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Tips for Creating a Family-Friendly Event

Creating a family-friendly event is a move that benefits everyone. Not only can parents attend your event without the distraction and worry of locating childcare, but these events also serve as a fun night out for the entire family. Not to mention, family-friendly corporate events are a great way to promote organizational values, such as work-life balance, inclusivity, and community. 

Whether you are planning your wedding, a 50th-anniversary celebration, or a corporate event, it’s important to think of your entire audience. Here are a few helpful tips to help you create a fun family-friendly event for everyone to enjoy. 

Select the Right Venue

Ideally, a family-friendly venue appeals to a broad range of ages and interests. When it comes time to book your venue, search for a location that regularly hosts families and knows how to serve their needs. 

Take into consideration their amenities, such as a gym, playroom, or dancefloor. Make sure the space is large enough to accommodate all of your guests and your entertainment. The right venue will ensure your guests and their families will have the space and chance to unwind and enjoy themselves during your event.  

Provide Childcare

Depending on the type of event you are hosting, you may want to consider providing childcare. This is particularly helpful during formal portions of your event. Event childcare often involves hired care providers entertaining the children with fun activities. 

Consider creating a designated kids’ zone where children and younger guests can play games, watch movies, and engage in other fun activities. This will allow parents the option to keep their children with them or leave them in the care of trained professionals. 

Choose the Right Menu

Your menu can make or break your event. This is particularly true when children are involved (i.e. the notorious mealtime meltdowns). Whenever possible, be sure to include kid-friendly menu options. 

You can even allow your attendees and their children to be involved in the preparation of their food through hands-on activities, such as a pasta bar or build your own pizza station. Enhance your event dining experience with live cooking stations where the chef can interact with your guests and their families. Regardless of what you highlight on the menu, be sure to keep it entertaining, fun, and delicious!

Entertainment

Children need to be entertained and stimulated, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t stick to your budget. By getting creative, you can keep the whole family captivated while keeping your younger attendees engaged and entertained. There is a wide range of event entertainment options to keep both adult and younger attendees entertained. 

Children have a great deal of energy, so we suggest keeping them involved and moving. Sports activities are an excellent way to keep kids and teens active during your event. Aerial and acrobatic acts provide exciting entertainment options for family-friendly events. From tightrope walkers and contortionists to the challenging acrobatics of the Acro Duo, your guests won’t be able to look away. 

If you are looking to add a unique vibe into your next event, consider adding urban street art to the mix. Whether it’s graffiti art and beatboxing or skateboarding acts and BMX urban infused acts, these specialty acts are sure to provide an additional layer of enjoyment and fun for your younger guests. Also, you can never go wrong with roaming entertainment (such as stilt walkers, jugglers, and human statues). And of course, don’t forget technology! Video games and virtual reality are sure to impress attendees of all ages.

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When it comes time to plan your family-friendly event, stick to these helpful tips and you’ll be well on your way to creating an event that’s sure to keep your guests engaged and entertained – regardless of their age.

Are you interested in learning more about how to create a family-friendly event? Contact a member of our team today.

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