Throwing The Ultimate Birthday Party For Your Young Tweens
When you have children that are not quite at the stage where they want to pass the parcel but not yet a teen, you may find that they want a little more grown up affair when it comes to celebrating their birthdays. This is one thing you could organise yourself quite easily, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. I thought I would share with you some of the ideas to make that birthday party extra special.
Find the right venue
One of the first things to think about would be to find the ideal venue for the party. Depending on the type of house you have, you may find that your child might not want a party at home, so a village hall or hiring a room somewhere could be a more appropriate and give the party that feel of being grown up. This way you can have full reign on the decorations and match the room and location to the theme of the party, ensure there is enough space for everyone and chairs, etc.
Make it feel like a grown up affair
Depending on the type of party you want to throw, it might be that you want to have the theme of it being a little more grown up than the usual party at home. There are many ways you can make this party feel different. For example, you could have tables and place settings to make it feel like a real event, napkins and centerpieces for added glam. Or maybe your child wants it to be more of a hangout style where it is more laid back and less formal.
Add a different type of entertainment
Maybe birthday parties in the past included songs with actions to copy and a bit of a pass the parcel, but you might begin to realise that your tween, who isn’t quite the teenager not wanting to spend time with you just yet, is a little past all that and is desperate to feel grown up. So perhaps some entertainment in the form of a band, karaoke or a singer could really make the difference. Even a DJ playing their favourite songs could go down well. This might even encourage them to dance about and have some fun instead of the usual standing around and not doing any socialising.
Think of the food you will serve
Finally, think outside of the box when it comes to the food and drinks you serve. Instead of sandwiches and sausage rolls, geta street food truck that serves slices of pizza. Create a mocktail and allow the guests to feel glam and grown up. It doesn’t;t have to be boring and it doesn’t have to be expensive, sometimes just trying out new ideas could help you get what you want. Even a sit down meal could be an option if your child wants a grown up feeling to the party.
I hope that this has given you some inspiration for the next time you have to throw a birthday party for your tween.