Children’s parties are as much fun for the parents as they are for kids themselves. There are few things more rewarding than seeing your child and their friends having a great time and knowing that you were able to provide that for them.
This feeling can sometimes be overshadowed by the sheer volume of washing-up that these parties can create, but with the right tools for the job this shouldn’t be something you have to worry about. Finish Quantum has been specially formulated to tackle all of the problems inherent in catering for a larger group of children. Using the dishwasher detergent means you can simply scrape off any excess food and load up the dishwasher, Finish’s Quantum tablets deliver a pre-soaking action to eliminate the need for waiting around for stubborn left-overs to be dislodged, and its detergents ensure that all dishes come out clean and sparkling the first time. This gives you more time to spend on what’s truly important, like guaranteeing that your little ones are having the best party that you can provide them, and here are some tips and ideas to get you off to a great start:
It’s a good idea to settle on a theme early on, whether it’s one decided with your child or a surprise for them on the day (it’s unlikely they’ll be subtle in dropping hints in what sort of party they want!). If this seems a bit daunting, an idea would be to combine themes. For example, if you are planning a party based around a certain cartoon rodent, combine that with a cowboy theme to make it less specific in what decorations, props and favours you have to find – as well as ensuring that your child won’t end up having the same theme as someone else in his class. An important thing to remember is that you don’t have to spend the earth on decorations; anything you can make in a few spare minutes at home will be just as effective, and add a unique touch to the party.
It’s important to make sure you have a number of games and activities planned for the party to provide it with some structure, and it is advisable to make sure you have lots more planned than you think you’ll need! It is also very useful to make sure that you have a few calming activities in your repertoire that you can deploy when things begin to get a bit manic. If you’re struggling to think of party games that they can play, then it’s useful to go back to your theme and see if that provides some inspiration, as it is often just a case of putting a new spin on the classics. Pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey and their familiars may seem a bit played out, but probably not to them! They got their classic status for a reason.
The key thing to remember with catering for a children’s party, is not to over cater. It’s tempting to go overboard and stuff them full of food, but this can sometimes have the effect of distracting from the party itself, after all that’s why they came. A fun alternative to the traditional crisps and sandwiches is to provide the components and let them have the fun of making their own meals. Foods that this works well with are tacos, sandwiches, and if you wanted to turn it into more of a supervised activity: pizzas.
Hopefully this should be enough to get you started with planning your child’s party, without the looming threat of washing up thanks to Finish, and we hope that both you and your child both have a wonderful time.