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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Toddlers love Dr. Suess stories and The Cat in the Hat is one of their favorites. Anything Cat in the Hat goes!
Cat in the Hat Birthday
Cat in the Hat Birthday Party Decorations:
Decorate with red and white balloons. Print out pictures of the Cat in the Hat or Thing 1 and Thing 2. On the birthday party table use a white table cloth and make red crepe paper bow ties to decorate around the edge. A multiple layer cake alternating red and white frosting on a round, black cardboard base is a simple Cat in the Hat birthday cake. Set Dr Suess books around the room. The books can double as decorations and activities.
Cat in the Hat Birthday Party Games and Activities:
The Cat in the Hat had many games involving balancing. He would balance things on his head, in his hands and on his feet. Use this aspect of the story to create balancing games of your own. Start with something flat and easy like a light book, then when the guest reaches the other side of the room and a new object like a paper plate, then a cup, then a plastic fork or a small ball. The one who can balance the most items wins!
Another Cat in the Hat game is a fish toss. The fish was always trying to stay in the bowl while the Cat was playing his games. Use decorated bean bags as “fish” to try to toss into a bowl.
Reading the Cat in the Hat story to the children as it gets closer for the children to go home can calm down a bit before the parents pick them up.
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A Harry Potter kids party makes a great kids party or even a great theme birthday party. This party is a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to share in the making of kids party crafts and kids party foods. To find designer outfits at great prices for your child to wear to their party, shop www.treasureboxkids.com.
To start the kids party crafts, begin by purchasing or making capes to give to each child as they arrive (after Halloween these can be purchased very inexpensively). You can make wizard wands very easily from twigs in the yard. You might want to treat the wood with a light coat of craft glue. You can also cover the tip with fine polyester glitter to give it an extra special look. A wizard hat can be made from a brown paper bag turned inside out and turned up at the bottom to create the lip of the hat. Be sure to crinkle the bag to give it a worn look.
A great party game for this party would be to have a treasure hunt for the real Sorcerer�s stone. Before the party, take a large stone and spray paint it gold and hide it in the yard.
Depending on the ages of the children you can give them hints on where the stone is �buried� or have hint cards written out on index cards. You can take index cards and slightly burn the edges of the cards. Roll them in a scroll and tie them with string. You can have the children look for this treasure on their own or in groups or �houses,� depending upon the number of children attending the party.
For a cute centerpiece that can be used as a pi�ata select a wizard�s hat pi�ata. It will be fun and it will look very nice as a center piece before the breaking of the pi�ata.
For the kids party food, mix together �potions� using fruit juices and kool-aide. Put these in separate bottles and display them on a vinyl table clothe. Have plastic cups, plates and utensils for the food drinks available. Allow the children to pick their poison or they can give it to another child. You can label the jars as follows:
Sleeping Potion – blue “kool-aid”
Extract of Pituitary – lemonade
Dragon tears – red punch
Excitability Formula – orange kool-aid
Hippogriff Gizzard – Jell-O “jigglers”
Bloodworms – gummy worms
Mandrake Root – dried papaya
Help the young guests to be creative when they create their own potions. This will certainly be a fun, affordable party that will not be forgotten.
An easy kindergarten game that can be created at your next kids party that will keep kids well entertained.
For this character game, you will need to find pictures of some popular children�s characters. If your child has a theme to their party, it would be great to use the themed characters for this character game. When the kids arrive, tell them to turn around as you pin the character to their back. Each child will not be able to see what is on their own picture but will be able to see the other children�s characters. The other kids around them will give them hints as to who they are until each child guesses their character.
It will be fun to see the imaginative things that kids in kindergarten will say. As the children figure out �who they are� they will receive a prize.
You might want to celebrate with a bottle of carbonated apple juice served in tall plastic Champagne glasses.