If you are having a birthday party for your little one soon, one of the first things you think about is the theme of the party! Consider the tot’s interests and go from there. There are endless amounts of theme ideas that kids love! You can go with a more typical theme, or come up with something unique and very individualized.
For typical kids parties, girls often love to get all dolled up for a princess party! Since girls are generally more tame, you could try to incorporate a tea party into their princess theme, having a ‘Royal Tea Party’. For a ‘Fairy Party’ you could buy all the girls wings as favors and let them flutter around the yard, also known as the ‘magical forest’. Another party theme for warm weather could be a ladybug-themed picnic! Girls love ladybugs, and a picnic would keep the party mess outside of the house. Is your little girl too rough and tumble for princesses and fairies? Maybe she would like a cowgirl party. Get her favorite pair of cowgirl boots out and play pin the tail on the donkey! Does she have a favorite board game? Try recreating a life-sized ‘Candyland’ board in your backyard! Even if it is not an exact replica of the game, it will be fun for the kids to be their own moving-pieces! Also, with a Candyland theme you can set up a candy station for the kids to bag up their favorite goodies to take home as a favor!
Boys tend to be wilder, wanting to run around with his buddies. Therefore, a sit-down picnic or tea party would generally not be the best choice. Have a more typical party, such as a Pirate party! Buy the kid’s eye patches as favors. A Pirate party is especially great if you have a pool, having the kids ‘walk the plank’ (a.k.a. the diving board) is a fun feature to incorporate. Or, have all the kids come dressed as their favorite superhero for a Superhero party! If you are really crafty, you could even make all the kids their own cape! See which superhero is the strongest, having them break open a ‘villain’ piñata! Maybe your boy would love a dinosaur party! Bury fake bones in your sandbox and see if they can find all of them. Does your little one have a tree house? Turn that backyard bungalow into a Jungle party! Let them swing on secured ropes (a.k.a. vines), and climb on the monkey bars. Perhaps your guy is the outdoors type. Make this party a sleepover, and camp out with tents! Of course a Camping party isn’t complete with a campfire and s’mores!
These are just a few theme ideas, I’m sure you have a few of your own so feel free to share these ideas with us! So, how creative can you get with your kids parties?