Children’s parties are as much fun for the parents as they are for the kids. There are few things more rewarding than seeing your child and their friends having a great time. However, this feeling can sometimes be overshadowed by the sheer volume of washing-up that parties can create, but with the right tools for the job this shouldn’t be something you worry about. Finish Quantum has been specially formulated to tackle all of the problems that come along with catering for a large group of children. Using the best dishwasher detergent means you can simply scrape off any excess food and load up the dishwasher, Finish’s pre-soakers eliminate the need for waiting around for stubborn left-overs to be dislodged, and its detergents ensure that all dishes, come out clean and sparkling the first time. This gives you more time to spend on what’s truly important, like guaranteeing that your little ones are having the best party that you can provide them, and here are some tips and ideas to get you off to a great start:
It’s a good idea to settle on a theme early on, whether it’s one decided with your child or a surprise for them on the day (it’s unlikely they’ll be subtle in dropping hints in what sort of party they want!). If this seems daunting, one idea is to combine themes. For example, if you are planning a party based around a certain cartoon rodent, combine that with a cowboy theme to make it less specific in what decorations, props and favors you have to find – this also ensures that your child won’t end up having the same theme as someone else in his class. An important thing to remember is that you don’t have to break the bank on decorations; anything you can make in a few spare minutes at home will be just as effective, and add a unique touch to the party.
It’s important to make sure you have a number of games and activities planned for the party to provide it with some structure, and it is recommended that you have lots more planned than you think you’ll need! It is also very useful to make sure that you have a few calming activities in your repertoire to deploy when things begin to get crazy. If you’re struggling to think of party games, it’s useful to go back to your theme for inspiration, as it is often just a case of putting a new spin on the classics. Pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey and others may seem a bit played out, but probably not to them! They got their classic status for a reason.
The key thing to remember with catering for a children’s party, is not to over cater. It’s tempting to go overboard and stuff them full of food, but this can sometimes distract from the party itself -- after all that’s why they came. A fun alternative to the traditional sandwiches and chips is to provide the components and let them have the fun of making their own meals. Foods that this works well with are tacos, sandwiches, and if you wanted to turn it into more of a supervised activity: pizzas.
Hopefully, this should be enough to get you started with planning your child’s party, without the looming threat of washing up thanks to Finish, and we hope that both you and your child both have a wonderful time.