Looking for something different for your next kids party? Have you thought about hosting a puzzle themed party? We all know puzzles are fun, but did you know that puzzles help children, build their creativity, challenge and develop problem solving skills, assist in developing balance and increase eye/hand coordination. So, why not host a party that’s fun but also educates and stimulates all involved.
So how do you go about planning a puzzle party? Firstly, we consider our budget, how much money do we have to spend? Hosting a party can start out looking inexpensive but can soon become expensive if we don’t set out a budget to guide us. It’s easy to get carried away on spending as there are many great decorations, venues, and party ideas to choose from.
Once the budget is decided, we can look at the specific event details, the where, what, when and the who. When considering the where, you will need to think about the number of guests, the pros and cons of hosting at home v’s a purpose ready location and the impact these things have on the timing of your party. Remember if booking a venue, it’s important to book early to secure your spot.
The next step would be to decide on the theme. Choosing the right theme for your party not only sets the scene it guides the choice of food served, decorations, invitations and even the games. We recommend carefully considering your theme and then offering few choices to your child to pick from. If you leave it open, your may end up spending a lot of money and time finding theme specific decorations, invitations, and food.
The time you host your event will impact the type and quantity of food that you serve. Today, navigating the types of food to offer are fraught with the impact of allergies from foods such as peanuts, glutton, and dairy, the growing popularity of offering healthy choices and lifestyle choices such as vegetarianism. It is often a good idea to know who is coming and what their needs are, before selecting your menu.
Finally, you can look at the types of games you will get the kids to play on the big day. You should consider, the time of day the party will be held, the age group of the kids and the space available to play. Keep in mind that children often have a limited attention span and it can be wise to keep the games short, yet challenging.
We have put together the Ultimate Puzzle Guide Pack which can be downloaded, simply register on the form in the right hand side and we will send you an email with a link to download.