Staying close to home
Consider having the party in your home or garden. This is going to make things easier because you don’t have to stress a lot when organizing activities and hauling food and supplies around. You are going to save yourself a lot of stress by doing this.
If you have a small living space that is not able to accommodate friends and family, ask one of your friends or relatives to let you host the party there. Make sure you let them know that you are going to set up and clean up after you are done.
You can use the local park if the weather permits. It is less expensive because you don’t have to spend much. Decorations are not going to cost you that much.
Don’t feel guilty about the guest list
It is normal to feel like you have to invite friends and family or anyone who invited you to their party recently.
Keep in mind the more the guests, the more expensive and hectic the party is going to be. You should set a limit on the number of guests you can have. Don’t invite more people at the last minute. If it is a children’s party, only invite those who are going to enjoy a party full of children.
Creating a no-fuss invitation
There is a good chance you don’t want to spend hours making handmade invitations. Technology has made everything easier. You can easily invite people via social media or email – it makes it easier for them to save the date too.
Choose a theme for the party, then find out whether you can find inspiration from popular kids’ movies or books. You can also decide to settle on a traditional theme.
Going for classic games
Young children don’t mind the game provided they can enjoy it. Classics like Simon says, musical chairs, and pin the tail on the donkey have always been in style. Another option is creating a carnival atmosphere with a sack race and skittles. Add some fun with a giant 3 foot light up sword.
Treasure hunts are still a big hit, but make sure you keep it simple. You can make a simple treasure chest by decorating a shoebox using construction paper and shiny gift wrap. Fill it with part favorites, then hide it under a blanket or in a sandbox, then give the children a map they can use to hunt the treasure. The treasure could be buried gold and they can be pirates.
Hiring undiscovered talent
You should network if you tend to shy away from the limelight and looking for an entertainer for your kid’s party. Do you know someone who is good at face painting or who juggles? There are times when a dad or uncle has put on a clown suit and entertained the kids.
Sticking to simple foods
Food is always at the center of any party, but that doesn’t have to mean going all in. juice, cake, and some snacks are all you need to keep the kids happy.
Being creative about plates
There is a good chance you are going to have many parties in the future, why not get the plates in bulk. Instead of spending a lot on expensive themed supplies, just get paper plates, plastic cutlery, and cups in different colors. You can save yourself a lot by doing this.