Your child is having a birthday and wants to invite all of his/her friends over. You are a super parent of course and want to make this memorable for them. Not only is it a great place for your child to cement friendships at their school or playgroup, but it is also a great way to meet parents that are in higher spirits than the disheveled morning school run you usually see them attend.
What is better is that it is now spring and the flowers are smiling as they blossom. The sun is in the sky inviting you to have a fantastic day, and give your child a memory they will remember forever.
However, it can be difficult to figure out how to utilize your outdoor space in the way that will provide fun for everyone. Going over these important planning and safety tips will ensure you have a stress-free day no matter how many attend!
Assess the Safety of Your Garden
This is the first step because it is the most important. You want to walk around your garden and observe what potential safety issues could there be for a group of unruly excited kids experiencing a sugar rush.
- Are there loose pebbles they could trip over?
- Is there a pond they could fall in?
- Is the garden steep?
- Is there a bush filled with stinging nettles nearby?
- Where is your gardening equipment located and could a curious child locate it?
These are worthwhile questions. You should tell yourself that what could go wrong will go wrong. This will help you take the steps necessary to remove potential hazards totally and gain peace of mind.
Hire an Entertainer
What will the children do at your party?
- Be amused by a children’s entertainer?
- Jump on a bouncy castle?
- Play party games?
- Create with arts and crafts?
You can choose one or all of these, but be sure you budget accordingly and communicate to the service you commission what your requirements are and the number of expected guests. If you are catering, be sure to ask the guests what their dietary requirements are if any. If there is a child attending who is allergic to nuts, it is probably best to banish them from your party completely. Use good sense here.
Figure Out Where to Host an Attraction
Do you have the space necessary to host many children? If not, consider just inviting your child’s close friends to play. A small, intimate and focused party in ample space will be better than trying to ‘go big’ without the required space to do it. Consider your garden, how well maintained is it? Is your decking or patio looking the worse for wear? Could do with an upgrade through a service such as Wilson Timbers? http://wilsontimbers.com/
This might be a good time to identify how child-friendly and well maintained your outdoor space actually is.
Just remember to relax while keeping a subtly watchful eye over all the children at your place. If you have other parents to help you, this will be much better. We recommend one parent available for every three children.
Keep these tips in mind and your child is sure to have one of the most fun outdoor parties in their class!