Just before your guests arrive…

Turn on some background music. This ‘kicks off’ the party atmosphere and helps your guests feel instantly comfortable in your space. As the children arrive, take them straight to where you want them to be for the duration of your child’s party – the ‘party room’/backyard/back deck. Keeping them in one space helps to keep the atmosphere inclusive and energised. Give them an activity to do if they are less likely to interact with each other whilst they wait for the entertainment to start. Think…colouring, dress ups, bubbles or something that is keeping to the theme of the party and can be done with little instruction from you. Children over 8 years are likely to be more than comfortable to make their own fun and chat away during this time. Don’t serve all of your party food just yet! Food is best served after the entertainment when your guests have worked up an appetite. How cute would a personalised welcome drink be? Something with their name written on it and ready to hand to them as they arrive so they can use if for the duration of the party.


Read our other blog posts in this Kids Party Planning Tips series: Checklist, Decorations, Outsource, House Rules.


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