A child’s birthday is one of the most special days of the year. Both for the kids, because they get to be the center of attention, and for you as a parent who is able to watch them grow and be happy. That being said, throwing the “best birthday party ever” can be stressful and time-consuming when it comes to planning what to do and then actually doing it. As you plan out the best birthday party for your kid, here are some ideas on what to do to make the day both special and stress-free.
Have your cake and eat it too
The birthday cake is a staple ingredient when it comes to a birthday party. But it is also something that is left to deal with at the last minute. Amid the planning of the rest of the party, inviting guests and buying presents, the cake is just another added task. Plus, it comes with a decision to be made: do you buy one pre-made, or make it yourself and personalize it? Believe it or not, there is a way to combine both options. Plenty of custom-made cake businesses or caterers that will deliver custom-designed cakes to your doorstep. So take “make cake” off the agenda and leave it to the professionals to deliver the staple component of every birthday party. All you have to do is light the candles, sing “Happy Birthday” and watch your child’s wishes come true.
Keep the kids on their feet
Keeping a dozen or so kids entertained while also maintained can come as quite a challenge. Let the party guests and birthday boy or girl ease out their energy in a safe, yet entertaining way — bouncy castles. Getting a bounce house rental set up in your backyard is the perfect way for kids to release that youthful energy and keep them entertained for hours. Choose one that fits the theme of the birthday party, and have it delivered and set up at your house or wherever the party venue is at. Whether your child is obsessed with Frozen or Spiderman, create a theme to pull it all together.
Capture the moment
A birthday is a big moment in a kid’s life, and yours. It marks another year come and gone and a moment to keep for the whole family. Why not capture the day in a fun and unique way? Take photos or hire a photographer and capture your favourite moments on camera. Then, turn that photo or photos into pop art canvases. Pop-art is a fun, quirky style that can turn a beautiful moment into a cherished and happy memory. Simply select a photo, style, edit and customize it online. Then place your order and have it delivered to your house. Three simple steps, and you will have a keepsake that you can cherish forever, and even use as an art piece on your living room wall, mantelpiece, or bedroom. Plus, you can maybe even order a couple of smaller-sized canvases and give them to guests as party favors.
You have plenty of resources to help you plan the best birthday party that your child wishes for. So long as the guests are entertained, the cake is delicious and happy memories are made, the party will be a success. It’s up to you to decide what your child would like best — you know them best, after all, but when it comes to executing your ideas, you have a ton of options and help available to make your child’s birthday party stress-free and easy to plan.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)