Should you hire a party planner for your child’s birthday party?

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A party is always something special to do for your child for his birthday. Everyone, adults included, adore the joy of birthday party celebrations with balloons, cake, gifts and gathering of friends and family.

However, when it comes to organizing a birthday party, the question on many parents’ minds is: “Do I organize it myself or contract an organizer for a birthday party?”

The most convenient option is to hire a “one-stop party planner” who will take care of everything. This is a tempting thought, especially if you are busy at work and have to handle a million other things. The job of the party planner is to be responsible for the party from start to finish, which usually lasts between 2 and 3 hours. With their experience and their network of party support providers, these planners could easily reserve the occupied father the perfect place complete with decorations and a cake, order food from the best suppliers and get a clown or magician to entertain their son and his friends . Of course, one can expect to pay a premium for quality, convenience, time and experience.

Cost aside, there is compensation, however. While you have final decision-making power, your choices of venues, catering services, places to obtain decorations for parties and gifts are generally limited to the contacts of party planners. Naturally, due to personal and commercial reasons, their inclinations are to stay with people and places with which they are already familiar or with whom they have a commercial relationship. This can be limiting and frustrating, especially if the preferences are different.

In addition, your child’s birthday party is a personal project and it is difficult for a third party to meet the expectations or vision you may have. Lack of communication or misunderstandings can make the delivery of the planner not achieve what you have planned.

The other option is not to hire a one-stop party organizer, but to organize the party yourself. This is not as difficult as it seems. The first step is to find all the information you can about organizing a birthday party from the Internet. Next, look for a good artist for the birthday party.

An experienced party entertainer will provide a great entertainment package usually from 30min to 45min in length. A good artist can also pack games, balloon-shaped animals and arrange the cut of the cake for an even longer duration. However, in addition to providing entertainment, the animator is also a valuable source of information and knowledge … free!

If the party animator is experienced high standards, he/she would have a lot of knowledge and contacts. The animator can offer suggestions about places, restaurants and bakeries. Although you will ultimately have to make all the arrangements yourself, this idea from the party animator will definitely help you get off on the right foot with the eventual freedom of choice of the vendors. Therefore, technically, you get almost the same professional experience and the same advice that party planners can offer, at no additional cost.

Another positive point of hiring a birthday party animator is that you are in direct contact with the party animator; You can effectively communicate the preferences and tastes of your child. This will ensure that he/she can customize the entertainment package accordingly.

Naturally, organizing the party yourself will take your time and effort. However, your child’s party should be seen as a personal project and also as an opportunity to bond with your child by involving him or her in the decision making of the party. The usual discussion between parents can only be transformed into a bonding session between the child and the parents. And with your child’s contributions, not only will he/she be empowered, but he/she will also be on the way to offer your child the perfect birthday party.

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