5 Thoughtful Touches to Enhance Your Child’s Birthday Party


I’ve had the privilege of capturing some incredible kid’s birthday parties here in SoCal, from this dreamy, princess-themed celebration to this lavish backyard luau. I love helping families capture these precious memories with their little ones! What I’ve appreciated most about these celebrations is how they’ve prioritized the guest experience for both kiddos and adults. Discover how to enhance your child’s birthday party with these five thoughtful touches!

Five Ways to Enhance Your Child’s Birthday Party

Have Dedicated Food for the Parents

Hotdogs, cheese pizza, and candy…while kiddos love these traditional birthday foods, parents appreciate fare catered to a more sophisticated palate. Having a dedicated table of food for parents ensures a fantastic experience for them and plenty to eat for all in attendance. Think hors d’oeuvres, pizza with gourmet toppings, or French pastries. You could also consider serving a few adults-only drinks customized to the party theme!

Thoughtful touches to enhance your child's birthday party

Provide Multiple Activities

If you’re a parent, you know how quickly young kiddos’ attention spans run out! To avoid your party dissolving into chaos, it’s best to provide multiple themed activities that your tiny guests can rotate between. For example, at this celestial-themed birthday party, the kids had the option to burn off some energy in the bouncy castle or enjoy decorating a wooden craft. 

Thoughtful touches to enhance your child's birthday party

Hire a Babysitter to Manage the Kids

To ensure the kiddos and their parents enjoy themselves at your party, consider hiring a babysitter to help manage childcare. Doing this will allow your adult guests to relax and socialize knowing their little ones are being looked after by a professional. It will also free up your time and energy to focus on the task of hosting instead of corralling kids!

Put Together Useful Goodie Bags

High-quality, useful party favors go a long way toward enhancing your guests’ experience. Consider putting together a set of goodie bags for your adult guests and another set for the kiddos. For the adults, you might consider including some local coffee, snacks, and/or artisan goods. For the kiddos, I suggest an on-theme, gender-neutral goodie bag with fun, small trinkets like bubbles, stickers, glowsticks, and Play-Doh.

Have Helpful Signage

Party signage can eliminate confusion by showing your guests where to go and what to do. For example, you may want to place a sign indicating the gift table and the direction of the restrooms. In addition to these practical concerns, you might also consider investing in a statement signage piece with your child’s name or the theme of the party!

Thoughtful touches to enhance your child's birthday party

With these five tips, you can enhance your child’s birthday party and ensure a fun-filled, memorable experience for all of your guests. If your kiddo’s special day is upcoming, I would be thrilled to assist you with documenting it! I’ll capture all the details and candid moments so you can focus on enjoying this special occasion and making memories with loved ones. Book your celebration today!


Photographer: Karina Pires Photography

Event Planning and Design: Kristi Lee, Details Details

Rentals: Sweet Salvage; Mini Mod

Catering: Maison De La Fork

Ballons: Balloonique Designs

Wooden Sign: That Wood Be Cool

Florist: Roxana Martinez, Bloombox Designs

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