Moving can be tough on kids, especially if the family is moving far away from their friends. If your child will be having a birthday party soon after the big move, it can be a great opportunity for him or her to make new friends . You can help your child feel more at home in the new town by making the day extra special with fun birthday party games and party entertainment.
Finding New Friends
Potential friends are everywhere, but meeting them isn’t always easy. If you’ve moved during the school year, you can have your child invite the kids in his or her class. The birthday party will be a good way for them to get better acquainted outside of the classroom. Moving during the summer can make it a little trickier to find new friends right away. If you’ve moved to a neighborhood full of families with kids, such as a planned community, then you and your child can take a stroll around the block to introduce yourselves and hand out party invitations. Additionally, check the local library for group activities for kids. Your child can meet peers who share similar interests.
Figuring Out Where to Host
It’s not reasonable to expect your home to look magazine cover-worthy shortly after you move into it. You might still have a few boxes to unpack months afterward. Make things easy on yourself by hosting the party at a local venue, instead of your home. This way, you won’t have to worry about preparing refreshments, planning games, decorating, or cleaning up afterward.
Meeting New Parents
While your child is busy making new friends, you can too. Most parents would probably want to stick around the party if their child has been invited by a family they aren’t well-acquainted with. This is particularly true if the kids are younger. On the party invitations, make a note that parents are welcome to stay and enjoy light refreshments. Do ask them to RSVP so you can finalize your food and drink order at the party place.
BounceU is the perfect party place in Farmingdale, especially for families who are new in town. Just tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll handle the details—from food and cake to themed birthday decorations and pictures! Get in touch today at (516) 986-4518.