Kids Party Tips

By: Ian Lowe

10 Kids' Party Tips

by

Ian Lowe, a children's entertainer

It helps if people can find the party so number one is:
1.Attach a group of balloons to the entrance to let people know where the party is.
2.For children's parties held at home, the number of guests should be dictated by your child's age. If it is a seventh birthday, then invite seven guests.
3.Send invitations two to three weeks before the party to allow time for guests to reply.
4.Most children's parties are 2 hours long. Younger children should be kept occupied the whole time, so plan plenty of activities.
5.Book an entertainer. You can find them in Yellow Pages under, can you guess? Entertainers, and recently, in the UK, under the new category of Children's Entertainers.
6. Let the birthday child's brothers and sisters invite a friend each, so they'll feel like they're a part of things too.
7.If you are planning on doing the games yourself, recruit adult friends to help.
8.When booking a village hall or community centre, make sure you know the address, so you can give it to the entertainer. He needs to know where the party is.
9.Again, if you're booking a hall, you'll need time to decorate it with Happy Birthday banners and balloons, set up tables for the food, and you'll need to clean up afterwards. If the party will last 2 hours, hire the hall for three.
10.Lots of little things to make the entertainer's life easier, like, make sure he has somewhere to park; have someone to help carry his equipment in; and most important, a lot of parents will stay throughout the party, and they will talk. And talk. So don't forget to have a big stick handy, preferably with a rusty nail sticking through it, to keep them quiet.
Other than that, enjoy yourself!

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