After the excesses of Christmas, organising a party might be the last thing you feel like doing, but if there is a birthday coming up you will need to dig deep to find the required enthusiasm. Here are three cute, fun, and inspiring ideas to get you in the mood for a mid-winter celebration.
The traditional bash
Make a ‘Happy Birthday’ banner in gingham and use copious amounts of sprinkles on the cupcakes for this vintage extravaganza. Play old-fashioned games like squeak piggy squeak or pin the tail on the donkey, and then bring the gift bags on in a little wagon. Dress your little boy up in smart trousers and maybe even a tie if he is willing, but for little girls it has to be a traditional party dress.
The Lego party
For kids who cannot get enough of those colourful bricks, a birthday to remember will be one that includes a Lego theme. Set out the Lego food table with plenty of colourful offerings and consider asking a local cake maker to create a bold centrepiece based on a brick or character from the range. Encourage your child and their guests to wear primary colours and provide party bags containing Lego – of course!
A baking party
Is there a better way to feel all cosy and warm in the colder months than by turning the oven on and having a bake off? Be prepared before guests arrive by setting up two or three workstations and recruiting an adult to manage each of them. That way the cakes can be prepared, cooked and eaten before the party ends. Aprons are necessary and warn other parents about the possibility of spills, so they can dress their kids accordingly.
Can you share any good ideas for children’s parties?