Kids parties will be remembered for a lifetime
April 22, 2010
Think back to when you were a kid - don't you remember each and every birthday? While it may be hard to believe, it was during those days that most of us were simply ecstatic about becoming a year older. Instead of turning a shade of red when people asked us our age, we wanted to shout it from the rooftops. And the oldest person in the class usually won some unspoken competition, didn't they?
That time may be over for us adults, but we can live vicariously through our children, nieces and nephews. And what better way to make them as happy as clams than to throw them the ultimate birthday bash? No matter what, kids need birthday parties - without one, the day feels hum-drum and incomplete.
If you're looking for kids party ideas, you're in luck. Most kids will appreciate whatever you do for them, as long as the event includes games, birthday cake and - of course - lots and lots of presents.
Still, remember that every good event starts with a theme. Choosing one for kids parties really helps an afternoon or evening come together and gives people a sense of why they're there.
For kids party themes, feel free to stretch your imagination. The little ones won't mind it if you go wild! However, make sure you stick to this motif for all the important details. For example, if your son wants a baseball party, try to make sure the cake is in the shape of a catcher's mitt or a stadium. When you give out party favors, include something in the goody bags that remind guests of his favorite team or player
Once you start planning your party, pick out appropriate kids party invitations. These should also stick to the general focus of the event. For instance, if your daughter decides she wants a Hello Kitty soiree, you must put it on the invites! Guests will be confused when they show up to the shindig and photos of the famous feline are out and about. If you embellish the invitation with pictures, they'll get the general idea.
When it comes to decorations and supplies, make sure you go with the general theme of the party as well. Banners and streamers, as well as paper cups and utensils, should be adorned with these images on them.
No matter what, remember that it all comes down to this - kids just want to have fun. Their birthday is only 24 hours and it comes but once a year, so to them, the experience is fleeting. When you tuck them into bed at night they'll certainly be bummed that the day is over, but what's left are the memories of the fantastic party you spent your time planning.
Don't be surprised if in a few years, as their headed out the door to college, they thank you for all your hard work once again.