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5 Ways To Throw The Best Birthday Party For Your Kids

Do you want to make sure your kid’s birthday celebration is as memorable as the first one? As a parent, this could be a challenging task, especially if you have a handful of obligations to tend to before the big day. So, to make things a lot easier on your part, here are 5 ways to throw the best birthday party and continue building happy memories.


  1.    Invest in unique party supplies

One of the birthday essentials needed for a successful party are party supplies like hats, loot bags, and balloons. Be sure when scouting for party supplies that you already have a theme to consider as well as the party venue. Ask yourself this question, “What would your child prefer, a themed fairy tale or a Disney character?” Aside from that, decide where you will hold the surprise birthday party, at home or outdoors. Be sure to cover everything from the smallest of details, such as table linens to decorations.


  1.    Choose the party food wisely

The next tough task to deal with if you really want the best birthday party for your precious kid, is the food. If you plan to cook every meal on your own, I’m sure you will need a lot of preparation time. Again, careful planning is a must to prevent running out of food to serve your guests. Be sure you double check the number of guests who confirmed their attendance and leave a buffer for those who made last minutes decisions to come. Among the party food that must not be overlooked is a birthday cake, drinks, and lots of nibbles to munch on. Remember, kids during parties are busy playing around and joining party games so it would be great to serve them something that they can easily hold on to and carry around. Don’t forget to also consider meals for the parents who will be tagging along.  Lastly, choose meals that don’t contain any ingredients that will cause an allergic reaction such as peanuts.


  1.    Hire a bouncy castle

Another party essential that should not be left out during the planning and preparation stage is the entertainment. Come up with a list of things that your kid and the guests would love to do during the birthday party. Nowadays, many parents are willing to try out new activities for their kid’s birthday such as hiring a bouncing castle. Why? Aside from being a unique form of entertainment, having a bouncy castle installed at a kid’s birthday party is cool. I’m sure the day would be filled of fun, since the kids can’t get enough of the thrill as they learn how to balance and jump with ease inside the bouncy castle. In fact, you can even find a perfect match bouncy castle for your chosen birthday theme. Finding a bouncy castle hire Perth provider isn’t time consuming. You can easily search online, get their contact details, and give them a quick call for a free quote.


  1.    Host fun games

Games are also vital at any kid’s birthday party. Create fun memories for every guest by giving them the chance to take part in games like balloon popping, musical chairs, and even sack races if you have enough space. Be sure to choose games that are appropriate for the age of the celebrant and guests.


  1.    Dancing

Dancing is another activity that could liven up your kid’s birthday party. You can give prizes to the best performers. So, be sure you have a lot of music on your playlist to play during the party to motivate everyone to be up on their feet and dancing.


Your kid’s birthday party, no matter how small the crowd, could be made extra special if you put some creativity into it. Plan and make preparations ahead of time, so that you have plenty of time to relax when the big day arrives.

Award-winning Lisa Loeb headlines Great Big Family Play Day in Griffith Park on May 7 Giveaway Opportunity!

Lisa Loeb, whose newest album Feel What U Feel is available on Amazon, will perform two concerts as headliner at the 2017 SoCalMoms Great Big Family Play Day at The Autry in Griffith Park Los Angeles, on Sunday, May 7.  As part of a full day of active fun for families, Lisa will perform two sets at 10 am and 12 noon. Check the Great Big Family Play Day schedule for complete information.

This is the second year for Lisa as headliner at Great Big Family Play Day. “I’m really looking forward to playing and singing again with everyone this year,” she says. “My kids enjoy the activities. This festival is one of my favorites ; there’s so much to do!”

Chosen by School Library Journal and Cool Mom Picks as one of the best family music releases of 2016, Feel What U Feel features 12 original songs. Guests include actors Craig Robinson and Ed Helms. SiriusXM Satellite Radio recently featured the full album, and Lisa will appear on the channel’s Mother’s Day special features.

Lisa is also currently touring the country, performing shows for both grown-ups and families, including one with Billy Lawler at the Grand Annex in San Pedro on May 13. In June, she will perform a two-week residency in New York City at the iconic Carlyle Café at the Carlyle Hotel. The current schedule is available at The current schedule is available at

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! This one ends soon so enter today!

One winner will win Lisa Loeb’s CD and also A Family Pass for 4 ($20 value for the pass)! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is May 3rd at noon PST!


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I received a CD and highly recommend for young kids! There are fun songs such as Wanna do Day and Wiggle! The music will make young children want to dance and sing along! 

More about Lisa Loeb
Lisa Loeb is an internationally touring artist, author, actor and philanthropist who burst out onto the national scene with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with the hit singles “Do You Sleep,” “I Do” and “Let’s Forget about It” and the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale. Her albums Tails and Firecracker are both certified Gold. Lisa continues to craft irresistible pop songs for the 21st century, while designing Lisa Loeb Eyewear, writing children’s books, and supporting non-profit causes. Her newest albums are Nursery Rhyme Parade! and Feel What U Feel, released exclusively with Amazon Music. She also composed music for the children’s series “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” This mom of two lives, works and plays in Los Angeles. Connect on Twitter and Instagram at @LisaLoeb.

About SoCalMoms Great Big Family Play Day
One of the most family-friendly festivals in Southern California, Great Big Family Play Day features a live stage filled with kids’ music, stories, fashion, gear, giveaways and more.  More than 100 interactive booths include everything from arts and crafts to education, to active adventures (obstacle courses, carnival rides, building stations), plus many family friendly product samples and lots of unique shopping.  Face painting, glitter tattoos, water play, family photos, sweet treats, and several food trucks are included in the day of fun.  Tickets and the complete schedule for this full day of live entertainment are available online at

Self Disclosure: I received a free CD to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Photo was provided. SoCal City Kids will select the winner.