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Children’s party: Planning a party

Planning a children’s party calls for the skills of a conjuror, the tact of a diplomat, and the stamina of an olympian, and not to mention the self-control of a kiddy in a sweet shop. Children expect entertainment at their children’s party, that’s why they go! A party without good children’s entertainment is worse than no party. That’s why a well planned children’s party, approached with enthusiasm and forethought can be the most rewarding family event. If you children’s party is for an under three year old, it also give you a chance to make friends with like-minded parents with children of similar age as yours.

Children’s Party: No Party the Same

While no parties are the same, there are certain well-tried guidelines that have saved sleepness nights, and bags of anxiety. It’s always a good idea when hosting a children’s party to have a well worked checklist. Here are some important points when throwing a children’s party.
1) Use the opportunity to invite every child whose children’s parties your kids have been invited too.
2)You may feel you should invite certain relatives, even if they decide not to appear.
3)Make sure you have prized for the games, and paper and pencils for any writing games. Make sure you wrap up a parcel for Pass the Parcel which is still a good old favourite.
4)It’s nice to send every child away with a gift or party bag. This also creates a definate end to the party.
5)Remember no party is complete without a birthday cake. Remember the right amount of candles and matches or lighter. Not much fun without the candles being lite to blow out.
6)Photographs are as important as the cake, so remember to charge up the camera and have loads of memory.
7)If parents are staying then remember they’ll want some food and drinks, so have a small spread for them too.

Children’s Party: Planning tips

1) Make a list of the children to enable you to decide on what quantities of food and drink to get and other party goodies.
2) Attractive invitations, addressed to each child, add to the party atmosphere and occasion. Don’t give your child the invitations to give out at school if you’re not inviting the whole class, this can cause problems!
3)Balloons for playing with and to make the room look like a party!
4)Small cheap prizes for games are essential for a good children’s party.
5) Music is a must at all parties, so make sure you have the lastest and coolest songs, and you have a decent music player with a good volume on it to fill a room with loads of noisy children.
6)Plenty of kitchen roll and tissues for very young children. Accidents and spillages can and do happen.
7)Paper plates, cups, napkins, and table-cloths are a must for a children’s party.
8)Bin bags are essential for clearing up at the end, and also putting presents in.
9)A list of party games is essential for a successful children’s party.
10) A great entertainer makes the party a real party, and one to remember. Always research and get a reliable children’s entertainer for your children’s party. There are lots of options. Why not try an animal party, petting zoo party, animal handling party, or even a reptile party. Although you can still get lots of other options, just google your area for a children’s entertainer for your children’s party.

You can e-mail us at animalman@minizoo.org.uk for our party options and a price.