How to ‘Do’ Your Child’s Birthday Party When You Have No Time!

How to ‘Do’ Your Child’s Birthday Party When You Have No Time!

By Bec Hyland

Kids party? No time? We’ve got you covered!

These days the pressure to organise an amazing party is REAL!!! Kids have high expectations and we as parents put enormous pressure on ourselves to keep up with what other families are doing, post amazing pics on social media and give our little cherubs something they (or do I mean we?) will never forget.

The amount of time we spend agonizing about the event sometimes borders on crazy!  And let’s be honest, the party itself is usually over in a matter of hours and we miss half of it trying to capture special moments on our phones or putting out fires from overexcited sugar-high children.

What we want for our kid’s parties and what they want for their parties can also be alarmingly different. I always remember when my (then) 4 year old said she wanted a baby party – she imagined all her friends would to come to the party in just a nappy, so they could change each other, drink out of baby bottles, burp and play – admittedly a funny and original idea… but ultimately NEVER going to happen!

I won’t lie I’m a ‘do it all myself’ kind of party parent and am usually up until 3am making my children’s birthday cakes the morning of the celebration. But what if I let go? What if I used one of the many packages out there that took away all the stress and gave my children a party they actually wanted?

As a busy parent, I’m learning more and more that any opportunity to make my life a bit easier doesn’t mean I’m being any less of an amazing parent, it just means I’m getting a bit smarter. Often when I’ve looked at party packages I’ve been put off by the cost, but actually when you add up your time and the cost of shopping around for the perfect party bag filler, the food, the themed cake and the entertainment to match … a package starts looking a lot better and may just save you your sanity!

We have a few awesome options below which cover all budgets, ranging from amazing hire equipment from just $10 for use over a whole weekend, to full-blown themed packages in the hundreds, check out some of the party packages Perth has to offer below. And if you have any recommendations please add in our comments! 

Paper Perfect Plus

There is so much pressure to throw the perfect “Pinterest” kids party today and as a busy mum or even a mum without a crafty bone in her body, that could be an impossible ideal. Then the added pressure of finding items for the theme your child wants, which isn’t always easy if the big shops don’t think that it’s what’s IN right now. That’s where Paper Perfect Plus comes in! We can cater to any party, any size and any theme. Our party packs come in three tiers.  The DIY level for the mum who likes to DIY but is also time-poor. This tier offers all our products flat packed for you to piece together.  Our second tier is a step up, we piece it all together, all you have to do are the small jobs like threading the yarn through the banner or sticking the labels on items. Our third and final tier is the ultimate party planning friend. This tier includes all items put together in full all you have to do is place them at your venue! No theme is out of the question and you can order as much or as little as you like so no matter your budget Paper Perfect Plus can help.

Find out more at http://www.paperperfectplus.com.au/

 

Glass Slipper Entertainment

Glass Slipper Entertainment provides entertainment for parties, corporate events and charity functions. Invite one of their classic princesses, original fairies or popular characters along to your party for a fun-filled, magical experience for all. Sit back and relax knowing that your guests are in very capable hands. Glass Slipper performers take every step to become their character right down to posture and accents as well as their beautiful singing voices; to ensure that your child believes that they are in the presence of their hero. With packages to suit all needs; they’re guaranteed to have something for you.

Find out more at https://www.gseperth.com/

Services start from $90

 

Champagne and Gumboots

Hi I’m Stacey! I’m just a champagne swilling country girl, on a mission to make gluten-free baking taste amazing! Don’t believe me? Give one of my tasty treats a go today!

Creating delicious gluten-free cakes and baked goods perfect for any occasion. Don’t like baking? I can help! Want to try it yourself? Check out my recipes and website for everything you need to know. Want a cake made for your special occasion? I’m your girl.

Champagne and Gumboots can be sourced for easy recipes to make your own treats, or have Stacey bake your cake for you.

Find out more at https://champagneandgumboots.com.au/ 

 

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Perth Kids Party Hire

Perth Kids Party Hire is a family-run hire business, located in Singara, 30kms north of Perth. We offer both collection and delivery options and have a range of reliable, fun and safe hire equipment to keep your little (or big) kids entertained, so you can relax and enjoy your next event. We carry a great range of toys, garden games, soft play, ball pits, blocks and kids tables & chairs for hire. Best of all, our hire period is from Friday to Monday so your kids get to climb, build, crawl, jump and play for the whole weekend! We are fully insured and take great pride in our work to make sure that the equipment is clean and safe for each and every hire., Have a browse through our website or visit us on Facebook to check out our equipment

Find out more at http://www.perthkidspartyhire.com.au/

Items to hire start at just $10 (for the whole weekend)

 

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West Oz Wildlife

West Oz Wildlife is a family owned and run business. Our mission is to teach conservation through our fun educational displays. They are a fun, safe, and exciting educational experience, that does not compromise the welfare of our animals. We absolutely love what we do, and we cannot wait to come and share our awesome animal family with you!! You will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with all of the wildlife, you can pat all of the animals, have photos with each species, and hold all of the reptiles. Make your next birthday party one to remember, and add our amazing Aussie wildlife to your guest list! No minimum or maximum number of children required, suitable for all ages, and you save the hassle of travelling, as we bring the wildlife to you!

Find out more at http://westozwildlife.com/

Packages start from $325 and there is NO limit on the number of guests

 

Target Sports

If your superstar is sports mad, our sports birthday party is the party for you!

Choose from up to three sports to celebrate your superstar special day including soccer, AFL, dodgeball, cricket, basketball, tennis, hockey, T-ball, tag rugby, athletics and more!

Find out more at http://www.targetparties.com.au/

Packages start from $250

 

Magic Dale

MAGIC DALE has been performing for audiences of all ages for over seven years. Hailing originally from New Zealand, He has taught the art of stage magic in New York and performed in and around London, UK. Now it’s Australia’s turn to be wowed by MAGIC DALE as he brings you the best of old school favourites and the latest in modern magic.

Find out more at http://www.magicdale.com/

 

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OzKidzKartz

OzKidzKartz brings the party to you. We will help you create a fun and memorable party for your child and their friends which will be the kids party of the year!!! If you’re looking for something different, then look no further. Our party packages run for one and a half hours which will be ample time for a party of up to 15 children, providing enough track time for every child, with the Birthday boy/girl getting first go, and a lap of honour, to celebrate their day.

Find out more at http://ozkidzkartz.com.au/

 

We have found these locally-owned business and we think they all offer something pretty special for a birthday party!

Comment below with any businesses you recommend to make the party life easier.