You always want to be the cool parent, but when it comes to unique and original birthday party ideas, there are only so many options.
It’s all about giving those kids the best day of their lives and sending them home begging their parents for their own party just like it. If you do it right, you’ll reach that cool parent status in no time.
So, how do you come up with some birthday party ideas that every kid will love? We’ll show you.
It’s All About Location, Baby!
Your kid’s birthday party needs to be the best. So, you want to make sure you choose a place that stands out from the other parties. It may seem easy and cheap to throw a party at your home, but do you want to deal with the setup and take down… and the clean-up? Probably not. Instead, find a great location that will take care of those things for you. A new place is also more exciting for kids because there are so many new things to do. That’s even more true for those kids that seem to always be at your house and have been there, done that.
Keep Your Options Open
The key to an awesome birthday party is to make sure you have a little something for everyone. As a parent, you likely already know that most kids have zero attention span. So the solution is to make sure you don’t focus on just one specific thing (like a craft or a movie). You especially don’t want to try to get them to sit still for too long! Doing that is a recipe for boredom and a dozen complaining children – and let’s face it, nobody wants that. Plan a few activities that the kids and give them a bit of choice so they don’t lose focus on something out of pure boredom.
Hand Out Something Fun at The Beginning
Remember when you were a kid and you went to a friend’s birthday party, knowing full well that you’d receive a loot bag at the end? Yes? You may also remember that feeling of excitement knowing what you’d come home with.
Here’s the truth: ultimately, kids are kids, and they don’t really care about some other kid’s present. But they do care about what’s in those loot bags. Keep them happy and hand out something small at the beginning of your party, like temporary tattoos or pins they can wear. Anything interactive will do the trick.
End The Party on Time
This is more for your sake as the parent than anything else. If it were up to the kids, they’d party until they pass out, and some kids can go for a long time. Providing a timeline allows you to stay on track and give guidelines to the other parents. If you say that the party is going to end at 3pm, then it is going to end at 3pm. This will be crucial in making sure there are no straggling guests left at the end of the party and that you can get home to the comfort of your couch as soon as possible.
Book at Parkway Social to Have it All
Sometimes it feels like it takes a village to keep a group of kids entertained, especially when they are on a birthday cake sugar rush. So why put in that effort alone when you don’t have to?
At Parkway Social, we do all of the work for you. You can host the best birthday party ever, and all it takes is the click of a button. You don’t even need to put on pants while you’re booking it because we have a completely integrated online reservation system that does the work for you. We provide everything on the day of your party food, games, set- up and clean-up, so all you need to do is bring your child and tell your guests when and where to show up!
Simple, easy, and so much fun. What are you waiting for? You can book right here.