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Every kid looks forward to his birthday, which means that there should be plenty of celebration and fun! While some children will be satisfied no matter what kind of party you throw, others may want something more tailored to their tastes. Whether your child has a simple sleepover party or chooses to go all-out with one of these ideas, make sure to use a Bake Me a Wish promotion code to get special deals on cakes, like 15 percent off of a birthday cake or just $4.99 for overnight shipping!
These parties are tons of fun and focus on a specific decade. Depending on your child's preference, you could choose a 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s party. Make sure there are plenty of decorations to match the theme, and ask each guest to dress up in what they consider clothes of the time! A 50s party could focus on the rock n' roll aspect, with plenty of music and fun jukebox decorations. You could even go with a diner theme when it comes to a meal, using simple burgers, fries and milkshakes. The 60s could include plenty of tie-dye, flowers and some groovy music. For the 70s, you could transform your venue into a flashy disco and have your guests dance the night away! The 80s could include plenty of electronics and super bright colors, while the 90s can be themed around a favorite TV show. The opportunities for creativity are endless with a generation party!
Kids love movies, which is why a party that's based on their favorite film would be a total blast. Whether they love Disney movies like Finding Nemo or Wall-E, or are really into movies like the Harry Potter series, your bash could feature as many related details as you want. You could even have a special viewing of the film! If your child doesn't have a favorite, you could always choose to throw a theater party and feature a few different films with plenty of popcorn and snacks. Just make sure there is plenty of comfortable seating!
Arts and crafts parties
If your daughter and her friends are wild about DIY activities, they can have a lot of fun with an arts and crafts theme. Just make sure to stock up on plenty of supplies, then let them be creative! They could make friendship bracelets with beads, knit their own sweaters, decorate T-shirts or do whatever else they come up with. Set up plenty of work space for your guests, and consider covering it with newspaper to make clean-up easy. You could even play some of their favorite tunes as they work!
Lots of kids love to perform, so if you know your child and her friends are wild about singing, why not throw a party where they can all show off for each other? Rent a karaoke machine and set up an elaborate stage area, then make sure your guests have plenty of costumes to choose from. Then, simply let them loose! Just make sure that everyone gets a turn, unless there's a particular child who doesn't feel comfortable participating.
If your child has a birthday in the summer, a pool or beach party would be perfect! If you don't have a pool in your backyard, see if one of your friends would be willing to donate a space, otherwise consider bringing the gang to a beach with plenty of lifeguards. Make sure there are plenty of toys to play with in and out of the water, as well as enough sunscreen for everyone!
There's nothing more fun than camping, so if your kid's birthday date allows, why not have a backyard sleepover? Set up a few tents for groups of guests or get one big tent for everyone, then build a fire pit with plenty of chairs or benches around it. Equip the area with s'mores materials and have a couple of ghost stories on hand for a classic experience everyone will enjoy!
Around the world parties
To get your youngsters into geography and give them a fun way to learn about new places, why not throw a party that features a couple of different countries? You could incorporate decorations from each place and feature a dish or two of the food. A couple of movies may also be fun to watch, and plenty of maps should be handy if anyone has questions. You could even choose to focus on just one country for the bash, like China or Mexico.
If you have a son who's into sports, throw him an athletic bash that he's sure to love. Pick his favorite sport, then decorate with plenty of themed pictures and posters of his favorite players. Show a game on the TV or have a game in your backyard or at a local park. Make sure there are plenty of refreshments for the players and that everyone acts like a good sport!
If your daughter is into fashion and beauty, why not throw her a model party? She and her friends can have tons of fun trying on clothes and makeup together. Ask each guest to bring a selection of her favorite clothes for everyone to try on, then stock up on some cheap makeup and let them go wild. Provide plenty of mirrors, then set up a cat-walk for them all to strut down as you snap a few photos as mementos.
Kids love pizza, which is why a pizza party is perfect for a dinner-time celebration. Stock up on plenty of pizza making materials, like dough, sauce, cheese, pepperonis and plenty of vegetables. Let your guests create their own individual pizzas, then pop them in the oven and let them enjoy!
The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to themed parties, so put you and your childs' imaginations together to come up with something that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Don't forget to use a Birthday Express promotion code to save money on those special decorations!