Organizing a children’s party can be stressful if parents wait until the last minute to plan their child’s birthday celebration. As a result, we strongly urge you to plan at least 6-8 weeks ahead of time. This may seem like a lot, but halls, venues, and children’s entertainment fill up quickly, so book ahead of time to secure availability.
You may always throw a Kids Parties at home, but we recommend renting a venue if you’re concerned about destroying the family rug or leather furniture. Church halls are typically inexpensive (you can obtain ideas for available venues using our free Froggle venue finder) and have plenty of space for children to run around in.
Tips on how you can arrange a Froggle party for a kid:
- When booking a venue, keep in mind that you’ll need time to set up before the party and pack up afterward. If you want to put up decorations and set the table for meals without causing additional tension, leave around 45 minutes to an hour on either side.
- If you want to hire a children’s entertainment, you should do so as soon as possible because the best ones book up rapidly. We have a large selection of children’s entertainers and party packages, but if you don’t use us, make sure that anybody you choose is DBS checked (formerly known as CRB), has public liability insurance, and has good reviews. Check out evaluations on unbiased review sites on the internet or ask a friend for a recommendation. Using a children’s entertainment company rather than an individual performer is always a good option. If the person you engage becomes ill at the event, the company usually has a backup.
- Once you’ve settled on a date and time and a children’s entertainer and a venue, send out your party invitations at least 4-6 weeks ahead of time. This may appear too far ahead of schedule, but it isn’t. We’ve heard from many parents who had to modify the date and reschedule the hall and entertainer since another party was scheduled on the same day. You can avoid postponing your entire child’s birthday party if you get them out early. You shouldn’t expect RSVPs right away, but you should follow up with them approximately a week or two before the party.
- Next, decide what you’ll serve for dinner. You might be as inventive or as straightforward as you like. If you want to go all out, there are plenty of unique ideas. Whatever you choose, make sure you maintain a healthy mix between junk food and healthy foods. Finger food is the greatest bet if you want to opt for something conventional and straightforward. For instance, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, cheese cubes, and pineapple cubes, to name a few… Crisps, cupcakes, sandwiches, and juice boxes are also available.
- It’s entirely up to you whether you make your own or buy one from the grocery. On the other hand, making your child’s birthday cake may be a lot of fun. If you’re holding a two-hour party (which is typical), the optimum time to serve birthday cake and have your child blow out the candles is in the middle of the party, right after tea time. It’s a good idea to divide the group as follows: 45 minutes of entertainment, 30 minutes of tea and 45 minutes of entertainment. By cutting the birthday cake near the end of the break, you’ll have time to chop it up and place it into party bags during the second half of the party.