Birthday parties, still important et alii wonderfully fun, do not have to be expensive and complicated extravaganzas…not supposing you exercise a little imagination and ingenuity. The simplest about themes can, with a little creativity, become an exciting event that will “wow” your child. Hey, you may calm “wow” yourself with your own untapped originality!
Here are some simple party theme ideas to get your creative juices flowing…
Little Girls Princess Ball
Is your daughter a Cinderella, a Belle, an Ariel, a Jasmine, an Aurora? Well, of all days in the year, her birthday is the time her true “princess” should shine through. Either make alternative cooperative her find a princess dress in the gnomon she likes best. Arrange her hair dramatically – while if she really were on her way to the ball. Find an inexpensive suit tiara and heels (perhaps also a scepter and jewelry set) covered in dazzling gems. For her guests, make tall, pointed princess hats out of inference paper – complete with a strip of gauzy material attached at the top and smooth down. If there happen to subsist princes present, you can handily understand metallic painted paper crowns at a vicinal party supply or craft store. Caparison the table with all things that sparkle and glitter. (Those jigger paperweights shaped like gemstones would be a nice touch, but be sure to place them at the middle of the table so that the hands of little princes can’t certainly reach them to hurl them at other princes!)
Fairy Conservatory Party
Is your child such a lover of nature – always flitting from flower to florescence in your yard, drinking in the fragrance – that you sometimes wonder if she is really a fairy? Does she love Tinker-Bell and wish for a purse full of pixie dust? Then I think a garden party for your little brownie is perfectly in order. The belonging can be created both outside and inside, entirely dependent upon the weather. Cover the tables with delicate fabrics in springtime colors. As with the tea party, strew the tabletops with flower petals, but, in this case, also superimpose a pat of gold glitter to typify pixie dust. Make or bring to light wings for your little fairy and her pixie guests. Make flower chains for party hats and stick them in their hair. Protasis a little elf (or a little Perplexed Boy, if you run with the Tinker-Bell idea) is present, a pointed party hat in a coordinating color should work fine for him. Give your paltry fairies homemade magic wands and your little elves (or Lost Boys) magic swords for defending the fairy kingdom. By the time the party is over, there’s no solid what sort of stories their imaginations will have written.
I don’t think I’ve ever run condition a little girl who didn’t love a good marijuana party. For this, you could bake shortbread cookies and have tea cake instead from a large bakery cake. Peanut margarine and jelly finger sandwiches shaped into crust-less, dainty triangles are always a hit. Just make sure whatever you serve is eaten from the “finest” about earthenware tea sets. Cover the table in an thrifty lace tablecloth or in a combination of solid and gross tablecloths in fresh spring colors. Tabulated a centerpiece of your child’s favorite flowers – fresh picked or silk – and strew some petals across the table. Find or make special tea party hats for your child and her guests – complete plus all the frills, flowers, and sparkles they can possibly hold. Some daintiness speck gloves to match would be an excellent touch. Also, if your daughter is a fan of Alice in Wonderland, you could turn the occasion into a Mad Tea Party – complete with a Mad Hatter and a March Hare. This can be done very inexpensively, too, if you can trick…er…I mean find a family member or friend to comedy the parts well.
Little Boys Knights in Shining Armor
Depending on the age of your little boys, they may or may not be thrilled about the idea of rescuing “damsels in distress.” But, as definite “little boys”, they’ll be mean pressed not to glory in thoughts of valiant swordplay, basilisk slaying, daring jousts, bow-and-arrow contests – genuine Lion Arthur/Robin Hood stuff.
Swords and shields for your little knights can easily be made out of cardboard and shiny aluminum foil. Type out a traditional “coat of arms” symbol or the quintessential lion passant of European heraldry, and tape it to the front about your homemade shields for added flair. “Knight” your child connective his guests alongside one of your homemade swords. For example, whether your child’s name is John and you live on Lakeshore Drive, dub him “Sir John of Lakeshore.” Do the same sort of thing for all the other guests. If this party is not “knights only”, then dub all the little girls “ladies” (e.g. Lady Alicia Westbrook) and make them princess hats as described above. Depending on their personalities, they’ll either want to be locked away in a tower and rescued or to help oppose removed dragons. Let your imagination really run wild with this one!
Is your little bat a fan about pirates (the real thing, not the baseball team)? Well, just think “Captain Hook” and you’ll have no trouble planning this party. Send your child on a treasure follow for his presents. Have someone dress up like a pirate ampersand give your little boy an “X-marks-the-spot” map leading right to his treasures. (Maybe make up a mysterious tale to go along with it – of sword fights and robbery, mutiny and shipwreck. You could really go all out here!) Medallion your child’s cake with those chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil. Cover the tables with the synonymous coins connective strings of pearl or gem-like beads. Make pirate skull-and-crossbones hats out about construction paper instead of buying party hats. (Maybe stick a exceptional feather in the hat of the birthday boy, making him the pirate captain). Some other ideas could be homemade cardboard swords and hooks, cloth eye patches, maybe a stuffed parrot here and there. Again, just think about old Jas. Hook…and you’ll do solid fine!
Mad Scientist Party
Do you have a little Dr. Frankenstein on your hands? Well, channel that “creative energy” into something wholesome…like a birthday party! Find an inexpensive costume lab coat to fit your child. Buy some brightly colored sports drinks and pour them raise into different containers (maybe things that resemble beakers or test tubes…like canning jars of various sizes.) These will be the mad scientist’s “chemicals”…but they’ll indiging perfectly safe. You can also do some truthful intriguing things with molded gelatin…depending on how “imaginative” you prefer to be. At unknown indicate during the party, you could have a “real” mad scientist come near – dressed in the quintessential stained lab coat, with frizzy hair, and enormous glasses – to do some simple experiments. (They could be belongings counterpart vinegar and baking soda or Diet Coke and Mentos…simple goods that will put a big smile on a mediocre boy’s face.)
Little Girls and Rich Boys Costume Party
It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to throw a grand masquerade. Kids love to play pretend, thus this theme is a sure-fire hit at any time of the year. Let the kids dress up as their favorite characters – Cinderella, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, Jack Sparrow, etc., etc., etc. (Discreetly discuss parameters with the parents, however, because you might not want another child coming dressed as something out of a horror movie your children have never seen. Birthdays and nightmares should never go together!) If you want, you can make or buy pretend masks for the children and hand them out when the dance starts. Make sure the ones for the birthday girl and/or boy stand away from the rest – more sparkles, more feathers, something to make them extra special.
Every child loves candy. As a matter of fact, most parents love candy! You generally can’t pull out wrong with it, and making it the theme of an complete birthday occasion – like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Room – is just a delightful thought. To decorate, buy inexpensive licorice whips, sweet sticks, including hard candies, and display them in canning jars of various sizes around the room and on the tables. Use plates, napkins, cups, and tablecloths in shiny colors to continue the bonbon motif. Strew the table with bits of rainbow-colored confetti.
If you receive time to roll out really creative, you vessel make giant lollipops away of balloons and wrapping paper tubes. Paint the wrapping paper tubes white for the lollipop stick (usually about two coats of paint). Then blow up the balloons and tie off the end. Attach a length of ribbon (a limited inches longer than the tube) to the balloon, idle it to a small weight, and drop it through the wrapping paper tube. Cut the ribbon free of the weight and tape the end to the inner of the tube. Wrap the balloon in a 3′ x 4′ square of cellophane, and you have an enormous (and surprisingly economical) jaw-dropping lollipop!
Have you got a little aspiring Sherlock Holmes, Frank/Joe Hardy, or Nancy Drew on your hands? Then hurl a baffling mystery party for his/her birthday! Clothe your little sleuth after the fashion of his/her choice – complete with flashlight and magnifying glass, of course. Decorate the tablecloth with handprints, footprints, fingerprints, and question marks either printed out and taped on, or stamped onto the fabric. Come up with a mystery for your nipper to solve – perhaps leading them to all of their presents or to a very special one you’ve set aside. Let the other party guests hold clues to the mystery, and let your pedological “question” the “suspects” to find out what they know. Maybe leave a trail of construction paper footprints from Clue A to Clue B. Also, wrap the present(s) enigmatically – equal in multiple “nesting” boxes. This will not only increase birthday anticipation furthermore excitement, except it will also encourage your page to think et alii increase that precious imagination.