For some people organising an event can be a chaotic experience, and the thought of children running around can even terrify people.
You may be on a tight budget which restricts how many people you can invite, in which case it’s understandable that you are unable to cater for younger guests, but an event without the whole family will never be the same as an ‘everyone invited’ occasion. If you’re undecided as to whether to invite the kids along to your next event or occasion, here are a couple of reasons why we think you should.
Whether you’re planning a work event, wedding and children aren’t invited, there is a possibility that their parents won’t come either. Not only could this impact your close friend’s ability to attend, but it could also significantly overall numbers for your event. If you’re looking to host a working event or occasion over the weekend, why not make it a family fun day? Numbers are likely to increase, and everyone will have a great time getting to know the friends and family of coworkers.
Kids are an important part of the community, and to leave them out of important community events such as fundraisers or carnivals would be a real shame. Again, this could also mean that parent isn’t able to attend, but it will also be denying every one of the opportunity to connect with the community. For the kids, this will also be a great opportunity to develop critical social skills as they grow up, and make lifelong friends.
In the eye’s of a child, there is so much magic to be seen, and having them at your party or event will give you a glimpse into everything that they think is wonderful in the world. The joy on their faces is enough to warm the heart and make your event that little bit more special.
How to plan for children and adults
If you’ve been persuaded to extend an invitation to younger guests, it’s important to find some excellent entertainment to keep them happy and busy. Striking up the right balance between excitement for kids, and adults is sometimes difficult to achieve, however, there are some sure-fire ways to put a smile on every single face at your next event.
Attractions for everyone: Young and Old
Entertaining the young ones doesn’t have to be a chore, you might actually be surprised at how affordable and easy to arrange it can be. Bouncy Castles and Inflatable slides are the typical choices for children’s entertainment. They often come with exciting designs and illustrations and could keep the little ones busy for hours whilst the adults enjoy each other’s company. You might also find an inflatable suitable for kids and adults so everyone can get in on the fun.
More than just entertainment
For added fun for all the family, consider taking your entertainment that little bit further. If you’re providing food, be sure to include a selection that everyone will enjoy, including a range of snacks and sweet treats and a range of drink choices.
Photo booths are all the rage at the moment and great fun for all the family that provides a lasting moment for everyone to enjoy. The addition of a musical or magic act could be the perfect icing on the cake to entertain adults and kids alike.
If you’re looking for entertainment that will delight all guests, young and old, Jumping Jo’s has a fantastic range to choose from. We can deliver any of our fantastic attractions to events across Somerset, North Dorset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. Visit our website for more information on the products we provide.