When planning a children's party, the possibilities are endless. But has Pinterest left you feeling overwhelmed? We hear you! So, if you want your children's party to be the talk of the playground, here's how.
Choose your theme
A theme is the perfect way to channel your creativity and ideas. Superheroes, unicorns, mermaids - these popular themes won't lose their sparkle, but why not go for something a little different? Think festival vibes with personlised wristbands and glamping tipis, Hollywood glamour complete with a red carpet and "paparazzi", or daytime pyjama party with mini facials and personalised slippers.
Once you've got your theme sorted, it's time to really have some fun with the planning. Bring your theme to life with decorations and styling, invitations, music, activities, treats, food, cake and - not forgetting - thank you notes for after the party.
Don't forget to add personalisation. Think individual signage, custom neon sign or bespoke balloon garlands. These are fun additions that will look amazing in your photos of the day.
Create a fun (and memorable) experience
Your theme and decorations set the scene; now's the time to think about the entertainment. Current party trends for that little extra something include adding a dance floor, DJ or karaoke machine, or why not create a movie screening (think bean bags, big screen and popcorn).
For something a little less extravagent, why not customise your own food cart? It makes a great activity for kids and also serves as your dessert. Candy floss, custom-dipped cakesicles, popcorn, churros, milkshakes and ice cream sundaes are all great examples that can be incorporated into your party bag, for example create your own cupcake to take home.
Don't forget to think of ways to capture all these special moments with a photobooth, Polaroid, or cute disposable cameras – the kids will love feeling a bit grown up and taking their own pictures.
Final helpful tips for parents
For a stress-free day, hiring a function room or venue space is a great way to take the hassle out of doing everything yourself (and the clearing up!) so you can focus on the more fun details instead.
Our Marriott Memory Makers are on hand to take care of all the details for you, and our Wish List is full of those little extras to make your child's party shine.