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How to Host a Magical Birthday Party for Your Child

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Life is, altogether, a whole lot simpler when we’re young, and the passing of each year offers only more reasons to throw a truly memorable bash for your little one. From a child’s excited eyes watching the slip of each invited into the post box, to the joy on their faces when it comes to present-unwrapping time, a child’s birthday party is always the perfect chance to celebrate.

Planning a party can be a hectic process, but it’s important to remember that you only need to nail the basics. Your child likely won’t notice if the dressings aren’t ribboned to perfection, but they will be over-the-moon with a smooth-sailing day of sweet treats and their nearest and dearest friends and family.

Snack time

There’s nothing more appealing to excited little eyes than a table filled with delicious foods. If you have a penchant for themes, it’s always a great idea to consult the “expert” – in this case, your young one should be your first stop. You’ll never know if cars are “in” or ponies are “out” until they tell you.

In any case, transforming your table from a home-cooked feast into a themed extravaganza is only a few flourishes away. Think of Britney Spears’ truck party for her two sons, minus the millions. If your time is spread particularly thin, consider hiring a professional baker to design a theme-inspired cake. With your centerpiece complete, you should pair party favorites (like fairy bread and frankfurts) with healthy treats in disguise.

Clowning around at home

If you’ve got the room for it, hosting a party at home can save you money, time and transport costs — all while adding a personal touch to any occasion. Now that you’re armed with enough catering to feed the hungry hordes, transforming your home into a child-friendly clubhouse can be as simple as adding the right decorations.

Your theme will guide you here as well. If you can convince your child to accept one that’s simple enough, you might not have to head farther than your local grocery store for the right embellishments.

Another surefire hit for children party entertainment is hiring a clown or magician to be your party’s main source of amusement. Hiring the right performer will guarantee a captive and engaged audience for as long as you require. So you can sit back and enjoy a room full of giggles without much effort.

 A day at the zoo

Sometimes it’s just not convenient to host at home, or you might want to change it up for the year and take your party on the road. An exciting way to elevate your next party is to head to a local wildlife center for a day trip to remember.

Enlist the help of some chaperones and carpool your way there — the extra hands will help with crowd control as the day goes on. Try and keep your numbers at a manageable level. It’s a fantastic chance for your kids to continue to solidify their social relationships, but if your numbers start to rocket into the double digits, it might be best to make a few cuts (unless you have plenty of other helpful parents around).

Try and find a cool, central spot to set up a home base. It should be somewhere that everyone can easily find first thing in the morning. Keep a handy adult around this spot if you can, for extra protection in the off chance that somebody wanders off. When you book ahead, see if your venue has a room designated for parties or a place to keep some snacks and the all-important birthday cake, which needs to remain cool and fresh for the day.

Take the time to visit your child’s favorite animals, enjoy the sights of nature’s creatures in their homely bliss, and walk through a blissful day of birthday fun at the zoo.

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