You do not need a huge budget to throw good birthday party for your child.
Never mind hiring a hall or going on an activity day, having a birthday party in your own home is a great way of celebrating your child's birthday and encouraging a good time for all.
Here are a few ways you can throw a successful birthday party at home:
- Dedicate a room. Depending on the amount of children you have come into the birthday party, it is probably a good idea to dedicate a room to the party. Try to clear the room so that there is as much space in it as possible. This will allow the children to use the room freely.
- Get the food right. In the room where you have decided to have the party, set up a table with all of the food on. Try to pick food which is easy to pick up, as this will allow children to quickly eat without making too much of a mess. This might include things like cheese and pineapple on sticks, sausage rolls, pork pies and carrot sticks.
- Plan some activities. Activities do not need to be expensive either. You can get things like water balloons and a CD player, so that you can create lots of different games for the children to play. If it is sunny, it is a great idea to do these out in the garden. If not, your dedicated room will come in handy here. Play things like sleeping lions, pass the parcel, musical statues and musical chairs.
- Don't leave the cake out. Make sure that if you have a birthday cake for your child, you do not leave it anywhere which could cause damage to it. Sticky fingers on a cake are all too common! Bring the cake out when it is time to light the cake, so that the children can see it. Then make sure that you cut the cake in front of the children, so that you can ensure that everybody gets a slice. If you have any left over, put them in party bags.
- Homemade party bags. Party bags do not need to blow the budget. You can buy some cheap party bags in bulk, and fill them with common items which the children will love. Many local party stores will have bulk bags for whistles, party poppers, balloons and so on. You can also buy mini mazes the children to play with, which will not blow the bank either. Make sure that each one of the children gets a party bag as they leave the house. This allows the party to continue long after they've left your house!