Have a blast with a kids costume party
May 03, 2010
Kids are special, aren't they? They get excited about the sweetest things and find enjoyment in all that we take for granted. You gotta love them for it.
When their birthday comes around, you can sense their excitement a mile away. For weeks our little ones talk about what they're gonna do on their special day and how they're going to celebrate. It's adorable, but it makes us nervous about one thing - throwing the ultimate birthday bash.
Kids birthdays don't have to include much, but some preparation is needed. As parents, it's up to us to take care of the details and make sure our kids have a blast. And what better way to do this than by throwing a costume party?
The first action one must taking when planning a costume birthday party is to pick a theme. Kids party themes can be based on anything, from their favorite movie to the sport they play.
One of the trendiest party themes for girls at the moment is a Twilight bash. The books made famous by Stephenie Meyer are no doubt a hit, and if you've got a daughter over the age of 10, chances are she has daydreamed once or twice about the romance between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.
To really make little girl happy, why not incorporate this idea into her birthday shindig? Tell guests they are required to come dressed up as their favorite character from the books. Also, consider purchasing Twilight paper goods. If you really want to indulge, find a life-sized poster of Edward Cullen and place it in the room. Your party guests are bound to swoon!
For younger girls, a princess party may be in order. Little girls adore Disney princesses (much in the same way pre-teens go gaga for vampires), so this idea is bound to be a hit. You may even want to ask party guests to dress up as their favorite Disney princess and don feather boas. Be prepared for lots of giggles!
Planning a birthday party for your son may be a bit more difficult, but it's certainly possible for it to go off without a hitch. Think about what he enjoys and start from there.
For starters, most boys will go crazy for a sports-related party. If you decide not to go bowling or hit the batting cages, you can still have an athletic-themed birthday party at home.
The key is to think about what sport your son likes best. Once you've got that squared away, purchase party paraphernalia, such as costume party hats. If he's into football, get some helmets and tell every guest to wear one. If your baby is a fan of baseball, tell his friends that baseball hats are a must.
The truth is that kids don't expect much from birthday parties. If you cater the event toward their favorite things, they're bound to have the time of their little lives.