Parent-friendly Parties (pt. 2)

In our last blog post we talked about how to make your adult parties more kid-friendly. But what about making kids parties more entertaining for the parents? We have tips for that, too!


1) Alcohol: Need I say more? Kids parties usually consist of fruit punch, milk, water, juice,  etc..  If you  want the parents to come and have a good time, consider putting together a wet bar  for  them to enjoy. It  doesn’t have to be much, but just enough for the adults to feel like the  party is  for them, too (as  children’s parties often are!).

2) Put out adult food: Just as adults don’t want to drink kid drinks, they don’t want to eat kid food! These parents are probably used to going to children’s parties and eating the same pizza, corn dogs, and chicken fingers. Try putting out some foods that are just for the adults. Consider sliders with caramelized onions or cheesy basil-stuffed chicken breasts. Are the kids eating grilled cheese sandwiches? Make grilled cheese, fried egg, and bacon sandwiches for the adults!


3) Make an adult “section”: If the party is large, it will more than likely be over run with kids at every square inch. By creating an adults-only area, you make the party more inviting and comforting for parents who may need a break from all the chaos. Is there a sporting event going on? Roll a TV over there and turn it on! Keep the “adult food” in that area and keep the bar stocked!

4) Pick an age-neutral theme: If you decide to have a theme for your party, choose a theme that both kids and adults can participate in. Avoid “Pretty-Pretty Princess” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and opt for a theme such as a Mexican Fiesta or Hawaiian Luau.

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