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If you have children there will come a time that you are going to throw a birthday party at your home. This is inevitable that this will happen so it is important to be prepared and have a game plan. A fun birthday party can help your child’s social status as well as be a memory your child will remember forever. There are a few components that make a party great and they are as follows.

Keep The Parents Entertained as Well

Making the party fun for the parents as well can be difficult but it is possible. Some parties offer adult beverages to the parents that are not driving. A weekend of a big game, it can be great to turn the TV on and allow the parents that are sports fans to enjoy themselves. Simply staring at the children have the time of their lives can get old after an hour. Make sure to introduce the parents who do not know many people as well.

Skip Out on the Candy

While your child is going to want copious amounts of candy on their birthday, it is best to skip out on this. In the birthday goodie bags you can put other things like glow sticks or temporary tattoos like this dentist recommends. The worst thing in the world is a large group of children on a sugar rush. Trying to control these children will be futile if they are given enough candy. The parents of the other children will appreciate you not giving away candy as well. Combine that with the fact that some children have quite a few dietary restrictions and it is better to stick to the basics like cake and pizza.

Find Something That Keeps The Children Occupied

Hosting the party somewhere else besides your home like an arcade or go-cart track will keep the children occupied. This might be more costly than hosting the party at home but it takes care of all of the entertainment the children will need. For certain ages a piñata will steal the show for a few minutes. Having other games to play or letting the children pick what they want to do is a good idea.

Utilize Outdoor Space

A bunch of children running around a home is the thing of nightmares when it comes to the clean up afterwards. A large backyard or a party at a park will minimize cleanup as well as stress of having people at the house. This will give the children room to play as well as the parents some breathing room. One parent should be watching the children at all times as nothing is worse than a fight between children at a birthday party.

Your child’s birthday party doesn’t have to be stressful and it can even be fun. Planning the party weeks in advance is important as to avoid any kind of stress or last minute disasters. Be as proactive as possible and things will fall into place. One last word of advice, avoid hiring a clown as they are getting quite a bad reputation on account of a few weirdos.

Life of Dad, Tommy Wyher

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