While kids’ birthday parties can be fun to plan, it takes a lot of creativity and research to come up with new ideas each year. Keep reading for some creative things you can do for your children at their next birthday party.
Have it at a venue.
Hosting your kid’s birthday party at a fun venue will help make it a party to remember. Trampoline parks and indoor inflatable playgrounds are great places for parties, mainly because kids are free to run around as they please, and the staff keeps everything running smoothly.
If you want to be creative, you can opt for a less popular venue. Museums, educational farms, painting studios, and even restaurants are all creative places you can host your child’s birthday party. Do some research and contact any local businesses you’re interested in to see if they allow children’s parties.
Rent a money machine.
A money machine is a fun way to bring excitement to your kid’s birthday party. Commonly seen at Bar Mitzvahs or party venues like Chuck-e-Cheese, money machines blow real money or coupons in the air for a certain amount of time. The child in the cash cube, usually the birthday boy/girl, gets to grab as much money as they can until their time is up.
A money machine is great fun for all. Kids can have fun watching their friends try to catch money, or you can opt to let everyone have a turn for even more excitement. Money booth rental companies take care of the setup and takedown, so all you have to do is provide the paper money and coupons.
Another fun thing to do for your kid’s next birthday party is to find an entertainer. Magicians, clowns, and puppeteers are classic examples of birthday entertainers. If you want your party to be even more special, you can hire educational entertainment like professional animal handlers to teach about different wildlife or scientists to do kid-friendly experiments.
If you do want to hire an entertainer, make sure you do plenty of research on the company as well as the specific person who’ll be entertaining. You want to make sure all the guests at your party are safe and running a background check is an easy way to check for any public arrest records online. A background check will alert you to sex offenders and any other criminal record a possible entertainer may have.
Go all out with a theme.
To have a specially memorable event for your child, go above and beyond on a party theme. If you want them to be involved in the planning process, you can let your kid choose the topic, or you can discuss their options together. You can also leave it a surprise until the big day to build the anticipation.
An example of a creative theme is a mystery party. Design an invitation that lets the guests know to come prepared to solve a mystery. Ask them to come dressed in typical detective gear like trench coats and sunglasses, and deck out your home in mystery decorations. Muted tones like browns and greys will add to the mysterious atmosphere, and crime-scene tape will take it a step further. Going all out for your theme will allow you and your child to be as creative as you want! Don’t forget about party favors and activities for the guests to enjoy.
The most important thing to remember when planning your kid’s next birthday party is to enjoy yourself. You want your child and their guests to have as much fun as possible, so take the time to think of age-appropriate activities and entertainment.