For those who don’t know, I have a daughter and a son who I love dearly. My daughter is an adult now but when she was young, I would throw her a party every second year. Some of the themes she came up with were creative! So, in the spirit of holidays, I decided to share them in this blog post. Read the party themes below and comment on which one is your favourite!
This party theme is for kids aged 11-15. The reason it is for the older age group is because it involves cooking! Lay out a bunch of ingredients on a bench and a few recipe books if you are feeling generous. Set up several tables with mixing bowls, spoons, and other cooking utensils. Make sure to keep the knives separate! When all the kids arrive, give them an apron and assign them to a cooking station. Set a timer and let them cook whatever they can within that time! Remember to make it clear that you will help them with the oven and knives! The kids will have a great time letting their imagination run wild. However, you have to judge the food that is cooked. So maybe don’t add brussels sprouts to the ingredients table.
For this theme, ask all of your guests to come in their best Hawaiian outfits! Decorate the party area with flowers and other Hawaiian artifacts. When my daughter has this party, we threw 100 small rubber ducks into the pool. The kids had to grab as many as they could within one minute. Whoever had the most won! Serve fruit punch, Hawaiian pizza and fruit platters mixed in with classic party foods. You could have a Hawaiian themed pass the parcel, a Hawaiian dance party or a Hawaiian cannonball competition! If you have space, set up a photo booth with some Hawaiian dress-ups. The kids will love wearing silly costumes and playing with the Hawaiian props!
Some years, it is easier to take a step back and have a regular party. No theme, just fun! Include classic party games like pass the parcel, musical chairs, the chocolate game or charades. Have sausage rolls, meat pies, fairy bread and pizza. As a special surprise, you could hire a slushy machine that will fill the kids with sugar! You could organise a massive game of hide and seek and watch the kids have fun for hours. Kids don’t need a lot to have fun. If it is too much stress, an ordinary, classic party will be just as exciting for your child.
When your child gets a bit older, they may want to have a ‘grown-up’ party. Let them experience that by booking a restaurant. This party doesn’t need much planning. Usually, the restaurant will organise the table and food for you. Tell all of the kids to get dressed up in their best outfit! All you need to do is show up! Your kid will love seeing all of their friends get dressed up and have a proper dinner. Remember to include a place to put the presents! To make them feel more special, you may want to book a second table so that your child can hang out with their friends without ‘parent supervision’ (don’t worry, you will be one table over).
Let your child’s creativity run free with a painting party! Small businesses like A Painters Dream run parties where they can teach your children how to paint. The best part is that you don’t need to bring paints, canvases or drawing tools. If you hire a cater (such as Wild Cherry Events 😜), you don’t need to worry about bringing anything! Not only will every kid be leaving with a new skill, but they also get to keep the painting they completed. Both the kids and the parents will be shocked at the art they produce with a bit of help.
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