Let’s face it. Birthday parties are so much fun for children. But for parents, it can be a struggle to get to the big day! As a parent, you want to see your child in a fun and caring environment for their birthday. But keep in mind, when their parent stresses over the party, the child can see and feel it too. So Let’s dive right in on 4 ways to throw the best birthday party.

Tip 1: Know your theme – Knowing the theme is crucial. You don’t want to have mickey mouse plates and a Pokémon backdrop. Well, unless your theme is unpreparedness. If your child is undecided on a theme, go with a broader topic. For example, instead of a giraffe themed party, you can go to a jungle party. Because at the end of the day there is no amount of Amazon searches to cover a comprehensive giraffe themed party set.

Tip 2: Plan it out – If children get bored, they will make things for them to do. If your party happens to be in your backyard, that may mean digging for fossils in your vegetable garden. With that being said, you want to have your child and their friends well entertained. Plan fun activities and games, they can do to keep them having fun. It is also important to make sure that they are safe, if your activities are games that involve being outside, make sure the area is well cleaned.

Tip 3: Keep a schedule – In this day and age, parents don’t always attend the birthday party with their child. This rings especially true for older children. If you have a set party time, stick to your schedule. Parents will be back to pick up their kids before you know it and your birthday kiddo will be so upset if children start to leave before they have even had cake.

Tip 4: Choose your Party food wisely – Party food really set the mood. It is a great idea to have snacks for kids and parents to enjoy. Keep in mind that you can choose to serve pizza or easy food for the kids and more adult appetizing meals for the parents. Be sure to keep in mind any allergies that any children may have.

Birthday parties are a time for celebrating your child’s milestones. Don’t let such a proud time, stress you out. Happy planning!