In almost every home, there is a tendency to throw occasional parties for children. All or most parents have had birthday parties organized for their children when they turned a year old. Some parents go on to celebrate their birthdays as they grow older.
It is a nice thing to throw parties for children. Doing this in many ways than one makes kids feel loved and cherished and no matter how old they get, never mind getting celebrated because of the excitement they got from their previous birthday experiences.
As a parent, there are things you need to understand about throwing parties for your kids and how best to throw parties for your kids. When your child is between the ages of 1-10, they are likely to enjoy you have everything organized for them. As they go through adolescence, some begin to feel the need to have things organized themselves.
Sometimes, children get the wrong idea behind throwing parties. It is the responsibility of parents to throw parties that don’t instill the wrong mindset in children.
Here are some of the common mistakes parents make when throwing parties for their kids:
Spend a lot on drinks: Some may not see it as a bad thing to have drinks in a bad thing but it becomes one when drinks are made the order of the day. Imagine a birthday party of a nine-year-old child and all that is seen is just a small cake for a few friends and countless bottles of alcoholic drinks with a number of adults everywhere. Who are you celebrating? Your child or your guests?
Give no room for the input of the celebrant: As children get older, they begin to have preferences. Be considerate enough to allow them to make decisions as to what colour of cake they want or venue to be used. Don’t just choose everything for them and still claim you are throwing a party for them. No! If you are doing this, you are only organizing a party for yourself in their name which you need to stop.
Parties are good but they must be celebrated the right way. When parents are able to achieve this, children are more likely to organize healthy parties for themselves as they grow older.