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.
Baby’s First Birthday
The time for baby’s first birthday has arrived and the celebration is as much for parents as it is for the youngster. Your baby’s first birthday is an event where precious memories can be saved for years to come. Plan the first birthday party as a short event (about an hour to an hour and a half), preferably after naptime. If possible, plan the first birthday party in your home or an environment that your baby is comfortable with.
Baby's First Birthday
Simple themes for the first birthday party, such as a favorite color, storybook or cartoon character can be the main point of focus for your decorations and activities. Keep the baby’s needs in mind when planning for his or her first birthday. Visit www.treasureboxkids.com for adorable baby outfits for your baby to wear at their first birthday. Look through our archived blog posts for more birthday ideas, children’s clothing and kid’s activities.
- Decorate with pictures of your baby over the first year of life, including important milestones like crawling and taking the first step.
- Cut out large number ones from brightly colored paper to mount on walls
- Decorate with colorful balloons and streamers
- Place a colorful blanket on the floor with easy to manipulate toys (busy boxes or play gym) to create a safe baby play area
- Place push toys, foam blocks, or cloth tunnels for toddlers to play with
- Create a cupcake decorating station for older children and adults
First Birthday Party
A baby’s first birthday party is full of once in a lifetime moments that, ironically, the guest of honor has little memory of when looking back at the event. First birthday themes are more for mom, dad, and the doting grandparents who want the very best for the new addition to the family tree.
Visit www.treasureboxkids.com for baby oufits for your special one year old to wear at their party. Party dresses and outfits are also available for older siblings. Look through our archived blog posts for more birthday party ideas. Here are some tips to plan your baby�s first birthday.
First Birthday Party
First Birthday Themes
� Popular storybook characters such as Winnie the Pooh
� Teddy bear first birthday party
� Cupcake first birthday party
� Mickey or Minnie Mouse
� Baby Einstein, Zoo Animals or Farm Animals
� Keep the theme broad enough to interest older siblings and cousins
First Birthday Party Tips
� Have activities, games, crafts or movies available to entertain other children. If the kids are content then the parents will enjoy the party.
� Avoid balloons, as popping them will often upset the baby.
� Along with food for the children have adult munchies available as well.
� Provide plenty of seating for those guests who may not wish to stand through the entire party/
� Have a remembrance book available for adult guests to write thoughts and wishes as a memento for the baby when they grow older.
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1st Birthday Ideas
Simple 1st birthday ideas will be life long treasures from Treasure Box Kids. All you will need is a white or pastel colored sheet, a black permanent marker and if you would like, additional colored markers. They must be permanent markers so that the inscription is not washed away. Now you’re ready to create a lasting memory for babys first birthday party.
During the party, have guests write a note to your child and sign and date the sheet. You will be surprised at the excitement this will bring. After the 1st birthday party, launder the sheet in cold water using a gentle detergent.
Every year, take the sheet out and repeat the tradition. Over the years this will become a treasure for you and your child to share. You can look back and reminisce over the first birthday as well as all the birthday parties that follow and who was at the parties. You will see who has passed through your lives and who remained a steady guest. It is fun to look at as the years go by and to always remember your babys first birthday party
When your child outgrows this tradition you can simply store the memory sheet. In the future give it to them as special present, saved for a memorable occasion.
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