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9 Tips for Throwing a Last Minute Kid’s Party
Monday, July 13th, 2015 | By Rosalie Iannelli
Planning a list minute party for your child? Don’t stress, it’s totally achievable! Simply follow our tips below and before you know it, you’ll have organised one epically memorable birthday party in a fraction of the time and nobody will have a clue.Photography Amy Oliver
Scrap the theme: themes take prepping and planning, which is something you don’t have time for! Scrap the theme and make it a simple ‘party’, where any colour palette and every party product goes!
Image supplied by Poppies for Grace
Choose an easy venue: if you’ve run out of time to book a unique venue, it’s best to pick an easy location like the local park, your backyard or your lounge room.
Photography by Love Bucket Photo
Don’t bake it, fake it: don’t worry about baking your child’s birthday cake – fake it instead! We have a whole range of no bake kid’s cakes in our DIY – cook section on the blog. You can view them here, here, here, here and here. Photography Hannah Blackmore | Styling Olivia Blackmore | Recipe Sarah-Jane Hallett
If you’ve got balloons, you’ve got a party: who cares about the magician at little Jacob’s birthday – you’ve got a room full of balloons! They’re easy to find, quick to blow-up and will provide the kids with loads of entertainment.
Photography Pabelona Studio
Packet party-wares: don’t even think about DIY-ing the party decorations at the last minute! Instead, to turn to trusty, packet party-wares. Think streamers, honeycomb balls, pop-up garlands, party hats, ready-made piñatas, confetti and so on. Photography Claire Cosh
Music: it’s the fastest way to create atmosphere and the easiest way to entertain the kids. If you don’t have time to download any suitable songs, you can always find a kid’s channel/playlist on Pandora, Spotify or iTunes radio.
Photography One Eleven Photography
Keep the menu simple: when it comes to party food, kids are super easy to please. There’s nothing wrong with a classic menu of ready-made sausage rolls, party pies, Frankfurt’s and fairy bread. Pizza is also a great option if you can find some yummy, pre-made bases. Photography Amy Oliver Photography
Enlist some help: it’s time to call up grandma, grandpa, aunty and uncle for some help. Assign them each one little task each that won’t take much to complete, but will save you heaps of time. For example, gran can bring a fruit platter and Aunty Betty can bring some lolly options.
Photography Jessika Hunter
Stick to simple party games: Stick to basic, easy to prepare games like musical statues, tug-o-war, an egg and spoon race or a even a treasure hunt. After all, nothing beats the classics!
Photography Pabelona Studio