You can find a lot of ideas on the Internet, or you can ask parents who have already thrown parties for their children to find out what works and what doesn't. Learning from other people's blunders will help ensure that your party goes smoothly. But, of course, no party is perfect. And it is in the boo-boos that the memories and milestones come. In addition, having an idea how many people are coming will help you determine the size of the venue, how much food or how many goodie bags you will be preparing. The Party Itself There is no such thing as over-preparation to any parent who is bent on making his or her child's birthday party as grand and memorable as ever. Fifth, he or she gets himself ready for his or her "disappearing" trick, using your wide-screen television and a moving van. Here is the next batch of the signs you need to familiarize yourself with to be able to know about hiring the wrong or right clown. You would know if the clown you hired is not right when he or she scares the holy hell out of the kids during his "severed limb" magic trick. You can just beautify a gorcery bag (made of paper) with art materials like paints, Japanese paper and other types of colorful ornaments and glue them. Then, tape the top closed as soon as the goodies are inside. After this, seal the bag with a string. But if you want, you can make a more elegant or a fancier one. Water Party You can do this in your backyard, if you have a pool, or rent out an area near the beach. Kids can come in their bathing suits and have a fun time splashing around. If you don't have a pool but want to just have your party in the yard, you can bring out water guns and have the kids play with them during the party. If the planner does not seem to like children, then it's not likely that he or she will be able to come up with a fun and memorable children's birthday party. Referrals from friends and relatives are also valuable. At least you are assured that somebody you know has good things to say about your prospect.