Squashed Tomatoes And Stew: Added Extras To Make Your Kid’s Birthday Extra Special

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It’s one of the most looked-forward to days of a child’s year. Their birthday. There are a few things that should happen on birthdays. Your child should feel like a true prince or princess. The day should focus on them having a nice time. Whether that’s by giving thoughtful gifts, writing sweet cards or decorating the house with balloons and bunting. Whatever your budget allows for, it’s the time and sentiment put into making their day extra special that counts. A good idea to celebrate your little one’s birthday is to host a party. Here are a few tips to get started.


Send out invites way before the date, so the most people possible can show up. This also means that you can make arrangements for food to meet specific dietary requirements and to be know for sure how many children you are going to take charge of for the day. Don’t let any kids feel left out. Request a list of all of the children in your kid’s class and make sure everyone is invited. Even the quietest and most shy students. Ensure to include your child’s name, the venue address and the date and time of the event on each invite. Request that each child gets their parent to return an RSVP to you. You can leave a contact number on the invite and receive confirmation by text or call. Or you could ask parents to give them back to you and let you know at the school gates.

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Photos will create lasting memories of the occasion. But your chosen method is better planned and organised in advance. There are a few options. You could leave a few disposable cameras around for the party guests to play with. They’ll produce some adorable candid shots and maybe a few surprises. If you’re going all out, you could consider bringing a photo booth in. This is extravagant, but kids will love it. There’s something about instant print pictures that’s just magical. Use a trusted company, like Booth Boy Photo Booth. Request that the staff bring along a range of props, wigs and costumes for the kids to try out and have fun with.


Choosing a venue is the best place to start when it comes to party preparation. If it is summer, your home can make a great venue. It’s free and you know that it’s safe. Rather than having kids trudge around your home, knocking things over and making a mess, host the party in your garden. Garden parties can be some of the most fun for kids. If you want to keep the entire affair away from your home, book a venue. Local halls are easy and relatively cheap to rent.


Whether you choose a party theme or not, decoration is essential to make the space you are using look vibrant and exciting. Blow up balloons and make your own bunting. Spread confetti over table surfaces and have cute paperware for the guests to eat their food from.

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Your child’s guests are going to get pretty hungry as the day goes on. There are going to be several little mouths to feed once you hit meal time. But you can do better than a standard sandwich and carton of juice. Make the food something to remember. This is fairly easy and can all be done from home. Check out ideas on Pinterest. Animal shaped cakes, character shaped sandwiches, rainbow cakes, pretty icing and sparkle jelly are all going to see the kids’ imaginations run wild. Make them taste good and it’s smiles all round. They’ll go home with full tummies and you’ll be glad to have them sit still for a few minutes while they eat.

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