The perfect kids' party has a lot of games, fun food and plenty of sweets. There are few things kids enjoy more than eating junk food, having a great time and running amok with their friends. Let them do just that for one day and they will go to bed happy, just like you want them to be on their birthday or other occasions. A good idea for a kids' party is to have it outdoors if possible since you don't want to have to worry about furniture and glassware getting ruined. Make sure there is plenty of food that is easy to make and eat, since they probably won't sit still long enough to eat a lot off of a plate.
Put up cardboard cut outs, paper trains and streamers, and in summer, an inflatable pool - anything that is disposable and that they can't hurt themselves with. This is very important because you do not want a neighbor or parent claiming damages for a child's injury on your property. Legally, they are in the right, so make sure you are careful and chaperone the party well, especially if there is a big pool.
Kids love ice cream, chocolate cake, sodas, pizza - you get the picture. Why not let them enjoy their day of fun? You don't need to allow them access to this food daily, just this once is enough. Put in a music system with the latest pop tunes and make space for dancing and the kids will love you.
Fun invitation cards and plenty of favorite games will be the clincher. And if you organize everything far enough ahead of time, you might end up enjoying yourself as much as your kids!