Parents who want to throw unique children's parties may only need to ask their child what their favorite thing in the world is. This will give you the theme idea for your child's party. Popular themes for small children include Thomas the Tank Engine, Nemo, under the sea, a pirate party, Care Bears, Willie Wonka, zoo, ice cream, fire truck and farm. Almost anything that your child can dream up can be a theme.
Children's parties should be kept simple and not too elaborate. The party should be about celebrating something special for the child, not about outdoing everyone financially. One of the best ways to keep things running smoothly is to plan everything down to the last detail. Have plenty of activities that don't take too long and don't have a lot of rules to follow. A great way to make everyone feel welcome is to give out goodie bags at the beginning of the party. This is a good idea if the bags include fun items like sun glasses, party horns and tiaras that can be worn right away and add to the party atmosphere. Another good idea is to serve food within a half an hour of the children arriving. Many children are so anxious about a party that they don't eat before and then they are ravenous. Feed the children early and you'll have calmer children later.
If you hate the idea of a bunch of children crammed into your house, consider throwing your children's parties at a fun destination. The children's party entertainment is the destination itself. A simple party idea is the aquarium theme. Contact your local aquarium and ask if they could hold a small party for children there. Some aquariums will include a special cake, a guided tour and even a touch tank where the children can learn and feel real sea creatures. Another simple idea is the Thomas the Tank Engine theme. Invite the children with a train themed invitation to a Day Out With Thomas adventure at your local railway. The Thomas theme is perfect for both girls and boys. At the end of the train ride have cake and ice cream and give away take along trains and whistles as favors. An ice cream party is another fun theme that can also be incorporated with other ideas such as miniature golf or a zoo outing. A visit to a local farm especially during pumpkin picking, apple pressing or harvest time can be a fun party as well.
Older children's parties are easy to plan as well. Unique themes include Star Wars, sweet 16, Harry Potter, laser tag, spa and scavenger hunts. Older children have definite ideas about what is cool or not, so be sure to include them in the planning of their party. If you want a simple party for your young lady, throw a spa party. Contact your local salon and have a spa day for the girls, which includes having their nails done, a facial and then their hair done in cute up-dos. Take the girls out for a brunch and cake at a favorite eatery to cap off the day. Teenage boys like laser tag and sports parties. Many arcades will hold parties at their locations and will include cake and snacks for the group. When the boys are tired of playing laser tag they can play a variety of other arcade games. A scavenger hunt party is perfect for older children, both boys and girls. This party can be held in just about any location, including your own home. Include other parents in a scavenger party and it can be held in several locations with snacks at each stop.
Children's parties can be unique if the parents know where to find great party supplies. A local retailer will have plenty of traditional party supplies for children. You can find even more unique supplies through wholesale party childrens supplies or on the Internet. Some merchants have specific party supplies that include all of the tableware and themed gift bags for your guests. Either way, your children will enjoy a party that you have planned especially with them in mind.