How to get the kids involved with party planning
Throwing a party can be great fun. Amazing food, glorious decorations and a playlist to kill for – but there’s a lot of work involved! While you might think you can take it all on, sometimes it can be too much for just one person.
Fortunately, one amazing way to reduce the stress of throwing this year’s biggest bash is by getting help – and by help we mean getting the kids involved. They’re free, eager to get involved and, funnily enough, can add a creative spark to your party environment. Here’s three ways they can get involved – give it a shot.
All kids love baking. It’s a great way to get the family together, while teaching your young ones basic life skills from an early age. While their baking might not look professional, we’re sure your guests will make allowances for oddly shaped cakes if they’re made by a child.
You should expect a lot of mess though, and it may take a little more time – but while they’re making weird and wonderful cookies, you could be preparing tasty hors d’oeuvres, side dishes, or other delectable party pastries. Just make sure to keep an eye on the little chefs.
Finally, if you’re planning to top cakes with treats, kids generally have a tendency to eat them first. One way to solve this is by leaving a small bowl of treats on the side for them to pick at. That way you’ll definitely have enough for your cakes. Simple!
Designing the invitations
From the initial invitations to the theme of the night, kids have such a wild and vivid imagination. Sadly, our whimsical thoughts are usually knocked out of us by a life-draining 9 to 5 job, but kids haven’t experienced the reality of life yet – and so they think everything is fantastic. Use this to your advantage – get them to design the invitations.
The awesome thing is children are much more tech savvy than most of us adults nowadays, and so designing printable birthday invitations – which might be wizardry for anybody over 40 – is, pardon the pun, child’s play. Of course, you’ll have to vet the final product, but you’ll have a good starting position – we’re sure.
Listen – when it comes to music tastes and dance-worthy hits, your children may not trust your judgement to know what’s hot now in their world of interests. Why not save yourself some time and get the kids to create the playlist? Honestly, with the likes of Spotify or Amazon Music out nowadays, there’s no reason why you can’t leave them in front of a tablet for half an hour while you do proper stuff, like, cleaning the house for the big night – they may even add your favorites.
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