If you are aiming to throw a gung-ho party, one that your party-goers will never forget, then here some ideas and inspo to help you make it awesome.
Party Idea 1: Have A Plan
Having a plan or a "to-do" list has helped me. If you are anything like me you are busy. Busy at work, helping at school or your local sports club, busy with the family. So throwing a party, having to organise yet another thing, sometimes feels a bit overwhelming! But with these helpful tips and a bit of planning the event will come off without a hitch (well hopefully!!). ;-)
Tip 2: Choose A Date
If you have young kids, it’s always going to be hard to fit in around school and sporting commitments. Check out your schedule around the time of your child’s birthday and see what calendar dates already have something one that day. Also consider whether or not you want to through the party inside school holidays. You might also want to think about big calendar events like Mother’s Day that you might want to avoid.
Party Idea 3: Select Party Theme
There are lots and lots of party theme options. Themes like army parties, sci-fi parties, or super-heroes, or come up with your own idea! If you’re kids are anything like mine they are quiet vocal as to what they like. And what they don’t. To see what others have done in the past, check out Pinterest. https://au.pinterest.com/LaserTaginaBox/
Party Idea 4: Set A Budget
You don’t have go overboard to throw a gung-ho party. If you have a good idea what you want to spend, you’ll have a better idea of what’s achievable within this budget. For example if your budget is $500 you could rent a laser tag set of 10 cobras phasers with scopes and collect them for the Laser Tag in a Box shop in Underwood on Friday, rent for Saturday and get Sunday for free and then return them on Monday. So you could have 20 kids and play a round robin game format around $17 a head. This would leave a good budget for party food, decorations, and the birthday cake. www.lasertag.com.au
Party Idea 5: Create A Guest List & Invites
Now you know your budget and how many kids you want to invite the next step is to make a guest list. Before you send out the invitations I recommend you do one vital thing. Ask your child who they desperately want to come to their party. Phone their parents to check if they can make it on that day. Then you can send out the party invites knowing they are more likely to be able to attend.
Party Idea 6: Choose A Location
Where to throw your party is an important consideration. Forget the nightmare of the commute and having to battle over a car-park. If you throw the party in your backyard then you’ll know that your child is just playing with their own friends. If you backyard is not big enough then consider hosting the party in a local park.
Party Idea 7: Birthday Cake
There is so much choice for birthday cakes sometimes it is hard to make a choice. Cake 2 The Rescue offer a yummy Laser Tag cake kit. https://www.cake2therescue.com.au/product/laser-tag-cake-kit/
A good tip is to bake the cake a couple of days before the party and then decorate the night before. That way you are not up in the middle of the night after waiting for the cake to cool. Or if you are not a big baker then consider ordering the birthday cake from your local bakery or specialist cake shop.
Party Idea 8: Enjoy Some Party Games
When renting a laser tag set it makes the party games a cinch. Laser Tag in a Box offer ideas for games to play. Add in a game box to your rental and play the old favourite electronic “capture the flag”.
It’s Party Time!
Make the most of your child’s special day, enjoy it! Being organised in advance, following these party tips, and delegating tasks where you can will mean you will throw a fun gung-ho party and will be less stressed on the big day.
One bonus party idea: make sure your phone is charged so you can take heap of photos for Facebook or Instagram of the birthday party.