The key to planning children's birthday parties is to design a party around a theme that your child and his or her friends will enjoy. For example, a little girl might enjoy a princess themed party. You can design a princess party quick inexpensively. Purchase some play or retro jewelry from a dollar store or thrift store. Allow the children to dress up with these items. Be sure to buy a crown for the birthday girl! You can have activities where the party goers create their own scepters and crowns out of craft materials. Party favors can include play jewels, princess coloring books, and other princess themed toys. Even consider including a rubber frog “Prince.” These items can be purchased from dollar stores for a very reasonable price. Be sure to instruct party guests to dress in their best princess dress! And a princess party is not complete without “tea.” Consider having some juice as a standby for picky princesses.
Another great idea for planning children’s parties is a dinosaur party. This is much more appropriate for a boy than a princess party would be. You can make your own invitations in the shape of a green dinosaur egg. Use the title “Breaking news!” Consider decorating with a volcano made out of tomato plant stands and tinfoil. You can make paper mache out of newspaper and flour water to cover the tin foil. Paint it to look like a volcano. You can make jungle vines out of paper bags. Cut leaves from green party streamers. Allow the children to create dinosaurs out of large cardboard boxes. This can be the main party activity. You can use a toy plastic pool to create a dino dig site. Bury either toy dinosaurs or dinosaur puzzle pieces for the children to find.
If you need a few ideas for children's birthday parties that are friendly to both genders, then keep reading! A backwards party is a very easy idea. Start the theme by writing the address of the invitation recipient on the wrong side of the envelope. You can make a great backwards food by cutting large hotdogs down the center and squishing bread in the middle. You can write the party goers names backwards on nametags or place cards. Even the party can go backwards! Start with cake, followed by food, then presents, then games. A great backwards game is to hang a bat from the ceiling and hit it with the piñata! No doubt the backwards party will be the talk of the town! Instruct the party goers to wear their clothes backwards, and make them enter the party by walking backwards!
These are just a few ideas for children’s birthday parties. The best hint is to start with what your child likes, and build off of that. A birthday party can be fun without costing an arm and a leg. Be creative, and you will create a party your kid is unlikely to ever forget!