family, and foster dreams of one day owning your own family horse ranch. Even if it’s a fanciful dream, dreams are for free – and gosh, you just never know either.

For the meantime, let us show you how to make your child’s next birthday an unforgettable one with their very first pony party. Visit Unforgettable Pony Parties and let’s get started!

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Top Party Planning Tips

Kids Birthday Parties

Kids Party Planning Tips

1. Get Organised Early – Plan Ahead

Check Lists are the best things, simple to use and easy for that quick reference.
Examples Of Check Lists:
Guest List
Theme and Decoration List
Party Supplies List
Menu List
Shopping List
Party Games List

 

 

2. The Party Countdown Schedule

6 – 8 Weeks Ahead (Some mums organize even further ahead than this).
Choose a date & time, theme & location.
Set your budget.
If you want a professional kids party entertainer make your booking now – the good ones often get booked well in advance.
Make lists – guest lists, shopping lists etc. Commit it to paper and you won’t have to commit it to memory.

3-4 Weeks Ahead
Prepare invitations from your guest list.
Plan decorations and start collecting what you need,
If you are taking on entertaining the kids as well – plan any party games or crafts.
Refine your lists. Don’t forget prizes for any games you’ve organized.

2 Weeks Ahead
Mail or hand out invitations. (Free Downloadable Kids Party Invitations)
Plan the party flow and activity sequence.
Plan the menu and cake.
Order party supplies – decorations, paper plates, cups, napkins etc; Piñatas, party bags & preferred contents.
Complete any “do-ahead” projects.
Also, plan a safe place for pets during the celebration.

1 Week to 2 Days Ahead
Make a countdown list, order cake and balloons.
Call anyone who hasn’t RSVP’d.
Deep clean house.
Organise a couple of assistants for the party day – help with food prep, decorating, games AND ESPECIALLY taking photos or video.
Grocery shop for party menu (don’t forget batteries for cameras that need them plus spares & birthday cake candles).
If you are blowing up your own balloons then get a balloon pump – party shop suppliers.

1 – 2 Days Ahead
Do all final shopping, prep menu.
Finish last minute projects and make sure cameras are ready to use.
Pick up any party hire equipment.
Plan partywear for everyone.
Clean the house again.

3. Party Day Preparation

Finish remaining cooking, or food preparation.
Decorate.
Set up any party games that you may have organized.
Pick up birthday cake and balloons if needed.
Take some photos while all is intact.

Take a deep breath and smile – It’s Party Time!
Don’t Forget to… Turn on music before party, be a hostess not a hired hand, and give out the party bags at the end.

4. After the Party

Send Thank You notes to guests and helpers, return rentals, make notes on what worked – useful when you get requests for repeat performances next year.

Relax! You’re An Awesome Party Planner.

 

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