The pressure on parents to throw a birthday celebration which tops the one that their child’s friend had is nothing new, but in today’s day and age it’s harder than ever before to get things just right. The trend of over the top and commercialized parties –which were often easier to organize – has been replaced with pressure to personalize, customize and impress guests with homemade food, party planning and a Pinterest-style theme. Recent studies show that this trend is leaving a lot of parents stressed out and unsatisfied when it comes to throwing a birthday party for their child. However, it doesn’t have to be this way – read on for some great ideas for throwing the best party ever.

Don’t Compete with Other Parties

First and foremost, a lot of parents are finding that they’re stressing out unnecessarily over their child’s birthday party due to competing with other parties that their children have either already been to, or even parties that they’re due to attend in the future. Stop. There is no need to compare your child’s party with others, as after all as long as your child gets the party that they want, they won’t be worrying about what happened at their friend’s. Instead, take the time to ensure that you plan the party completely around your child and their requirements.

Dog Themed Party Birthday Party

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Personalize

When it comes to personalization, you don’t have to crazy making Pinterest-worthy handmade decorations if that’s not your thing. Instead, to truly personalize and customize the party to your child, the best thing to do is really involve them in the planning. Not only will this be a lot of fun for both of you, you’ll be able to figure out exactly what it is that your child wants from their party, and do your best to provide it. Why not even get their friends involved as well – with supervision, they could make the decorations and even decorate cupcakes to take a lot of stress off your hands whilst giving them something to do.

Happy Birthday Kiddie Themed Party Do it Yourself

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Don’t Rule Out Party Rentals

Although the trend is moving away from commercialized parties, it’s still a good idea if you’re stuck for ideas and your child wants something fun and unique. Companies such as Fun Crew USA provide a large variety of different items that you can rent for your child’s party, such as bouncy castles, marquees, a DJ, zip lines, thrill rides, and even a giant water slide. Not to mention that companies such as these also bring along with them an experienced team of experts who’ll be able to set up the party and take a lot of work off your hands when it comes to keeping your little guests happy and having fun. So, if your child says that they’d prefer a giant water slide to handmade decorations – and, which kid wouldn’t? – forgetting the whole new trend could be the best way to go.

Planning a birthday celebration that your child loves shouldn’t be difficult if you find out what it is that they really want!