Party Ideas

Party Ideas

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7 Great Kid Birthday Party Ideas

Nothing gets children more excited than a birthday party – particularly when it's their own. In order to make the event special and entertaining, choose a birthday party theme based on their interests and give them a birthday party they'll remember for years to come!
Younger children will love to let their imaginations run wild – just give them a few props and they'll have a blast. If you’re not sure where to begin, base kids birthday party themes on their favorite movies or activities.

1.Sports Birthday Party

Athletic children will be sure to appreciate a sports-themed birthday party. Give the small sports fans noisemakers for birthday party favors and invite everyone to come dressed in their favorite team's merchandise. Choose a tablecloth and streamers in their team’s colors and pick up birthday party supplies with the team name on them. If children are a little riled up from your sports-themed sugary cake, end the birthday party with the sports’ game to burn off some of their extra energy.

2.Hannah Montana Party

Pop culture themes work well too! Little girls who love Hannah Montana are likely to go a little crazy at a birthday party centered on the teen sensation. Pick up Hannah Montana birthday party supplies including plates, cups and napkins and order a Hannah Montana birthday cake. Fill the room with plenty of birthday balloons and, when in doubt, go with pink.

It would also be fun to provide the music fans with dress-up accessories, like plastic beaded necklaces, pink feather boas and bangle bracelets. The girls will love choosing their costumes, and they'll be able to rock out in style to the Hannah Montana soundtrack.

3.Disney Princess Birthday Party

Younger girls will love the ever popular Disney princess birthday party.
Choose princess-themed birthday supplies such as plates and cups, pick up a few wands, crowns, tiaras and jewelry as birthday party favors for them to play with. You could even herald the event with Disney princess party invitations – pretend that you're inviting guests to a ball and tell them that fancy dress is required.

4. Twilight Parties

Older children enjoy trendier, more active birthday party themes. Pre-teens who are onboard with the Twilight craze are sure to appreciate the effect of Twilight birthday party supplies. Pick up plenty of Twilight plates and napkins, but add a few creative touches as well. A life-size cutout of Edward Cullen or Jacob Black would be a fun prop – guests can take pictures with their favorite character. (And argue over who is a better boyfriend!) The book cover designs use a red, black and white color theme. Choose similar colors for your tablecloths and streamers.

5.Actvitiy Parties

Party activities keep it fun. Because it can be more difficult to keep older children and pre-teens entertained, opt for a birthday party theme centered on an activity. For example, if the birthday boy or girl likes to bowl, set up a few mini bowling games and give mini trophies as birthday party favors out to the winners.

6.Guitar Hero Birthday Parties

Young masters of video games like Rock Band will get serious about a rock star themed birthday party. (Let's rephrase that: a rock star-themed competition.) Invite partygoers to come dressed as their favorite musician and make a playlist of great party tunes. Have a dance contest between video game sessions and give out CDs to the winners. Let guests know about the competition with rock-themed birthday party invitations.

7.Pirate Birthday Parties

An opportunity to dress like a swashbuckler, carry a plastic sword, wear an eye patch and talk with an accent is something very few kids can resist. If you're still stumped for a birthday party idea, have a pirate party. Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean showed girls that even a proper lady can become a proper pirate.

Serve up yer some grub on pirate-themed birthday party supplies, provide plenty of tri-corner hats and get ready to swab the decks. For a little extra excitement, set up a treasure hunt that will lead guests to the birthday cake. Everyone will go home happy. (And they'll be talking like a pirate for days.)

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