For children (and some adults!), their birthday is the most exciting part of the year. Which means that they will – understandably – want to celebrate it with a party. So, where do you start?
Here are some things to bear in mind in the early stages of planning the party.
- Know what he/she is fond of, like any cartoon character, game, colour, music, etc.
- What are some of their favourite foods?
- Has your kid made any particular requests in relation to his/her birthday party?
- What is your budget?
Once you’ve considered the above, get ready to dazzle with one or more of the following birthday party ideas that we guarantee will please the birthday boy or girl and their guests!
1. Theme party: Amaze your kid
Theme parties are fantastic. Firstly, by incorporating your child’s favourite theme (whether that be princesses or superheroes), the experience for them will feel personal and fun. Secondly, their little friends will love preparing what they will wear/do for the party.
2. Rock the party: Musical games
To keep the party fun and engaging, add some simple and structured games like musical chairs, pass the parcel, etc. As a surprising element, the cake can be your kid’s much-loved musical instrument.
3. Make some noise: Balloon bursting
Almost every kid loves balloons – especially bursting them! So how about this birthday party activity with a slight twist? Fill some big balloons with lollies and other little treats, and hang them all over the venue (making sure they’re easily accessible for the kids of course). Then, let them burst the balloons and collect the treats. Tip: You might need to warn the neighbours first!
4. Some light effects: Glow in the dark idea
Who doesn’t love stuff that glows in the dark? If you’re having an evening party, or can make your venue dark, add some pizzazz in the way of glow stickers, glow sticks, strobe lights, and party tunes. Allow kids to paint each other’s face with glow-in-dark colours and as a return gift and/or party activity, give glow-in-the-dark play dough to little guests.
5. Add colours to the plate: Ground-breaking snacks
When it comes to children and food, the right colours, textures and shapes can be a make-or-break matter. Make sandwiches of different shapes and sizes, colourful smoothies, and yummy chocolate cookies. It’s also important to provide as many healthy options as possible – your guests’ parents will thank you! Show your creativity in how you cut and present fruits and vegetables to attract your little guests.
6. Click-click: Photoshoot corner
Arrange some masks, dresses, and props for the kids and let them pose. This activity can be fun for all the little ones at the party, and will give you and your family lovely memories for a lifetime.
7. Hire a pro: A superhero or maybe a magician
Outsourcing some of the hard work to a professional might cost a bit of money, but if you think it will put a big smile on your little one’s face (and saves you harried running-around if you’re not the party planning type!), then it’s worth every dollar!
Professionals like Yabadoo kids parties’ entertainers in Sydney will bring the party to life with their spellbinding performances.
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