Kids crafting at a birthday party

Best Birthday Parties Plans for kids

Birthday parties are a great boost to any kid’s self esteem. Which makes them seem like kings for the day is among the best presents you can give them. But where and how should you start?


A lot of parents feel much more comfortable starting with a theme around which they can organize invitations, decorations, games, crafts and food. Both you or your kid will enjoy making plans that reflect her interests whether it is a sports theme, a dinosaur bash, an art party, a backyard beach picnic, a trip back in time, or an animal adventure.

Guest List and Invitations

You should make the guest list for your preschooler, but once your kid is over 3 or 4, he should be consulted.

The invitations might be either store purchased or home made and should set the mood for the event. Older children might enjoy making invitations out of paper dolls, puzzle pieces or computer templates, dependant upon your chosen theme. For a little fee, you can frequently reserve space in a community recreation center or local park. Kid friendly restaurants, gymnastic centers, fire departments and practical museums are also popular. Parties away from home usually work better for kids over five since younger kids can be overwhelmed by unfamiliar surroundings.


Atmosphere is everything. Once you have chosen a theme, use a little creativity to set the scene.

There does not mean you need to fly to the Tongariro for a campout party. Children are naturally imaginative, they will play along whenever you use simple home gadgets to transform your home into a national park. Set up a camping tent, pass out flashlights and catch bugs in the backyard.