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How To Plan A Hassle Free Party For Kid's Birthdays | Children's Entertainment

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

Planning your children's birthday party sounds like a hassle but it's a lot easier than you think. As long as you plan everything you need with more than enough time, planning your kid's party will be a hassle free experience.

Planning a Stress-Free Kids' Birthday Party | Children's Entertainment Tips

In today's blog we are going to talk about some amazing tips on how to make your children's birthday party a hassle free experience. With this advice you are guaranteed an amazing stress-free experience.

Plan Your Party Early!

Firstly, never leave your party planning till the very last minute. We speak to a lot of parents who book an entertainer around 12 weeks before the date of their kids party, giving them plenty of time to organise everything in advance. Never make the mistake of thinking you can wait a week before you begin planning. You'll cause yourself a lot of stress and parents might not be able to attend on short notice because they have made other plans with their children.

Send out the RSVP invites early. A lot of parents usually plan ahead and the more time you give them to prepare the better. Avoid leaving it too late and make sure the guests will attend your party. If you are planning to book an entertainer for your children's party and you want to hire out a venue, we highly recommend booking the entertainer first. You may have seen one of our previous blogs where we talked about the importance of booking your entertainer as early as possible. Once you have your entertainer booked, then proceed to secure your venue. Now you have both booked well in advance and won't have to worry about last minute availability!

Set Yourself An Ideal Budget!

Remember less is more. It’s tempting to organise lots of activities. Bouncy castles, face painting, entertainers etc. As long as you hire a great entertainer, you won’t need anything else. It’s overkill and no need to spend money on activities that won't even be used. Kid's attention span is very short compared to an adult and they are easily distracted. Keep your budget reasonable and spend on party accessories you will need.

Have Contingency Plans!

We can plan everything perfectly to the very last detail but always have contingency plans in place. If you are planning to host your birthday party outside, have contingency plans in place just in case of rain. You can check one of our other blogs if you need more advice on garden parties and preparing for the weather. One thing to keep in mind is the number of people.

It would also be wise to set up a backup date for your kid's party as well. We understand that you want your child's party to be on the day of their birthday but there's nothing wrong with hosting it on another day. As long as your child gets to have an amazing day, that's the most important thing to remember. 

Waste Not, Want Not!

Don't worry about the decorations. We have performed for hundreds of venues who have spent a fortune on room decorations. No need to go overboard. You can find everything you need online for a smaller price while they still look amazing. When it comes to the food for your party, avoid a buffet and opt to go with snack boxes. Buffets always lead to a lot of food going to waste and that's such a shame. Instead do snack boxes. There is less mess, they are easier to organise, the kids don't have to line up and wait, everyone's a winner!

Time Management!

Stick to an 11AM till 1PM time slot or a 3PM till 5PM time slot. Outside of those times, parents are normally less likely to come. If you want more kids at your child’s party, stick to 11:00AM till 1:00PM or 3:00PM till 5:00PM. Remind parents a few days before the party. As a parent you know how busy it can get and some things can easily slip your mind. Best thing to do is drop your parents a reminder or put together a Facebook event to remind them the party is coming up soon.

Keep Your Party Area Tidy!

Make sure to keep your party as tidy as possible. You can set up a table for parents and keep them all in one place together. When it comes to the decorations it's ideal not to leave balloons loose all over the floor. It can distract the children easier and might create unnecessary hazards. 

Hire A Children's Entertainer!

Never forget your children's entertainment! If you want to take the hassle out of your kids' party, there is no better way than to hire a children's entertainer. We're going to be biassed and say you should speak to us about providing entertainment. We are the largest children's entertainment in the country, performing over 9,000 parties and we have never, not once, let anyone down. We're more than happy to speak with anyone about booking a children's entertainer for your party. You are guaranteed two things: an amazing, memorable experience for your child and a hassle free experience for you!

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You can speak to us and get a no obligation quote by visiting our website through the banner below. Or you can call us directly at 0333 301 3002. We'll talk you through everything along the way and stay in touch till the day of the birthday. Thanks for reading today's blog. Have an amazing day and we'll speak to you soon!


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