Seven Frustrating Things You Never Get Told That Happen When You Host A Kids Party
At Non Stop Kids, we help plan thousands of parties every single year and specialise in making things Hassle Free for our clients. We will literally do everything; all you need to do is feed the kids and hand them their coats on the way out. However, there are still things that can happen at a party that can frustrate you - the organiser, who is responsible for putting everything together.
What Can You Do To Avoid Stress?
In this blog, we look at the seven most frustrating things that happen when you organise a kids party. Before we begin, we don't want to put you off planning a party at all. We just want you to understand the challenges of hosting a party and what to expect. As they say, "forewarned is forearmed".
Getting Responses To Invitations Is A Nightmare!
No matter how hard you try, getting the majority of parents to RSVP is next to impossible. It doesn’t matter if you give the invitations out at school, speak to the parents in person or even phone them up. The end result is always the same - you hear nothing! Even more frustrating is that a lot of the parents that haven’t sent a RSVP will just turn up on the day (normally with a couple of siblings as well!
Expect All The Kids To Be Sugar High!
Over the course of two hours, your kids will consume more sugar than they normally do in an entire week! It starts when they arrive and they are eating sweets. The the party food arrives made up of nothing but sugary sweets and doughnuts and let's not forget the birthday cake! After this, your kids will normally win lots of sweets during party games. And to top it off, they are given sweets in their party bags that they take home. This sugar will give them the energy they need at the party, but the important thing to remember is what goes up must come down. Later on that night, expect tantrums, tears, kicking and screaming.
The Small Talk With Other Parents Is Always Difficult!
The majority of the adults at the party will barely know you. The only thing you have in common are your children. And prior to this party, the most you’ve said to them is "good morning" as you rush your child into school. Because of this the small talk will consist of two hours solid of how their children are more gifted and talented than yours. It results in losing two hours of your life you will never get back.
You Will Become A Tea & Coffee Making Machine!
Jokes aside, you will spend the whole time throughout the party making endless cups of tea and coffee. You probably didn’t realise how much coffee an adult can consume until this very moment. You probably won’t get a chance to watch much because you will constantly busy!
There Will Always be more kids than you imagined!
Scary though, right? This is for a couple of reasons. Firstly, you will have parents bringing siblings along and asking if they can join in. Secondly, you will have parents that didn’t RSVP (see point 1) and then just turn up on the day anyway (rude). This can be really annoying, especially if you have worked out the correct amount of food and space for the parents that actually responded.
Expect Parents To Disappear!
If you are having an afternoon party, expect the dads (and some of the moms) to disappear. Dads will always find football more entertaining than a kids' party. These days, you can watch most football games on a smart phone. Don’t be surprised if you start the party with a whole load of dads who suddenly disappear a few minutes into the party.
Expect Your Child To Be Given The Same Present Multiple Times!
In all honesty, we don’t know how this happens. Maybe it’s that your child’s friend'a parents are psychic, maybe it’s because they all shop at the same place, or maybe it’s because this particular toy is discounted at the moment. Regardless of which possibility, there will be one present that you will end up with numerous times. Best advice is to deal with it, it’s going to happen!
So there you have it, seven frustrating things that will happen to you at your child’s party. However, we can help make the party stress free by running and hosting the whole thing for you. If you would like a no obligation quote, visit out website through the banner below to fill in the form. We will get back to you ASAP. Or if you prefer, call us at 0333 301 3002.
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