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How to Have a Birthday Party for Kids in Your NYC Apartment


If the thought of having a birthday party for kids in your NYC apartment gives you heart palpitations, then you’re not alone…

Many parents foresee kids running around, staining the carpet and breaking expensive furniture.  

But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can plan a safe, entertaining and inclusive birthday in even the most intimate of apartments.

How? Simply follow these 5 Golden Rules:

  • Keep it simple. Here’s a sure-fire birthday party template: party games, entertainment, pizza, cake, presents and good-byes.

If you stay with this tried and true formula, then you’ll see fun, laughter and joy on the faces of kids and adults alike.  

  • Keep it active. Time flies when you’re having fun!

Give yourself the ability to set the pace of the party by planning more activities than you think you’ll need.

A good rule of thumb is to have an activity handy for every 10-15 minute block of time.

After about 30-45 minutes of games, treat the kids to an appearance by a professional birthday party entertainer. Relax and enjoy the show, and before you know it, it’ll be time for the kids to go home.   

  • Keep it structured. Before the party, set expectations and go over the rules with your son or daughter.

Close the doors to rooms where kids and guests should not go. Define the party area by hanging balloons and party decorations.

  • Keep it short. If you have a toddler or preschooler, then a party that runs between 60 to 90 minutes is ideal.

If your child is older, then aim for a party that runs between 2 to 3 hours.

  • Keep it manageable. I understand the pressure you may feel to invite the entire class or splurge on a bigger birthday party. But here’s the truth…

You don’t need to.

Only plan a party that you know you can manage. That way, you’ll have a chance to relax and enjoy the day, too.

So, in between the greeting, the supervising, the food serving and cake cutting, find a chance to soak up all the fun, laughter and joy.

Why? Because you deserve it.

If you follow those 5 Golden Rules, then I’m confident that many of your worries and fears will disappear, well, like magic!

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