Usually, around the time that children get to be in preschool, they run into this whole new world of birthday parties out there waiting for them. It usually starts with one child having a party and inviting the entire class.
From there the party invitations start to come in by the droves for the rest of the preschool year. When your child’s turn comes, there is no need to panic! You can plan a fantastic preschool party even on a low budget or without a lot of time commitment on your part.
The best way to start to plan your preschooler’s party is to ask them what kind of party they want to have. This is an important step since they may want, or not want, a party like one of the parties which they have attended. By asking them what they want, you are on your way to being able to start your planning.
You don’t need to be afraid of your toddler’s choice being an expensive one. Most children have pretty simple wants such as a specific theme or color scheme they desire. It could even relate to a specific character or movie they like.
The next step you need to take care
Is the one of making a good choice in the location where the birthday party will be. This might not look like a big deal, and it’s usually not, but there are some things you should keep in mind first.
One thing you need to take into consideration is the fact that young children are prone to being messy. You might want to have the party at a local fast-food restaurant or similar place, especially one with a cool playground.
This can promise the kids to have lots of fun, and also avoid a large mess to clean up after the party has finished. Another good option is a local park if the weather in your area allows it. Kids love to play outdoors.
In some cases, having a playset in your own backyard can make a big difference. As parents we want the best for our children. We want them to have fun and to be safe at all costs. And they should spend enough time in touch with nature. The possibility of having a wooden outdoor playset would make all that possible.
If you are not a fan of the idea of spending hours with a pack of preschoolers on your weekend, don’t worry. You can choose to have the party in the evening or only for an hour or two on a Saturday afternoon.
Preschoolers can only have a limited amount of fun before they become stressed out. At this point, they might start whining and crying. You can use this to your advantage by planning a short but fun party.
If you will have more than a couple of other children at the party you will need other adults to help you. Remember that preschoolers need lots of help and attention. You should have an adult for every three or four children in attendance. This will be a great help when children need help using the bathroom and other things as the party goes along.
If you are sending the invitations of your partiers to the preschool, keep in mind that you must invite each child in the class. This is very important. To do otherwise is prohibited by most schools and just simply rude as well. Nothing is more hurtful than a group of preschoolers mocking another child for not being invited to a party.
For the day of the party, you will want to have as much for your invitees to do as possible. It is important to keep the children busy and occupied the entire time they are with you. Although do not exaggerate with the activities, you do not want to overwhelm the children. This will keep them out of trouble and having fun.
Do not forget the importance of good manners. You can reinforce this by insisting on from your birthday party guests as well as your own birthday boy or girl. Everyone should use the words “please” and “thank you” as well as be courteous to others.
Another good tip is to consider how your child will handle opening presents. As well as what is, and is not, appropriate to say to other people about gifts. You should keep in mind that the purpose of the party should be about spending time with family and friends. It should not focus on the presents
In some cases, kids are shy and may prefer not to have people staring at them while they are opening their presents. Also, opening presents can make the other children at the party feel bad. Your goal is to have a fun experience for everyone there.
Here are some steps you could follow when the invitees bring gifts.
Be polite and thank them for the gift as well as for them coming to the party.
Make a short tour of where every interest point is located such as the food table, restrooms, games, etc.
Place the gift or gifts in a separate room for your kid to open once the party is over.
Remind your toddler the importance of spending time with their loved ones, over the presents they receive.