How NOT to Hold a Kid’s Party
I was actually really hoping to write a different post. Deep down, despite my dubious track record as a model housewife, I was hopeful that I’d be able to write one of those Pinterest-worthy posts, you know the ones.
The ones with all the beautiful photos and images and the inspiring story about the wonderful time that was had. The ones that show you how it was all done and make it seem so easy and achievable.
This is not one of those posts.
I present to you, instead, some tips on how NOT to hold a kids party. Heed them and your party may be on the way to being Pinterest-worthy….maybe….
1. Try not to be sick the week of the party. Besides it not being cool to be coughing up a lung when you’re baking and preparing food for your guests, it’s really inconvenient to be too ill to actually do the preparation required for a kid’s party. And, you know, you tend to forget crucial things when your head is stuffed up with mucous.
2. Ensure you have enough time to get everything prepared. Buying decorations on the day of the party and then being too busy to remember to actually put them up is really rather unfortunate.
3. The same goes for decorating the cake. You really should give yourself sufficient time to do something other than a half-arsed effort of frosting with some cooking chocolate buds and dodgy Halloween lollies for decoration.
4. While on the topic of time management, deciding on the day to make fruit skewers for the kids is fantastic, provided you don’t begin within an hour of the party being due to start. In your rush to cut up the fruit and get it on the skewers, you will stab yourself. Multiple times. And it will hurt.
5. And the big one. If you truly want to hold a Pinterest-worthy party, remember to take some photos. It’s pretty embarrassing to have one of your friends offer to take photos of the cake cutting and then find your camera is out of battery and that you don’t have enough space on your memory card to use the newly charged video camera. Epic fail.
So there you have it folks. How NOT to hold a kid’s party. What tips would you add to the list?
Joining in with Jess for IBOT.
P.S – despite all of the above actually happening, Matilda had a great time – which proves a party doesn’t necessarily need to be Pinterest-worthy to be awesome!