Summer vacation is well on its way. That means a couple of months where you want to keep your kids entertained. While the first couple of weeks might be easy, soon the costs can start ramping up and the fun ideas slow down. One great thing you can do this summer is a party for your kids and their friends at home.

This doesn’t need to be expensive. It is a great way for them to see their friends as well as be entertained for the day.

In this article we look at some top tips on how to throw a great party for your kids this summer. Keep on reading to get inspired.

Plan a Great Party for Your Kids This Summer

Think of fun activities for the kids to do

One of the first things for you to consider when throwing a party for your kids this summer is what activities they will do. Hopefully the weather will be nice and you can throw the party outside.

This means you can have things such as your hot tub running if you’ve got one and providing you’re up to date with your hot tub maintenance. If not, be sure to get this sorted! Or get some lawn games set up such as tennis, mini Olympics or water gun fights. You could get a sound system out for music to add to the atmosphere too!

Consider a theme for the party

Picking a theme for a party is always a good idea. This adds an extra fun dimension for everyone to take part in and enjoy.

There are a host of themes out there, from ones such as a Hawaiian tropical theme, a movie theme, cartoon characters or a colour scheme. We did a space theme and an under the sea theme for kids birthdays one year.

Get them to all dress up accordingly and also get in food and drink and decorations that fit in too. You could ask your kids what they’re into or what the current trends are in their class and get them to do this one.

Plan food and drink

Food and drink at a party, as we all know, is a must. But you don’t want to do anything too complicated.

Make sure you find out about any allergies ahead of time. Then look to get lots of small plates that are easy to prepare, not too expensive and they kids will love.

Think things like chips, bowls of hummus with vegetables, chicken nuggets, fruit and more.

These are just a few top tips that should help you to throw a great party for your kids this summer. Whether you’re looking to invite a few close friends or more, these tips should all apply and make sure everyone has a wonderful time.

Be sure to take plenty of pictures and just accept it might be a few hours of madness with lots of children running around. They will all love it!

What are some top tips you have for throwing a kids party this summer? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you.

How to throw a great kids party this summer. Picture shows kids at a birthday party smiling with party hats on and enjoying outdoor fun.