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 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.
Your Little Mermaid party is sure to be a special under-the-sea adventure. For your Little Mermaid party, think shades of blue, green, and teal with streamers, colorful fish and balloons as water bubbles.
Little Mermaid Party
Scatter shells, starfish, sequins and glitter as under the sea table decorations. Under the sea games and activities will depend on the ages of your guests and the space available. Hold crab walk races, pin the shell on Ariel games or make paper plate jellyfish from paper plate half-circles and ribbons. Freeze gummy sharks in ice cubes to put in a fun under the sea punch.
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Girls Birthday Party: Littlest Pet Shop Birthday Party
A very unique girls birthday party is a party that would include an animal theme. No one loves animals more than little girls. Why not have a children�s birthday party theme centered on animals?
When your guests first arrive at the children�s birthday party, give them their own set of animal ears. You can purchase inexpensive hats from a paint store and attach felt animal ears. Face paint whiskers and a pink nose on each girl.
Girls Birthday Party
One party game suggestion is a dog bone treasure hunt. Number the bones before hiding them. As the girls find the bones give them a prize that corresponds to the number on the bone. Another game suggestion would be leap frog. Make Lilly pads from felt and place them on the floor. Play the game of musical chairs using the Lilly pads.
To wind down the children�s birthday party, have the children make their own little pet house to take home. Use collected shoe boxes and cereal boxes to make this keepsake. Provide plenty of colorful paper and sticky back foam for them to decorate their very own pet house. If your budget allows purchase stuffed animals as a party favor for the pet house.
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Plan your next girls birthday party with a ladybug theme. Ladybugs are a sign of good luck and can make your next girls birthday party an inexpensive, yet creative success. Here are some ideas for your birthday party with a ladybug theme:
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� Red and black balloons and streamers would work well with the ladybug theme.
� Make ladybugs from paper plates to use as wall decorations
� Use a red tablecloth. Cut out black circles and sew (cloth) or glue (paper) on the tablecloth.
� Buy a ladybug dress from www.treasureboxkids.com for the special girl and have her wear red or white tights so she can be a ladybug herself.
� Decorate red lunch bags with black construction paper circles for birthday party treat bags.
Girls Birthday Party Ladybug Theme
Birthday Party Games
� Pin the spot on the ladybug � create a ladybug poster out of poster board. Draw some spots on the ladybug with a sharpie for targets. Cut out black spots from construction paper. At game time, blindfold the kids and get them to pin black paper spots onto the ladybug poster.
� Spot the spots – Before the ladybug birthday party, hide black spots inside or outside the house. At game time, give everyone a bag and have them find as many spots as they can. Children may work individually or as a team.
� Leaf, leaf, ladybug – Turn “Duck, Duck, Goose” game into a ladybug theme version. It’s a classic and always gets good response from kids!