Planning a Children's Party
1. Theme It
A theme is a really useful tool when it comes to designing a kid's party. It means you can be more adventurous with your decoration and entertainment. Hosting a garden party means that there is plenty of outside space to encourage children to be active and run around. There can be lots of places to hide away, and you could create treasure hunts and hidden areas they can discover throughout the party. Here are a few themes we think work really well for garden parties and can suit a wide age range too…
- Animal Farm
- Favourite TV Show
- Mad Hatters Tea Party
- Mini Olympics
- Traditional Garden Party
- Teddy Bear's Picnic
2. Make it Exciting from the Start with Invitations
Your invitations will be the first hint of the party for your little guests so make sure these suit your theme. Paw Patrol invitations for a Paw Patrol Theme Party, or Old Scrolls for a Pirate Party!
3. Theme your Food
Children are usually too excited to eat at parties but, when the food looks amazing as well as tasting delicious, there is never any leftovers! The Birthday Cake is ever so important and can fit in with a particular theme brilliantly. My little girl talks about her birthday cake all the time!
Party Bags are essential for children’s parties. You can have a lot of fun making these and choosing what to put inside. Seeing the excitement on their little faces makes it even more special.
4. Get Creative
Garden parties are great for setting up themed arts and crafts stations where the children can get creative and you don’t have to worry about the mess! How about mini hat decorating for a Mad Hatter’s tea party? Or animal farm mask making to fit the theme? Cookie decorating is always popular too as it can be adapted to fit almost any theme. Arts and crafts are a perfect addition to the day’s entertainment as they double up as a gift for the children to take home after the party too!
5. Balloons Galore
A garden rarely needs lots of decoration, but it is always good to bring in that extra touch. Balloons are a must for any kid's party and there really is so much you can do with them. From clusters and arches to confetti balloons and giant spheres, they are great for setting the party atmosphere in any garden. Use the furniture to tie individual helium balloons to and they are also great to tie onto goodie bags for the children to take home after the party.
For parties with larger numbers, it is always really handy to bring in one or two wonderful entertainers to help keep all the children engaged throughout the party. They can come in themed costumes and make sure all the children are involved and enjoying the party so the parents can relax too.
7. Bouncy Castle
Hiring a bouncy castle is a great idea if you have the space available to you. You may even be able to fit the bouncy castle inside a marquee if the weather isn’t great. This will keep the kids busy for hours and wear them out too! And, even adults enjoy bouncing around with their little ones.