Kids Party Planning Tips: Atmosphere

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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How can I create the perfect party atmosphere?

Apart from the obvious; decorations, delicious food and a Dancing Queen Party host, here are a few tips to create that awesome party vibe:

  • Have a dedicated space for the kids to dance and party. Whether it’s the rumpus room, your backyard or your lounge room have a spot that is dedicated just to the kids, with a separate, but close area for the parents to sit, mingle and watch the activities happen.
  • Bring out your food after the entertainment. This allows the kids to fully engage with the dancing and games and ensures they will eat more of your food when they have built up their appetite from all the grooving.
  • Don’t give the kids too many options for activities. If you want the whole group of kids to join in with your DQ entertainer and create that cool group vibe for the birthday child, have the toys and trampoline (if we are in the backyard) out of bounds whilst the dancing happens. We promise our dancing and games is enough to keep the kids entertained and engaged for ages!!

Go find out more about Dance Parties and just how good they can be!

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