When it’s time to host a party for your little guy or girl but you are feeling overwhelmed by work and home life, it might be wise to make use of a professional party organiser to do the difficult work for you.
You’ll likely get started with a variety of questions about your preferences, which the planner may schedule as a face to face meeting or a phone call. The planner will touch base with you throughout the planning process to verify details and keep you updated, but all of the headache will be taken care of for you.
Themes for Children’s Parties
When you first contact a party planner, you may find yourself discussing what you had in mind for party themes. Often the planner will offer a large selection of categories which are currently popular for children, ranging from Disney Princesses and Barbie to Spiderman and the Power Rangers. Themes will likely vary depend on the age range of the child and if the party is for only girls, only boys, or both.
Although planners often have an almost exhaustive selection of themes ready to choose from, a good organiser will likely work with you if you have something special in mind. Some party planners can even arrange for themed costumes/dress up play clothes for young children to enjoy during the party.
Whether you want to host the party in your home or elsewhere, party organisers will make the arrangements for you. They will know which halls or leisure centers are best for your needs and budget. Outdoor parties can be arranged for, if the weather allows. Some party planners even have private party busses available to rent for their parties. And because there are often business connections with venue staff, they may have access and discounted rates that an individual might not be able to get. Reservations will be made on your behalf and you won’t have to worry about a thing!
Invitations and Photography
Your professional party coordinator will arrange for invitations and responses to all be handled for you. You’ll simply provide a guest list with pertinent information and the rest will be taken care of. Photography services and packages are also sometimes offered so that you can spend your time having fun and making memories. This way, Mum and Dad can be pictured in some of the photos instead of hiding behind the camera the entire time!
Colourful balloons, tablecloths, ribbons, and streamers typically form the basis for party decor, but a party arranged by a planner typically goes above and beyond the norm. Many party planners will have many more decoration options for specified themes, such as statues, table centrepieces, arches, cutout figures, stuffed toys, photography background scenes, and more.
A good party planner will give you a variety of options for menus and then tailor it to your specifications. Party food may include appetisers such as cheese and vegetable trays, sandwich cut-outs (possibly in themed shapes), crisps, sausages, and other snack foods. Sweet treats like biscuits, cupcakes, sweets, ice creams, and chocolate fountains are always a hit with the kiddies at parties.
Your party organiser should have relationships with local bakeries and can get you the best price on the most lovely and yummy cakes, based around your child’s party theme. Ask your planner ahead of time if you think you will need allowances made for food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Your party organiser will make the arrangements for hiring an entertainer, all you have to do is let them know that you want party fun such as magic, comedy, disco with light show, and party games. If you are interested in additional ideas, your party planner may offer access children’s activities such as face painting, special themed photography, inflatables, or piñatas.
Whatever type of party you are thinking of throwing (or if you simply have no idea at all what you want!) a party organiser can help you host an event which will be fun for the children and easy for you!