A child’s birthday is an exciting time of the year for everyone in the family. It’s a time for celebrating what makes your child unique and a time to let them show their personality. However, planning a birthday party is also complicated. Before the big day, you must pick a theme, cake, menu, decorations, location, and favors if not more. While you want to involve your child and make sure they’re happy, this can make things even more complicated.
However, today, we’ve created a list to help you get your child involved while still keeping the process simple. Start with the theme and build from there. Yet, if you ask your child what theme they want, they might be overwhelmed. Luckily, having a list that they can choose from will make sure that the theme they pick is doable and fun.
If you’re looking for a simple theme that’s can be done at home in the rain or shine, them an old fashion movie night is perfect. All you’ll need is a few movies, some old film posters on the walls and striped bowls for popcorn and snacks. You might also think about having something they can do when the sugar rush kicks in though.
Whether your child likes all sports or just a single sport, this type of birthday never fails to impress. Depending on your budget and needs, this can be done at home with themed food and games, or at a children’s gym, such as Bodies in Motion.
If your child likes outer space, aliens, or astronauts, then a space birthday is perfect. Use stars and create a dark room that they can explore to “find aliens.” For dessert, think about a cupcake cake that is stars, planets, and suns. If you can keep your children up, think about getting a telescope so they can do some real stargazing.
Having a dance party is perfect for kids who love music and moving. All you’ll need is a space to dance, a few lights, and the tunes they love most. However, if you want to take it up a notch, then look into getting a karaoke machine so they can sing and dance.
Superheros are a great theme for kids that like comics, video games, or have overcome things in the past year. In addition, this is another theme that is great for getting kids moving. Bodies in Motion has offered superhero-themed parties in the past that get kids feeling like heroes on obstacle courses and the gym floor.
Animal lovers will relish the idea of a farm or petting zoo themed birthday. Decorations can be as simple as a few stuffed animals with fake wooden fences. For older children, a trip to the zoo or renting a petting zoo could be an option depending on your budget and style. Think about animal-shaped cupcakes for the perfect topper for the day.
Think slime, bug ovens, coke and mentos, moon sand, and more! The little scientist in your home will love having a day of experimentation with friends. For extra fun, think about making a cake in the shape of the periodic table! If you know a scientist, bring them in to have fun and answer questions. For decorations, bring out the lava lamps, microscopes, beakers, and test tubes to complete the look.
Step right up to the perfect birthday bash! Though you might not be able to build a roller coaster in your backyard, you can create a backyard full of carnival games, treats, and prizes. Rather than a cake, try fried Oreos or funnel cake. Games can include picking the rubber duckie, balloon pop, dart toss, tug-of-war, and more. Should something happen, simply take your games into the garage!
If your child’s birthday takes place in the summer, renting a pool is the perfect nautical theme. However, even if you don’t have access to water, you can create a nautical theme with a wave themed cake and sailor themed decorations.
Last up on the list is the woodland theme. For this, think trees, mushrooms, fairies, and mythology. Bring the magic of the forest into your home with mushroom cupcakes, forest floor decor, a woodland photo booth, and dress up. Create fairy homes and drop them off along a local trail for the perfect activity.