How to Throw an Unforgettable Kids Birthday Party
Kids take their birthdays very seriously, and are extremely disappointed if their birthday parties are anything short of spectacular. Throwing an unforgettable kids birthday party can sometimes seem like a task better suited for a professional event planner. But with proper party supplies, a little know how and a lot of imagination, you can throw a birthday party that kids will be talking about all year.
Before you let your inner party planner take over, make sure that throughout process you consult with birthday boy or girl, unless of course party is a surprise. Kids have their own ideas of what makes a party fun, and if kids don’t have a good time party is a bust. Discuss possible theme ideas, party games, food, and favors with them to ensure everything is kid friendly. If you are planning a surprise party you can ask siblings or friends for ideas and opinions.
Theme Party Ideas
A successful kids birthday party starts off with a great theme. There are many great party themes you can choose from, everything from your child’s favorite toy to their favorite movie genre. The possibilities are endless and a good theme can really help pull your entire party together.
Some possible themes include: - Western (complete with cowboy hats) - Princess (tiaras for all girls) - Cartoon characters - Disney - Carnival (clowns and plenty of games) - Toys (Bratz, Barbie, Hot Wheels, etc)
Once you have your theme chosen, planning out a kids birthday party becomes much easier. Try and get everything from decorations to food to tie into theme. For instance, if you are throwing a Western theme party get cowboy birthday banners and serve up barbequed burgers, chili, and hot dogs. As party favors you can give each little guests their own cowboy or cowgirl hat to wear. Make sure birthday boy or girl’s hat is extra special.
Fun and Games
Games are an important part of any kids birthday party. Games should be fun and get everyone involved. Offering some small prizes to winner of each game is also a great idea for kids. Have a variety of games, some that require kids to get active and some that requires them to use their heads. This will give everyone an opportunity to win a prize.
Some fun kid’s games include: - Musical chairs - Pin tail on donkey (this can be tied into your party theme, for example if your theme is Disney you could have pin ears on mouse) - Relay races (you can get really creative with this one and get kids to do everything from run a course with a balloon stuck between their legs to three legged races) - Memory games (show kids a selection of items and see who can remember most once you have taken them away)