Your kid looks forward to his or her birthday all year and as time draws closer to the big day, it’s pretty much all they talk about. It’s a big deal! And, as your pride and joy, they deserve a truly awesome celebration.
Lots of kids love to celebrate with a big party, with all their friends and family invited to join in the fun. Kids can have high expectations for their party which you want to match, even exceed. The pressure is on for parents to pull an amazing party out of the bag!
So, thus far, you’ve picked and organized your kid’s favorite theme, a great location, some awesome entertainment, a top caterer and made a guest list. However, your work is not done. There are still the party decorations to organize.
Party décor is hugely important for any kids’ party. Gone are the days where a handful of balloons and streamers would be enough effort. Today, many parents want their kids’ parties to look amazing and be fully Instagram-ready.
It’s not just about your social media, however. Getting the look of a party right makes a huge difference in creating a fantastic atmosphere on the day; plus, your kid will feel super special when they see the venue for the first time. Just imagine their eyes lighting up!
To get the party area looking amazing, here are 5 tips from professional party decorators in Dubai:
1. Pick a Color Theme and Stick to It
The number one rule for an incredible looking party is to pick your colors early on and use them as the basis for picking all your décor. By strictly limiting the colors to just a few for all your decorations, you’ll get a really sleek, coordinated and professional look.
There are two main options for a color scheme: you could pick contrasting colors that easily identify your theme. For example, mostly yellow with some black for a Minions theme, blue and white for Frozen-themed parties, or the core primary colors of Lego bricks if that’s your theme.
If your theme doesn’t offer obvious color choices, the next best thing is to go for two or three similar colors that really complement each other, i.e. a few pinks and purples, or a few shades of blue, or oranges and yellows. This can look utterly beautiful.
2. Don’t Scrimp on Decorations, Go All Out!
Party decorations are one of those all or nothing things. You really need to go all out and transform the space, otherwise you risk the look being ruined by furniture or clutter that’ll stick out like a sore thumb. The same applies outdoors: the party needs to fully own the area.
Think about every surface: each wall, the ceiling, the windows, even the floor. Canopies from ceilings or drapes over walls can help disguise color clashes and bring texture to the room for an extra wow factor. Outdoors you may be able to decorate trees or fences.
How about the tables and chairs you got on rental? You could dress existing furniture in the color scheme you picked, or hire some in.
Bring in the color scheme with plenty of balloons, or garlands, bunting, strings of lights, paper decorations, even flowers; whatever takes your fancy and fits the party colors and theme.
3. Create a Centerpiece in the Party Area
A stunning centerpiece will catch all your guests’ attention and can be the spot where the action happens.
It might be that you have or would like a full stage-type area. However, most party-planners opt for a showcase table for the birthday cake or similar, and plenty of adjacent room for entertainers to perform. Guests can also gather here for party games and the big ‘Happy Birthday’ sing-along finale.
To make the centerpiece look amazing, you’ll need to dress the table or stage in keeping with the theme and colors. However, for a truly professional look, frame it, too. An example would be to arch lots of colored balloons all the way up and over a table to frame the cake sitting upon it.
Another way of creating a centerpiece with a wow factor is to create an amazing backdrop to sit behind the table or at the back of the stage.
4. Remember to Wow Your Guests as They Arrive
Make guests feel like they’re being transported far, far away as they arrive through an enchanting entranceway. A magically decorated doorway or entrance can give a tantalizing hint of what’s to come as guests approach the party, and build anticipation and excitement — especially among the kids.
5. Add the Finishing Touches
You got the overall look right, now ensure the details fit the theme, too; otherwise you risk jeopardizing the overall look. Think about items such as signs and name cards, tableware and table decorations, party accessories, and gift bags for guests.
Celebrate the Birthday in Style
Creating a truly stunning party area takes time and effort. But it’s well worth it when you see little faces light up in wonder. Décor is central to creating a magical experience for the kids.
Don’t have the time right now? Then a professional service can come to your rescue and create the ultimate party area for your kid’s next birthday.
In 2008, Managing Director and Founder of The Big Moo Events Lorate Hamzeh left a successful career in Human Resources to venture into the niche market of children’s entertainment. By introducing the UAE to Singing Telegrams, Lorate attracted the attention of the children’s entertainment market with a collection of fun mascots. Within a year, Lorate added children’s entertainers and bouncers to the company’s ever-growing list of services, and the rest was history.