If you wish to organize an event for children, then you have to do a lot of thinking and planning. Dealing with children’s events is fun but at the same time requires creativity and proactiveness. These days, a majority of children prefer to spend time hooked on mobile devices making it quite challenging for parents to regulate some quality screen off-time.
However, outdoor activities like sports events, musicals, or art festivals are great ways to keep them off the devices and encourages outdoor socializing. The concept of children’s events can be planned out by following a few key tips.
Here Are Few Tips To Get You Started:
1. Target The Right Age Group
Firstly, ensure that the activities and shows you are planning for the event suit the target age group and can be enjoyed by both girls and boys. Brownie points if you can get their parents to engage in it.
- For the Age group 1-5: For such a young age group, you choose to plan for puppet shows, superhero dress-up parties, or a rhyming contest to keep it fun and light-hearted.
- For the Age group 6-10: Think of magic shows, amusement parks events, fairs, dance parties, clay sculpture, and so on that will make it interactive and fun for these lot.
- For Age group 10-12: Grown-up kids at this target group might need something mentally and physically stimulating. Plan activities such as live music shows, treasure hunts, magic shows, and even arts and craft-related activities to nurture the creative ones.
2. Keep It Short
Kids are not known for having longer attention spans. Hence keep your children’s events short yet fulfilling. Your first impressions can be the last impression with kids and parents, so make sure to strike the right chord that will keep them coming back for more.
3. Ensure An Adult-Child Ratio
Ensure that you have a proper adult-child ratio to prevent the activities from getting out of hand. By ensuring a healthy parent-to-child or adult-to-child ratio will ensure that each child gets the necessary attention while engaging in the event. If you’re investing in event catering as well, the parents would be a better guide to their children’s diet.
Pro-Tip: The younger the age group, the larger the ratio of adults to children you will have to arrange for.
4. Ensure Event Safety
This goes without saying that your event safety with or without children should be your top priority. However, for a specific children’s event, ensure that all your event safety protocols are followed stringently. Make sure to advise the adults or parents who are attending your event to adhere to adult supervision guidelines as kids can be unpredictable in a new environment.
Pro-Tip: You can Customize your Online Ticket Store to include all the necessary event-related information beforehand to avoid any last-minute hassles.
5. Goodie Bags For The Win
Children gleam with joy and satisfaction when presented with return gifts or participation prizes. Goodie bags, candy, or other themed items are always a good choice to conclude your children’s event on a happy note. Goodie bags create that brand recall for children and go a long way in helping them associate your brand with happiness.
Well, there you have it. Simple tips to create a happy children’s event for any time of the year. Be it planning Christmas party games for kids or out-of-the-box office parties, you can count on us to help you streamline your entire event creation, management, and marketing process.