What could be better than a kids' birthday party? It's a chance to bring your child's friends together for a day of fun, games, food, and celebration. Talk about fun!
We love planning kids' parties, as there's nothing better than seeing their little eyes light up at some new surprise or discovery. It's a challenge to us to come up with bigger, more creative activities for their party.
But before the party ever begins, we make sure to go over our kids party checklist and make sure we have everything ready for the big event. Using the checklist helps us to be sure we're not forgetting anything important.
Our City Nights Disco experts have compiled a kids birthday party checklist below so you, too, can check the important items off the list and ensure all is prepared for the moment the party begins.
This far in advance, you need to make sure you've got all the "big picture" items planned out. That means coming up with the theme for the birthday party. A few of our favorite themes include:
Of course, you can come up with your own themes, according to your child's preferences and your abilities to decorate your home/party salon and prepare/purchase the right food.
Get your kid in on the discussion. Talk to them and find out what they'd like for their birthday. But don't just talk about the theme—discuss the guest list as well. See which of their friends they want to invite, and how big of a party they want to make it. This will help you to prepare ahead of time and start setting aside money for the party.
Now is also the time to line up your entertainment. Many of the top-rated birthday party entertainers in your city will be booked months in advance. Make sure you contact the clown, face-painting service, DJ, club, party venue, or exotic animal trainer far ahead of the birthday party date.
Finally, reach out to the guests' parents and find out when is a good date for them. Perhaps one of the child's best friends will be out of town, or another has a big presentation or sports game the weekend you wanted to hold the party. Make sure your guests can actually make it on the date of the party before setting it in stone.
You've gotten all the "big picture" items out of the way, so it's time to move on to the smaller details. These items are no less important, so make sure to check them all off your list.
The days until your child's party are slipping by, and there's a lot that still needs to be done. In the week or two leading up to the big day, there are a few more items to check off your list. These include:
Knock these items off the list, and you'll have far fewer things to do in the last few days leading up to the party. Trust us, avoiding that pre-party stress is the key to success. Why else do you think our City Nights Disco experts prepare these checklists?
You're coming down the home stretch, so it's time to check those final items off your list. There are just a few more things to do before you're ready for the party. We like to spend the last few days:
You've got everything in readiness for the big day! There's still a lot to do, but it's not going to be overwhelming when the guests start rolling in. You're ready to party!
Today is the day. You're going to have guests in a few hours, but there are a few last-minute items to prepare. These include:
What do you think of our checklist? We like to think it covers everything you could need for the party, but let us know if we're missing anything in the comments below.
We at City Nights Disco love hosting children's parties. We can provide not just the full entertainment package (lighting, equipment, DJ and all), but we can provide top-quality catering, access to some of the best venues in London, and the expertise to help make your event as stress-free as possible. Get in touch and find out how we can help you make your child's birthday party an event to remember!