Whether it is a birthday party or a spring party – and if it is spring, you should get your invitations ready, because the warm and sunny weather is on its way – everyone loves parties. Kids love parties more than anybody else because parties are the time when they can indulge. Naturally, everyone likes to indulge a little during parties, but for kids indulging doesn’t come with a nasty hangover on the next morning. Indulging in synonymous with sweet tooth delight cakes, fun games all afternoon long, and a yummy drink – alcohol-free of course. In short, sugar and games, what is there not to love? Although it can be difficult to make the most of kids’ parties, the best way to make sure that the indulgence doesn’t destroy the spirit of good fun between friends is to revert to homemade recipes for success. If you are planning the birthday party for your child, or if you are having a bbq party to welcome the warm weather back _ if it warm already where you live _, there’s still enough time to prepare a sweet surprise for everyone. All you need is a lot of DIY love and a good kitchen, or maybe someone with good kitchen skills. After all, homemade doesn’t mean it has to be by you. Here are some of the best ways to make a fantastic party happen, at minimum cost and with maximum fun. So get to the kitchen and get things ready without waiting any longer.
The Masterpiece: The Cake
There is no party without a yummy cake; this is the golden rule of every party. Adults know that, and you can bet all you want that kids know it just as well. So, if you want to make sure that kids will enjoy the party, start by taking one conscious decision: Don’t buy any chain-produced, prepared cake in the shops. Most of them barely look like what it says on the label, and you can’t know what’s in it. If you are not comfortable with the idea of baking a giant cake in the comfort of your kitchen, you can still order a customized cake from a professional catering company, such as Costo for example with http://allcakeprices.com/costco-cakes-and-prices/. Homemade baking doesn’t mean that it has to be by yourself, but at least this enables you to make sure that you have something exciting to present. If you fancy the idea of baking it yourself, have a look for simple recipes that are easy to share such as cupcakes, for example, which require minimal efforts or decorated sponge cakes.
Something To Play With
If it’s a party with young children, it’s best to prepare games for them to play. This will avoid a lot of arguments between the kids! Your best bet is to bring something that they can all share without any damage, such as playdough for example. You can find a child-friendly recipe for your homemade playdough on http://www.momknowsbest.net. Try to avoid toys for young children as there is always the risk that they might get broken. Young children become very possessive with toys until the age 7 to 8, and this can lead to fights and unfortunately destruction of someone’s favorite doll, truck or any other toy. So stick to things that can’t break, and that present no health risk to younger ones. In summer, you can add a swimming pool and water games to the party, assuming that there is always an adult available to watch the children play.
You’ll Have A Last Drink
Kids, like adults too, enjoy a special drink during parties. While this doesn’t mean that you should start pouring glasses of martini to everyone, you can still prepare exciting children-friendly drinks to brighten up the mood. Milkshakes are always a winner, so have a look for exciting recipes such as the fudge Sunday shake from http://www.myrecipes.com or a bright watermelon cooler in warm weather. You can even make your own Slurpees in summer in a variety of exciting colors if you want to keep the kids entertained. Sometimes, all you need is to freeze fruits into ice cubes and use them to keep their drinks fresh. This will get them talking around the table, and you can be sure that they’ll love the rainbow ice cube colors. If you are running out of ideas, have a look for kids summer drinks on Pinterest to find healthy and fun drinks that they would not see every day. For the colder months, you can try homemade hot chocolate with marshmallows. Add some cinnamon and cardamom to the milk for a spicy taste.