Elements That Impress Kids At Birthday Parties

One of the highlights of kids’ lives is their birthday party, but for parents? These events aren’t as easy to pull off as you might think. That’s because 73% of moms and dads say their little ones aren’t easy to impress when it comes to these annual celebrations, according to a new survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Kinder Joy.

It asked 2-thousand parents of kids between three and 12 about children’s birthday parties and found:

  • The average kid’s birthday party includes 16 guests, nine gifts, and three hours of celebrating.
  • Top things kids expect at their birthday party include their favorite foods (67%), costumed characters or clowns (56%), inflatable playsets (44%) or laser tag (43%).
  • Kids also have specific party themes in mind for their big event, and the most popular picks are unicorns (46%) and video-games (41%).
  • Parents also have their own must-haves to create a successful party for their child’s birthday, including the right guest list (58%), activities (58%), treats (58%) and goodie bags or party favors (49%).
  • More than three-quarters of moms and dads (78%) admit they put a lot of pressure on themselves to make their little one’s party as amazing as it can be.
  • Eight in 10 parents (82%) think kids parties today are a lot different than when they were growing up, with 61% saying the celebrations and decor are more over-the-top and 55% note the cake is more often store-bought than homemade.
  • The things that stress parents out most when planning their child’s birthday party are having enough time to plan it (55%), keeping it affordable (55%), figuring out what foods to serve (52%) and deciding on the guest list (51%).

Source: SWNS Digital

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