And that’s great, as I realise that I actually have a lot of knowledge on the subject that I’ve gathered over the years and I’d love to share.
So, here we go with more advice about hosting a kids party Dublin at home!
In my opinion, the only necessary decoration is a banner saying “happy birthday” taped to your front door and a couple of balloons tied to your front gate.
Why? Because then I know that I’ve found the right place! It’s great, not just for me, but for your guests too, to know that we don’t need to cruise very slowly up and down the road trying to see the very tiny house numbers on each door.
It has happened on more than one occasion that I turned up dressed as a fairy to the wrong house, subsequently giving the occupants a good laugh and a bit of a shock!
But with decorations, it’s up to you.
If you’re having a party at home, a simple way to do it is to decorate only your party table with pop up banners and favours.
If you’re hiring a venue, a wall hanging and some helium balloons look great on a large, blank wall.
Remember, I will most likely be supplying balloons to the kids (depending on the package you choose), so there’s really no need to inflate 30 balloons and randomly drop them around, but if you want to do that, it’s nice. And what kid doesn’t love playing with a balloon?
I have seen a few spectacular decorations, lots of Princess and Harry Potter themes.
I went to one Harry Potter party where they had transformed the door of the community hall into a “wall” from platform 1 & 3/4, that the kids could enter the party through.
Another Frozen party had actual fake snow on the doorstep.
By far, my absolute favourite was this mermaid themed party in a hotel venue. I really did feel like I was performing under the sea!
If you’re looking for some DIY themed ideas, you need to look on Pinterest.
Open up an account and get pinning, it’s absolutely the best resource for any party decorating ideas.
When your child hears that a fairy/princess/mermaid/kids entertainer Dublin is coming to their party, naturally most will want to dress up in a costume or party outfit for the occasion.
If they do, that’s great, but it’s not a prerequisite.
Boys and girls are always welcome to dress as their favourite character if they wish. Just remember that those costumes can be uncomfortable and hot on delicate bodies, so have the comfortable clothes ready just in case.
And for most kids, it’s ok for them to come as “themselves”. They will always be equally as magical as the kids who are wearing costumes.
When a fairy/princess/kids entertainer Dublin arrives at your door, there can be great excitement.
Your home has been filling with friends and family, all here to celebrate your child’s party.
And the next thing, here is another extra special guest landing on the doorstep.
I always advise that parents to inform their child a little in advance (perhaps that morning) that I will be coming. This will avoid any shocks or over-excitement when I actually get there, thus ensuring maximum enjoyment for the birthday child.
If you're lucky enough to have any children over 10 at your party, these can be the gems of a party filled with five year olds. If you tell them in advance that it’s their “job” to help, they will most likely take it very seriously and be an invaluable resource to you on the day, doing small but important jobs that could usually stress you out.
I’ve had older kids help organise games, find a drink for a random thirsty guest, help serving food and cake and manage the face painting queue - the list of duties is endless.
I will always reward them with an extra special glitter tattoo for their hard work.
So it's time to start inviting those older helpers to your parties!