- PICKING A PARTY THEME There are a few things to keep in mind before solidifying on one theme.
For a toddler you can pretty much pick a theme by anything you see your toddler taking a special liking too. If they have yet to show any real interest in one thing or another you can bet whatever you choose will go over just fine.
For older children discuss party themes with the birthday child.
Allow them to pick a few of their favourite ideas and you throw out a few ideas.
Take each idea and write them down on their own individual piece of paper or large notebook card. This is where the brainstorming comes in.
- You and your soon to be birthday star will have to write down on each theme what you would need for;
- Food to follow theme
- Cake idea
- Game ideas and
- Party favors
- Suitable location
Once you get the basics written down, look at each individual theme and pick out the top three themes. Then pick a final one. Here’s how…
Base your decision on your budget, ease of pulling off, as well as child’s enthusiasm, within reason of course. From the top three picks, relook at supplies needed to pull it off as well as location and see if there is anything that cannot be accommodated.
If all of them are within you budget and capability range, you can give your child one of two options; they can pick their favourite out of the three or you can throw them in a hat and let them pick that way. Once the decision is made, it needs to be final so make sure you are capable of pulling off any of the three given choices.
Here are some party theme ideas…
Perfect Party Themes for Children Ages 1 through 11
Rug Rats Pokémon
Bear in the Big Blue House Clifford the Big Red Dog
The Busy World of Richard Scarry Paddington Bear
Outer Space or Aliens American Idol
Barnyard Bug or Critter
Beach Theme Camping
Dress Up Firefighter
Tea Party Teddy Bear
Trains, Planes and Automobile Deep Sea
Wild West Wizard of Oz
Sponge Bob Any Cartoon
Spooky Ethnic Theme
The Land Before Time Barbie
Perfect Party Themes for Children Ages 12 and up.
Amazing Race Theme Beach Party
Camping Party Dance Party
Fiesta Theme Hollywood Theme
Murder Mystery Theme Pirate Theme
Polka Dot Theme Pool Party
Scavenger Hunt Slumber Party
Spa Theme Survivor Theme
Bowling Party Hotel Party
Laser Tag Party Limo Party
Movie Night Party Paint Ball Party
Skating Party Sporting Event Party
Theme Park Party Retro Theme