Usually, parents would usually bring their little kings and queens with them in a party. That is why making a party that both children and adults can enjoy would be something that any host or organizer should aspire to. However, most of us adults may find a child-friendly party to be a bit boring while children may not appreciate the more adult activities. If you are about to organize an event with children and you do not know what to do, there is no need to flat or panic because here are a few tips and tricks that you can do.
1. Know first what you should not do.
There are a few I will gladly you should not do when you organize a party for both kids and adults. If you want to make the event fun for both, make sure that the activities that you are planning to do would not require much assistance from adults to children. That way, the adults can have fun watching the children play and it will be a much better leveling field for children. Make sure that the games and even the banquet and setting that you organize will not be messy. Perhaps most important of all, safety is paramount. You do not need to know every little detail about your party but what you need to be sure of is that everyone will be safe adults and kids alike.
2. Have very strategic and appropriate concept or themes.
You can do themes or concepts that will tickle the fancy of both adults and kids like superheroes which is a growing trend nowadays.
A strategy that you can use is to actually do two parties at one time. This means that you will divide the guests into two and have them go to different locations. For instance, you can have the kids celebrate their own party with a few adult guardians, like their mothers and sisters, in the playroom while you can use the dining room as the location for the adult party. You can run and time the activities with each party group, having 3 or 4 games, and then have them all congregate together once both parties are finished. If you have extra hands, this can create a very memorable party simply because some are already preparing for the banquet while the healthy for the kids and the adults have their own staff. Not only will the guests have an impression of you as a more responsible and organized person, but you also increase the chances of having a safe, fun, and memorable celebration.
3. Make the party fun for kids and adults by making the location and food special.
Food and beverages are one of the best ways to make your party not only fun and engaging, but also memorable. If you have the time and resources, you can create basically two menus, one big table for adults and a smaller one for children. To make things even better, you can what you want to put on the special spot is something that anyone can drink create a separate spot for the beverages that both can drink and enjoy. You can have the cocktails and alcoholic drinks served separately and privately.
If you don’t have the time, you can always order catering from restaurants such as Chipotle or Chick-fil-A which the kids love as well. Their prices are not even that expensive when you look at how much time you save. According to restaurant pricing website PriceListo, you can get catering from Chipotle for as low as $8.50 per person or you can get 10 piece sandwich tray from Chick-fil-A for only $33.50.
One beverage that can both kids and adults open their eyes in astonishment is by making magical colored cups. The trick is actually very simple. In the plastic cups, there is dried food coloring hidden by the ice. Basically, all you need to do is place 2 or 3 drops of food coloring at the cup and just let it be absorbed and dried before the children and adults will congregate to the beverage spot. That is when you put the fresh ice. Have the children pour in a colorless beverage like Sprite. You can see their eyes sparkle with how the sprite magically turns into a red or yellow beverage. To make it even more magical, you can have appropriate desserts serve like let us say for those who got yellow drinks they will be getting banana cake and for those who got a red drink the can get some apple or cherry flavored dessert. A very simple way to make your party special with very little effort and resources spent.
By applying those 3 tips you can be assured that your party will not only be child and adult friendly but also immensely fun and memorable.