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How to Create an Unforgettable 5th Birthday Party for Your Kids

While every one of your child’s birthdays is a momentous occasion, there’s something special about the 5th. As this is the age when most children start school, it’s one of the first major milestones in your little one’s life, and it should go without saying that that’s reason enough for celebration. To celebrate, you should be sure to pull out all the stops and make it as memorable as possible so that your kiddo can enter this next stage in high spirits. How, exactly, do you plan a memorable 5th birthday party, though? Take a look at a few of our favorite tips.

Start Planning Early On

Planning the perfect birthday party is no small feat, so you should allow yourself plenty of time to do so. We’d recommend around three months, but you may want to go for more or less time depending on the scope of the event you’re planning. Either way, be sure to allow yourself more time than you think you’ll need so that you’ll have a bit of extra padding in case of any hold-ups.

Involve Your Child in the Planning

There’s no better way to ensure your child enjoys their birthday party than giving them a direct part in planning it. While the more mundane, detail-oriented aspects of planning should be handled by an adult, ask your kid for input on the people they want to see, the activities they want to do, and the foods they want to eat at their party. This will ensure that the party turns out exactly how your kiddo wants it, and that they’ll remember it for years to come.

Decide on a Theme

Especially for younger children, you can’t have a proper birthday party without a theme. Your child’s input will be especially important when making this decision, as they can tell you about their favorite interests, cartoons, games, characters, or whatever else they’d like to base a party on. Once you and your child have decided on a broad theme for the party, you’ll be able to decide on activities, decorations, and food that match the theme.

Be Sure to Celebrate the Milestone

As mentioned earlier, age five is a huge milestone for your child, so be sure to emphasize it. They’ve grown so much over their past five trips around the sun, and now, they’re finally old enough to start school, and they deserve to know just how much this means. 

Put Together a Guest List

Of course, you can’t have a party without guests, so be sure that all of your child’s friends are invited. Talk to your kid about the people they want to see at their party, offer suggestions if they happen to forget a few friends, and put together a list for yourself. From there, take that list and get in touch with the parents of those children and figure out which dates would work best for each of the families. Do your best to set a date for the party when everyone can attend, and if you’re close with the other families, consider asking them for help with planning and preparation as well.

Buy (Or Make!) Some Fun Decorations

The next major step you’ll have to take in party planning is the setup itself, and decorations are one of the most important parts. If you’re planning to buy premade decorations, your work is more or less cut out for you, and all you have to do is set them up. However, if you want to save money, or if you can’t find any decorations for your child’s theme of choice, you’ll need to get a bit creative. Fortunately, simple party decorations are easy enough to make, and the process can even be a fun family activity that you can involve your child in! All you’ll need are some basic crafting supplies, a plan for the decorations that you want to make, and enough time to make them all.

Set Up Some Inflatables

Jumper houses are a favorite of school fundraisers, birthday parties, and outdoor events of all kinds, and for good reason. They’re extremely simple, easy to set up and provide children with hours upon hours of enjoyment. Of course, if you’re planning to buy an inflatable for your kid’s birthday party, you need to be sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Our inflatables and air frame games, for example, are built to last, with ultra-durable materials and stitching that are built to last, ensuring that you can set up the bounce house for not just this birthday party, but countless more to come.

Account for the Season

If your child has a summer birthday, you can even spice things up with an inflatable water slide. Water slide inflatables take the fun of a bouncy slide and kick it up to ten, giving your party guests a chance to experience the thrill of a high-speed ride while also keeping cool in the summer heat. Set one up next to a more basic bounce house so the kids can switch freely between the two, having fun sliding when they get too hot and going back to jumping when they’ve cooled down a bit. Between these two attractions, your kid and their friends will have plenty of time to enjoy themselves and burn off some extra energy.

Put Together a Food Tent

With all the energy your kid and their party guests are burning, though, they’ll need a way to replenish it. Set up a shaded party tent with a table full of all your child’s favorite foods. Whenever someone is hungry from their hours of play, they can just make a quick pit stop to cool off in the shade, get a quick snack, and relax for a minute or two before getting back to it.

Planning an outdoor event, especially a party, can be difficult, so we at Pogo Bounce House are here to help! From quality products for outdoor events to tips and tricks to help you plan, we have everything you need to make your next outdoor event a success, so feel free to visit our site today!