Planning a fun and safe children’s party can feel stressful, especially if you have never done it before. You can put a lot of pressure on yourself, wanting everything to be perfect, but you are probably stressing out more than you need to. Here are six tips for a successful and safe children’s party.
1. Rent inflatable enjoyment.
Regardless of the type of party, inflatables are always crazy popular among children. It doesn’t matter if you get a bounce house, obstacle course, jousting arena, or water slide rental, they will be the most popular aspects of the entire party. Children will play on inflatables until they collapse from exhaustion, which is ideal for parents too, so they can visit and talk to other parents. Companies like Clowns 4 Kids provides a wide array of inflatables for children of all different ages. No matter what else you do for the party, if you have inflatables, it will be a fun event.
2. Plan entertainment.
While the kids will be having fun with the inflatables for most of the party, it is good to plan entertainment. Planning entertainment will provide time to get the kids to sit down for a little bit and possibly get something to eat or give you a chance to put food out or prepare the dessert. Good entertainment for a kids’ party may be a magician, a juggler, a balloon artist, or a clown.
3. Buy more than enough food.
The last thing you want to do is run out of food, so go ahead and buy more than you think you will need. Leftovers are always great to have eth next day when you are too tired to cook. If you have a lot of leftovers, you can always send food home with your guests. Having too much food is always going to be better than not having enough food.
4. Make sure there is plenty of hydrating beverages.
The kids are going to be running around, jumping, and having fun. It is crucial to have drinks that will hydrate them. The Cleveland Clinic provides valuable information on healthy drink options for children. Avoid things like Kool-Aid, soda, or energy drinks as they are filled with sugar and will not provide hydration for the children. You want to make sure the kids stay safe while playing and don’t make themselves sick.
5. Do background checks on hired help.
Doing background checks on all people hired to help with the party is essential for the overall safety of your young guests. You can conduct a person lookup online with Go Look Up. A background check will allow you to see possible criminal records, so you know who you are inviting to your home or event location. The more people you have coming in and out, the more important it is to conduct background checks on each of them. You should do background checks on anyone that will be there for all or part of the party, as well as any people that are making deliveries before or during the party. You can never be too safe when it comes to hosting children.
6. Make sure there is enough adult supervision for the number of children at the party.
Children can get out of hand, and the last thing you want is for a young guest to get injured or lost because you weren’t able to keep track of everything. The best approach is to ensure you have enough adult supervision. Providing supervision may mean asking other parents or adults to be there for help and support or hiring people to be there and help supervise.