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Guide to throwing a child’s birthday party


Birthday parties are meant to be fun and memorable events. However, more often than not, they can become a stressful time for parents. Although, if you prepare and organise in advance, much of the stress gets taken away. Here are some steps to follow to make your party simple and unforgettable: 

At home or venue?

The first decision you’ll make is whether to host it at home or at a venue. If you choose to do it at home, costs can be kept down and you can throw a party at a modest price. Many children, especially younger ones, also feel more comfortable in familiar surroundings.

On the other hand, if you intend on inviting a lot of guests (no matter how well-behaved they are) home might not be your most favoured decision. Hiring a venue gives you the chance to relax without having to think about any of your valuables breaking.


Keeping children entertained is a difficult task so you need to be organised. Ask the birthday person if they would like a themed party, e.g. pirates, and adapt your entertainment around the theme. Most children up to the age of nine will enjoy traditional party games and activities – you can rename classic games to match your theme.


Unlike an adults’ party, food isn’t the highlight of the event. Children can be fussy so it’s best to keep the options simple. Find out any dietary requirements from parents and include traditional kids’ party food: sandwiches, crisps, biscuits and fruit. Finding an established and reliable caterer takes the stress away from organising the party food.

Birthday cake

No party is complete without the birthday cake: it’s the centrepiece to the event. The lights are lowered and the cake is paraded past the glances of onlookers with raised singing voices – no pressure! Well, that pressure can be taken away by using an established cake maker. You can choose from classic recipes and flavours or give the bakers an idea of something unique you’d like to try – perhaps something to match the theme.

Birthday party catering Corby

The High Street Bakery have been catering Corby for many years. We have provided our catering for many events over the years, including birthday parties. As well as filled rolls and sandwiches, we can also supply savouries, crisps, confectionery and fruit. Whatever you are looking for, we can deliver fresh, expertly prepared food for a competitive price, making our birthday catering in Corby an affordable way to enjoy the day.

Our team is also able to make a personalised celebration cake. Just speak to our talented team about your ideas and we’ll be happy to help. From the sponge itself to decoration and finishing touches, we produce celebration cakes that are delicious from the first bite to the last.

For more information about our catering and cake making or to book our services, call us today on 01536 203682.