Orchestrating an event for children can be a tedious task as it entails a lot of thinking and planning. Dealing with kids is fun but at the same time requires patience and creativity. The ideas to organize a children’s event can be laid out in an array of themes and activities but there are few tips which if adhered to can guarantee your endeavour as a total success. Here are a few:
Be an early bird
Be an early bird and start your planning as soon as possible. When organizing a children’s event it’s never too early to start as there are a lot of dimensions to be addressed and executed.
Hit the right age group
If entertainment activities don’t suit the right age group, it can turn into the event into a total mess. Know in advance what age groups you would be expecting and plan accordingly.
Age 1-4: For small children, activities can include singing rhymes, puppet shows or clowns. Beware of keeping the make up to a minimal as it might frighten the little ones. Dress up games such as girls as princesses and boys as superheroes also work well for preschool kids.
Age 5-8: These kids can be lured by themed parties including magic shows, games and amusement park rides. Activities like face painting, dance parties and clay sculpture work well for both girls and boys.
Age 9-12: Kids of this age group are older and demand a bit of organized entertainment. Activities like treasure hunt, professional magicians and music shows turn to be big hits. Art and craft never fails for this age group.
Keep it Short – As children have a limited attention span, it is of best interest to keep the games and activities short and simple.
Lunch – Making children eat at a party can be a painstaking task. It is advisable not to spend a lot of money and time on elaborate meals. Keep the lunch simple and limited to few snacks that children will enjoy.
Keep a large team – Handling kids is not child’s play. Keep a big team of volunteers on the day of the event who can handle the children as they have fun. Allocate volunteers for targeted age group if possible.
Safety – You can never tell when it comes to kids. Always maintain that the activities are supervised. Make sure that there are no dangerous objects in the vicinity of the children. Also be prepared with a first aid kit at all times.
Return Gifts – Children gleam with the thought of parting gifts. Cartoon goodie bags and candies make a good option for gifts and help conclude your children’s event on a happy note.