What are easiest/funnest b-day party themes?

Serena-Lyn - posted on 11/12/2012 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Someone in my son's class had a "Rock Star" party this year. It was really great. They all danced and had blow up guitars, ect.. They rented a hall in a local school and the kids loved it. This way you can invite cousins and classmates along with friends who do not go to your school. You are not paying per child, it works out cheaper. I will untimately let him pick his theme, but I wanted to give him some ideas. They can dress up in a theme and we can have theme based games and food. I was thinking Super Hero, Pirate, carnival, zoo... What would you think would be easiest and the best!?!?!

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Janet - posted on 11/26/2012

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A superhero party is great for this age. You can make a red cape or cut out a big red "S" (superman) from red felt and pin on their shirt. You can get some cheap superhero eye mask and have them play games that require "superhero" strength.



Shark, pirate, monster, astronaut, bob the builder, lego are all easy themes. See these ideas under the boy section http://www.cjkidz.com/Birthday%20Resourc...

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Courtney - posted on 01/16/2013

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I think a beach/Spongebob theme would be a fun idea. You can have hamburgers (crabby pattys) and there are tons of decoration ideas that would go along with this theme. I know the dollar store or any of the dollar type shops have loads of Spongebob activities. coloring books, decorations, snacks that would make it an affordable option. I also like the Superhero idea. I have attended a hollywood type of theme party for kids where they passed out movie theater food like hotdogs, popcorns, nachos, etc and they screened a movie for the kids to watch. This was a girl's party with both genders attending. It was outdoor and they had a projector to watch the movie.. The kids had a great time and the snacks and food were great. I know Dollar tree also has the popcorn bags/ boxes and other decorations. You can also base the theme on whatever movie it is that you are watching. This particular party watched a princess movie.. maybe Tangled??
My kids like bowling and Chuckie Cheese. We don't get very creative due to the lack of space at our home. I know that spa parties for little girls are big right now and my daughter just attended a party and a China shop and the kids all painted a plate which she really enjoyed! Pinterest has some great ideas as well, I have seen some cool camping theme parties and parties centered around children's books like "They Hungry Caterpillar". I guess it depends on the age and the number of children you are inviting. Wii games like dance revolution and karaoke are always a big hit around here too! I would love to throw a party!! Good luck!

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Hey, I would recommend a Spiderman theme party. It’s very easy to pull off as the supplies are readily available at most party supplies stores. Moreover, boys fantasize being a superhero like him and would certainly love the idea of having a Spiderman theme party. The online party supplies stores can give you some great discounts. For ideas, you may refer this link. Hope this will be useful. http://www.mybirthdaysupplies.com/spider...

Serena-Lyn - posted on 12/03/2012

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Thank you for all the great suggestions. He decided on a super hero party. So I am looking for anything that can be done cheap. :o) Have a hall rental fr 3 hours. I am going to make a super hero cape for each child that comes with there initial on the back! I am getting fabric free, so that is a great gift for them to take home. Even the girls are going to LOVE it! I just wanted to think of what else - what kind of games? Normal musical chairs? Just let them run around? Face painting? Tattoos?



Is pizza the cheapest way to go for around 25 kids?

Bev - posted on 12/02/2012

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This is a fun one. Theme Garden. Grow a pet TickleMe Plant from seeds and watch how the leaves fold together as if they are Ticklish when you Tickle them.

See video...this is real and was easy to grow in the TickleMe Plant Greenhouse



http://www.ticklemeplant.com

Frances - posted on 11/26/2012

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a tiki/beach theme s fun for the middle of winter - I have a January baby, too. If you have access to a swimming pool, you could do a swim party to go along with the theme.

Amber - posted on 11/20/2012

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It is pretty easy! I had bought a face paint kit I believe the brand was Klutz. It even had a book with it with all sorts of facepainting ideas and directions on how to paint certain things.I did a few beards but most of them just wanted a skull and crossbones on there cheek. I practiced on my kids a few days before hand. I did wish I had one more person to help with it though. Was hard to get everyone done quickley and still do the other party stuff. Hope you have a great party!

Serena-Lyn - posted on 11/20/2012

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So, Amber - It was easy to paint the faces? It looks it, I am a little crafty, but not artistic. If that makes sense. It does not look hard to put mustache and beard on them with a "bandana" on the head.

Amber - posted on 11/19/2012

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My son had a fun pirate themed party before. Found lots of cute and fun ideas online. We had a treasure hunt (it was pretty simple because they were only 3 and 4 at the time but you could make it as hard as you like)with a walk the plank( a piece of wood over our sandbox with a few fake alligators in it, made spy glasses( papertowel roll with some colored cellphane on the end then let them decorate it with pirate stickers) I had made a pirate hat shaped cake( found a pic online) and made pirate ship hotdogs ( hotdog wrapped in cresent rolls then after I cooked them in the oven used a popcicle stick and made a sail out of contruction paper) Of course we had pirate hats ( happened to find a few packs of paper ones at the dollar store) pirate tattooes and face painting(I just bought my own facepaint kit andvery simple facepainting, I'm not very artistic LOL.

Serena-Lyn - posted on 11/19/2012

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I love the tiki idea... I am not sure about my son and its also January - Do you think that matters? I was thinking maybe superhero too...

Michele - posted on 11/19/2012

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I have two children whose birthdays are six days apart so we've always had one party for both of them. We've done several themes! Under the sea where they all came dressed as fish and threw water balloons at each other, tiki party where the girls wore hula skirts and the boys wore Hawaiian shirts and we played the Limbo and made up Hawaiian dances. We've done several others but those two are my best memories.

Serena-Lyn - posted on 11/16/2012

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Thanks! I did as well get hit by Sanday, but not very bad. We still got to go out on Halloween and he did have fun! I am loving the Pirate theme more and more. He has seemed to like it too. I was thinking I could get face painting things and practice before that day and get another mom friend to help. Paint beard for guys, bushy eyebrows and maybe a cool scar. For the girls I have read pirate princess would have looong eyelashes and you can pain them above eye lids and a cool scar as well. I would buy eye patches at a cheap store. I also thought about pricing out airbrush tatoos. Pirates LOVE tatoos. Possible treasure hunt for treasure (aka, gold coins they can redeem for prizes). How hard can it to paint a face? I know a guy who does airbrush tatoos, I am going to talk to about him doing it on the side cheaper for me :o) - They last 1-2 weeks. What a great party souvenier!

Barbara - posted on 11/16/2012

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Since we just got over Halloween I think the costume party would be the most easy thing to do. The parents would not have to put out any more money and the costumes are already there. Kids love to play pretend. Being on the East Coast we had terrible weather here (sandy) so maybe they would love this idea I am not sure where you are but Sandy did us wrong. Super Hero is always a contender. I know my 6 year old would not enjoy things like zoo animals or Barney because he would think that is too baby!

Serena-Lyn - posted on 11/12/2012

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He will be turning 6, sorry - minor detail. Yes, we also have a great community center that has rooms.

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