Birthday parties for children under five are growing more elaborate with every passing year. As a parent, you want to celebrate your child with close friends and family, but as a busy adult you might not have the time to create a celebration worthy of a mention in the social column of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Start by asking a good caterer to help you plan the party. Caterers are experts at eliminating difficult and tedious decisions like menu specifics and linen colors. Plus they can find the best kid’s entertainers with their extensive network of contacts in the party biz.
For you, as the host, focus on the parents. Twenty 5-year olds can have a great time with a box of sand and some toys. Twenty or more adults are more difficult to entertain. If the party is big enough, you could even host a pop-up event for the parents alongside the birthday fun. Invite representatives from local camps, schools, and activity centers to answer question on site during the party about their products and services.
Don’t be shy about trying something different. The caterer is going to create a fantastic party for the kids; you can focus on creating something unique for the parents.