A Checklist for Planning a Children’s Party

When planning a children’s party you have to make sure that there is enough entertainment for the children. You should also start the planning process early as then you are less likely to forget certain details.

Guest List

Before you begin the planning process you first need to decide how big you want the party to be. For example, if you host a party for around fifty children then the venue has to be big enough for the children to run around and play. Therefore you first need to have a rough idea of the guest list. If the party is hosting around fifty children then it would be ideal to have the party in a spacious environment such as a garden. When sending out the invitations it would be best to send out the invitations at least two weeks in advance as then the guest will be able to keep the date free.

Age Group

Before you plan activities for the children you should first take into account their age group. For example, if you have a painting area at a party for teenagers this would be of no use, however, if the children you are catering to are below the age of ten then a face painting stall would come in handy. If you are looking to entertain children under the age of ten there are a number of things you can consider. This includes hiring a clown for the party or even having a best magic show as this would likely leave the children mesmerized.


Different children enjoy different activities therefore it would be beneficial if you were to prepare  a variety of games as then the children can have their pick as to which activity to engage in. For example, some children might enjoy inside a bouncy castle whereas others may enjoy getting their face painted. Therefore having different games would make the party entertaining for all the children.


Having a theme for the party would add to the party, however, you should make sure the theme is not a complicated one. When deciding on a theme it would be exciting for the children if you tried to stick to the theme as best as possible. For example, if you are having a princess themed party for your child instead of only having a princess themed decorations you can even make sure that the plates, cups and napkins are princess themed.

The Food

When deciding on the food you should make sure the food is something the children will enjoy. Therefore it would be best to keep the menu simple and serve finger foods instead of having a buffet. Children will appreciate finger foods better than a catered meal as they will likely be playing while eating and if you serve them something too heavy it may cause them to feel sick. You should also make sure there is something for everyone. Some children may not eat meat and some children may not eat sweets, therefore, it is important that you make sure that there is something for everyone.



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