Birthday parties, though important and wonderfully fun, do not have to be expensive further complicated extravaganzas…not if you ceremony a little imagination also ingenuity. The simplest of themes can, with a little creativity, become an exciting event that will “wow” your child. Hey, you may even “wow” yourself with your recognize untapped originality!
Here are portion 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 day her true “princess” should shine through. Either make or help her find a princess dress in the style she likes best. Arrange her hair dramatically – as if she really were on her way to the ball. Find an inexpensive costume tiara and heels (perhaps also a baton and jewelry set) covered in dazzling gems. For her guests, make tall, pointed princess hats out concerning construction paper – complete with a strip regarding gauzy material attached at the top and flowing down. If there happen to be princes present, you can readily find metallic painted monograph crowns at a local party supply or craft store. Decorate the table with all things that sparkle and glitter. (Those prism paperweights shaped like gemstones would be a nice touch, but opheffen sure to place them at the limbo of the table exact that the hands of little princes can’t easily reach them to hurl them at other princes!)
Fairy Garden Party
Is your child such a lover about nature – always flitting from flower to flower 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 pouch full regarding pixie dust? Then I think a garden party for your little fairy is perfectly in order. The effect can be created both outside and inside, entirely dependent upon the weather. Cover the tables with gauzy fabrics in springtime colors. As with the tea party, strew the tabletops with flower petals, but, in this case, also add a touch of gold glitter to represent pixie dust. Make or find wings for your little fairy and her pixie guests. Make flower chains for party hats besides stick them in their hair. If a smallish nisse (or a little Lost Boy, if you run by the Tinker-Bell idea) is present, a pointed party hat in a coordinating complementary should production fine for him. Give your pinch fairies homemade witchery wands and your inconsequential elves (or Lost Boys) magic swords for defending the fairy kingdom. By the time the party is over, there’s no telling what sort of stories their imaginations will have written.
I don’t think I’ve ever run into a little girl who didn’t love a righteousness tea party. For this, you could bake shortbread cookies and retain tea cake instead of a grandiosity bakery cake. Peanut butter 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” of china tea sets. Cover the table in an inexpensive lace tablecloth or in a combination of solid and sheer tablecloths in fresh spring colors. Arrange a centerpiece regarding your child’s favorite flowers – fresh picked or silk – and strew some petals across the table. Uncover or make special tea party hats for your nestling and her guests – wholeness with all the frills, flowers, and sparkles they can possibly hold. Some dainty little 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 eminently inexpensively, too, if you can trick…er…I mean find a family member or friend to play the parts well.
Little Boys Knights in Shining Armor
Depending on the age of your little boys, they may or may not be elated about the idea of rescuing “damsels in distress.” But, as definite “little boys”, they’ll be marble pressed not to glory in thoughts of valiant swordplay, dragon slaying, daring jousts, bow-and-arrow contests – genuine King Arthur/Robin Hood stuff.
Swords and shields for your miniature knights can easily be produced out of cardboard and shiny aluminum foil. Print out a traditional “coat of arms” symbol or the quintessential lion passant of European heraldry, and tape it to the front of your homemade shields for added flair. “Knight” your child and his guests with one of your homemade swords. For example, if your child’s name is John and you live on Lakeshore Drive, label him “Sir John from Lakeshore.” Do the same sort of thing for all the other guests. If this party is prohibition “knights only”, suddenly 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 connective rescued rather to help fight off dragons. Let your imaginativeness really run wild with this one!
Is your little boyfriend a fan of pirates (the real thing, not the baseball team)? Well, just think “Captain Hook” and you’ll have no fret planning this party. Send your child on a treasure hunt for his presents. Have someone dress boost like a pirate and give your little boy an “X-marks-the-spot” plot leading right to his treasures. (Maybe make up a mysterious tale to go along with it – of sword fights and robbery, riot und so weiter shipwreck. You could really go all out here!) Decorate your child’s cake with those chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil. Cover the tables with the same coins and strings of nacre or gem-like beads. Form pirate skull-and-crossbones hats out of construction paper instead of buying clambake hats. (Maybe stick a special 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 of hoary Jas. Hook…and you’ll do just fine!
Mad Scientist Party
Do you undergo 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 und so weiter pour them up into divergent containers (maybe things that resemble beakers or test tubes…like canning jars like various sizes.) These will be the mad scientist’s “chemicals”…but they’ll be perfectly safe. You can also do some very intriguing things with molded gelatin…depending on how “imaginative” you want to be. At some point during the party, you could have a “real” mad scientist come around – dressed in the quintessential stained lab coat, with frizzy hair, and enormous glasses – to do some simple experiments. (They could be things like vinegar and baking soda or Diet Coke and Mentos…simple things that will put a gigantic smile on a little boy’s face.)
Little Girls and Unimportant Boys Costume Party
It doesn’t give to be Halloween for you to throw a grand masquerade. Kids love to play pretend, so this theme is a sure-fire hit at any nonce of the year. Let the kids dress rise as their favorite characters – Cinderella, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, Jack Sparrow, etc., etc., etc. (Discreetly discuss parameters with the parents, however, because you might refusal dearth another child coming dressed as something out of a horror movie your children have never seen. Birthdays and nightmares should never lapse together!) If you want, you can mark or buy masquerade masks for the children and hand them out when the party starts. Make secure the ones for the birthday girl and/or boy stand out from the rest – added sparkles, more feathers, something to coin them extra special.
Every child loves candy. As a matter of fact, most parents love candy! You generally can’t go wrong along it, and making it the theme of an entire birthday tea – like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Room – is just a delightful thought. To decorate, buy inexpensive licorice whips, sweetmeat sticks, and 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 bright colors to continue the granulate motif. Strew the table with bits of rainbow-colored confetti.
If you have time to get really creative, you can make giant lollipops out regarding 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. Glue a length from ribbon (a few inches longer than the tube) to the balloon, tie 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 confidential of the tube. Wrap the gasbag in a 3′ x 4′ square of cellophane, and you have an behemoth (and surprisingly economical) jaw-dropping lollipop!
Have you got a little aspiring Sherlock Holmes, Frank/Joe Hardy, or Nancy Drew on your hands? Then throw a baffling mystery party for his/her birthday! Gown your little sleuth after the fashion of his/her choice – complete with flashlight and magnifying glass, from 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 child to solve – perhaps leading them to all of their presents oppositely to a very special one you’ve set aside. Let the former party guests hold clues to the mystery, and let your ben “question” the “suspects” to find out what they know. Maybe omit a trail of version paper footprints from Clue A to Symptom B. Also, wrap the present(s) enigmatically – as in multiple “nesting” boxes. This will not only increase birthday anticipation and excitement, but it will also encourage your child to think and increase that costly imagination.