-proof guide to planning a great kids party
Do not be tempted
to invite too many children, invite a reasonable number of your
childs good friends, Too
many children are near impossible to control and it is difficult
to keep them all focused on the same activity. A standard
Balloonzoo party allows for up to twenty children
Although most parties
are held between 2-3pm on Saturdays Its a good idea to have
the party around noon. Kids are happiest around lunch time.
This also means less sweets and more solid food like hotdogs
or pizza , which grounds the kids and helps keep them
focused. (minimising sugar highs) the less hyperactive the kids
the happier the party entertainer. Keep the food simple,
with a reasonable amount of sweet stuff . Many kids today suffer
from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) which is
becoming a serious problem. Companies such as ”Caring Candies”
produce a range of candies made of natural ingredients not harmful
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should cater for little people with small tummys. Keep
it small and save on food wastage.
boxes of fruit juice minimise spills
on hand a good supply of wetwipes for spills and mishaps.
forget to buy film for the camera.
a lighter in your pocket so you are ready to light the
make the party too long .No more than two hours .Specify
a time for kids to be collected by their parents.
Tie some balloons
up at the front gate so that guests know where to come. This
will also help ensure that the clown doesn't go to the wrong
I would recommend
that children arrive at least 40 minutes before the clown
entertainer commences his/her show, this will allow for
the kids to socialise, play and burn off some of their excess
energy on the jumping castle, before settling down to enjoy
Children come first,
this is a kids party and its your childs special day, so having
too many adults hanging around chatting can disrupt the kids
atmosphere and make kids feel inhibited. Consider allowing for
an adults area separate from the kids.
sure that you help to make it easier for your party entertainer
, by Ensuring that kids
throughout the show unless invited forward as a guest
. Ensure that kids are all
facing one direction , and that all distractions are
minimized. The main distractions
from an entertainers point of view. are::
a)Bringing out refreshments during the act
b)Jumping Castles, which should remain deflated for the duration
of the show
c)Adults who chatter and socialise
during the show. Adults should be briefed to either quietly
watch, or to chat away from the kids area.
have the party outdoors. Fresh air is good, and you wont make
a mess of the house .My favorite place to perform for kids is
on a patio or veranda
Have a contingency plan in case of rai
lots of games and activities or hire an experienced clown
or variety entertainer , Children are easily bored. So
rather spend a little more on a tried and tested party entertainer,
who the kids will enjoy, than suffer the dissapointment of a
cheaper inexperienced performer.
on a party theme (If you need some help,consult me for free
advice. anytime i office hours on weekdays. @0844228238
the guest list (Remember to try keep the numbers fairly low
Decide on the party date, the time and the venue.
you plan on hiring entertainment, make your booking well in
advance, preferably choose an established and experienced entertainer
who offers a wide
variety and can keep the children thoroughly occupied
. BalloonZoo offers a ten percent discount for parties
booked more than a month in advance
the invitations.a few weeks in advance. Request that guests
confirm (RSVP) by a set date so you know how many to cater
a list of all the party supplies you will need Decide what you
will need to be buy,make or order.
your party eats.Remember to keep it simple and balanced
with a reasonable variety. Theres no need to overdo it.
sure you have enough plates ,cups and tableware for your guests
can help you with ideas for various fun games and activities.
We can also facilitate your party games for you.
consultations on Party planning ,themes, treasure hunts, and
general party ideas are free .Phone me anytime in office hours