What Kids Really Want At Their Birthday Party
Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to your kid’s birthday party and planning an over-the-top extravaganza is always more stressful and time-consuming than it really needs to be.
You may be surprised to find out what your child really wants for their birthday celebration. Keeping the party smaller and simpler may make a bigger impression on your kid in the long run. Put simply kids want an element of novelty and a memorable shared experience with friends and family. So this year, rather than getting yourself into a tizzy planning your kid’s birthday party, heed our advice about what your kid really wants at his or her birthday party.
Get Inspired But Not Overwhelmed
Pinterest is a great place but it also makes it very easy to get caught up in the competition of making your kid’s birthday party better than all the rest. It’s easy for birthday parties to become competitive and more of a chance for parents to one-up each other rather than focusing on your kid and what he or she wants out of their special day. Just remember this is a celebration of your child and an opportunity to connect with the people they love and who care most about them.
Give Your Child The Chance to Play Party Planner
This is a great way to ensure that your kid’s birthday party is exactly what they want. Depending on how old they are, you can adjust the amount of involvement they have in the party planning process. One way to let your child be involved is to let him/her pick the party theme and then go from there in letting them have a hand in selecting the decor, the goodie bags, the activities. After all, they know what people their age love.
This is also a great time to pay homage to your child’s passions. For example, if you have a son or daughter that is interested in art, you can throw a party where everyone will get to paint and take home an artistic masterpiece. This not only makes it an unforgettable experience for your child but it also guarantees that it’s better than a generic party.
If you have a child that doesn’t particularly like large crowds, throwing them a party with an extensive guest list is guaranteed to be not what they want on their special day. Keep the party to their close friends and family.
Teens also may prefer a small activity with a select few special people rather than an overcrowded party. For example, they might enjoy having just a few friends join them for Virtual Reality at FunVille followed by some delicious pizza in our cafe.
Less guest also means easier (and less expensive) time planning for you. Win-win!
Make it feel unique
When everyone is heading to the same place for their kids’ birthday parties, find the place that’s unexpected to ensure a unique experience for your child and all of their guests. FunVille not only offers a unique chance to experience a new world in our Virtual Reality rooms, but there are other party packages available for children depending on the age that allow the birthday guests the chance to try something new and exciting.
Focus on the ultimate goal
The objective of throwing a birthday party for your kid is to make him/her feel loved and celebrated. At the end of the day, the specifics of the venue, the treat bags or the flavor of the cake won’t matter as much as it being an enjoyable and memorable time.