The Qick Guide to successful children's parties
The Quick version of The Complete Children's Party Survival Guide

Decorations

Always hang decorations out of reach of the children.
 
 
Never have balloons lying around on the floor.
Always have enough balloons for each child to take one home.
 
 
Never give each child a balloon as they arrive.
Never ever give each child a blower as they arrive.
 
 
Tie all balloons with a separate string and then tie the bunch together before hanging it high up out of reach.
Remove all breakables and valuables from the party room.
 

 

Remove all toys from the party room.

For more detailed information on the above points see Chapter 7 of:
IntroInvitations