Plan an outrageous birthday party for a special 10-year-old in your life
November 14, 2010
While every birthday is special for a child, there's something magical about turning 10-years-old. And, since this is the first year a child gets to boast his or her pride for entering the double digits, you can rest assured they'll want a big party to celebrate it.
So what's a parent to do when coordinating an unforgettable 10-year-old birthday bash? Never fear - with the right planning, work and dedication, anyone can turn a typical shindig into the most talked-about event of a young child's year.
First things first - pick a theme. Is your little boy a budding soccer star? If so, you may want to use images from the sport on all the details. Or, perhaps your young daughter is currently crushing hard on the latest movie star? If that's the case, use photos from the movie to inspire all aspects of the affair.
Once you've got that squared away, start with the invitations. These can be simple or outrageous, but of course, the key is to stick with your chosen theme.
For instance, if your little one loves playing football, why not purchase a number of announcements that have images of a stadium on them? If you can find ones that feature his favorite team, all the better.
Or, if your daughter is obsessed with the Twilight films at the moment, try to locate invites based around the movie. Stationery with Robert Pattinson emblazoned on it will send your guest of honor into a tizzy.
Next, you're going to need some decorations. While these don't have to be over-the-top, placing a few banners, streamers and balloons around the event space is a must.
If you really want to take things to the next level, try to find a number of details that will make your event one to remember. In fact, the best way to do this is with a party extra that every single kid adores - a piñata! While things can get a bit messy after it's busted open, guests will have the time of their little lives trying to break it apart and go nuts with the candy.
Also, don't ever underestimate the power of glow sticks. If you're holding your shindig indoors, turn the lights down low, hand out a number of glow necklaces and bracelets to the kids and watch them run around the room squealing for joy.
Turning 10 is more than just a birthday - it's a milestone. It's a day that kids look forward to for years, so you'll want to celebrate it with something incredibly special. Of course, why wouldn't you? Before you know it, your son or daughter will be heading to the mall with their friends instead of spending quality time with dear ol' mom and dad. Make great memories now before your baby is all grown up.