Theme - Will the party be themed. If so, you must consider all of the details listed below, but theme them accordingly to your chosen idea, themes can include:
1. Fairy Party
2. Cowboy Party
3. Teddy Bear Picnic
4. Disney Characters
5. Halloween Party
6. What you want to be when you grow up
7. Space age party
Invitations - These can be made or bought. Ensure that they are brightly colored and that the information detailing the party is clearly displayed. Information to consider is:
Who is having the party?
Where is the party being held?
Is it fancy dress? Should guests bring anything (e.g. if it is a teddy bear's picnic a favorite soft toy should be bought to enjoy the fun)?
By when, and to whom should guests RSVP?
Decorations - Balloons are a ubiquitous addition to decorating a children's party. Whether you have considered a theme (around which there are always balloon decorations to accommodate), or not, balloons are always a joy for children at parties. Brightly colored, helium -filled balloons look great as decorations and make excellent gifts to take home at the end of the party. Banners and streamers also brighten up every party, and decorations can be themed to more specific occasions.
Food & Drink - Children love the kind of buffet food that is easy and quick to prepare. You can include all those favorites from children's parties from your childhood. But as we are in a more health conscious age ensure that you include some healthy options. A good buffet could include:
Cheese and ham sandwiches quartered
Cheese and Pineapple on sticks
Sticks of vegetables such as carrots and celery
To drink children should have a choice of water or milk (flavored even) or juice. If you are opting for a themed party, for example a cowboy party, bangers and beans could act as good Wild West grub. Desserts consisting of jelly and ice cream, blancmange and fruit salads have always been popular.