How to Host a Kid’s Birthday Party
how to host a kid's birthday party

Looking how to host a kid’s birthday party? Here are six steps to host an amazing kids birthday party for your little one on his or her next birthday party.

Step #1: Select the Budget

Once you have decided to host a kids’ birthday party, you will need to determine how much money you want to spend on this event. Your budget is important because that will determine if your event is going to be in someone’s back yard or you will book an event venue. Here a are a few things you will need to include in your budget:

  • Venue
  • Food
  • The Cake!
  • Gifts for Child
  • Decorations
  • Favors

Step #2: Choose the Venue

Outdoor parties are great for actives, but there are so many indoor birthday party ideas as well. Whichever direction you decide to go will impact where your birthday party is going to take place. When you host a kid’s birthday party, the child will not be as picky on the venue as long as there are fun things to do! However, you still want a nice place for all your guests (especially the adults).

Here a couple questions to ask when looking for a venue:

  • What are all the costs to rent a certain venue? (Cleaning, security, etc.)
  • What time can we get into the venue?
  • What does parking look like for my guests?
  • Are there enough bathroom stalls for my guests?
  • Is there a big enough space for kids to run around?
  • Is the space kid-friendly? (You don’t want to be charged for a bunch of things kids might have broken.)

Step #3: Determine Food and Drink

When you start planning to host a kid’s birthday party, don’t’ forget the food and drink. A protip is to host a party around 2 pm so you do not have to provide a full meal for your guests (this will save on your budget). However, you should still provide snacks and finger foods for your guests in that situation.

You can provide food yourself or you can also hire a caterer. Typically, when hiring a company they will also serve the food for your guests which helps limit the amount of food each guest can take. This will help your food last longer during the party.

When you host a kid’s birthday party, don’t forget about the cake! Most kids just want a great cake so they can blow out the candles! However, if you are on a budget, you can buy a small cake for the child and get cupcakes for everyone else. This will also cut back on cutting the cak time which is a life saver!

Step #4: Invite Friends and Family

When you host a kid’s birthday party, you will need to decided who you are inviting to this event. Depending on your budget, venue, and food will help you estimate how many people you invite. However, know that not everyone you invite will attend your child’s birthday party.

Create a list and send the initiations! Make sure to include an RSVP by certain date so you can have an estimated number of people who will be coming.

If you have family living out of town, send them an invite (electronic evites are the way to go)! Include an Amazon registry for your child and those relatives who are far off can still be a part of your child’s birthday party!  

Step #5: Don’t forget the Activities!

Kids will want to have a blast when you host a kids’ birthday party. So don’t forget to plan some activities for them to do! Unless you plan on hosting the kid’s party at a Sky Zone type of venue, you will need to think this one through. Here are some ideas to keep the kids having a great time:

  • Video Games
  • Coloring Activities
  • Kid Tattoos
  • Face Painting
  • Rent Arcade Games
  • Board Games
  • Card Games
  • Arts and Crafts

Step #6: Include a Favor for all the Kids

Finally, when you host a kid’s birthday party, an optional addition would be to include a party favor for all the kids who attend. This is not necessary but adds a special touch. These favors could be a couple $2 trinkets in a bag wrapped with a bow. They will think it is the coolest thing ever!

We hope this article helps you as you begin to host a kid’s birthday party! They are loads of fun. Here is another article to help you get some good ideas for a child’s birthday party.