Amazing kids party ideas
Planning a kids party may seem a bit daunting at first, but with a few ideas, and some careful planning, you can see your party go off without a hitch!
If you're planning a party for one of your children, the first thing to decide is what sort of party you want to go for. There are lots of options available to you, and you need to choose the one that will work for you best.
If you are planning on inviting your child's entire class, you may want to take them out for a day trip, whereas if you are only inviting a small number of children, you may want to host the party at your house.
The weather may also affect your decision, as a winter birthday will no doubt require an indoor activity, whereas a summer birthday may allow for an outdoor affair.
The important thing is to choose a party you child will enjoy and one that will suit your needs best.
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A great activity for a child's birthday is ten pin bowling. Bowling alleys are usually used to a high number of children's birthday parties taking place, and therefore should be well equipped to deal with them.
Most bowling allies also have food facilities and arcade or soft play areas, which will allow you to spend a lot of the day there without the children getting bored.
Bowling alleys also offer bumpers on the lanes, frames for rolling the balls, and light balls for children, so children of any age can take part and have a good time.
It is a good idea to check with your local bowling alley if they have any special offers for children's birthday parties, as you may get a discount for book for a large number in advance.
Crazy golf could be the perfect outdoor activity for a small number of children, and may be something that not a lot of children have tried. Usually played on artificial grass, the aim of crazy golf is to try and get the ball in the hole in as few swings as possible, while dodging some crazy obstacles.
Many crazy golf courses have a theme to them as well, for example, pirates or the seaside, so you could maybe combine this to make it a fancy dress party as well.
If you have a house big enough to accommodate your children's friends, it may be an easier idea to host the party to save you trying to arrange a day trip.
A garden party may be a better suggestion that a party in the house, as any spills or mess won't matter as much, and the children can spend a lot of time running around outside.
For a birthday party for a small group of friends, a sleepover could be the perfect solution, especially for slightly older children.
It is also quite an easy party to pull off, as all you really need is enough space for the kids to sleep, snacks and enough movies to keep them going until they fall asleep.
A picnic in the park may be a great idea for a kids birthday party as it allows the adults to attend as well.
Getting all the parents to bring blankets can mean you'll have enough room for everyone to sit down, so just stock up on food and drink for everyone!
If there is a play park in the park, then this will be perfect for keeping the kids entertained. You can also bring a selection of outdoors game with you, such as football and a Frisbee.