A winter birthday usually means an indoor party, but I have some great birthday party ideas for a lot of winter fun. With a winter birthday party theme, you can plan on both inside and outside fun. If there is snow on the ground, plan some time for the kids to go sledding or make snowmen. If there is no snow, you can always make some of your own with this Kids Activity: the Beauty of Snowflakes. You can also do a winter twist on some classic games. Play Pin the Nose on the Snowman or play a beanbag toss game using white beanbags to look like snowballs.
Winter Fun Birthday Party Decorations
This birthday party theme can use simple and inexpensive decorations. Pull out all your snowman decorations from your Christmas boxes. Use the snowmen to decorate the table or other areas and use cotton batting for snow. Using rope or twine, create a clothes line and hang up winter hats, gloves and mittens. Hang paper snowflakes from the ceiling. Use wintery colors like blue, white, and silver for your plates, napkins, and other paper goods. All will fit perfectly with this birthday party theme.
Winter Fun Birthday Party Refreshments
There are many fun birthday party ideas for the refreshments. When the kids come in from the cold, have a hot chocolate bar waiting for them. Serve mugs of hot chocolate with several options for toppings such as: mini marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon, sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips. Have peppermint sticks to use for stirring. Serve a cake decorated as a snowman. Make a round cake and frost with white icing. Use candy to make the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Send the kids home with favors that match the birthday party theme. Fill small bags with instant hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. Create a snowman decorating kit using inexpensive items from a craft store or party store. A scarf, large black beads for the eyes, or even large plastic sunglasses would be fun additions.
There are many fun ideas for a Winter Fun birthday party theme. Use your child’s favorite winter activities for entertainment with their favorite cold weather foods for refreshments and you can’t go wrong!
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Birthday Party Ideas That Your Children Will Love
Coming up with fresh birthday party ideas when you’re a busy Mom can be one of the more challenging aspects of parenting. There is a lot of pressure on parents to host bigger and better parties with ever increasing amounts of bling. Not only is it expensive, but there can be a bit of work involved in finding the best birthday party ideas for your next bash. Treasure Box Kids brings you imaginative birthday party ideas for children of all ages. Read our post on how to host a Little Mermaid Party for a special birthday treat.
I always like to get my children involved in planning their parties, that way I get a great idea about what they really want, and don’t feel the need to compete with the entire neighborhood. It’s important to create memories that will last on for years for your children than it is to splash your cash.
Birthday Party Ideas from the ‘Cat in the Hat’
I always love to create birthday party ideas that my child will remember. Having the latest character theme is great, but if you really want to host a party that the kids will love then consider hosting a theme party with a character that is universally loved by both boys and girls and will appeal to a wide variety of age groups.
Dr. Seuss is a children’s author whose lessons carry on into adulthood. Everybody knows and loves the books, and even the film. The most successful children’s party I ever hosted was a ‘Cat in the Hat’ party. You can pick up a mountain of Dr. Seuss themed party paraphernalia at your local party store. I’d also suggest looking on E-Bay and other online stores for discounted merchandise. There is so much that you can do with a Dr. Seuss party theme.
The most important part is that you can use any colors to decorate your birthday party area. Of course, your standard Cat in the Hat colors are red, black and white, but all primary colors are great for a children’s birthday party. You can accent different parts with ‘Cat in the Hat’ merchandise without breaking the bank.
Dr. Seuss birthday party ideas allow you to be as creative as you want to, from rhyming invitations to ‘Cat in the Hat’ cakes and a the best part of all is that the books themselves will give you great birthday party ideas and games to play. You can take traditional party games and give them a great ‘Cat in the Hat’ slant very easily.
You do not need to have birthday party fears, when a ‘Cat in the Hat’ gives you birthday party ideas!
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Birthday Party Ideas: Inexpensive Birthday Parties for a Girl
Planning a birthday party for any child can be both an exhausting and rewarding experience depending upon how good you are at coming up with birthday party ideas. When you love someone as much as parents do their children, you can’t help but want things to be “perfect”. You scour the Internet looking for birthday party ideas that will help you create a perfect day of kids’ fun for your child and her friends. The fact is, and we’ve all learned this just by living, that the best times aren’t always “perfect”.
Some of our best days are when everything goes wrong. Ultimately what we remember as being good or bad has everything to do with who is sharing that moment with us. So, don’t worry about making the birthday perfect for your special girl. Just make sure the day is filled with love and everything will be just fine. Remember, a birthday party doesn’t have to be a budget breaker to be a good time. You don’t need to rent out the local inflatables center for the day or hire a magician (although if you can afford it, both are great ideas).
Birthday Party Ideas
Here are four “cheap” but fun birthday party ideas for girls:
• Have an outdoor party at a park. Many parks have outdoor pagodas or pavilions that can be rented for the day cheaply. The kids can play on the swings and playground equipment while you watch over the grill. There are so many benefits to an outdoor party at a park. Not only does it get the children outside and moving, but you don’t have to worry about cleaning your house either before or after the party. You can just use paper cups, plates, and disposable tablecloths making clean-up a snap!
• Have a cooking party. Kids love to help in the kitchen. Whether it’s because they like to help, eat, or just get messy—kids love to cook! You can purchase frozen roll dough from your local grocery store as a base for mini pizzas and allow kids to create their own miniature pizzas from a pizza topping bar. This kills two birds with one stone. Not only do you not have to cook (the kids are making their own) but it keeps them occupied and feeds them at the same time.
• Happy Halloween! Having an October birthday pretty much seals the deal as far as birthday party ideas go. Creating a mini mystery party or Halloween themed party is easy, and it enables children to utilize the expensive Halloween costumes their parents bought/made them for more than a single day event. Bobbing for apples, making monster’s punch, or participating in a mystery game will make for a memorable birthday for your child and their guests.
• Have a princess party. No, not one of those princesses. I did say “cheap” party. Purchase crafting supplies and allow each of the girls to make their own princess hat and scepter using, construction paper, glitter, sequins, fabric and other bits of sparkly scrap. It keeps the kids busy, allows them to explore their own creativity and they have something to play with afterwards, or wear while they watch their favorite princess Disney movie.
These are just a few birthday party ideas for girls, of course you can also read our Host a Candyland Party which is unisex and always fun for little ones. Planning a party doesn’t have to break the bank as long as there is laughter and kids fun.
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Hosting a Candyland Party
Hosting a Candyland party is a great gender neutral party for preschool-aged children. A Candyland party is absolutely full of color and sweet fun! Fill colorful vases with old-fashioned swirled lollipops as decorative centerpieces, hang colorful construction paper to create the Candyland trail on the wall, blow up brightly colored balloons and wrap with cellophane to hang as colorful “candies.”
Candyland Party Games and Activities
Playing the Candyland game is an obvious choice for a small group of children. For a larger group of kids, create your own candy walk game by laminating squares of brightly colored construction paper. The idea is to make them look like the squares on the board game. Only use the color one time…if need be, you can use the double squares like the cards! Once you have the laminated pieces, set them up on the floor in a circular, winding pattern. Have the children stand on a square and walk the pathway while you play music. When you stop the music, each child should stand on a square while you pull a Candy Land card from the deck. The child that is standing on that color square gets to pick a “candy” prize from the Candy Bag and sits out. Then the game continues in this way until all the children have completed the walk and won a prize from the Candy Bag!
Another Candyland birthday game can be played with spoons and Hershey kisses. Hold a relay race. Use the winding construction paper path to see how far each child can get without spilling the candy from the spoon.
A fun Candyland craft activity is to create candy crowns for everyone to wear. Cut yellow or gold card stock into thirds and use your child’s head as a guide for creating the crown size. Glue hard candies, lollipops, gumdrops, jelly beans, etc. to crown.
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A bee party is an easy theme for a birthday party. A bee party is bright and sunny and has so many possibilities! Bumblebee decorations are simple – use anything yellow and black, honey, bees and flowers. Here are some decoration
Bumble Bee Party Decoration Ideas
- Paint terra cotta pots with yellow and black stripes and plant white and yellow flowers in the pots. Use these as table decorations.
- You can use yellow, black and white solid colored balloons, table covers and streamers.
- Hang stuffed bees from the ceiling with fishing line.
- Make an easy bumble bee decoration by painting the bottom of a paper plate with yellow and black stripes. Cut a half circle out of white construction paper for the head, and glue on to the paper plate. Draw eyes on the head of the bee. Hang the bumble bees around your party area or place one on the back of every chair.
- Hang a banner that reads “Happ-bee Birthday, Honey!”
- Draw a honey comb pattern on a large sheet of yellow craft paper to hang on the walls.
- Make a beehive piñata by following the directions below.
Bee Party Beehive Piñata
Inflate a 24-inch- wide balloon; set it atop a large bucket so that the balloon’s narrow end rests just inside the bucket.
Cut newspaper into 3″L x 1″W strips (you’ll need about 200 strips total). In a bowl, mix equal parts school glue and water. Working one strip at a time, dip paper into the mixture and immediately place on the balloon. Once the strips are dry to the touch (about an hour), turn the balloon upside down and cover its narrow end—stopping a few inches from the top to leave a four-inch-wide opening (where you’ll later insert candy). Allow to dry completely, about six hours. Repeat with two more layers on both ends, allowing six hours of drying time between each layer.
Use a pin to pop the balloon, then tip the hive over to empty. Set the hive back in the bucket and fill with candy.
Create a hanger for the hive by making two small holes at the narrow end with an X-Acto knife, on opposite sides near the opening. Cut a four- foot-long piece of twine; thread one end through both holes and tie off near the top of the hive, leaving enough twine for hanging. Close the open end using six-inch-long strips of papier-mâché, applying a total of three layers and allowing for drying time between each.
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