Make birthday parties easy with kids' party themes
March 29, 2010
Parents are often overwhelmed when it comes to planning their child's party. Many youngsters want to invite their entire class, which means that hosting a child's birthday party involves entertaining a mob of active children.
It can be a daunting task, but parents who work to choose engaging kids' party themes so that they won't have to try quite as hard to keep kids in line.
Party themes for girls
Little girls often look forward to their birthday party for weeks, though parents might dread the idea of controlling a crowd full of their daughters' best friends.
However, having some party activities set up will make the fete a piece of cake.
Host a dress-up party!
Many young girls love playing dress up, so stocking up on party supplies like brightly-colored boas, fun party hats and movie-star sunglasses is an easy and creative way to ensure that all of the girls have an excellent time.
In the party invitations, suggest that the pint-sized guests come prepared with some of their own dress-up clothes, which they can share at the shindig.
Have everyone put all of their dress-up items in a pile at the center of the party space, and play some music while the ladies cull through their options to create their own unique ensemble.
Then, have a costume parade, and hand out awards for most unique, original and creative ensembles. It might be best to come up with the categories on the spot, to ensure that all of the guests get some kind of prize!
Party themes for boys
Boys might not be as easily entertained by dress-up clothes as girls are, but they'll be sure to love the chance to wear costumes before Halloween.
To throw a birthday party for a little boy, send out party invitations requesting that the boys come dresses as their favorite comic book character or monster. You could also provide some costume additions of your own, like colorful fedoras or pirate hats.
Hand out party favors and awards for categories such as scariest costume, most realistic costume and most creative.
No matter what type of kids' theme party you end up throwing, a birthday cake is essential. Whether your choose to pick one up at your local bakery or make your own, try to make the cake match the theme and party decorations, and be sure to snap a picture of it before the tiny terrors tear into the sugary confection.