Kids Birthday Party Frequently Asked Questions

Here's the main questions that we get asked in relation to kids birthday parties

Kids Birthday Party Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should I Invite To My Kids Birthday?

Your children’s birthday party is one of the most exciting days of the year for your little one and they should be able to share it with their best friends. A great idea is to invite people from all of the different groups that your child is part of including their class at school, sports academy or scouts group and similar places. Make sure that if you are inviting people from groups that you either invite a handful of kids or the whole group to your kids birthday party to avoid excluding a small amount of children. Some schools have policies about inviting all of the class or all boys and all girls so it can be a good idea to speak to your class teacher about this before you start sending out invites. If you do go ahead and decide not to invite the whole class to your kids birthday party in Dubai then it is a good idea to educate your child on discretion to avoid hurting the feelings of classmates that may have missed out. If you are inviting adults too make sure that you cater for the adults with food if the party runs for 2 hours or more and is running through either lunch or dinner time.

How Many People Should I Invite?

When thinking about how many people to invite it is always a good idea to consider your budget and remember if you are inviting parents that costs often double up fairly quickly. Within our kids birthday parties we generally have parties that accomodate anywhere between 15 and 30 children and we typically find that when parents are sent an open invite to the kids birthday typically 1.5 adults will attend for every child that comes along to the kids birthday party. If you want to save on costs then you can go for electronic invites although paper invites designed by your child are a great way to help your child to practice their arts and crafts skills and will also make handing out the invites more of a personal experience for your children.

When Should I Hold The Kids Birthday Party?

In terms of day and times the most popular birthday party times are a Thursday afternoon and also a Friday or Saturday. For weekend parties that are two hours long we recommend staging the kids birthday party so that they kids activities can be followed by food by starting lunch time parties at 11:00am and afternoon parties at around 3:30pm. With many of the parents that we work with on their kids birthday party in Dubai they have to coordinate with other parents to ensure that their parties do not clash with any other major events or parties of other children. Remember if your child has 24 close friends that means there will likely be 2 parties each month so the chances of a clash are moderate!

When Should I Send The Children’s Birthday Invites?

It is always a good idea to send the invitations out for your kids birthday party at least 2 weeks in advance of the party but no more than 4 weeks. This gives plenty of time for your guests to your children’s birthday party to save the date but not so long that it gets lost under a pile of other invites, mails and promotions on the coffee table at home.

How To Send Kids Birthday Party RSVP Reminders?

The best way to remind other parents to RSVP for your child’s birthday party is to make a whatts app group for the birthday party. This saves the need for lots of individual message threads about the birthday party and also gives a chance for you to share pictures that you took at the party and thank the guests for coming at the end of your kids birthday party.

What Is The Ideal Length For A Kids Birthday?

For children that are aged 3 and under a party of between one hour and ninety minutes in length is the ideal duration for a birthday party for kids in Dubai. For children aged four and over from our experience as birthday party planners we normally advice our parent to stage parties with a 90 minute to 1 hour activity followed by 30 minutes to 1 hour for the food and cake cutting.

Do I Need A Theme and What Should This Be?

For a kids birthday party a theme is a great way to the bring the big day to life. Popular themes are batman, hello kitty and mermaid parties and a great thing about the theme is it also makes choosing all of the decorations that can be purchased through our party planner or from a store like party centre. If your child likes action based kids activities in Dubai or is into sports then you can make the theme either around the sport itself or have a duel theme like ironman football or mermaid dance parties. If you are short on ideas for a theme for your kids birthday party then checkout the video below for some inspiration.

Should You Open Present At A Children’s Birthday Party?

If you are thinking of having your child open presents at the party then make sure that you keep it quick and have some order with children sitting to watch. This can be great for guests to see the joy that presents bring but shouldn’t drag on as guests of the kids birthday party are likely to get bored.

Do I Need To Make A Goody Bag?

Goodybags were common place in parties when we were children. From our experience of current kids birthday parties in Dubai we find that personalized favour to remember the date, arts and crafts that children have made at the party or edible homemade treats like muffins are a greta takeaway gift for parents rather than sweets and cheap toys that invariably end up in the bin when the guests reach home after the birthday party.

How Can I Get Through My Kids Birthday Party Month Stress Free?

They say that a problem shared is a problem halved, so why not share your child’s birthday party with one of their friends that has a kids birthday party in the same month! This not only halves the cost but means that you can split the responsibilities with another family. This works particularly well if the areas of the party that you are happy sorting out compliment well with the other family allowing for a great all around kids birthday party to be delivered. If you want to take everything off your mind then a party planner is a great idea to help you to get everything set for the big day.

If I am Attending One Of My Friends Kids Birthday Parties Should I Bring A Gift?

It is always a great idea to get a little something for the birthday celebrating, anything in the 50 dirham range is ideal and try to get something related to the party theme or that you know that the birthday boy or girl will be interested in. As a an alternative if food is on offer for adults you could offer to bring food or drink along to help create a nice spread and is a great to help out the parents hosting the kids birthday party who will likely have a lot on their plate in order to take care of everything for both the kids and the adults so they will be glad of the helping hand.

Birthday Party Dubai- How To Get Started?

We hope that this article has given you all of the key info that you need to take away any uncertainty relating to your child’s next kids birthday party. If you would like us to take the hassle away from organizing the perfect party then why not get in touch with our kids birthday party department. With a quick phone call we will turn your idea and requirements into life and take care of everything from decorations, to food, to entertainers to make the perfect day for your little one and his or her buddies.

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