A Great Birthday Party
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All parties are not created equal, and you don't want your child's party to be the lamest one all year. Whether you are planning a sweet 16 or planning a bash for your child's fifth birthday, you want the gathering to be fun and memorable. Here are some simple tips to help you throw a party that all the guests are sure to enjoy.
Choose the Simplicity of Cupcakes
Cupcakes are universally appealing and incredibly easy to serve. There's no need to cut and serve people, and you will save money on plates and forks. Buy the cupcakes in advance to spare yourself the hassle of baking them when you are trying to get ready for the party.
All Their Favorite Things
Choose a party theme based on your child's favorite things. Dance parties are a great choice for teenagers, and you can always base parties for younger children on their favorite toys. Look for games that go with the theme and decorations to match. Include the theme on the invitations so guests will instantly have ideas for gifts.
Entertainment Is Important
No matter what age range you are working with, you will need some entertainment ready. Here are a few ideas for entertainment at your child's birthday party.
Feed Their Appetites
Whether you plan the party to run during a mealtime or not, your guests will get hungry. Chips and dip won't quite satisfy their cravings, but you probably won't have time to prepare a full spread to keep everyone happy. You can make food ahead of time and freeze it, or you can order the food in for your hungry guests. The kids will love having a delicious meal, and you won't have to go through the hassle of buying all the ingredients and spending a day cooking.
Some party themes are easy to decorate around. If your little one loves cars, then you can find countless decorations featuring racecars, fire trucks, and other automobiles. If your teenage daughter cannot get enough of her favorite tunes, then you can string up musical decorations. Get creative with coordinating crepe paper and balloons. A few helium balloons spread around the room will set the festive spirit without requiring a lot of time and money. Include a few balloons on the mailbox to ensure that your guests can easily find the house.
A child's birthday party needs to be interesting and fun, but it doesn't have to be complicated. Choose a theme to help you stay on track with the planning, and simplify your planning by ordering a meal in and choosing cupcakes over a sheet cake. One of the most important considerations is entertainment. With a few games planned, you will be ready to enjoy a fantastic birthday party that is sure to impress your guests.
Sara Reid is a guest writer for Delivery.com, a site she recommends for finding the best delivery options in your area.
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