Let’s be honest; planning a kids birthday party can be pretty intimidating. These days, parents tend to go all out, and competing with your kid’s best friend’s professionally planned birthday bash can seem like a losing battle. Don’t worry; a party doesn’t have to be extravagant – or complicated – to be fun. Here are a few basic things to remember when you’re planning Las Vegas birthday parties:
Don’t Create Drama
While etiquette doesn’t require you to invite your child’s entire school or church class to your party, if you’re not going to, don’t send invitations to school or church. Instead, make your invitations on neutral ground; either send them through the mail, email them out or deliver them by hand.
Do Involve the Child
A party planned 100 percent by the parents is, well, the parents’ party. Instead, have the birthday boy or girl make the guest list and address envelopes. Let him or her help decide on the location, decorations and cake flavor too. That way, he or she isn’t surprised or disappointed with the outcome.
Do Encourage Gracious Acceptance
While you might love a “no gifts” clause in your invitation, the birthday honoree will likely shun the idea. Instead, use the birthday party as an opportunity to teach your child about accepting gifts graciously. Of course, you’ll also want to ensure your child writes thank-you notes afterward.
Don’t Overthink Goodie Bags
Goodie bags are a nice touch for birthday parties as a way to say thanks for celebrating (and, likely, bringing a gift). But don’t stress about them; kids are pretty simple, and love just about anything wrapped up festively. Candy or dollar-store toys in a festive bag work great.
Do Find a One-Stop Solution
If you’re really looking for a no-stress option, try FLIPnOUT Fun Center for your next party. We take care of everything, from food to cakes to party rooms – and you know we’ve got the activities ready to go. Kids of all ages love a good time at FLIPnOUT, and parents love that there’s NO CLEANUP!
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