When you’ve settled on the date and checked your venue is available, get it booked and send out your invitations. Get them out in plenty of time for people to let you know if they’re coming. With children’s birthday parties there’s often one every weekend, so be sure to get your invites out quickly so there are plenty of people to turn up! Take a look at our range of invites here.

The easiest food option to do is a buffet. Especially for kids, a small amount of lots of choice will go down well as there are always children who don’t like certain things. Put some healthy options in too, a rainbow of fruit is a good one! As well as the birthday cake, don’t forget extra sweet treats too; check out our baking range for cookie cutters in the shapes of awesome things as well as other supplies!

Whilst a professional entertainer is great, sometimes they’re not really needed. If you have a friend who is handy with some face paints, grab some different colours of Snazaroo face paint from us and let them loose with what the kids want. Plenty of balloons will always keep kids entertained too!

Balloons are also amazing decorations and we have plenty of other supplies for you to turn the plainest of halls from drab to fab! We have specific party themes for both girls and boys which help to make things easy, from dinosaurs to princesses, or visit our website or pop in store and get inspired by our range of party decorations.

Remember, you don’t have to go over the top; that includes party bags. Maybe have a time during the party where a craft can be made and that is what the kids get to take home, or take a look at our affordable party bag fillers, from as little as 20p! Whatever you do, don’t stress too much, make amazing family memories and make sure to enjoy the day! Let us know your top tips over on our Facebook page.

There’s always so much to do and think about when you’re planning a child’s birthday party. Whether it’s for a one year old or a teenager, we’ve put together a few top tips for you party planners!

Decide on your venue. Obviously the amount of people you’re inviting limits your choice sometimes but if you have a garden and the party is during the months we’re supposed to have sunshine (!) your garden is a good, and free, option! If you think your guest list will overrun your home, consider a local village or church hall, they’re fairly cheap and well sized!

When you’ve settled on the date and checked your venue is available, get it booked and send out your invitations. Get them out in plenty of time for people to let you know if they’re coming. With children’s birthday parties there’s often one every weekend, so be sure to get your invites out quickly so there are plenty of people to turn up! Take a look at our range of invites here.

The easiest food option to do is a buffet. Especially for kids, a small amount of lots of choice will go down well as there are always children who don’t like certain things. Put some healthy options in too, a rainbow of fruit is a good one! As well as the birthday cake, don’t forget extra sweet treats too; check out our baking range for cookie cutters in the shapes of awesome things as well as other supplies!

Whilst a professional entertainer is great, sometimes they’re not really needed. If you have a friend who is handy with some face paints, grab some different colours of Snazaroo face paint from us and let them loose with what the kids want. Plenty of balloons will always keep kids entertained too!

Balloons are also amazing decorations and we have plenty of other supplies for you to turn the plainest of halls from drab to fab! We have specific party themes for both girls and boys which help to make things easy, from dinosaurs to princesses, or visit our website or pop in store and get inspired by our range of party decorations.

Remember, you don’t have to go over the top; that includes party bags. Maybe have a time during the party where a craft can be made and that is what the kids get to take home, or take a look at our affordable party bag fillers, from as little as 20p! Whatever you do, don’t stress too much, make amazing family memories and make sure to enjoy the day! Let us know your top tips over on our Facebook page.