Childhood birthdays are magical: from being allowed chocolate for breakfast to having everyone’s attention focused on you, they stay in our memories forever. So, it’s not a surprise that you want to make your child’s day as special as possible. But it comes at a price - and that price is your stress level!
But these little hints and tips are guaranteed to give your child the best day ever, without causing you untold stress and sleepless nights in the process. We’ve already talked about throwing the ultimate garden party - so now it’s time to our attention to children’s parties.
Hire an entertainer
From a magician to a gymnast to a sports coach to a bouncy castle to an animal handler to a musician, the choices are endless. And while it might be costly to invite someone along, it’ll give you some breathing time. If you’ve got a garden or house full of children, you need a hand from time to time - and an entertainer gives you that. You can relax knowing that energy levels are being brought down, and you’ll have plenty of hungry mouths to eat up all that food you’ve put on! Plus, it makes the day more memorable - imagine saying that for your seventh birthday, you got to hold a python! You can read up on how to choose the right person here.
Let someone else stress about the food
Now, if you’re an excellent chef and love cooking, you can skip this step. But if you’re like most of us, you won’t be looking forwards to putting on a spread to please lots of little tummies. From allergies and fussy eaters to getting the balance between ‘fun’ and ‘nutritious’, there are many problems when it comes to putting out a birthday spread. Luckily there are plenty of companies who understand your problem, and can help you solve it. If you’re stuck for ideas, check out these fab recipes here.
Bring out a brilliant birthday cake
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The same goes for birthday cakes too. You see so many incredible designs and pictures online now, that expectations are high. So, save yourself the stress and get a professional to make one for you. They’ll be skilled in the art of decorating, and will be able to make your child a cake in the shape of their favourite movie character, sports team or animal. You can browse through ideas and prices at sites like https://allcakeprices.com/.
Invite people who really matter
At the end of the day, it’s the people at the party who make your child’s day. So, if you’ve got friends and family who live far away, try to give them enough notice so they can book travel arrangements to surprise your little one. When it comes to inviting their friends, think about who they actually like - and not who you need to please in the playground! As long as everyone who cares about your child is there, they’ll have a great day. And on the plus side - the more people there, the more you can delegate the tasks out! Try to have a few responsible parents present to help referee any games, and keep the peace if anything goes wrong.