While celebrating your birthday is fun no matter how old you get, there’s something special about how excited kids get on their special day. You can feel the anticipation build as they count down the hours, minutes and seconds until their party starts. If you’re looking for fun ways to make your little (or not-so-little) one’s birthday even more memorable, the ideas in this list might be a good place to start.
Whether you’re going for a camping themed party in your own backyard for your outdoors-loving little boy, or booking a fancy venue to host a posh spa party for your little princess and all her friends, there is no denying that this list is bound to have an appealing idea that will help you ensure your child has the best birthday ever!
Pancakes and Pajamas Party
We have yet to meet a child that doesn’t enjoy spending time in their pajamas, so why not get into the cozy slumber party mood with a pajama party? This theme is ideal for smaller gatherings in your living room, allowing you to play traditional party games like pin-the-tail. Let your child and their friends get creative with pancakes and toppings like strawberries, blueberries and chocolate chips. Just make sure there’s plenty of wet wipes to deal with sticky hands and faces!
Ice Cream Party
You can’t go wrong with ice-cream! Rent an ice-cream cart or soft serve machine and let your guests enjoy running around in the back garden or sample exotic flavors like mango and passionfruit. You may want to limit them, since we all know kids are bottomless pits when it comes to frozen treats.
When in doubt, trust the Mouse! With 58 different studio releases over the years and hundreds of made-for-TV movies and spin-off animated series, you will be spoilt for choice. Is your little princess a fan of Elsa, Anna and the gang? Surprise her with a Frozen party! Is your little boy a street rat with a heart of gold? Let Genie work some magic and turn him into Prince Ali for the day! While you can certainly arrange for these types of parties at home, there are several party venues, like Sandown Regency Function Centre, that cater to large theme parties for children. Why not give them a call and see how they can help?
Baby Shark doo-doo-doo-doo! If your toddler was caught up in the global craze about a pink shark and his assortment of family members, this theme might be a good way to bring a smile to their face. You can even make it semi-educational by hanging blue canopies, complete with cutouts of sharks and other marine life, to make it seem like the kids are actually « swimming underwater. » Serve shell-shaped pasta with fish sticks and shrimp to make the party a true ocean experience. Just be prepared for that song to be stuck on replay inside your head for days on end!
If catching them all is your child’s real test, then this party theme is their destiny! Pikachu, Evee, Charizard and co are still popular to this day, and you can even host a Pokémon GO tournament as the main event of the party, where guests can earn prizes and trade captured monsters. You may need a large playing area, so you might want to book a venue for this. After all, gotta catch them all!
Something as simple as a bubble still makes for an awesome party theme. You and the kids will soon discover all the potential party fun you can make with bubble wands, bubble wrap, bouncy balls, and more.
These are just a few suggestions for throwing the ultimate bash for your child. Have you tried any of these or do you have different suggestions? Share them in the comments below!