Secrets to Plan a Successful Birthday Party for your Child

Like any other celebrations, your kid’s birthday party needs meticulous planning and a thorough preparation. A slight negligence can spoil the entire fun and can become a reason for your child’s disappointment. Here are some tips that will smooth the way to your child’s birthday fiesta.

Choose a theme to make your work easier:

Instead of having a random decoration, go for a synchronized approach. For this, you have to choose a theme that will reflect your child’s choice. There are thousands of birthday party themes to choose from. While some are very simple such as pink party or sleepover party, many others are very specific and usually woven around a particular character or idea such as Princess party, Spiderman party, or a camo party. Choose a theme that your child likes. For example, if your child is an avid fan of Spiderman, use this as your party theme. Similarly, if you are the proud mother of a very feminine lady, choose a princess theme.

Workout your budget

This is the most important part of your planning. Your budget will decide the way things will be planned. There are parents who go all out and spend a fortune, whereas many others do not prefer spending more than $ 200-300. Finalize a budget but keep it slightly flexible.

Decide the venue

After budget, the next big thing that needs to be decided is the venue. It can be your backyard, a park, or a party hall. For a small gathering of 15 to 20 people, your backyard will be the best; however, if you are celebrating it in a grand way, host your party outside so that all the guests can be accommodated comfortably and entertained in the best possible way without bothering about the mess.

Plan the party details and order the supplies accordingly

You have to do it in advance so that the required birthday supplies are there with you before the big day. Plan your decorations completely before you order the supplies so that you don’t miss anything. Consider if you want to design your own invitation or want to go with the store-bought ones. The tableware, party table decoration, wall decoration, happy birthday banner, thank you cards, party bags, favors, etc. have to be planned minutely. Make your notes on how you will be doing the decorations so that you don’t get confused. Decide the party menu and order the cake in advance.

Send out the invitations at least two to three weeks before the party so that the little guests can plan their day accordingly.

Inform them about the theme of your party so that they can set their expectations. If you are having a costume party, mention this in your invite.

Keep your preparations on while waiting for the big day

Revise your notes regularly to find out if you have missed something. Set deadlines for things and stick to them. Do not leave anything for the event day except those things that shouldn’t be done beforehand.

Kids look forward to their birthday parties and want to get involved in the party planning process. Encourage them to share their ideas and wherever possible, incorporate them. They know what their guests will like and can help you plan something that they actually want.

How to design a cool and colorful flip-flop using water balloons

How to design a cool and colorful flip-flop using water balloons

Flip-flops come in a wide variety of colors and are very inexpensive. Plain flip-flops however, look boring and often require a funky twist to look trendy and attractive. Whether you want to spice up your child’s flip-flops for some cool summer fun or simply want to keep your party guests busy, this DIY flip-flop decoration project using water balloons is sure to be a great choice.

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Farm party Decoration and Food Ideas

Host a barnyard bash for your little animal lover and let the kids have an evening of barn-size fun. Here are few decoration and food ideas to make your farm theme birthday party more fun and festive.

Farm party Decoration ideas:

  • Dress up your tables with red-checkered tablecloths and use wicker picnic baskets to keep food on the party table.
  • Place small size terra cotta plant pots in the party area to give a fun-loving country touch feel.
  • Use your kids animal stuff toys for decorations like ducks, chickens, cows, pigs, toy tractors and more to create a fun petting zoo.
  • Arrange mini red wagons and fill it with hay. You can also take children for fun hayrides.
  • Draw faces of animals on poster boards like a pink pig face, sheep and cows face and nicely attach them to wooden stakes. Press the wooden stakes into the ground to jazz up your part area.
  • For making a barn, take number of large cardboard boxes and paint it red. To give a festive touch to the handmade barn, stick ponies outside the barn.
  • Blow balloons of different colors, tie some balloons, and throw rest of the balloons on the floor for a playful area.
  • You can also create pig balloons. Just blow lot of pink balloons and use a black marker to add face detailing and attach pink curly ribbons for making pigtails.
  • Use old milk bottles, clean them and place handpicked fresh flowers in them.
  • Adorn kids in red bandana around their neck or tied on their head.

Farm party Food ideas:

  • Delight kids by serving them Animal- shaped Sugar Cookies made by using cookie cutters.
  • A farm party is incomplete without Chicken feed; make a crunchy chicken feed by stirring oats, sunflower seeds, peanuts and coconuts.
  • Another party favorite can be Spiral Silos, make plain flour tortilla wraps and fill them with layers of mushrooms, tomatoes and lettuce, meat. Roll up tightly and make them into four pieces, thus making 8 silos.
  • For beverages, serve kids Moo juice that will refresh them after party activities. It is easy to make and you can make it in different flavors including Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate.

Simple yet Stylish Slumber Party Ideas

Simple yet Stylish Slumber Party Ideas

Cute pillow fights, unending gossips and games, lip-smacking snacks, amusing favors and a sleepover with friends what can be a better idea than a slumber party to celebrate your birthday. Make your day memorable with our simple yet stylish slumber party ideas.

Invitations

  • A pillow invitation is the best for a slumber party. Take a plain white pillow cover and write your party details in block…

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Dora Party Decoration that Will Get the Guests Into An Adventurous Mood

A Dora the explorer party demands some adventure, exploration, and discovery. Since, the decoration sets the mood of your guests, you must make arrangements that excite the kids and get them into the party mood. Only using the Dora birthday party supplies such as theme balloons, tableware, banner, etc. will not work. To have a realistic Dora adventure, you must transform your party venue into Dora’s exploring ground. Here are some decoration ideas that can help you to plan a rocking party.

Entry Door Decoration

Buy a monkey shaped airwalker and place it just near the main door. Place a signboard saying ‘Vamonos! Dora’s friend Boots is here to welcome you. Please watch your steps’. Above the door, hang some die cut green vines to give it a jungle entry look.

Create obstacles for the little explorers to pass

Just as the kids enter the party area, ask them to cross a lake. Place water gossamer or a child bath tub and name it as Crocodile River. Put some stools inside the water that the kids can use for crossing the river. Tell them that there might be some crocodiles in the water and occasionally play the crocodile sounds in the background for scaring the kids.

Create some more obstacles such as escaping from a lion’s clutches and going through a singing gate. Do not restrict yourself to the obstacles that you can find in the Dora series. Just think of something that you would want the kids to do and make all arrangements for it.

Transform your home to give a feel of a Forest

Decorate your walls with green streamers. Dedicate one corner of your venue to make it look like a dense forest. Place some fake plants and add green streamers, die cut vines, etc. along with your child’s stuffed animal toys for giving it a jungle look. In front of all these, place a life-size cutout of Dora. This setup can be used for photo prop as well. A great idea would be to use a Dora shaped piñata instead of the cutout so that you can use it for the party game.

Let the kids feel the presence of wild animals in your party

To make the kids feel as if they are in a jungle, play the sounds of the wild animals occasionally in the background. Place some life-size cutouts of animals at some strategic locations.

These Dora birthday party ideas will help you to turn your party area into spooky forest and set the stage for an exploratory event.

Spring Party Decorations to Liven Up Your Party Venue

Spring is the time to celebrate the arrival of pleasant weather. The lush green beauty and favorable atmosphere encourage people to host their parties outdoor. So, if your child is spring born, let him and his guests stay outdoors and enjoy the jovial ambiance by hosting a party in your backyard, Community Park, Lawns etc. Spring Party Decoration ideas should reflect the freshness of the atmosphere and therefore, should be mostly in soft, pastel colors. Here are some spring party decoration ideas that will make this task an enjoyable and memorable affair.

Use fresh flowers as much as possible

Its blossoming time! Let there by freshness all round your party venue by using lots of fresh flowers for decoration. Orchids, roses, dahlia, daffodil, tulip, freesia, and other spring-blossoming flowers are sure to fill your party venue with fragrance and color. Use bouquets as centerpieces in order to add prettiness to your party table for your child’s special occasion. Cut the stems of the flowers and place them in a glass jar filled with water. You can even add leaves to this arrangement.

A floral wreath is sure to spruce up your entry door. For giving a symmetrical look, you can use same varieties of flowers or mix and match to make a beautiful flowery pattern and give it a colorful look. Flower decoration is a great way to save time and money along with making your party venue look wonderful.

Let there be green all around

Green color is aesthetically pleasing and therefore, you must use it as much as possible for your spring party. Use decorative or ornamental grasses along with flowers for a fancier but inexpensive venue decoration. Either spread fake grass table cover on your party table or use fake grass place-mats. Grow some wheat-grass at home and plant your cake pops in the same pot for serving. A wheat-grass pot can also be used as a centerpiece.

Use spring foliage

Collect fallen branches and twigs from your backyard and use them for inspiring and creative spring party decoration. Fill the twigs in a clear glass jar along with flowers, faux jewels, beads, leaves, etc. in order to make a vintage-styled centerpiece. Create a rustic photo frame by hot gluing twigs to a wooden or plastic frame and sticking your child’s picture on the reverse side. Place it at a location where it will attract maximum attention. These spring party decoration ideas are simple, appealing and inexpensive and will surely add a dramatic finishing to the venue.

Club these spring decor with the conventional birthday party supplies such as balloons, crepe paper, streamers, tissue paper pompoms, etc. to create a festive atmosphere for your child’s birthday party.

Safety Measures For Toddler’s Birthday Party

Your child’s birthday party sure needs a splendid decoration and a kid- friendly menu. Most parents work really hard to make their kids party a big success by coming up with innovative party ideas, however, they ignore the basic precautions that could lead to disastrous situations. Managing small kids is not easy; even a slight negligence can cost you dearly. So, while planning your party, make sure you take the below mentioned safety measures so that your party turns out to be a safe and smooth affair.

    

Never use tacks

Although they are very convenient, do not use tacks for completing your birthday party decorations. They are not recommended for kids parties. Replace them with tapes in all possible circumstances. For playing the popular pinning game, use Velcro instead of pins. If you are having a toddler or preschooler at your party, you have to be extra careful.

Never serve small snacks

Toddlers are attracted to small candies, pop-corns, peanuts, and other colorful things that might be there on your table. Even though you think they won’t be able to reach them, the truth is that they will find their way out and grab those dangerous bites before you could realize. Therefore, never serve anything that can cause choking, even it’s meant for adults.

Keep your pets out

They might not harm the little ones but why take risk! Keep them away from the party area until your celebrations are over. Toddlers often get scared seeing pets or might burst into tears, so keeping pets away from their sight is recommended.

Be careful of birthday party balloons

Your party decoration wouldn’t be complete without balloons but they are quite risky for kids especially the toddlers and preschoolers. If you are using latex balloons at your party, pay extra attention to them. Throw away any blown up piece immediately, as toddlers get easily attracted to colorful objects.

Take care of hygiene

Toddlers get messy easily and therefore, you have to take care of their hygiene all through your party. Clean them up whenever required, especially before the meal time and cake time.

You won’t be able to do this alone, so don’t hesitate to ask for help. Ask your relatives or friends to supervise the kids. They have to keep an eye on them all the time, therefore, have sufficient supervisors so that the little ones are never left unattended even for a second.

Firefighter Theme Invitation ideas for your Birthday Bash

Firefighter theme has a great fascination among kids; they seem to have this common career choice reserve for them when they grow up. Blazing lights, fire extinguishers, fire trucks, seems to attract these tiny heroes. Therefore, here are some creative invitation ideas for hosting a firefighter theme birthday party for you little one.

Nothing can beat a handmade invitation; as it beautifully reflects your emotions and creativity. Let’s get little creative and try making some handmade invitations for your lil firefighter fan. All you need is regular craft supplies like card-stock, acyclic paint, marker, stickers, and scissors.

  1. Take a white card-stock and draw the figure of dog as shown in the picture. Using scissors cut the card-stock and keep it jointed from the hat portion so that invitation opens up in a vertical style. Now take acrylic paint and color the hat in red and yellow color as in the picture. Draw your little ones birthday age on the yellow fire chief badge and color it. Use pop dots to make perfect Dalmatian dots or draw it and fill it with black marker. Fill in your party details and send them in red theme color envelopes.                 

  1. Take a red card-stock and paste a sticker of fire engine on it. Using scissors cut it carefully in shape of fire engine in a pattern, that card-stock is visible as a border. Write your party details inside it with black marker. You can also paste a yellow circular cut out on the front of the invitation and paste your son’s picture on it, wearing fire fighter dress or with a fire chief hat.

        

If you are time pressed, you can buy are stylish theme invitations. These invites come in an elegant two-fold design and feature an undeniably cute Dalmatian donning a fire chief hat. These invites have ample space to fill in your party message and are sold in a pack of eight. Invite your guests writing Turn on the alarm! You are invited to a blazing birthday bash.

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To throw the most happening talked about and remarkable firefighter theme birthday party, explore our thrilling collection of firefighter birthday supplies. We have everything from theme tableware to fun favors, from personalized invitations to dazzling decorations to make party planning a snap for you. You can mix and match your cutlery with our solid red color birthday supplies and throw a blazing bash. All our products are of high quality and are sold at a pocket-friendly price.

Beautiful Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas For Your Kid’s Fun Farm Party

Kids love animals and therefore, a barnyard birthday party can be one of the funniest and cutest ways to celebrate your son’s birthday. To plan an unforgettable farm party, you must arrange everything according to your theme including the animal themed games and barn themed food.

Here are a few tips to help you in planning for your little one’s big day.

Location

A petting zoo or a local farm can be the best place to host your party. The kids would love to play with the animals. However, if you want to host the party at your home, make sure you give special attention to the decorations to create the perfect barnyard birthday party environment.

Invitations

  • You can make your own invitations using white card-stock and stickers of animals. Cut the cardstock in 12 x 8 inch sizes and fold them in the middle to form cards. On its upper side, put some stickers of animals such as pigs, cows, ducks, ponies, etc. and write your invitation message such as ‘(your kid’s name) is turning two, let’s celebrate it’. On the inner side of the card, write the party details.

  • If you are hard-pressed for time, you can buy the prepackaged invitations that are available with the online or physical party supplies store.

       

Decorations:

Buy the barnyard party supplies and use them creatively to celebrate the perfect farm-style birthday at home. Apart from the regular supplies such as farm-themed paper plates, cups, hats, etc. you can use innovative ideas to impress your guests.

  • Buy hay bales, place them around the party area, and transform it into a barnyard! You can place your child’s stuffed animal toys on them.

  • Put some scarecrows across the party area. You can get them from craft stores.

Activities

  • Theme Coloring Books: For small kids, buy farm themed coloring books and ask them to color their favorite animal.

  • Pin the tail on the pig: Draw a pig on the poster board. Give each child a curling ribbon tail, blindfold them, and ask them to pin the tail at the correct spot.

  • Lost animal search will be a fun game, hide some plastic animals around the party area and ask the kids to find them.

  • Goodies in a Haystack- Hide inexpensive goodies like candies, fun animals, stationery items and give children a minute to dig through the hay and find as much goodies as they can to take home.

Party favors

  • The farm animal coloring book can be used for activities as well as a party favor. Wrap these barnyard party supplies with cowboy printed papers.

  • Buy favor bags in animal shapes and fill them with lots of candies, small animal shaped toys, etc.

  • You can also bake sugar cookies in shape of farm animals and give this savory treat as party favors.

  • Farm animal masks or farm- inspired party hats to wear out on farms can also be a great option.

        

Play some barnyard music in the background, have some farm food such as raw vegetables, fruits, lemonade, etc., and let the kids enjoy their fullest.

Fairy Whimsy Party Ideas for Your Daughter’s Magical Birthday

Fairy Whimsy Party Ideas for Your Daughter’s Magical Birthday

Every girl dreams to become a princess, who lives in a fairyland, among the butterflies, ladybugs, bumblebees, and many beautiful flowers. Let your daughter’s imagination come true on her upcoming birthday by organizing a Fairy Theme party for her. This classic theme will fascinate your little princess as well as the other aspiring fairies. Give them a royal treatment and let them be in their…

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