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 of the Stars that Won’t Break the Bank
Birthday Party ideas are always easier to come up with when it’s for someone else’s child. They are also easy to come up with when there’s an unlimited budget! Celebrities seem to have no problem coming up with virtual theme parks in their backyard when it’s their child’s birthday, but not all of us can spend $300K on our child’s birthday like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The rest of us have to find unique birthday party ideas that don’t involve Ringling Brothers or gelato flown in from Italy. In fact, the closest most of us come to that would be a day at Chuck E. Cheese with pizza. Still, you can have a circus-themed party or even a make-your-own gelato party that would be just as much fun for your child as one of the lavish Hollywood events. After all, your child can’t tell the difference between a cake that you baked in your own kitchen and a cake made by a chef in France—or, at least, we hope they can’t.
Here are a few Hollywood kids birthday party ideas to get you started…
For Suri’s second birthday, Tom and Katie spent a whopping $100,000 to have a butterfly themed event. The cake was a four-tiered butterfly shaped cake that set the Cruises back around $5K—that’s right, five thousand dollars for a cake. They then ordered tiny versions of the same cake for their guests to eat. Now, I don’t want to guess about your budget, but while I adore themed birthday party ideas like a “butterfly garden birthday party” (or a bee party like the ones we wrote about in our July blog) I also adore not wasting money. If butterflies are your child’s idea of wonderful you can still have Suri’s butterfly cake and mini-cakes for your party guests just by taking a trip to your local crafts store (or shop online). You can purchase butterfly shaped cake pans, as well as, butterfly shaped sandwich cutters that you can use on a sheet cake to make mini-butterfly cakes for the guests.
When Spice Girl Geri Halliwell decided to throw her daughter a birthday party she decided upon an Alice in Wonderland theme. Being a celebrity she went a bit out there by bringing in white rabbits and things of that nature, but from the pictures of the party it still looked like an awesome time. While an Alice in Wonderland birthday party isn’t necessarily one of the more unique birthday party ideas on the planet, it is still a fun one that opens up a lot of possibilities. You can have a Mad Hatter’s tea party with lopsided cake and audacious tea pots. The kids could all wear mismatched clothing or funny hats. They could even come as a character from Alice in Wonderland!
Kingston Rossdale’s parents Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale spent $15,000 dollars on his fourth birthday party which utilized a carnival theme. They had bounce houses, cotton candy machines, lemonade stands, face painting, clowns—basically, “The Works”. Now, depending upon the budget you want to set this can be reproduced in smaller scale with a trip to your local rental center and party store. Bounce houses, cotton candy machines, and face painting kits are easily accessible items these days and the always loved by children.
Bigger is not always better—especially when you are dealing with younger children. Your child of three won’t know the difference between your husband dressed as the Mad Hatter or Johnny Depp. To a child of five your butterfly cake probably tastes just as good, if not better, than one flown in from France.
If any of you have a cheaper version of a celebrity birthday party drop us a comment, but until then I hope that you got some mileage out of these celebrity birthday party ideas.
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.
Mom’s are the greatest resource for fun and inexpensive birthday party ideas, please, tell us some of your thoughts.
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.
A polka dot birthday theme is so versatile that it can be used in many ways. This polka dot birthday is based on the Twister game, making decorating a breeze. A polka dot birthday is as great for 1st birthday themes as it is for older children. The bright colors and fun ideas make this a perfect theme for any age. Make the occasion even more special by having her wear a cute polka dot birthday dress.
Polka Dot Birthday Twister game
The dots used in the Twister game come in primary colors of red, blue, yellow and green. Keep these colors in mind when decorating. Decorate walls with balloons or cut out circles in the primary Twister colors. Colored circles on a white plastic tablecloth, polka dot hats and napkins are a great way to decorate the birthday table. Sprinkle the birthday cake with colored dots or squeeze dots of color all over white frosting. The birthday games are already factored into this theme by playing the Twister game. While some children are playing the Twister game the other children can make these adorable polka dot party pails.
Polka Dot Birthday Party Pail Materials:
• paper cups
• acrylic paint and brushes
• colored construction paper
• hole punch
• split pins (brads)
• polka dot stickers to decorate
Paint paper cups and allow to dry (this can be done ahead of time to minimize the mess)
Cut strips of construction paper to make handles
Punch holes in both ends of the handles and on two sides of the painted cups
Attach handles to cups using split pins
Decorate with polka dot stickers
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