Making the Most of Birthdays

Birthdays come once a year, and they are special days for everyone, especially young children. They look forward to a whole day dedicated to them, with lots of food and fun in store. If you want to make the most of your child’s birthday, here are some tips to prepare and throw a great party!

Plan ahead

Any good celebration takes some planning in advance. Even when a birthday party is  casual, party-goers need to know what time to show up, what to bring, and how they should dress. Take a look at your calendar, figure out how much time you might need to organize your ideas, and then get to planning.

You can go online to check out videos or parenting blogs about birthday parties that people have thrown for their children. It’s a great way to get inspired and track down resources that you might need. You can even go on party-store websites and just browse to see what themes you like.

Don’t forget, half of the party is the people who show up! When sending out invitations, make sure to send them early. That will give other parents plenty of time to mark down their calendars and make sure their child can attend your party!

Birthdays are for everyone

It’s your child’s special day, but he probably won’t have a good time if none of the other children are having fun. Make sure that when planning the event, theme or location of the birthday party, you take everyone into consideration.

You may be planning on one theme, but your child might want another. No matter how fantastic your idea might be, you should take a step back and think about what your child and his friends would like best. This will ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time.

It’s all about location

The biggest question when planning birthday parties is where should you throw it? There are several options, each with their own pros and cons, that you might want to consider based on the age of your child, her interests and the cost.

At-home parties make transportation a non-issue for you. You can set up everything and have it ready to your exact specifications. The main issue parents have with this is the clean-up afterwards. When the party is over there will be a mess, that you will have to clean up after the exhaustion of hosting everyone.

Parties at indoor locations, like trampoline gyms or museums, make for a memorable experience. They are different and exclusive, exactly what your child would want on a day dedicated to him. The organization, set-up and cleaning are all done by the venue, but the price for these parties tends to be more expensive. Between renting out the space and purchasing the food and supplies, the costs can add up.


Parties at Cranium

At Cranium Academy, we offer amazing party-planning and hosting services for children ages 2-8 years. Nearly exclusive use of our spacious indoor facility combined with two experienced party pros dedicated solely to your party make for a more worry-free experience for you! To learn more about our parties or book a reservation, visit our Birthday Parties page.