Second rule of thumb, never attempt to run a party alone, get your husband to help, even members of your family or close friends, by assigning tasks and delegating functions for each and every one. Take note that children are a very restless and active lot, so no matter how airtight and solid your initial plan is, when the time comes to start the party, you can never do two or more things at the same time.
Surely, you cannot cut the cake while someone asks to go to the bathroom, or refill the goodie basket, while trying to host the party – not even Superman can do such a thing, so what makes you think you can do all the work? Dream on.
Third rule of thumb, remind your child to always maintain good manners regardless of whether it be the most special day for them. Kids, because of their innocence, could sometimes do the darnedest things and teaching them proper conduct during parties could make them understand that they must also mind their manners.
Things can unsuspectingly turn awry, especially for kids who may tend to make a remark about a friend or the way a guest dresses for the party, even comment that “I already have that toy in my room” when trying to open up presents in front of guests.
This can be a cause of embarrassment for you, so you might as well try to foresee things like this and you can orient or set expectations with your kid about how to conduct himself or herself properly. This can be done weeks before the party, that way it will still remain fresh in their minds about how to conduct themselves fairly during the party.
So take these rules of thumb to heart and surely, you will be able to organize the best children’s birthday party ever.