It’s not easy to plan a party during the holidays. People are busy, they’re traveling, and just the planning alone feels like an extra burden. But showing up with half the enthusiasm isn’t fair to the kids either, so it’s time to find some simple solutions that don’t add to the stress or already tight finances and time.
At Ontario Bakery, we’re all about having great celebrations that are both fun and simple, without compromising any of the quality, because we believe that no matter what time of the year it is, you should be able to enjoy your special day.
Sweet & Simple.
The good news, is that you aren’t throwing a wedding. Your child just wants to have fun with their friends, play and enjoy delicious treats. So skip the neverending Pinterest scrolling and keep it simple and sweet. Stick with a one to two color decor and a more vague theme, like superheros, autumn, christmas, or costumes. This allows you to decorate simply and for your guests to use their imagination without feeling limitations. A party with simple elements means you will have less to coordinate and worry about, giving you more time and peace of mind to enjoy celebrating the birthday kid of honor.
Small and Cozy.
Who do you really want to be there? Choose close family, closest friends and the ones you’ll have the most fun with. You don’t need to invite the whole school or neighborhood out of obligation. This is your day on your terms. Remember that most kids will have one or two adults with them, making your guest list bigger. So keeping a party small makes it easier to manage and gives you enough time to mingle with your guests to make sure guests are enjoying themselves.
Facilitate the Fun.
You don’t have to facilitate the gaming olympics but keeping games around are real boredom saver. Small activities for young ones could be coloring, or painting on parchment or bubbles. For older ones you could have jenga, ring toss or cards. As other parents ahead of time to monitor different activities to keep the safety and fun in flow.
Less is More.
Most people’s kids have a hard time sitting through an extended gift giving time. One option is to treat it like a wedding. Have the presents stacked on a table and allow the child to open them at home. This allows the fun to be the focus and an added bonus is that the child is able to take time to draw or write out thank you cards to his kind friends.
At Ontario Bakery, we know kids, parties and celebrations better than anyone. We’ve baked more custom baked goods than we can remember and we’ve got plenty of parties left in our kitchen. So as you plan, let us help you keep it smooth and simple with our custom baked, delicious birthday cakes.