There are few things more fun than childrens parties. Though you will hardly find someone who will disagree that a group of young children at a party is exhausting and hard work, you will have an equally difficult time finding parents who don't think they are worth it in the long run. Party rockets children's birthdays up and they will love the event as much as any of the gifts they may receive. It is a chance for your child to party children's way with friends and family.
To throw good childrens parties, there are some things you will need. To get your most basic supplies, first go to your local party supply store. There, they will likely have a children's party supplies section. Pick up balloons, streamers, games, and lots of colors so that the children will be in the mood party children's way. You really cannot overdo the children's party supplies in this situation, so do it up right. If you have the place looking good, the party children's will be ready the minute they walk in the door.
Once you are decorated up and have the place looking like party children's heaven, then you are ready for step two: planning. Have a plan, but be flexible. Children, specifically young ones, like to be kept busy and interested. However, what you think is fun will not always sound fun to a bunch of 9 year olds. Have some games ready to go, like pin the tail on the donkey, blind man's bluff, tag, and possibly even some sort of hide and seek game. If the children do not seem to want to play the games you have planned, figure out what it is they want to do and go with that. Remember, the party is about the children, not about you.
Thirdly, don't stress out. Sure, the party is about the children, but you should have a good time too. Most children's games today are the same as they have been for generations. That means you and your child, along with his or her friends will be able to enjoy the games together. Relax, though, children don't want to hang out with a cranky adult any more than they want to hang out with other cranky kids. If you have several chaperones present (which is always a good idea for keeping the pressure off you), another idea would be to pit the children against the adults in some of the classic childhood ventures. No matter what, though, try to keep the mood light.
A child's birthday party can be stressful to be sure, but there are few things more rewarding than seeing your child's face as he or she plays with his or her friends at a party. Hearing the laughter during a good game of pin the tail on the donkey, or watching their faces in stiff competition with the adults as they play a hard fought game of drop the clothes pin in the soda bottle is simply priceless.
A party is a good way to let your kids have a good time while under your supervision, as well as a chance to bond with your child as you mutually enjoy games from your childhood that will also be a part of his or her childhood. So hit the children's party supply section, print up the Spongebob invitations, and get ready to party down with your children. Getting to have fun with your kids is just something you will never forget.