Children's birthday: step by step instructions
This article is for those who do not want to be limited to a regular children's birthday, but still prefer to celebrate their special day at home . Once a year you can arrange a great holiday for your kid, using the advice of experienced organizers. We will try to present everything briefly and clearly.
Why choosing a theme is important, you may ask. It is, because your entire planning and design depend on this choice.
If you don't want to devote the holiday to one hero or one fairy tale, just choose a color! Like, let's have an orange party where everyone is in an orange mood, orange t-shirts and orange candies.
If we are choosing to celebrate in our house, there is not much choice. It just should be the most spacious room with a minimum of furniture and sharp corners. It is better to separate the dining and play areas in the room. If you can even separate and let the celebration take place in one room and a table with treats in another. It is safer, and there is more space for active games.
But if you decide on a venue or a kids club, you will need to pay attention to the original decoration of the room, otherwise it could be a bit awkward to hold "Princess birthday" sign while there are only Minions or Batmen on the walls.
For those who like DIY, there are many interesting options and techniques for decorating a room with the help of scrap materials and ready-made elements of paper decor, which are sold nowadays in any Party City or even Dollarama.
Naturally, we will stick to the chosen topic, but try not to overdo it. It is not necessary to use all design techniques at the same time. Everything should be tasteful and joyful.
A background for the photos is a must! Let it be something simple, but photographing children against the background of your sofa and wardrobes is no cool. To organize such a bright wall, you need very little. Here are some ideas from Amazon.ca
If you have chosen a character, print pictures from the internet and create a background with these characters. Beautiful photos from a children's birthday are a wonderful memory and a source of positive emotions for many years.
And who will take photos?
This is an important question. Appoint a person responsible for taking the photos of the party before it starts, because the preparation stage is also very interesting. How mom sets the table? How dad hangs balls? How the whole family together carves petals for a giant flower?
Printing, invitations and napkins
You can find a lot of this stuff in the stores and online. Do not buy napkins, tablecloths, caps until you have decided on the theme of the holiday. Well, fairies will look strange with a picture from the series "Masha and the Bear" on their foreheads.
There are lovers of individual jewelry. There are many designers online who will create all this bracelet or a necklace with your baby's name.
You can invite a princess or our superhero to your party. We promise a lot of fun!
How to entertain guests before and after the holiday
Children rarely arrive to the party at the same time. Sometimes it could take 30-40 minutes for guests to gather. During this time the first guests should be somehow entertained :-).The easiest way, of course, is to open a TV with cartoons.
You can also hang up a large sheet of paper with some kind of drawing and give the children pencils so that they can participate in a joint congratulatory newspaper for the birthday person.
Or... You can offer them to color cardboard house! This is a fairly large structure (up to 1 meter high), which can be painted from all sides at once. Wax crayons and crayons are the best option for coloring these things!
Sometimes it's just a cake with candles, which is brought in in complete darkness to the music. You can arrange home special effects - cold fountains, sparklers, small firecrackers.
If space allows, order a surprise balloon (this is a huge ball, from which, after "explosion", small balls, soft toys and confetti fly out).
Another cool thing is the piñata. This is a hollow papier-mâché toy, inside of which there are a lot of sweets, small gifts and all kinds of tinsel.