Are you planning a kid’s party? it does require a little bit of effort but with some careful consideration, you can create a fun-filled event that you and your little ones will enjoy.

From magic shows, face painters, balloon modellers to DJs, planning a birthday party or other party for your kid’s can feel overwhelming. Depending on your child’s age, they will likely have ideas about the type of party they’d like so involve them in the planning – let them come up with ideas for the day, including putting up the decorations and helping you make the cake and food. It’ll help get them excited for the big day.



Before booking an entertainer for your children’s party, picking a theme or even organising the guest list, decide on how much you are going to spend on the party. It can be easy to spend more than you had anticipated so this way you’ll be able to keep track on your spending and know how much you can and can’t afford. Try to choose an entertainer with a great reputation like Genie Mackers in Dublin,  Genie Mackers offer a professional, personal, magical entertainers providing fun filled kids’ entertainment, laughter and memories for all occasions either at your home or other venue! Genie Mackers cover Dublin and the surrounding counties!


We recommend sending invites out at least 2 weeks in advance to avoid any disappointments. remember that another child might have a party on the same day and if they get their invites out before you, you may need to rearrange. Make sure to indicate whether parents are invited to stay and don’t forget to mention a RSVP date and the start and finish times.


A theme can make party planning so much easier and it can help create a one-of-a-kind occasion. If your child has a favourite TV or film character you can build the party around this – many children’s entertainers will cater for activities like face painting, balloon modelling, a magician or a clown. To avoid disappointment, ask your child for a number of options just in case some ideas work out to be too expensive.



Have you ever tried to entertain a large group of kids at a party? do you find it daunting?, consider hiring an children’s entertainer. Most kids’ entertainers have experience in a range of activities like face painting, magic shows, balloon modelling and providing music. To avoid disappointment, arrange at least 2 weeks in advance to have the entertainer of your choice arrive at the chosen day and time of the party. Maggie Biggs of Applause Events based in Dublin offers a great range of entertainment for your kid’s party including face painting.

Children can have a short attention span, it helps to have a range of activities for the party – it’s better to have too many activities organised than too little. Most importantly, have fun. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, children will pick up on this.



Keep food simple and fuss-free. Children don’t want a sit-down meal so choose light easy-to-manage nibbles such as crisps, sandwiches, sausage rolls, etc.. Serve food near the end of the party, so the kids won’t be distracted during the entertainment and you won’t have to deal with a sugar crash.