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I love throwing parties for both adults and kids. I’m keen to hear everyone’s ideas for the best themes for younger children’s parties?
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Kids love having themes for their parties. I am a strong proponent of making party themes a combination of fun and learn. For example you can design a party around theme of sea animals on “fun and learn” principle.
Undersea life: this theme gives a beautiful look to the party. In summer you can add water fights, swimming, ice-cream parlor and make your own slush corners to add more fun. As for learn part kids can bring a picture of their favorite sea animal and share details about it with others. You can also begin your party with a short informative video on echo system of water animals.
Similarly parties can be organized around birds, vehicles, flowers, countries etc.
My kids are very athletic and love games, so we love the idea of a "Minute to Win It" party. This was a game show that was on a few years ago and you would have a minute to compete in really funny games. There are a lot of resources online to find games that are appropriate for little kids (check Pinterest or a simple Google search). Of course, it might need to be "2 minutes" for little ones, but it is a lot of fun. One game that comes to mind is when you put a bunch of ping pong balls in a tissue box (empty) and strap it to their waist. Then they have to wiggle and jiggle to get them all out!
You sound like a fun mom!
Although theme parties are delightful, they can be a lot of work. If you have time to prep a lot ahead of time, theme parties are always a hit!
We have a few creative women in our family who put together great theme parties for kids. Here are a few ideas:
* Cow theme. Decorate your own cow cookies, paint white sneakers with black cow dots, pin the tail on the cow and make your own milkshakes or ice cream sundaes.
* Carnaval Theme- This is a lot of prep, but the kids loved it. Set up numerous games with prizes, popcorn with an air popper with toppings they can add, snow cones, and face painting.
* Tea party- Everyone dresses up and use your best china (or not). The pictures are charming.
* Princess party- have frilly and pink photo op and dress-up areas, Frozen musical chairs, and of course a princess visit.
In truth, our boys are not up for themes much. They enjoy scavenger hunts, swim parties, and kickball games outside the most. I did do a Pokey Mon-themed party which they enjoyed, but it was primarily because of the Pokey Mon scavenger hunt and all of the Pokey Mon cards that they found.
There are just so many options for this but here are a few ideas....
- A nature-themed party - complete with bush walk and forte building
- A dino-dig party - Use a sandpit and bury some clay 'fossils'.
- A disco party -complete with party lights and music
- A high-tea party
- A beach party by the sea
- A craft party - painting plaster or portraits
- Cup cake theme - decorate a cupcake
- Science-themed with some experiments
- Farm theme
- Circus theme
I am not a fan of the typical commercial character themed parties but like the above ideas :)