As adults we tend to sulk at the idea of becoming another year older, so birthdays to us aren’t as special as they once were as a youngster. Whether we realize it or not, our childhood has a large influence on who we become as adults. Our personalities, our likes, our dislikes, and how we interact with friends and colleagues is all influenced by our childhood. Even the way we perceive ourselves stems from our own experiences as a child. When a child is acknowledged, loved, and given praise, he or she will likely feel more confident and secure about themselves resulting in better decision making skills as an adult. The affection and individual attention you give a child will positively impact their adult life, which is why giving your son or daughter a happy and memorable birthday party shouldn’t be an option, it’s a must. This doesn’t mean you should spoil a child, because excessive attention and gifts can actually backfire creating an adult with a superiority complex. A birthday party on the other hand only comes once a year so pulling out all the bells and whistles to give your child their dream birthday is money well spent and will be appreciated for years to come. Here are a few ways to give your child the birthday they’ve always dreamed of:
1. Decide on the location.
Before planning the party, you first have to decide the location. Do you feel more comfortable throwing your child’s birthday party at the comfort of your own home and if so, do you have the space? Will your neighbors complain about the noise and is there ample parking for all your guests? You may decide that your local park may be a better alternative allowing more space for kids to run around and more open space should you decide to rent a bounce house.
2. The more the merrier.
A party isn’t a party without guests and the more guests at your child’s birthday party, the more special he or she will feel- plus more birthday gifts and birthday money! Invite classmates, neighbors, co-workers, family friends, and relatives to the festivities. Make sure you have enough tables and chairs for your guests. It would be bad etiquette if you had your guests standing with nowhere to sit. You can rent tables and chairs at reasonable prices to accommodate all your guests. You can also give family members the option to contribute to the party expenses instead of giving a birthday gift, which many may find a better alternative to the stress of finding the perfect birthday gift.
3. Food for kids and adults.
Food is an important aspect in any party. Your guests are expecting to be fed and given drinks, after all you did give them an invite, so it’s your job to make sure you have enough food and enough drinks to satisfy all your guests. Since you are throwing a child’s birthday, you want to have fun kids’ food as well as food that adults will enjoy. Burgers, hot dogs, and chicken fingers are always children approved. Pasta salads, chicken wings, or your family’s traditional party foods will be a hit for the older crowd. Renting a popcorn machine, snow cone machine, or cotton candy machine will add additional fun for the children and evoke nostalgic feelings for the adults.
4. Fun and activities.
A child’s birthday should be fun, lively, and filled with hours of activities that will keep them busy all while having a blast! The last thing you want at your child’s birthday party is for a bunch of bored guests. If you reside in Columbia, South Carolina or in surrounding areas, you should give Laugh ‘N Leap Amusements a try! They are your one-stop for all your party rental needs. There are bounce houses of all kinds for both boys and girls. There are obstacle courses for older kids, teens, and adults. There are also event games and water slides of all sizes that are perfect for all ages. There is something for every budget and all inflatables are commercial grade quality so you can be certain you are renting top quality inflatables. Remember you’re only a child once, so give your son or daughter a birthday party they will remember, appreciate, and never forget.
“One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.” – Agatha Christie