To the Party Organiser. : Here are some recommendations for your consideration.
Number of Supervisors needed: We all know how excited children get at a party. In our experience the more supervisors the better (especially with mixed age groups or children under 5)
Age range/Number of Adults:
0-2 years/ 1 adult for every 5 kids
2-3 years/ 1 adult for every 8
3-5 years/ 1 adult for every 10
5-11 years/ 1 adult for every 15
Supervisors need to be concentrating on where the children are at all times. The best way to do this is for the supervisors to get involved in the games and activities, as children follow by example.
Adults: It is wonderful when adults get involved, especially if the children are young or shy. Often seeing mummy or daddy joining in will break the ice.
Dangerous Items: Make sure you either lock the following items away from children or don’t supply them.
Dartboard and Darts
Drugs and Alcohol
Piñatas: Piñatas can be great fun but they need to be properly supervised by an adult other than the performer.
Prizes: The prizes supplied by Bilby are not recommended for children under the age of 3. If you would like young children to receive these prizes please seek permission from the child’s parent or guardian and please ask supervisors to watch that young children do not put prizes in their mouths.
Glitter and face painting: We do not recommend the use of glitter at parties with children under the age of five. If rubbed into the eyes or accidentally eaten it can be very dangerous.
Advise all parents and ask permission for their child to be painted.
Craft Activities: Never have craft activities on the same table as food:
Allergies/ Balloon Sculpting: Did you know that some children are allergic to Latex balloons? Best to check with parents as they drop kids off for the party.
Broken balloons are a chocking hazard for children under 8 and are not recommended for use without adult supervision.
Food: Ask parents if any of the children have food allergies or if they have a specific diet for medical or religious reasons.
Peanuts: With so many fatal incident associated with peanut allergic reactions it is best to avoid peanuts, peanut oil and peanut butter altogether.
Make sure when preparing the party food that you have thoroughly cleaned utensils, chopping boards and the preparation area making sure there are no traces of peanuts or peanut oil.
Is Your venue SAFE?