Whether you set aside a few months or just a week to organize your child's birthday party, we got you covered. Here you can find the ultimate list of all the things you need to do to make the best birthday party ever. It doesn’t matter if you are planning a small gathering or giant party, with these tips everything that is left to do is to find a perfect birthday gift for your kid.
Choosing a space
We suggest that you first compile a list of invitees, as this is the starting point for any further steps. According to the number of children and adults you expect on your birthday, choose a space that has the right capacity. When choosing a space, keep in mind the age of your child as well as the other children who will be present.
The size and therefore the weight of the cake should be in accordance with the planned number of guests. It is often the case that there are two cakes with different flavors – a larger one (the main cake, with candles) and a smaller cake.
Chocolate cakes generally go well. If you have two cakes, they should have different flavors - for example, one chocolate, and the other fruit. Avoid common allergens in the cake to avoid any side effects. Of course, you can also ask guests in advance if they have any allergies to food.
A birthday party in a beautiful, comfortable space that both children and adults enjoy is certainly something we all wish for. However, what makes a birthday memorable is having a good time. Consider hiring an animator or getting a trampoline. If you already have one in mind then the matter is resolved.
What kind of animation did you envision and what would suit your child, according to its age and temperament? Some children are afraid of noisy animation, but also those who adore dynamics. Don't lose sight of these things. It would certainly be a good idea to check that the animator's energy matches what you envisioned for your child's birthday party.
Miniature croissants, mini pizzas, and mini sandwiches are proved to be the most practical on children's birthdays. The second most common type of salted serving is barbecue, which now also exists in mini form. Keep in mind that the best food for kids is the one they can eat alone without making too much of a mess. The method of serving can be a buffet table with special decorations, or a serving plate put on each table.
You can leave the creation of a sweet table to the experts, or you can make it yourself. If you choose to do it on your own keep in mind that this is a big project. You can also skip this tip entirely.
The most common treats on the sweet table are muffins, creams in small glasses or jars, gingerbread, lollipops, and candy bars with little messages for your guests. For decorations, you can use nice bowls, decorative boxes, toys (dolls, characters of famous heroes…), balloons, and flags with the name of the birthday kid...
It shouldn’t be you, because you will be busy with guests. Ask one of your friends or find a professional photographer. If you decide to entrust this to a professional photographer, all you have to do is find the right one. Some photographers have profiled themselves for children's birthdays and are thus able to capture important moments better than others. Remember to make a few videos too. It's nice that at least the birthday song is filmed.
For their child birthday, parents often choose festive tulle dresses for girls and butterfly bowls for boys. It's all sweet, but make sure your kid is comfortable, and that the type of clothing material is appropriate for the weather. If the birthday is themed, you can choose a wardrobe accordingly.