Admit it: Children's parties as just as much for the parents as they are for the kids. In fact, you love it when party guests gush about how cute the birthday celebrant is. And you love it even more when they say, "Nagmana sa'yo!" No wonder you're going all out for your child's birthday party this year!
Follow these tips if you want to pull off a memorable and successful party:
1. Find a good theme.
Think of themes that reflect your child's personality and favorite things. The best thing about throwing a kiddie party is that you can play with the most unique or outrageous themes. Once you've made your pick, the rest of the elements, like decorations and dress code, will follow.
2. Send out the invites early.
Create a Facebook event or chat group at least two weeks before the party. While traditional birthday party invites are sweet and thoughtful, an online group will allow you to update your guests in real-time.
3. Choose an all-in-one venue.
Instead of booking everything separately, you can save a lot of time and money by choosing a venue that offers all the party essentials (caterer, host, mascot, souvenirs). For starters, Discovery Suites Manila has function rooms with picture-perfect views and an events team that organizes weddings, debuts, reunions, and kiddie parties.
4. Make sure everything's documented.
For this, you will need a professional photographer. Ask him to take candid shots instead of asking guests to pose for the camera. Seeing your child's genuine joy in the photos makes everything worth it!
5. Make time for some R&R.
We're sure the birthday boy/girl is exhausted by now! After the celebration, take a nice hot bath, lie in bed, and order some room service. If you're celebrating at Discovery Suites, you get your own suite where the kids have enough room to settle down, and you have your own bedroom where you can relax after a long, memorable day.