What are the essential rules for a birthday party?
What are the essential rules for a birthday party?
NOT OBVIOUS RULES
Here are the essential rules of the birthday party according to us and our experience of the subject (which is great, as you know). Do not hesitate to let us know of any possible omissions!

- 3-year-old birthday: few guests (6 children is the ideal number), two hours of party max.

- 4-year-old birthday: a little more guests (between 6 and 8), two and a half hours of party max.

- Birthday for 5 to 8 years old: have fun! At least three hours of party and as many guests as you can handle (8-10 kids is a reasonable number)!

- Do not leave fragile objects accessible.

- Store your child's toys in his room.

- Charge camera and camera batteries.

- Prohibit access to your child's room, unless you have very few guests (less than 3) or at the very end of the tea party and there are very few left. If the children don't talk about it, don't talk about it either, it's even simpler.

- Reserve a space for the party (living room, dining room, garden or bedroom) and make it a real playground.

- During games, always put your child in 1st even if the others complain. If they complain, explain to them that it's his birthday!

- Ask for parents' phone numbers and emails before they leave their children so that you can contact them in case of problems and send them photos (even if you may never send them! ).

- Only leave the windows open if you have protection on them, otherwise, even if it is very hot, leave them closed.

- Never leave children on their own.

- When the children arrive, ask them to put the gifts in a corner that you will have previously defined with your child. Tell your child and guests that the gifts will be opened at the very end of the party. For a party that ends at 18 p.m., open the presents at 17:45 p.m. or even 17:50 p.m. If you do it before, it can be a stampede.

- As the guests arrive, welcome them by drawing a Khôl mustache for the boys and false eyelashes for the girls. It's not mandatory, but if you can do it, that's great! And, it works better when there are two of us to welcome...

- While waiting for all the friends to arrive, ask the children to introduce themselves and tell their life story: everyone gives their first name, their age, the name of their mistress, their favorite game, their favorite color, their favorite cartoon...

- When all the guests have arrived, explain to them that you are going to play great games together all afternoon and that you will really have fun. It's amazing, but if you're enthusiastic (and believable), half the job is done!

- Offer the small pouches intended for guests (if you have any) when they are on the doorstep, coat on their shoulders, shoes on their feet. Never before!!

- And the ultimate advice: do not plan to have dinner the same evening, especially at home (and the day before, but that was clear since you are in your kitchen baking cakes by the hundreds).

- And on all occasions, keep the faith!

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