Every kid looks forward to birthday parties, especially their own. There’s cake, there’s fun, and it’s a great time with friends. But kids don’t realize how much planning goes into them. Children may see birthday parties as fun and exciting, but for many parents, it’s stressful and exhausting. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are four tips for putting together an unforgettable party for your child without running yourself ragged.
Your child is probably just excited to be the center of attention for a few hours. If you’re relaxed, your baby will have a great time; if you’re stressed out, he or she will pick up on it. Give your birthday star a big hug, take a deep breath, and have a good time.
Short and Sweet
The longer your party, the more work it will be to plan, and the greater likelihood that you’ll have worn out, over-stimulated party goers in meltdown mode. Keeping the party to two or three hours makes things easier on young guests and on you.
Decorate a day or two before the party to help build anticipation. If you’re making a cake, bake it a week in advance and freeze it. The same goes for all party snacks. It will keep things less hectic on the day of the party.
Let the Pros Entertain
Entertainment at a kids party is essential, but don’t feel pressured to do it yourself. By finding an age-appropriate and engaging kids activity that’s facilitated by a professional, you give your guests a great time, but more importantly, you give yourself a break.
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