After doing a lot of parties, I have picked up some useful tips from parents on how parties can be run a lot smoother. I hope that you will get some benefit from the following.
AVOID PUTTING BALLOONS ON THE FLOOR BEFORE THE PARTY BEGINS
It’s a very bad idea to put balloons on the floor before the party begins for many reasons. Firstly it makes the children wild and hyperactive and it is very difficult to get them settled and calm before the show begins. This can result in a few children spoiling the show for the majority. Also I have seen children collide into each other and surfaces due to frantically chasing around after balloons. Hanging balloons are fine but those on the floor should be avoided at all costs
TAKING PARENTS MOBILE PHONE NUMBERS BEFORE THE PARTY
This is a very good idea. If a child at the party becomes ill or simply won’t stop crying then it is very beneficial to have the parents mobile phone number for all involved.
BOOK THE VENUE AS EARLY AS YOU CAN
This may sound fairly obvious to most of you however if you’re anything like me you’ll always leave things to the last minute. If you live in a small village or town there may only be a few possible venues to decide from. It is easily conceivable that these venues could be booked up months in advance for the date required. You of course do not necessarily need to have a public venue as I do a lots of parties in people’s homes.
TAKE A TRIP TO POUNDLAND OR 99P STORES
It’s surprising how much you can get from these budget stores for your party. They stock things such as paper plates, plastic knives and forks and even party invitations. You really can make a sizeable saving by shopping here.
KEEP THE PARTY TO TWO HOURS MAXIMUM
A party that exceeds two hours is just too long for little ones. Whilst it may seem great to have an entertainer and then a bouncy castle or a DJ after it probably isnt. When it comes to childrens parties more isn’t better.