SET UP TIME AND DURATION. An estimated time for each activity should be included in drafting the program so the guests wouldn’t feel like the party is either dragging or rushing. On the other hand, the length of the program depends on the time slot of the event. If the party is set for a lunch or dinner time, you could set up a one-hour program prior to the meal times. After the meal time would come the minor activities like pabitin, photo booth, giveaways, etc. But if the event is set to afternoon, you could set up a one-hour-and-a-half program so the kids could enjoy more games and activities.
This is how a simple kiddie party program would go: Arrival of Guests/Registration, Opening Remarks/Prayer, Games/Activities, Eating Time, More Entertainment (i.e., song/dance number, mascot appearance, pabitin, picture-taking, etc), Happy Birthday Song and blowing of candle, Giveaways, then Closing Remarks (a “thank you” message from the celebrant or the parents of the celebrant). It is up to you how much time you’d want to give for each activity. Usually, the activities that you should give the longest time for are the Games/Activities and the Eating Time.
Setting up time and duration is also helpful for the caterer so they’ll know when to serve the food for the guests.