Deciding where to hold your kid’s birthday party and what theme to go for can be tricky. It’s likely that your child is invited to several parties each year and so you don’t want to make it the same as the ones they have already been to. After all, you want your child to have an exciting and memorable time.
Home or away
When arranging a birthday party, you have to decide if you have the time to arrange everything yourself. Planning party games, prizes, decorations and food all take time, something that not everyone has, so hiring an all-inclusive venue could be a valuable option. Some venues only allow a maximum number of guests and, let’s face it, some of them cost a small fortune per head which makes the whole experience much more stressful. Hosting a party at home, but with outside entertainment, is a good compromise. You get to save money by making your own food but don’t have the pressure of entertaining a group of excitable kids. You also get the chance to choose something tailored to your child and what they love.
For kids party ideas in Essex, you have the benefit of having several local options. If you like the idea of hiring someone to come to your home or even a local venue, you could look into animal birthday parties. With this type of party, animals are brought to your venue where the kids will be wowed by seeing them up close and personal. It’s something different, exciting and educational, although the kids don’t necessarily need to know that!
When thinking of kids party ideas in Essex, you don’t have to spend a lot to keep the kids entertained. If the weather holds up, why not have a pool party? Get the paddling pools, water guns, slip n slides and water balloons out and let the kids go wild. If it’s not quite warm enough for water play, you could have an at-home sports day full of running, sack races, egg and spoon races or wheelbarrows. The kids will love playing together and will love the prizes even more.
For the younger ones, you could hire a mascot to visit them on their special day. Imagine their face seeing Peppa Pig or one of the Paw Patrol turning up at their birthday party. For the slightly older ones, some of the Disney Princesses have been known to visit pamper parties, or you might even be able to see Spiderman doing flips in the garden. Kids love seeing their heroes, so what better way to make it a memorable day than having them show up just for your child.
Don’t forget the small extras that help to make a party memorable. Decorations, a birthday cake and party bags all look great when worked around a specific theme. Don’t forget the balloons too, kids of all ages go crazy for balloons!