Planning to entertain the children yourself? Have no fear as there are many things you and the family can do to make it a success!


Hosting your own entertainment is a great way to keep the cost down. It also gives you peace of mind knowing the children will be with someone they know and complete reliability as you definitely wouldn’t miss the party! If you have other adults around and generally feel confident go ahead and get stuck in with your own entertainment. One word of warning if you’re planning on doing this for 30 children make sure you have something brilliant up your sleeve!

What are you good at?

If for example you are a cake baker by trade why not host a cupcake baking or decorating party? If you don’t like to be the centre of attention young children will love punch and judy, crafts or even an extended treasure hunt.

Another suggestion for your own entertainment is to add another string to your bow and go on a course. Yes parents do do this! When the time comes to organise your own entertainment you’ll want to have a rough idea of how long it will last. Feel confident your entertainment is going to cover the party duration and have a few extra ideas planned in case everything runs quicker than you imagine!