This week on air with The Family Show on 96five I spoke about birthday parties, and shared my top tips for hassle-free parties. If you missed it, here’s a summary for you:
- Invitation etiquette usually becomes an issue at school age. Either limit the party to 2 or 3 “special friends”, or invite all of the girls/boys in the class, or invite everyone!
- As well as stating a start time, include a finish time. Two hours is usually long enough for a kids’ party. Let parents know whether you would like them to stay for the duration of the party, and if siblings are invited.
- Go for activities rather than games, especially for younger children. Three year olds will be engaged for much longer with playdough than with a pinata.
- Try not to leave yourself with too much to DO during the party. You want to celebrate with your child.
- Keep party bags simple!
Of course, the reason I was talking about parties was because my big girl turned FIVE! She has been planning her rainbow birthday party for a looong time and it was so delightful to see her share the occasion with all of the girls from her prep class. Here are a few colourful shots of the party:
The Rainbow Girl
And all the yumminess
The Rainbow Food!
Do you have a top party tip to share?