With a little planning, your child’s birthday party has the potential to be the highlight of their year. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to throw a party they will remember for years. Here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect kid’s birthday party.

How to Make Your Child’s Birthday Party Special

1. Choose a Theme

Establishing a theme makes it easier to pick out activities, food, party favors, and decor items. Depending on the age of your child, they might be able to tell you what kind of theme they want. Ask children over 4 about their interests, favorite activities, and entertainment choices to narrow down possible options.

2. Hire Quality Entertainment

Kids birthdayKids’ birthday parties need entertainment to keep children engaged. A magician is an ideal option that will excite and fascinate your child and their guests. You could also include an arts and crafts station or an activity like pin the tail on the donkey.

3. Invite the Right Number of Guests

Before you set a date, make sure that your child’s best friends are free. To prevent issues at school, it’s often a good idea to invite either all of the girls, all of the boys, or everyone.

If you need to invite a smaller group because your child attends a large school, a good rule is to invite the number of kids equal to your child’s age plus one.

4. Pick a Location

If you have room for all of the guests and activities in your home, hosting the party there is a less expensive option. However, not all homes may be able to accommodate the number of guests your child wants to invite. If you plan to have the party in your backyard, create a backup plan in case of rain.

If you want to have the party somewhere else, consider community centers, YMCAs, church basements, or somewhere with a built-in activity like a zoo or museum. Keep price in mind, as arcades and other venues can become expensive.


If you’re looking for the perfect entertainment for your child’s birthday party, choose Marco the Magician. This New-York-City-based professional entertainer has worked with celebrities like Jimmy Fallon, Joan Rivers, and Lou Reed. He has a YouTube following with over 10 million views, and he can fascinate crowds of children and adults alike. Visit his website to learn more or call (212) 502-0148 to book your event.