Kids’ Birthday Party Disasters

by admin on December 12, 2012

How to avoid kids’ birthday party disasters?

– Everyone wants their child to have the perfect birthday party. That doesn’t always happen and there are many unforeseen reasons that this could be the case. Children get sick, weather is inclement, or the entertainment doesn’t show up on time or at all.

However, there are ways to avoid these mishaps and take steps to ensure that your child has the best day possible with few, if any, hiccups along the way.

Avoid kids’ birthday party disasters by looking at the weather forecast

Always think ahead to the weather conditions. This can be a bit tricky if you have a child with a winter birthday as ice and snow can descend at any point in time. Still, checking long term forecasts might give some parents the edge in avoiding certain major storms.

If a child’s birthday falls on a day that a long range forecast is calling for heavy snow or ice try to plan the party for a couple of days before or after. Children can have a celebration at home on their actual birthday with family and their friends can come on a day where weather is more favorable.

Kids' Birthday Party Disasters

Avoid kids’ birthday party disasters by setting the right party time:

If you’re planning toddler birthday party, make certain to plan around nap times. This can save in no-shows and cranky children that won’t be able to enjoy the festivities.

Most young children will take an early afternoon nap, so planning a party at 2-4 p.m. will usually make for a better window of opportunity. Also, make sure to confirm with parents that their children are well rested during that period if toddlers are involved.

Avoid kids’ birthday party disasters by calling the last minute to make sure all set:

For your party arrangement: Always check references before hiring anyone to perform at a child’s birthday party. This can save on headaches as well. Performers who have a good track record and favorable references can be counted on to show up on time and entertain children as advertised.

Angie’s List is a good place to review services of this nature. If the person a parent is looking to hire doesn’t have a stellar resume, or many favorable reviews, it’s probably best to look elsewhere.

For your guest party: When no one reply your RSVP. Make sure you call them and ask in person. It is better to annoy them rather than no body showed up on your party. And for all the RSVP guests, you can make a reminder call the day before or do it in the morning of your party time.

Always have your guest’s need priority

Check with parents of children on the guest list about food allergies and any activities they may not want their children to engage. Peanut allergies and milk allergies are very common and both can be found in many treats designed to be served at parties. Also, some children will be allergic to candy dyes and can become overly excitable as a result. Always knowing what is best for the guests will make the day much brighter and avoid any unnecessary issues.


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