Has your little one got a birthday coming up? Or perhaps you’ve got a party planned for your children to have their friends over and play together. Either way, party planning for children can be stressful. The thought of having lots of children running around is enough to give any parent a migraine. However, it doesn’t have to be as stressful as you may think, and it’s totally possible to plan a children’s party that’s going to kick ass and be enjoyable for everyone involved. Check out these ideas on how to create the perfect kids party.

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Use disposable cameras

There’s nothing better than seeing your children have fun, and it’s understandable that you want to remember it through photos too. Why not shake up the game a little and leave disposable cameras around the place so that people can pick them up and take photos for you? Give a couple to the children and see what kind of selfies and images they can capture for you to look back on and cherish. You could even turn some of the pictures into gifts for your loved ones, or even thank you cards for your guests. They’re really cheap to buy and are a wonderful way of remembering all of those special moments.

Find the perfect snacks

No party is complete without snacks that kids adore, but why not choose snacks that adults can enjoy too? Take a look at these ideas for snacks that everyone will enjoy:

  • Party rings – well, it’s in the name isn’t it?
  • Jaffa cakes
  • Toffee popcorn
  • Chocolate fingers
  • Carrot/cucumber/celery sticks
  • Cheesy breadsticks
  • Courgette pizza bites
  • Mini quiches
  • Banana biscuits
  • Fruit medley skewers
  • Jelly

Serving foods that are not only moreish, but healthy too will have you winning in everyone’s eyes. The children will have a ball and the parents won’t have to worry about sugar fuelled children later on!

Hire a character

Disney is all of the rage at the moment, and there are a plethora of characters that pretty much every child has heard of. Characters like Elsa and Moana have become pretty iconic since the release of their films, so why not treat the children to a chance of meeting their favourite cartoon character? You can hire people who can reenact parts of their favourite movies too! So, if you’re worried about keeping the children entertained, hiring a character will certainly keep them busy so you’ve got time for a cuppa!

Involve messy play

Okay, so maybe not messy play otherwise you could land yourself in a sore spot with the other parents, but why not involve an activity like water play so that the children have something different to do? Grab some water guns from the pound shop and let the kids squirt each other in the garden. It might be a good idea to ask fellow parents to bring a spare set of clothes in case things get out of hand! A perfect way of keeping the children happy and also allowing them to get some fresh air too!