When planning your child’s birthday party, you may have the common
dilemma of deciding on the number of guests to invite. Whether you want
a more intimate party at the
kids’ birthday party place, or you have a budget to maintain, there are many reasons to restrict
a guest list. Continue reading for a few tips to help you avoid any guest
Be Clear on the Invitations
The most important place to clear up any guest list confusion is by
stating your expectations clearly on the invitations. There are several ways to politely request that only the child and parent
are invited, or to inform parents that the party is a drop-off party where
parents are not required to stay. If you have a budget to follow or restrictions
of the number of guests, then you must be prepared to politely state who
is invited to your child’s birthday party.
Clear Up Confusion Right Away
Even being as clear as possible, there will be parents or family members
who do not understand your restrictions. They might not agree or understand
your wishes, but you must be strong in enforcing them. Especially in the
event that you have a strict budget to adhere to, you need to clear up
any confusion about who can and cannot attend. Depending on your restrictions,
be prepared that some parents may choose not to bring their children to
Plan for Extras
It is always best to plan for extras, especially when the birthday party
is at a fun kids’ party place with bounce houses and entertainment.
No matter the reason for extra partygoers—such as a babysitter canceling—it
is polite to be able to offer food or treats to everyone. Play it safe
by planning for one or two extras, just in case.
Avoid the drama and host your child’s birthday party in Farmingdale
at Bounce U. We have bounce houses, bouncy castles, and so much more birthday
party entertainment to offer. Give us a call at (516) 986-4518 to set
up your child’s next birthday party.