Go to town on the decorations: garlands, balloons, serviettes, coloured paper cups, etc. let your imagination run wild,0 decorations should be hand-made where possible. Complement the ambience with the style of music preferred by your child and their friends.

Have a selection of games prepared to encourage everyone to join in, and have a good time, and maybe even hand out party bags when the festivities are over.

The food at these events is essential, but don’t overcomplicate things: sandwiches, skewers, croquettes, Spanish omelette and pasties are some perfect suggestions that you can prepare in advance. As for beverages: soft drinks, smoothies and fruit juices. And a home-made cake to top it all off will always be well received.