Birthday Party Ideas
Do you remember your childhood birthday parties? More than likely they were simple affairs with cake and ice cream.
It’s easy to go through a huge list of fun things to do for birthday party themes as your child gets older. Here are some ideas to freshen up that special yearly event.
In this day and age, sadly, such a low-key party is not the norm. Instead, many families opt for extravagant events, usually involving an expensive venue such as a play gym, an artist’s studio or even a club car on a train.
If your family doesn’t have the financial means to hire a three-ring circus to entertain your child and his friends at a birthday party, don’t worry — there are plenty of other budget-friendly options available that can be just as creative and meaningful. Today I’m going to share ideas that will bring big smiles to your children’s faces, and leave lasting impressions in their memories — instead of on your bank account.
Before you decide on the theme, location and other party details, figure out a realistic budget. Remember that the birthday party is going to last for a few short hours, but the repercussions of spending more money than you can afford could last far longer. Once you have a handle on how much your family can stomach financially, then you can start brainstorming ideas for a fun-filled, creative party that your child will remember for years to come.
Forget those homemade games and scraped-together prizes. We have everything you need when it comes to a bounce house party.
A bounce house is colorful and takes up quite a bit of space which may limit the ability to decorate. Let your favors do double duty and become the decorations, too. Tie bright-colored or foil balloons to bubble-blowing containers, which act as weights, and place them around your party as decorations. Alternatively, fill goodies bags with items that have some weight, like bubble sets, plus candies, cookies or crayons, and attach balloons to them. At the end of the party, each guest will get one of the balloon decorations to take home. An added bonus is that you do not need to clean up the decorations after the party.
A bounce house is a great addition to any child’s birthday party. Instead of just letting the kids bounce around in the bounce house, plan some games and activities to make it more challenging. Have prizes on hand for winners of the contests and games that you play with the bounce house. Parents should always watch small children when bouncing in the bounce house to prevent injury.
Every parent wants to give their child a birthday party to remember and with bounce houses it has never been easier and fun.