Do you have the difficult task of hosting a children's party and an
adult party all-in-one? These days, joint celebrations are the
practical alternative. These days, it is difficult to find a
baby-sitter, much less a reliable one, that your kids approve of. As
party hosts, we are left with no alternative but to invite the entire
family if you ever want to connect the people closest to you. It may
seem impossible to plan such an event, but adults and kids' parties do
not have to be separated at all times. You can have an organized,
eventful and fun wing-ding all rolled into one. Here are some practical
suggestions you may plan on doing.
Divide and Conquer:
you have the space or available rooms in your house, divide the adults
from the kids. The adult room is intended for hard drinks, adult themed
games (like poker for example), censored topics and conversations. The
children's area is where the toys and loud video games are located.
These spaces must be clearly separated so that the adults and young ones
have minimal interruption. As much as possible, set up the kid's play
area in your basement or attic. This will allow you to mute the
distracting noise and ensure a more pleasant party for everyone.
Entice the adults to a special exquisite party
feast. Choice meats like steaks, lamb or baked chicken can be served
alongside fancy appetizers, salad and wine. For the kids, you can serve
them the usual delectable party food of fried chicken, spaghetti and
sodas. Both the adults and kids can enjoy the same dessert. Keep in mind
that a sure way to a guest's heart is always through his stomach.
Set the Mood :
Another way to create the proper atmosphere in a
party is with the use of lighting and sound. Use dimmer mood lighting
for the adult's room, coupled with music appropriate to the theme of the
gathering that your friends or family will enjoy. The children's play
room on the other hand must have ample lighting to avoid any accidents
when they playgames.
Set the Right Time:
It is best to set
your party at a time where all guests will be energetic and awake. If
necessary adjust the time of your party to an hour or two earlier. This
will give your guests to have ample time to eat, mingle and relax.
Starting a little bit early will also ensure that the young ones are not
partying way past their bedtimes.
Do It Yourself Favors:
souvenir]. You can use a Polaroid camera or photo printer and
laminating machine for this instant party favor. Take a group photo of
your guests. Print the photo and laminate it to the right size. Punch a
hole and attach a small chain to it. These can now be used as
bookmarks, key chains or bag tags. Take it a step further using a glue
gun and attach a magnet for a fun refrigerator magnet. Don't forget to
set-up a nice photo area in your home-- like a chic couch filled with
pillows, a themed inspired wallpaper backdrop, or using your gazebo,
maximizing the natural lighting from the sun.