If your kid’s birthday party is coming up then you might be wondering how to make the occasion extra special and memorable for them as well as their guests. You also may want to find ideas that will help you plan a party that’s affordable and not too much of a hassle. Luckily, there is plenty of inspiration out there for how to plan a great kid’s birthday party, and all in the comfort of your own home.
1. Choose a Party Theme
The key to a successful birthday party is picking a theme that you know your kid will love. Focus on their hobbies or favourite TV shows. Some ideas include:
- Bug or butterfly theme – you can do crafts like cutting out butterflies from construction paper, and provide bug-inspired treats like gummy worms
- A fantasy theme with princes and princesses – everyone can craft their very own crown; you can get inexpensive fake jewels for them to paste onto them as well
- Pirate theme – party favours can be little treasure chests with candy inside, and kids can play with cheap plastic swords for a swashbuckling good time
No matter what the theme, there’s an opportunity here to get your little ones custom t shirts with a design that matches their party. For example, you could design a custom t shirt that has butterfly wings screen printed on the back, or tees with a pirate skull and crossbones at the front. Putting all the kids in shirts that match a theme will be really fun for everyone involved, and also a great opportunity to give them a unique party favour to take home.
2. Get Creative with Decorating
The dollar store will be your best friend when it comes to finding your decorations. Craft stores are also a good place to look out for deals when picking out items to fit in with your theme. For instance, at a craft store, you could get seashells in bulk if you are going for a mermaid or under the sea theme. They probably even have under the sea themed cookie cutters so that you can make some matching cookies for treats.
Dollar stores are great for the little things like streamers, plates, and paper cups. They have a number of different designs that are already themed: ones with unicorns, animals, or even popular cartoon characters. You can also get candy at a really great price, or you could head over to your nearest bulk food store for that instead.
3. Provide Entertainment with Simple Games
Besides crafting, games are still a great way to hold a bunch of kids’ attention for short periods of time. Don’t underestimate the classics, either: games like pin the tail on the donkey and musical chairs are party classics for a reason. Try to put a spin on them to match your theme. For example, instead of pin the tail on the donkey it can be pin the beard on the pirate.
Kids can be simple to please, especially when you focus on their favourite things. Keep this in mind and you can’t go wrong when it comes to planning their special day.