Planning a birthday party can be exciting for the child but oftentimes overwhelming for the parent. The most important thing is that your child has a good time. Some simple planning will help you create a party that will make your child happy. Once you make a few decisions on the basics, the process will be much easier.

Choose a theme

A theme is great way to organize and plan a party. Basing the party on an activity, movie character, story, or favorite hobby of your child are some good ideas. Once chosen, the decorations, invitations, activities and food can be centered on the theme. Be sure to involve the child to make sure they are happy with the chosen theme.


Determine the size of the party you are you planning. This will have a lot to do with your budget. Of course, you want to make sure your child’s closest friends are a part of the celebration. You may also want to include neighbors, classmates and kids from various activities outside of school. Involve your child in the creation of this list. The invitations can be either store-bought or homemade. For an added personal touch, have your child make the invitations. Be sure to include location, date, starting and ending times, and RSVP information. It is also a good idea to include information such as anything the children need to bring, if a meal is being served, and what activities are planned.

Party Date

Take into account availability of your child’s friends. During the school year, weekend afternoons or evenings are usually good times. If your child’s birthday is near or during a school break, you may have more options available. When booking a party at a venue, look at their availability. Some venues offer better prices at off-peak hours during the week or early on the weekends. It is best to reserve as far in advance as possible, to make sure your preferred date is available.


There are many options available for birthday party venues. Some people choose to have the party at their home. Off-site parties do have certain advantages. Some venues have party planners and facilitators so you don’t have to handle the party all on your own. An offsite party also means you won’t have to worry about cleaning your home before and after the party. If there is a large number of children invited, an outside venue can usually accommodate a big group. Most venues include food and drink in their packages and even provide forks, plates, napkins.


The birthday cake is often the main element of the birthday party. You can opt for a bakery cake or it can be homemade. If you include ice cream, try to offer a couple different flavors to satisfy your more picky guests. When choosing food, it should be something easy that doesn’t require a lot of effort in serving, eating, or cleaning up. Some good food choices are small sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken nuggets or wings, and snacks such as chips. Pizza is always a favorite among kids. Having a few choices in terms of toppings will usually satisfy the tastes of the crowd. If you are having the party at a venue, explore food packages that are available. Also, check the venue’s guidelines regarding food brought in from the outside.

If you are looking for an exciting idea for your child’s birthday party, look at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. We offer affordable party packages that take the stress out of planning your child’s party. We provide invitations, food, drinks, and fun activities and you can bring cake and ice cream, if desired. The party area provides a fun atmosphere. Contact Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park for help in planning your child’s birthday party. You’ll have no clean-up to worry about and we even provide online thank-you notes! You may even decide to jump on our trampolines along with the party guests!