Organising a Kids Party
If you have decided to have a kids party then here’s a few tips on how to have a hassle free and fun children’s birthday party.
Compare the cost of a catered birthday party and a home children’s party venue
If you’re going to a venue then choose a party place that is fun for the kids and easy for you too. We’ve all run home parties where us mum’s are stuck in the kitchen or running around throughout the duration of party and miss out on everything except the cake and the birthday song and that’s not how to remember a birthday. Compare the cost and if you want to provide the same entertainment and atmosphere you will find a home party may actually be more expensive.
Keep the parents happy at the kids birthday party
Choose a kids party venue that is easy for parents to get to and if there is something for them to do if they have to drop off the kids then that is an added bonus. Madfun Kids Disco is 5 mins from Knox City Shopping Centre and our Moorabbin venue is 5 mins from the Moorabbin DFO so parents can go and have a coffee or do some shopping if they would like too. We also have tea and coffee available at our venues, plus we can order in Sandwich or fruit platters or cook hot food platters if parents of younger children wish to stay. You can also bring in your own food for parents too, just make sure it’s Nut Free.
Keep the party to a maximum of one and half hours for kids. It’s fun until the kids get tired and that’s the limit of kids endurance before the tears and tantrums start.
Have some simple fun games for you childrens birthday party
Have some simple organised games prepared. Kids will do almost anything you ask them so if you organise games and activities they will participate and they love it. At Madfun we have a party hostess for every session and children’s birthday party games that include dancing, singing and other children’s birthday party games.
Serve childrens birthday party food half way through party
Have a break half way through the party and sit them down for something to eat. Play softer music, give them something to eat and drink and just get the kids to rest for 10-15 minutes and then they’ll be ready to go again
Have someone clean up after your childrens birthday party
If you’re thinking of having a party at home, you’ll have to clean up before everyone arrives and then again after everyone’s leaves. Kids will be happy (and tired) no matter what you do, so try to organise a party where you can walk out the door at the end and leave someone else to clean up.
The kids care more about loving and fun parents than anything else so be fun be excited and just be there.
Private Birthday Party Venue Melbourne
Madfun Kids Disco can be book as a Private Children’s Birthday Party Venue.
We have a lot of private family childrens birthday parties and they are popular because when your kids birthday party booked as a private birthday party you can invite kids, adults and relatives can drop in too.
You can cater for the parents or we provide a range of adult platters
Tea and coffee is always included in our Madfun private parties sessions too
Our kids party venues at Knox and Moorabbin are a great birthday party idea because we do everything for you so it’s a fully catered kids party venue. Madfun is designed only to host kids parties too.
These Childrens party venues in Melbourne have a range of private childrens party packages and private family party packages for when you have a big number of adults as well as kids.
You can book a private party session for any age group in any session available
Madfun Kids Disco are a fantastic Private Children’s Birthday Party venue becuase at the end of the session you can go home with happy tired kids and put your feet up whilst we clean up the mess !
Junior kids party sessions are for
Four year old kids parties, five year old childrens parties and six year old parties too
Young Kids Party Sessions are for
Seven year old kids parties, eight year old childrens parties and nine year old parties too
Primary School Party Sessions are for
Nine year old kids parties, Ten year old childrens parties and Eleven year old parties too
Two Big Venues at Melbourne at Knox and Moorabbin
Please call to chat about a party for you just call Beanie on 0402 766 025 anytime
Organising a girls birthday party – Keep it simple
If you are organising a girls birthday party then here’s some advice we can give from our experience in running girls birthday parties
Madfun Kids Disco in Knox and Moorabbin Melbourne hosts kids birthday parties every weekend and here are a few tips they can offer to ensure you can enjoy that special moment in your children’s life.
One of the biggest problems I encounter in this time poor world we live in is that mum’s feel they ought to be doing more. Prepare more birthday party food, organize more decorations, have more entertainment prepared. Really all you need is to organise a few things in advance so you will be able to enjoy this special time with your daughter. Rule No 1 is to Keep it Simple.
Have a birthday party theme
If you and your daughter decide on a theme it makes everything easier. When it’s easy it becomes more FUN for you as well as the birthday girl. Invitations, music, games and the birthday cake all fall into place without much fuss. Even if your theme is a Colour instead of Disco or Princess etc…
Decide the venue for your girl’s birthday party:
Designate a room for the party but be realistic in your expectations, kids will gravitate to your daughters’ bedroom. Discuss your boundaries with your daughter before hand, so all you need is a gentle reminder once in a while during the party. If you plan to keep children out of the house and in the yard make sure you have cleaned up the dog poop so the kids can play. Remember to have a wet weather alternative like a garage cleared and ready for use. If you do have a pet be aware that not all kids are comfortable around animals, and that even the gentlest of dogs can get excitable around a group of children.
Have fun girl’s party Invitations
Madfun Kids Birthday Parties supply free pre filled email Kids Party Invitations ready to print with all the information about the venue, date time filled in when you book your party
Birthday girls love to be included in making invitations. Create your own on the computer, just make sure you have all the basics covered –Address, Day, Date and Time, RSVP and Contact Phone Number. If you don’t have a colour printer just decorate them with a few stickers, or print them out on coloured paper.
Don’t be upset if people don’t RSVP – in this day and age where anyone can quickly shoot off a text or email there really is no excuse not to respond to a party invitation. If they haven’t responded you can usually assume they aren’t coming.
Timing:Allow 1 ½ hours for a party for 4-6 year olds, 2 hours for 7-12 year olds.
Kids Birthday Lolly Bags
can be a great craft activity. Have a craft table set aside with felt pens and some stickers ready for the kids to name and decorate their own lolly bags or boxes. Collect them all and pop in your pre-organised lollies to give out as they leave. That will take care of the first 30 mins of your party.
Kids Birthday Presents
You want your daughter to be available to say hello to her guests at the start of the party so leave opening the presents until the end. Otherwise you’ll run out of time for any planned activities, or brand new toys will get lost or broken before she’s had a chance to play with them.
Birthday Party Food
Have drinks especially and a few snacks available throughout the party and then bring out hot food or sandwiches after games are played. Keep it simple – do you really want to be stuck trying to cook party pies in the oven at one temperature and vegetarian pasties at another? If you plan on having parents of guests staying also, again keep it simple, if you put on an amazing spread they’ll feel pressured to do the same for their child’s party. Dips and biscuits work just fine.
Birthday Party Entertainers
Do you want the entertainer to look after the whole group of children at once like a clown or magician? Or are you happy to have a Face Painter who can only look after one child at a time? If you wish to book someone to come to your home have them ready to start at least 15 minutes after the party start time so the birthday girl has time to greet all her guests first, then the entertainer can get and keep everyone’s attention. Most entertainers take cash on the day, so pop it in an envelope on the fridge ready so you’re not running around in a panic. If you’re celebrating say a 3rd birthday but 15 out of the 20 invited guests will be 10 years old it will make a difference, so be sure to let your entertainer know beforehand. Plan to serve hot food or cake before or after, not during, the entertainers show.
When Birthday Cakes Go Wrong
You’ve chosen your cake with care and then disaster strikes. I’ve seen cake boxes get sat on in cars, Ice cream cakes left out of the freezer and pre-ordered cakes just not delivered, or you planned to make it yourself but have just run out of time. Coles and Woolworths have Themed Cakes, Decorated Cupcakes and the good ol’ Fredo Frog Ice-Cream Cake always in stock and very affordable. I’ve never seen a party of kids disappointed in any of these last minute buys. A fantastic cheat tip: get two Woolies or Coles chocolate cakes & pop them on top of each other, surround the outside with KitKats (stick them on with a little bit of icing sugar) and pour mini m&m’s over the top. It looks like an expensive specialty made cake at quarter of the cost AND you won’t be up at 2am trying to make it. Very quick, simple and impressive looking.
If you have any party tips you’d like to share, or even funny stories about when things did not go to plan, please drop us a line so we can pass them on to other mum’s and dad’s.