Kids’ birthdays are big occasions for the children as well as their parents. For years, parents have been putting serious effort into throwing the best possible birthday parties for their kids, often winding up with expensive and lavishly decorated gatherings. We all want these special days to be as memorable as possible, and go to extreme measures to throw the perfect party. Party trends for such occasions come and go–some last longer than others, but each year brings in new hot birthday party trends for the kids. Make your kids’ birthday parties occasions to remember by calling on some of today’s hottest trends.
The need for huge parties with extensive guest lists is beginning to wane, and many of us couldn’t be happier. Parents and kids alike were beginning to get tired of hosting dozens of other little ones and their parents. It’s a lot of stress and strain to deal with, and no party should be stressful. Pare down the invite list for your kids’ birthday parties this year. The big day will be easier to manage, the gathering will be more friendly and intimate, and more exclusive events like this are often more memorable. You and your kids are both sure to love it.
Themed parties have always been fun and popular, but they’re beginning to change. The best birthday parties this year won’t be made by heading out to the party store and buying lots of party favors, decorations, plates, and cups branded with cartoon characters. Rather than spending on these disposable pre-made party supplies, get creative. After you decide on a theme for the party, get crafty to make your own personalized decorations. Do your shopping at the department stores rather than the party stores to pick up things you’ll be able to use again in the future.
One of the biggest trends going around is the move to a health conscious do-it-yourself approach to kids’ parties. Rather than going to the supermarket or bakery for a cake, spend some time in the kitchen making your own. You’ll be able to add a personal touch to the special birthday cake, and make the party much healthier at the same time. Store-bought cakes are typically loaded with sugar and low quality ingredients. You can make a delicious cake of your own, with any ingredients you want. Birthday parties should be fun, but they don’t have to be unhealthy.
If you really want to make your kids’ birthday parties special, consider throwing a costume party. Kids love to dress up, but their only chance to do so is usually on Halloween. Give them a chance to get some extra mileage out of those Star Wars costumes or make a whole new outfit. Your kids’ costumes could tie in with the party theme if you want to make it really fun. Costume parties are getting more popular all the time, and they’re sure to be all the rage this year.