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When you’re a kid, there’s hardly anything that comes close to the excitement of your birthday. Christmas is definitely delightful, but a birthday is so much more exclusive. You get to be the centre of attention, receive gifts and eat more cake than you should. What’s not to love?
But hosting a birthday party for an overachieving parent can be a nightmare. Sure you can blow up some balloons, thrown in a couple of streamers, bake a cake and call it a day. But repeating that year after year can become boring.
If party planning isn’t your forte, allow us to be your guide. In this post, we’re sharing fun birthday party themes that your kids will obsess over. Let’s get started.
Unicorns continue to be the most popular mystical animals and they make an excellent birthday party theme. Unicorn-inspired party decor is readily available. You should stick to a pastel colour palette with a tonne of glittery textures thrown in between. A unicorn piñata filled with candy will take it to the next level.
While unicorns are suitable for 5-6-year-olds, a carnival birthday party is a good option for older kids.
Red and white striped decor is the classic way to go. Place a popcorn machine, hang up banners and set up a photobooth with quirky props. You can even hire a magician and face painter to entertain kids.
For the kids who appreciate the finer things in life, host a lovely afternoon tea. You can ask the kids to dress up in tutus and ballet shoes. Set up a tea table with mini cupcakes, toy teacups, and tiaras.
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As a kid, there’s nothing more fun than staying past your bedtime. Host a pyjama party for kids filled with a selection of delectable snacks and board games. This is a low-budget option that you don’t need to rent a venue or hire performers for.
The current generation of kids is more obsessed with screens than ever. If you’re looking for a party idea that doesn’t end up in complete chaos, a movie night is a perfect option. Rent a projector, lay down blankets and get the party started.
Kids get easily distracted, which can make hosting a birthday party a massive headache. An arts and crafts brunch will keep the kids occupied while you can sit back and relax. You can organise a painting party or a flower crown making class.
Take the kids out for an outdoor adventure. You can plan a picnic with games such as tag, football, water balloon toss, twister and more.
Many children are obsessed with videogames with quests. You can take inspiration from such games and design a custom-made scavenger hunt for the kids. The children can be divided into groups to add an element of competition. Don’t forget to purchase prizes for the winners.
Every kid has a deep adoration for Disney. While going to Disneyland might not be practical for everyone, you can easily plan a Disney-inspired birthday party. Frozen, The Lion King, Moana and Trolls are some of the popular options. All the decor, outfits, gift bags are readily available online and in-stores.
There’s nothing more thrilling for kids than a display of desserts and sweets. So how about involving them in the process of making them? You need plain cupcakes, brownies, colourful icing, sprinkles and let the kids explore their creative side.
We hope these ideas make organising a birthday party somewhat less stressful. Happy planning!