Putting together a childrens party is never as easy as it sounds. The main reason is because adults are able to entertain themselves for a time, but kids are not. You have to have something planned for every second of the party, and if you do not, then you are asking for a death wish. Today we are going to talk about the childrens party supplies that you are going to need plus a few tips that could make having the childrens party a bit easier. After all, just because your kid wants a party does not mean that it has to be the end of you!
First of all, you need to do some planing. Most people like to run out and get the childrens party supplies first, but if you do not plan what you need, you will have to make a few trips. The first thing that you need to do is plan out the food. Now, there are a couple of good options for kids parties. You could do hot dogs and hamburgers, because kids love those, or you could order some pizza. Both of these options would work out fine. Other people have found out that it's just as easy to take people out to eat at a fast food place. Most of these places allow birthday parties, and it really makes it easier for you.
After you have planned the main course, you need to think about snack foods. Kids get hungry when they run around and play, so you will needs some extra food on hand for them. Chips, cake, and ice cream work good. Of course, you are going to have to help kids get their ice cream and cake so that it does not make a mess. Also have a lot of drinks on hand. Sodas are kid's favorites, but you may want to stay away from things like Coke and Mountain Dew that have a lot of caffeine in them. This could make your day worse. Try to pick some drinks that are caffeine free like Sprite and Root Beer (some of them are caffeine free so be sure to check first).
Now, after you have picked up the childrens party supplies, as far as food goes, you are ready to move onto the games. If you do not want to be pulling your hair out of your head by the end of the day, then you are going to want to play some kid's games. The best way to go about doing this is to have some kind of goody bag that the kids can win for winning a game. You can make goody bags out of stuff you find at the dollar store, these do not have to be very expensive toys. They just need to be something that is fun for a kid to win.
Besides childrens party games, you may want to think about hiring some live entertainment. Most kids seem to like clowns and music. Thus, if you can hire a clown to make some balloon animals, then you will be good to go. If you have the money, try to rent out a blow up bouncing fun house. These are the ones that fill up with air, and the kids can get in and bounce around.