Birthday parties for children are becoming more original year on year, with parents seeking to make their little ones birthday even more special than the last. Whether you have an extravagant budget or you need a party on a shoe string, we have 10 top party ideas which promise to make any kids Birthday party a fun-filled success!
The most popular dressing-up party themes are princesses for girls and pirates for boys. But anything goes. What about fairies or ballerinas for your daughter and super heroes or star wars for your son?
For brave parents with lots of patience! Sleep-over parties can be so much fun if the party has structure and you keep the children entertained until they are ready to go to sleep. Plan activities that will keep everyone occupied; party games, a treasure hunt (before it gets dark!); then a party supper and a favorite DVD before bed - so the kiddies are not buzzing too much at bed time.
Hiring a professional entertainer, such as a clown or magician, is a very popular party choice. Good entertainers are worth their weight in gold, especially as they free you up to have a cup of tea and prepare the party food in peace!
Traditional Party Games.
Do you remember playing musical chairs, simon says, pin the tail on the donkey and red light, green light? Well, they are all favorite party games and still going strong. A good way to stop temper tantrums is to give each child who is out a little prize so they don't feel too despondent.
A favorite television character is a top choice, such as peppa pig or thomas tank.
You'll find matching table cloths, paper cups, bowls, plates, party hats, balloons, party bags and more on sale in the shops, even kids birthday cakes design!
Good quality face paints create beautiful effects and are simple to apply. There are lots of great books on sale with face painting ideas that you can easily copy. Recruit a few adult friends to help you paint faces, so there is not too much waiting time for the kids.
Rent or buy a bouncy house as the main entertainment for the day, blow up the paddling pool and turn on the lawn sprinkler for children to run through. Your yard will make an excellent outdoor party venue, providing hours of energetic fun. The outdoor birthday party ideas for kids are quite fun.
A well-prepared treasure hunt is always a winner with kids. It's all about the clues: they mustn't be too easy or the hunt will be over in 2 minutes, and they mustn't be too hard or the children will just give up. Hide little prizes along the way with each clue, to keep the kids interested until the end.
Arts and Craft.
All children love using glue, paint and glitter to create their little master pieces. It's better for their concentration (and your sanity) if you offer, perhaps, four 10 minute craft activities rather than one long one.
If you think planning a party yourself involves too much stress, then hire a party planner. This could be an unflappable aunt or friend, or, if you have money to spare, call upon the services of a professional party planner for an extravagant kids birthday party that runs without a hitch!
Whatever birthday party you choose for your child, stay calm and keep smiling. Your efforts are so worthwhile and will create extra-special memories for all the family!