When you are a parent, one of the more fun things about it is being able to throw memorable parties for your little ones to enjoy. Getting all your family and their friends together for their special days is something that you and they may look forward to celebrating each year. You can, however, with the limited number of birthdays that you can host for them before they outgrow that phase, take advantage of this time, and ensure that the party ideas you choose are nothing but the best. Consider renting out a place like Funhouse Family Entertainment Centre, or hosting the vent yourself, either will work. With that being said, here are some awesome party concepts that you should consider for your kids next milestone, no matter what age they are reaching.
Do you want to have a pre-party gathering beforehand to get people excited about the actual day? Or maybe you have long-distance family and friends who are unable to travel who can benefit from a virtual set up to not miss out on the fun. If using for a pre-party event (aka party appetizer), set up a theme, play around with some cool backdrops, and get some awesome activities set up that kids can do at home, such as a dance or craft party.
Pick A Theme
Sure, you can set up a color theme with balloons and ribbons, but make it extra personable by setting up a designated theme that your kid loves. Some common themed ideas that kids tend to admire include:
- Jungle themed
Skip the Cake (Sort Of)
A birthday cake is a center of throwing a party, aside from the presents, of course. But the time it takes for parents to cut and pass around cake can be quite a time consuming and messy. Consider skipping out on the transitional cake, and opt for a cool cupcake display instead. Maybe set up a large one for your kid to have, and smaller surrounding ones for kids and parents to take on their own time, relieving you from cake cutting duty.
Out of the Box Activities
Everyone expects to play pin the tail on the donkey, or the all too original piñata. Try going for something more unique and memorable, like a well thought out scavenger hunt instead. Or consider renting a blow-up bounce house where kids can let their energy out in a safe, fun way. Even a new obstacle course with a price at the end would be an excellent, modern, fresh activity that your kids and their friends will surely love to partake in.
Party planning, as stressful as it can sometimes be, is worth it when you see that genuine, thankful smile on your little one’s face. If you ever find yourself stuck on which direction to go as your party date quickly approaches, consider some of the ideas above to get you on the right track. In the end, from the decorations, themes, to the beautiful displays bringing the party altogether, it will surely be something you and your kid will cherish for a lifetime. And remember, someday your kid will not want a party anymore, so take time to soak in these wonderful parenting moments while you can.