It doesn’t matter whether it’s their first birthday or their fourteenth; every parent wants to make their child’s party as memorable as possible. When it comes to birthday celebrations, a simple game of pass the parcel and a few balloons won’t suffice these days. But how did you throw a memorable children’s party without going bankrupt or getting horribly stressed out? Keep reading to find out. 

Have A Budget 

Making a realistic budget before scheduling entertainment and buying party materials is essential when planning a party. This will save you from overpaying right from the start, leaving you with plenty of money for the extra fun elements of your child’s birthday party, like party bus rental.

 Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of money to work with; there are lots of inexpensive birthday party ideas, and although it might take you longer to investigate them, you’re sure to find something that’s just right. 

 Pick A Theme 

Although not all parties have a theme, choosing one will make your child’s party more enjoyable and memorable. For example, if your child has a favorite animal, TV program, or movie, you can incorporate it into your party planning. Remember that certain themes will be harder to find decorations for than others, so if your theme is unusual, you may need to build some DIY decorations.

The Right Venue 

You can save money by having the party at home, but cleaning up afterward might be a hassle. Make use of whatever extra hands you have (younger siblings, grandparents, etc.) and hope for a sunny day so your visitors can enjoy the garden instead of the living room.

You can alleviate the burden of feeding hungry children by hiring a venue, such as a neighborhood restaurant or a children’s soft play area. This will make the party much more expensive, however, so you’ll need to weigh up your needs and wants with your budget. 

Send Invitations 

You should send invites at least two weeks in advance to give everyone adequate time to plan for the celebration, and to let you know whether they can come or not. Most parents want RSVPs from guests so that they know how many people to expect, as this will help with the catering, and it might be necessary if you’re hiring a venue or organizing something specific where numbers are important. 

If you’re throwing a surprise birthday party, make it clear on the invitation so the birthday boy or girl doesn’t accidentally find out. Also, find out if any of your visitors have any food allergies or dietary requirements; ask them to let you know asap so you can ensure they’ll have something they can eat. 

The Food 

If you’re hosting the party at home, keep things simple by serving a variety of sandwiches. You can make these more interesting by making fun shapes with biscuit cutters, or you could assemble a DIY sandwich buffet with buttered buns, cheese, ham, and cucumber slices. Your small visitors will be able to pick and select what they want to eat.

Children will always enjoy the tried-and-true fare of pre-cut fruit in a bowl, pre-cut cheese cubes, small sausages, breadsticks, and dips. Mini pastries, biscuits, fairy cakes, and chocolate fingers are some of the best options when it comes to sweet treats. The secret to success is to keep things simple.