Ultimate kids party hacks from mums who know – midwife and life

I’m well into the children’s party scene. Most beautiful small tattoos Even before the children started school they had invites to parties and started to become aware of what makes a good birthday party. Interesting tattoo ideas for guys Party bags, music, games, balloons and of course cake are pre-requisites these days.

Lower back tattoo designs free You can really go to town with kid’s parties but there are some little tricks for throwing a birthday party that you might not know about that will save you time, money and effort. Most interesting tattoos ever Yes, if you have the budget you can hire someone and a venue to do it all for you, but if you haven’t, fear not. Awesome color tattoos I have picked up a few tips over the years and I asked the country’s top parenting bloggers for their best kid’s party hacks and they didn’t disappoint. Female lower back tattoos pictures #1 The guest list

Choose your guests wisely. Awesome watercolor tattoos Don’t invite the whole class or nursery. Mens half sleeve tattoos tumblr Choose a number that’s manageable for your home or venue and that you can afford to cater for. Best wrist tattoos for guys Your child will understand, and if you set firm limits they’ll choose the friends they really like and engage with and no one will be left out. Tattoo ideas for guys sleeve If you’re inviting family, again think carefully about who to invite. Lower back tattoo designs 2009 If you think anyone will be offended, just explain it’s a kid’s party and they can always pop round for tea another day if they want to pay their respects.

“We only invite great friends, and you can’t go wrong in any area of life when you’re surrounded by good friends.”

Set up a few activity tables, ideally outside if weather permits for the children to do, it keeps them occupied for a large chunk of the party and then their efforts become the party favours. 40 awesome hand tattoos Ideas that work well for this are:

• Get plain party bags that they can draw on and decorate with stickers to personalise

• Decorate your own cupcake – buy cheap cupcakes and go to town with the icing and sprinkles

• Instead of a party bag, give each child a photo to take home (instant print) of themselves taken at the party with props/back drops. Awesome foot tattoos for guys Simple, cheap and different! SeeingRainbows

If you’re holding the party at home, and the thought of catering terrifies you, make it easy on yourself. Awesome rib tattoos for guys Get some of those cardboard lunchboxes and pre fill them with a sandwich, drink, crisps, fruit, whatever you think will do well. Good mens tattoos Name them for each child so there’s no confusion, especially if there are any allergies. Back of neck tattoos hurt For some fun during the meal give them some stickers to put on their box. Awesome cross tattoos for guys Also, less washing up! Thanks to Bubbablue and me and Mama Mei for this tip.

You can’t get away with a party without sweets. Cool guy tattoos tumblr In schools now when it’s their birthday they seem to give sweets to the whole class after school. Very awesome 3d spider tattoo real It’s mostly those little haribo packets but if you’re after something different why not look up your favourite retro sweets. Awesome wrist tattoos for guys We recently received a hamper from Lolly’s Sweet Treats which was personalised to us, with all our favourites in. Meaningful tattoo ideas for guys I can’t believe they managed to get sweet peanuts, I haven’t had those in years! You don’t need to get a hamper, you could get a job lot of your child’s favourites and pop some in the party bags, or have sweetie stations according to your party theme. Really cool tattoo designs If you’re having a minecraft party, red liqorice sticks make great TNT lighters, for princess parties you can have sweetie jewels and sweet lipsticks and a monster party is easy with all the variety of jellies and teeth you can get! Why not make your own sweet cones with your favourite sweets. Awesome tattoos for women There’s a tutorial for sweet cones on We made this life here. Awesome angel tattoos Check out my Pinterest board for Kid’s Party Ideas, it’s full of awesome ideas and inspiration for a variety of themes.

Don’t sweat over making a fancy cake. Awesome tattoos designs for guys Either buy one ready made from the supermarket, get them to decorate their own cupcakes (see above) or try this easy donut cake from Daisies & Pie. Really cool tattoo ideas for guys The year before last I made a princess castle cake by buying two different plain cakes and covering them in buttercream, then used ice cream cones for the towers. Amazing tattoo ideas for guys Kids really don’t care about it being perfect. Female upper back tattoos How about making a Pokemon cake like this one from Chloe Me Just Me, or this one from A Mum Reviews, who bought a plain iced cake and decorated it with coloured icing to suit.

Don’t get the cheapest possible balloons, they’ll burst really easily (found this out the hard way). Awesome arm tattoo ideas for guys Go for mid range plain balloons that go with your theme. Really nice tattoo designs White ones can be drawn on with a marker, which works well if you can draw a simple animal or even their age on it. Awesome tattoos men It looks more impressive and personal – thanks to Charlie Moo’s for this tip. Awesome back tattoo designs #7 Get involved

If your theme is around a book, like Harry Potter, The Hungry Caterpillar or can be related to a book, like a fairy or pirate party, do a story time book reading, especially towards the end to calm everyone down. Small awesome tattoos Dress up yourself as one of the characters and you’ll be winning. Pics of awesome tattoos If you’re a dab hand at magic, singing or have any talent, you can be the entertainment. Stylish mens tattoos #8 Face Paint

A good quality face painting set is a great investment, trust me. Cool watercolor tattoos When it’s party time, have a face painting station. Awesome women tattoos If you’re not confident, ask around and someone will be good at it. Awesome tattoos guys You don’t have to be great at art, a simple flower on the cheek or a skull and crossbones on the arm is all you need to worry about. Awesome tattoos for couples Face paints often come with a book of ideas, and there are plenty of simple ideas online you can find. Back of neck tattoos cross Alternatively, have a tattoo station with wash off tattoos. Amazing mens tattoos If you have older siblings, rope them in to help. Most awesome tattoos ever #9 Don’t forget the matches!

It’s cake time – you don’t smoke, and are not a candle lover. Awesome 3d tattoos for guys Cue rushing around trying to find that long lost box of matches you have hidden away for emergencies or trying to find the one smoker at the party. Lower back tattoo designs stars One year we had to go round to my neighbours and borrow matches! Get them ready in advance for the magic moment. Awesome chest tattoos for guys #10 Use disposable plates and cutlery

This is a must, don’t just use paper plates, but disposable cutlery and cups too. Awesome guy tattoos Chuck it all away at the end. Unique tattoo ideas for guys I love this idea of presenting wooden cutlery from Miss Bunting. Awesome leg tattoos for guys You could use ribbon if you don’t want to use sweets.

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I hope you find these tips useful, thank you to all those that contributed. Mens sleeve tattoo designs black and grey Happy partying!

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