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LA’s Best Ice Cream and Dessert Shops for Kids
Tips for Visiting Disneyland with Kids in LA
Hidden Gems to Visit with Kids in LA
LA on a Budget: Affordable Kid-Friendly Activities and Eateries
3 Great Party Shops in Los Angeles
You Will Love these Outdoor Party Venues in Los Angeles
Our 5 Favourite Kids Party Venues in LA
Amazing Kids Party Decor Providers in LA
Our Favourite Jumping Castle Suppliers in Los Angeles
Cake Shops in Los Angeles You Will Love
We Recommend these Balloon Decor Providers in LA
Party Planning Tips and Tricks
Kids’ party planning in the bustling City of Los Angeles is a fun and sometimes challenging experience. With over 8 years of experience in party planning, I’ve learned some valuable tips and tricks that make the process a whole lot simpler and that take the stress out of planning.
- Start by picking the Location
The party venue is definitely the most important step in organising your party, and should be the first thing you consider. Venues in LA get very booked up around the Holidays and in Winter so we recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance. If you decide to use your house as the venue make sure to have an entertainment or activity plan to keep the kids busy, we have been to a number of parties where the kids weren’t kept busy and it can be stressful and chaotic.
- Next, Pick the Party Theme
The party theme is another important choice that you want to get out of the way early, I recommend asking the Birthday child what theme they would like instead of guessing, their answer might surprise you. In some cases your party theme is going to determine the location in which case it should be top of your list, particularly if the theme is a picnic (park), safari (Zoo) or any other location dependant theme.
- Get your invites out early
LA kids have busy schedules so get your party invites designed and sent out early. The earlier the better, I generally get ours out around 6 weeks before a party, but anything under a month can be considered short notice.
- Decide on and book your entertainment
If you are planning your party at home you will want to decide on the entertainment and activities and get them booked early. Our entertainers schedules fill up around 2 – 3 weeks in advance so booking around 3 weeks prior to the party should ensure availability. If you are reading this and have less than 2 weeks left to organise your party I would reccommend booking on Friday afternoon or Sunday as you will find that Saturdays are the busiest day for kids parties in LA and most providers will be fully booked.
There are also a wide variety of fun activities that you can DIY with your little guests, some of our favourites are Piñata’s, Treasure hunts (Etsy has some amazing options), cookie decorating or if you have the energy for it you can plan some fun party games.. Check out our list of the best party games for kids here.