Is it your child’s first birthday? Their second or third? Every birthday is special and as parents, we go out of our way to make each and every one better than the last. Planning a party is always fun. A kid’s party is more so as one is allowed to go wild with the decorations and the bursts of color. Here are a few tips to help the parents out, in planning out the most perfect birthday party.

Pick a theme

Kids are very definite about the themes they want. They have their favorite Disney, marvel, and DC or Barbie characters and will usually ask you to have a party themed according to that. Unlike in the olden days, having a themed party is not so difficult. If you do not want to or cannot make the decorations at home, there are plenty of sites online which make and deliver decorations to suit all themes at affordable prices. However, the decorations are simply not enough. The music and especially the food need to be in line with the theme of the party. For example, for a ‘frozen’ themed party, having a gbg slushie machine with bright colored flavored slushie will make it feel a lot more frozen.

A good slushie machine will be especially useful if your party is in the middle of the summer heat. If it is a pirate themed party, have small treasure chests filled with jewel shaped sweets and chocolates wrapped in gold. If it is a more ladylike Barbie tea party, having floral printed table cloths, small finger food and a variety of teas and juices will work nicely.

Pick a convenient date

While it is nice to have the party on the birthday itself, sometimes it is not possible to do so with the hectic schedules most working moms run. In this case, have a small family celebration on the day of the birthday, cut a cake and have a small dinner, but plan the party for a weekend or holiday where you have the time and energy to plan it out and execute it, rather than trying to squeeze it in to the daily routine and turning it into a disaster. Explain to your child how it is difficult for you to handle both at once and they are bound to understand. A bigger better party is always better than a few potato chips and bad music.

Unless you want it to be a large affair, keep it simple and keep it for some time in the afternoon. This is when the kids are most active and they will have the most amount of fun on the bouncy castle. Their parents will also love you for taking them off their hands for a little while, giving them a Saturday afternoon to relax.