Children are young only for a moment. This is why, for a lot of parents, one of the most crucial goals is to provide their children with great childhood memories. To achieve this, they plan regular family trips, attend school and extracurricular activities, and celebrate birthdays.
When it comes to birthday parties, parents can exercise great creativity, particularly with themes. All they have to do is pay attention to their children’s interests and see how they can turn those into a unified theme for a party. This is not a particularly difficult task, especially now that professional birthday party organizers can cover just about everything the party needs.
If you are a parent throwing a huge birthday bash for your little one, you need to focus on identifying the right elements to incorporate into the party. Everything is already available, and it’s just your careful selection that is necessary to ensure the fun and success of the event.
To make this task easier, here are seven party elements that are sure to be a hit for your kids’ birthday parties.
1. Bouncy castles
If you want children to have fun the moment they get to the party, a bouncy castle is one of the best ways to achieve this goal. Children can burn their energy here and get creative with play. The even nicer thing about a bouncy castle is it comes in different designs to suit the theme of the party you are putting together for your child.
2. A body art corner
Body art is quite popular among children, and it can further reinforce the theme of the party. From stick-ons to actual temporary drawings by children’s body art professionals, you can make sure that images which are perfectly aligned with the party theme are skillfully created for every kid. The temporary art is also a fantastic souvenir from the party.
3. Party mascots
Party mascots are children’s fantasies come to life, especially if they are their favorite characters from TV shows and films. The little ones can get hugs from mascots, dance, and have their pictures taken with them.
4. Game booths
Parties are not complete without fun games. So, apart from organizing a few games to encourage kids to socialize with each other, set up different game booths to challenge the basic motor skills of the young ones.
For game booths, each of them should offer prizes that the children can take great pride in winning, such as giant stuffed toys, mini gourmet cakes and other pastries. The best game booths for kids include ones featuring the water balloon toss, bottle toss, and pop the balloon.
5. Party entertainers
Keep the children thoroughly engaged and happy by hiring some party entertainers such as magicians and singers. Entertainers are sources of amusement for young children. At the same time, they can improve the dynamics of the event by being an excellent entertainment option for young guests who are not keen on playing games and getting rowdy with the other kids.
6. An arts-and-crafts corner
Some children would rather create something pretty than play. You can purchase art materials or craft kits from local hobby stores to provide such children their own kind of party fun. Paint-by-color pages, slime kits, kinetic sandboxes, and beaded jewelry-making kits are just some of the artsy-crafty supplies to consider for the party’s “creative” corner.
7. Film showing
All you need for a film showing, even for your child’s party, is a white screen and projector. You can choose a film that you know the kids will love, such as the latest Disney offerings and the different Barbie movies.
There you go — these are seven great party elements to consider including in your child’s next birthday bonanza. If you are ready to deck out completely, these should definitely be present at the party. With all of these, you can be confident that the birthday celebrant and her guests will have a blast and create good memories with family and friends alike.
In 2008, Managing Director and Founder of The Big Moo Events Lorate Hamzeh left a successful career in Human Resources to venture into the niche market of children’s entertainment. By introducing the UAE to Singing Telegrams, Lorate attracted the attention of the children’s entertainment market with a collection of fun mascots. Within a year, Lorate added children’s entertainers and bouncers to the company’s ever-growing list of services, and the rest was history.