7 Ways to Throw a Kid-Friendly Birthday Party


If you have a child and you want to throw a birthday party, keep reading. Planning a kid’s birthday party is not difficult if you keep things age-appropriate and simple. Kids like to play and have fun. So here are 7 ways on how to arrange a kid-friendly birthday party. I hope, they will help you.

1. Plan a time

Planning a time of day is one of the most important things to consider when arranging a kid-friendly birthday party. If most children are younger and they have to take naps, a mid-morning party would be perfect. Nothing is worse than a bunch of crying, cranky kids. For older kids, a mid-afternoon or even early evening party would be great but don’t plan a late-night party, it’s not good for kids.

2. Think about a theme

Children like themed parties. To find out what a child’s current faves are and start planning. Little girls may want a princess, a rock star, or a ponies theme. Little boys may be more interested in an army, monster truck, or pirate-themed party.

3. Plan a menu

Food is probably the most important thing to consider when planning a kid’s birthday party. Children like pizza, hot dogs, and finger sandwiches. Don’t forget about fresh fruit and veggies, and a big birthday cake. Avoid spicy foods, remember it’s a kid’s party!

4. Don’t forget about music

Who doesn’t like music at parties? I think no one. Even if you like the heavy metal it doesn’t mean that children will love it too. Think about kid-friendly music. Find a kids-oriented station through cable TV or try Disney Radio. There are also many good streaming music sites for kids.

5. Plan some games

A kid’s birthday party is not much of a party without games and prizes. There are plenty of great and fun kid-friendly birthday party games. Try bucket toss, freeze dance or musical chairs. All kids will certainly like them!

6. Schedule

For a kid-friendly birthday party it’s necessary to keep things easy going, but still, get everything done. Don’t try to pack the birthday party with a very tight schedule. Start with some easy games with a bit of playtime, then follow up with a meal or quick snack, birthday cake, ice cream, and presents. You have to plan everything thoroughly.

7. Make goodie bags

Children like presents, even if the small ones! I always make some simple goodie bags with candies, bubble gum, a pen or a pencil, and some small toy. Go to a local dollar store, you’ll find lots of cheap ideas.

Do you have any other tips for a kid-friendly birthday party? Do you know any fun games? I need some more ideas! Share your thoughts, please!