3. Consider the food
When you’re planning the food, it all comes down to when and where the party will take place. Pizza is always a favourite, and the obligatory fruit and vegetable plates help make you feel like you’re giving the kids something nutritious before they fill up on cake and candies. If you want the cake to be part of the activities – make a tray of mini cupcakes, regular cupcakes, or muffins. Frost cupcakes with icing or muffins with cream cheese. Put out bowls of sprinkles, colored sugar, and mini chocolate chips and let the kids dip in to make their own creations.
4. Consider the goody bags
Kids love goody bags – from toddlers to tweens, goody bags are a must.
Younger kids are happy with just a couple of pieces of sidewalk chalk, and a bottle of bubbles. Rather than using disposable gift bags, try using an item that can be reused like a small bucket, purse or another container.
For 4-year-olds and older, you may not get away with a bag that doesn’t include candy. But for younger kids, if you want to include food, try adding bags of Teddy Grahams or Goldfish crackers.
Since the number of attendees will likely be smaller for a tween party, opt for a bigger item that is related to the party theme, paired with a chocolate bar. If it’s a spa party put together a little nail kit. For tween boys why not a deck of cards or other game.