Ten great tips for your children’s birthday party

Children’s birthday party tips

In your child’s universe one of the brightest shining stars, if not the brightest, is his or her birthday party. This is special and it’s up to the parent to change special to awesome. Your child’s face will radiate fun and happiness and that is what every parent wants to see.

In order to make a children’s birthday party extra special you are going to have to pull out all the stops and do some work. Here are some points to keep in mind.
Ten great tips for your childrens birthday party

1. Even before you do anything remember that the party is for your child. He or she must choose the theme of the party. In order to create an enchanted world of birthday entertainment you must first find the fairy tale that is in the mind of your child.

2. Children are energy. They want to run, they want to play and they want to jump .They are also inquisitive and very open to new ideas and experiences. Combine the two in the activities that you choose as party entertainment and you will create a world of magic for your child on his or her birthday.

3. Birthday party planners have a lot of experience. Discuss your ideas with them. Use your child’s request as your point of departure. That is non-negotiable.

4. Add a few extras such as hiring a party entertainer. These people know children. They know how to enthrall and mesmerize young minds. A party magician or a clown is always a hit.

5. Choose party costumes and decorations to suit the theme. Build a dream world in which the kids can be themselves. It is up to you as the parent to make sure that the birthday party activities you choose will blend into their magical wonderland. A jumping castle, slip and slide or pony ride will always be welcome in this world.

6. Boys are rough-and-tumble. Girls are pink and frilly. Interactive party games and party entertainers can level the playing field. It provides an activity where everyone gets caught up in the moment. Boy or girl, introvert or extrovert does not count.

7. Everyone loves a gift. Hide some gifts somewhere in the party area. Let the children go on a treasure hunt and watch their faces as they do so.

8. If you live in an apartment, consider using the services of companies that will actually host the party for you. Kids are outdoor beings If possible try and give them the outside to live out their fantasies.

9. Don’t forget the treats. Kids often will not like breakfast if you call it egg on toast. Call it bird-in-a-nest and they will love it. Use your cookie cutters and your imagination to shape the party treats to fit in with their magical world.

10. Birthdays and fun are supposed to be synonyms. Keep that in mind. The kids will play and the kids will make a mess. The day or two after the party will be spent cleaning. Accept that. That is the price that you have to pay for great party entertainment.


I’m occasionally asked by parents what games I do in my parties and it’s always a bit of a mouth full to explain so I have wrote this for greater clarity. To begin with, none of my games are elimination based which means no one is ever ‘out’. This ensures all the children are engaged throughout and are not going to become bored which is very important to me. On to the games!

Character statues
I tell the children to dance and when the music stops to freeze and impersonate a well known character (superheroes, Disney princesses etc). I’ll pick the most creative one each time ensuring that everyone wins. If there are a lot of children, I’ll pick multiple winners each time so by the end they have all won.
Why it’s good
– The children enjoy being on their feet, if they don’t want to pretend to be a character they will usually just  freeze normally so they still feel involved. It’s  easy to understand and we can play it instantly. The children are never bored in this game and are always riveted throughout. It’s been so good over the years.