What Can Parents Who Are Planning A Kids Party Learn From Apple?
At Non Stop Kids Entertainment, we perform at over 7500 parties a year. As a result, we speak to tens of thousands of parents. We would say that 90% of these parents are very stressed. They are stressed about inviting children, stressed about whether the kids will turn up, party food, venues, entertainment; basically everything.
One of the most asked questions we get is “Are you sure an entertainer can handle 20 children, they are quite a handful you know!” Most parents can’t even comprehend or imagine having a room of 20 kids they need to entertain for two hours. The thing you need to understand is that performing for children is something we specialise in. We perform at hundreds of parties every month. Piece of cake!
Let me give you an example that you can probably relate to. I am terrible at DIY; the thought of laying a laminate floor scares me to death. However, to a professional floor fitter, it would be a walk in the park. It’s the same with entertaining children. Even though it would scare your typical parent, to us it’s another day in the office!
Anyway, in this blog, we want to give you one huge tip that will really help you if you are planning a kid's party.
Keep It Simple!
Parents try to overcomplicate things when planning their child’s party. The reason is because they want their child’s party to be perfect, they try to shoehorn a crazy amount of things into two hours. We performed at a party recently and we supplied two entertainers, something we very rarely do since our entertainers are highly qualified to perform. At the party, they had already booked a pony dressed up like a Unicorn, an animal man, two bouncy castles, three face painters, a juggler and a ring announcer. This was totally overkill and the kids at the party didn’t know what to do or where to go first!
What Should Parents Do?
The best way to think about this is Apple. Apple are well know for keeping their operating system simple. They make it so that people can pick up their products and start using them immediately. Their customers are loyal because they enjoy the experience of using the product. While their products are more expensive, their customers are happy to pay extra money because they want the ease of use.
Statistically, there is a good chance you are using an Apple product to read this blog. If you are, you know how easy to use Apple products are. It’s the same case with a kids party. If you overcomplicate them, it’s going to cause you more stress and not bring any extra enjoyment for your child or their friends.
Our Hassle Free Package is designed to make it as easy as possible for the client. We do everything for you, you just feed the kids and hand them their coats on the way out. The point is whether you book us or something else the key thing to remember is ‘less is more’. You will be tempted to try and book everything and squeeze as much as possible into your child’s party. However, the most successful parties are the ones that keep it simple.
To be clear, you don’t have to book us. We just ask that you please keep it simple and don’t try and book everything into a single two hour period. As well as making the party more successful by taking this approach, it will also save you money.
That's all from us today and we hope it helped. If you would like to speak to us about your child’s party, click the banner below to fill in the form for a no obligation consultation or call us on 0333 301 3002.
Thanks again for reading and we look forward to hearing from you.