When we are young, the best things about any birthday are the presents and the parties! As we get old, we lose that childlike excitement we used to feel when all of our friends came over and marveled at all the fun activities the party had to offer.
But it’s a little different from a parents’ perspective. Planning a children’s party can be a lot of stress and involves a lot of planning. You need to decide where to throw the party, what kinds of activities to include and how to keep everyone happy and entertained.
Fortunately, kids are easy to entertain. Remember that whenever you stress over small details your kids won’t even notice as they enjoy all the other fun activities you have planned.
In this article, we’ll share a few tips on how to make any child’s party more memorable and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Go Big – Rent a Bouncy Castle
Kids are absolutely crazy for bouncy castles. They are fun, they are colorful and they are not something you see at every birthday bash. But it also takes a lot of planning in order to keep them safe for everyone.
First of all, make sure to rent the castle from a reputable local company like Bounce SD. Make sure the company does everything to secure the castle and ask them how many kids are allowed in the castle at once.
If you plan on having a bouncy castle at the party, you need to make sure there are at least two adults looking over the bouncy castle at all times. Make sure the company has all the right credentials and good reviews online.
If you plan on inviting a lot of guests, you might want to include other fun activities, as all the kids will want to get in on the fun at the same time, which sadly isn’t possible. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep the kids otherwise occupied and entertained.
How Many Activities Should You Plan
Kids have a very short attention span, so it’s difficult to say how long they will indulge in each activity. Sometimes just a little chalk and a drawing board will be enough to keep them entertained.
That said, at a later age they become more focused and enjoy activities that are well-structured. That’s why coming up with a few party games is always a good idea.
Make sure to plan anywhere between five to six activities. That way, if kids lose interest in one game they will find something else to occupy them.
If the party is indoors, the kids will likely occupy themselves with toys. But it doesn’t hurt to plan a few activities like pin the tail or pass the parcel.
What if Kids Don’t Want to Join the Activities
Not all kids are social or want to join the fun. That’s fine. Some kids are too shy to play with others while others don’t have the attention span to stay focused on one game for too long. Make sure to have some toys close by, so they can have fun on their own too.
What Musical Games are Best for Kids
A lot of younger kids enjoy games with rhythm and melody. Classics like “The Hokey Pokey” or “Head and Shoulders” are always a safe bet. You could also try more modern games like guitar hero or other similar rhythmic games. If they are a bit older, they might enjoy a game of musical chairs or musical statues.