Three year olds have already developed a great stamina, but the window of time in which they are content, relaxed, neither hungry nor tired are relatively small. Most children have their happy hour later in the morning and in the afternoon.
When is the right time for my three-year-old's birthday party?All children are different. Even if your child can last much longer, that does not mean that his friends can do it. It's better to stay on the safe side and choose a time when everyone is fit.
As a start, a time between ten and 12 o'clock is ideal. At this time, you do not have to offer a full meal (unless the party ends with a lunch), snacks, biscuits and drinks.
My son is in the manger in the morning. Is it okay to celebrate in the afternoon?If your child is in the nursery in the morning, having a party later in the afternoon is a good idea, because many children of this age are still taking a nap.
After that they are sure to be fit for a little party. It's best to ask parents what time is right.
It could be that some parents have to take care of their older children while the party is running. Then it is good if you have adult helpers who support you.
My child's birthday is in the middle of the week, so I prefer to party at the weekend. So should we celebrate twice?Since your child does not know exactly when it's time for his birthday, you do not necessarily have to celebrate twice.
A Saturday or Sunday has the advantage that you can also invite older siblings or cousins who have more school or other program during the week. Even helpful friends or family members will have more time to help you.
You might consider inviting only the family to your child's birthday and then the little friends over the weekend. Then you have two jobs, but maybe it's not so much excitement all at once.
Then your child can open the presents of grandma and grandfather, uncle and aunt on the actual birthday and you tell him that his friends are coming to party on the weekend.
How long may the party last with my three-year-old child?One and a half to two hours are probably enough for kids at this age. If all goes well and the party fades away in peace, it is certainly no problem if it takes a little longer. But some children may be more exhausted and overwhelmed by the noise and bustle.But when the parents are with them, they can go home with their tired child.
If you're planning a long-term party, it's definitely a good idea to make something quiet at the end: for example, prepare a cozy corner with blankets and pillows and read a story to the kids, sing along Listen to them or listen to a radio play or music.
Be prepared when your birthday girl suddenly gets a little breakdown. Three-year-olds can be very special with their possessions and so many other children in their territory can be stressful for them. Maybe you should clear away your child's favorite toy before the party so there's no arguing and maybe tears.
Also think of toilet breaks for your little ones. In the hustle and bustle, they can forget that they need to go to the bathroom …