There is an exact science to hosting the most rewarding and stress-free children’s party possible. You want any birthday party that you throw for your child to be rewarding for them so that they are happy and garner fond memories from it. And if you do it correctly it can be equal parts a fun time and a life lesson for your child. At the same time you want the party to be as stress-free for you, the host, as possible. The less stress there is on your part the more time you can devote to your child and ensuring the party is a success.
When it comes to deciding what kind of party it will be you should think about ways to make the most out the situation. It is an excuse to surround your child with other children. This offers up the perfect opportunity for you to distil the ethics of community and friendship within them. By having the little community of children gathered for your child’s party play a game that promotes sharing and turn taking, for instance, you are distilling a sense of how to behave in a community into them. It can induce feelings of gratitude. It can instil a realisation within them that if they act kindly to others, then others will act kindly to them. You can also set up an activity where a goal is set. By doing this you are making your child and their friends aware of the aspect of life that is friendly competition. Party games offer up the perfect opportunity to teach children about life, you just have to make sure that the games played aren’t boring! And if the weather permits you should most certainly hold the party outside. In allowing your child and their friends to become at one with nature and play outside you are enriching their young lives two-fold. The next generation must grow up with an understanding of the plights the world faces in regards to global warming and pollution. You can do your bit by distilling an appreciation of nature into your child. And by having your child relate nature to the happy memories of a birthday party then you may even get them excited about gardening in the future.
In regards to yourself, you need to host the party in as stress-free a manner as possible. This relates directly to the delicacies you serve up. Your child is probably not going to look back at the party and remember the food, so when it comes to this you really just want to ensure that it does its job in the present. You may get a few compliments over your dishes and culinary ideas, but generally the food isn’t going to be the make or break factor of a party. It can go horribly wrong though, if you’re not careful. And when things do go wrong with the food you have to dedicate time to fixing them — time that you should be dedicating to your child and their friends. Because of this you should provide food that is easy to access for children. Cake pops, for instance, are a fun treat at parties and are easily accessible. They are a piece of chocolate covered cake on the end of a stick, does it get much simpler and easier? You don’t have to serve it out, so there’s time spent serving instantly cut down. And it also means no cutting, eradicating the need for a knife to be in the vicinity of children. So, the next time you are stuck for ideas on what to serve at a child’s party, make sure to check out the quickest and easiest recipe for making the best cake pops. Then once they’re made, stick them on a stick, stick them in a container, and watch them fly out of it!
To raise a happy and balanced child you must provide them with memories that they can look back on throughout their development. You also need to take advantage of your child being in an open and happy mood induced by the party environment to try to teach them about crucial aspects of life. Most of all, you need to ensure that they have fun.