If you have children, you know that despite any craziness, attitude, or tantrums they may throw your way, they mean the world to you.

Kids are full of energy and simultaneously easily amused and incredibly difficult to entertain. You don’t know if they will sit and play for hours on their own or if they need you to get up and dance with them from one moment to the next.

This quickly shifting behavior can make it difficult to plan social events for children, but we want to help make that process easier.

Read on for some important tips on how to plan the best event for children possible.

Making the Best Social Event for Your Kids

The Punchbowl reports that parents spend an average of $250 on a child’s party. Obviously, this number shifts depending on the area you are in, but it is easy to understand why the figures add up. 

Parents want the best experience for their kids, and hosting a party means bringing all of their friends along too. We look at the ways to get the most bang for your buck and host a party that will be remembered for years to come.

Plan Ahead

As simple as it sounds, this is a vital first step. Leaving it until the last minute means that the experience is likely going to be less impressive than one that has had at least a few weeks invested in it.

And planning it out becomes even more important when you consider the need to book activities and a venue, and send invitations. 

Between communicating with other parents and your venue, you have a lot to get nailed down.

Plan According to Your Audience

This is often one of the most overlooked aspects of party planning. Kid’s interests develop and evolve a lot in the course of a decade, and what they enjoyed at 4 is unlikely to be the same when they are 6.

Break it up according to age groups like 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12, where their interests will broaden.

1-4-year-olds will enjoy an engaging party, potentially with an entertainer to sing rhymes and lead the kids in some high-energy activities.

5-8-year-olds enjoy themed parties, princesses, and heroes, or some other obsession that your child is invested in will make a great party. 

9-12-year-olds will need more coordinated planning with a variety of activities to keep their interest. Video games, theme parks, more professional entertainers, and the like can be a real delight for this group.

Attention Spans

Kids’ attention spans are short. They need a variety of activities to keep them stimulated and engaged.

Coordinated party packages can provide an incredible all-in-one experience for your children. They will have plenty to keep them going and will definitely be talking about these parties for years to come.

Instead of painstakingly trying to come up with party games and event ideas, take advantage of a service where you can go and be sure the kids will have fun.

Don’t Forget the Parents

The parents need some fun too. Planning some social games that they can take part in can make the whole experience a lot more pleasant for everyone involved.

And it doesn’t need to be complicated, some ice breakers and some drinks will do the trick as long as a group of parents who haven’t met each other before aren’t left to stand around awkwardly.

Get Planning!

Planning a social event that everyone will enjoy doesn’t have to be complicated. If you hit a dead-end in the process, revisit this post and see if there is another idea waiting to jump out at you.

And for more home and lifestyle advice, take a look at some of our other posts.