Plan, plan, and then plan some more
Experts say that you should give yourself at least eight weeks to prepare for your kids’ party, but we’re pretty sure that’s also how long it takes for the kids to make up their mind on a theme, too. Make sure your party planning is well-documented so you don’t forget anything on the day. iPads out!
You’re on the list!
Sending out digital invites is a great way to know who your little guests are and how many people will be at your child’s party. “If you’re feeling a little creative, you can also opt for the good old paper invites,” says Sarah Jones, founder and CEO of Sprii, an online shopping portal for mums. “This can be a great way to let those little creative hands get involved with the party preparation as well.”
DIY decorations or go professional?
Set realistic expectations for how much time you’re willing to spend and how involved you would like to be. It ain’t easy getting those creative juices flowing. But if they are, consider making all your decorations from the comfort of your own home. However, if you’re a busy mum or dad, you might just want to outsource and have others work their magic to give you that perfect party.
Naptime is a dangerous thing to mess with, so try to schedule your party when the little ones are well-rested so you can avoid having your kids or their friends throwing a tantrum or trying to sleep on the floor or couch during the event.
Piece of cake
“While kids’ party food options are pretty predictable, there are still a lot of things to consider when sorting out your menu, including allergies,” says Jones. And don’t forget the adults. Parent-friendly snacks include veggies, fruits and cheese platters. You can go for a home-made cake, too if you’re quite the baker or enlist the help of one of Dubai’s numerous bakeries. Go on, we won’t judge.
Sprii stocks all sorts of party essentials on www.sprii.ae.