My birthday is coming up super soon (2 days!), and I’m so excited to help plan my birthday party with my mom. Each year we try and be as creative as possible, but parties can be hard to plan sometimes. Well, that is, until now! We are making it easy here because we have a few reminders about what makes a great party.
This blog is dedicated to all thing party planning. And just like our usual we’ve filled this blog with lots of inspiring lists and photos to help making your planning super creative, super easy and super DIY.
Here’s what we are covering in this amazing birthday party blog post:
- First- choosing a theme, I have some good ideas for those!
- Next- FOOD! Your party also food needs to be yummy!
- Then- games, games, game. The games you play have to be fun and should make everyone feel included and having a great time!
- Last- PARTY BAGS! The party bags that leave everyone remembering your party with a smile on their face.
My brothers first birthday cake smash
Are you ready? Let’s go!
Themes can be a great way to get people excited about coming to your party, and can really help coordinate all your party items from invitations to party favors. Here are a few more themes to get your creative juices flowing……
Paint party: Have a party with pretty colors that you and your friends can make into anything that you want, like tee shirts, mugs, or glasses. A paint or craft party will let all of you be artists for the day and leave the party with your own artwork! You can even set up a gallery of your art to have all the parents see as they come to pick everyone up.
Characters: Pick a character, any character! Choose your favorite animated cartoon character for the theme of your birthday party. Shows like Paw Patrol and Doc McStuffins would be really fun. How about EMJOIS?? All of your friends could wear a costume like Dottie or police and firefighter hats like Chase and Marshall.
A party for a cause: Did you know that you can have a birthday party to help other people or animals? You could ask your guests to bring canned food instead of buying gifts. After the party, you can donate that food to people in need. It will feel great for all of you because helping people is the right thing to do. My friend Jasmine just had a party and instead of asking for any gifts, she asked for everyone to bring items to donate to the local animal shelter. I LOVED this idea. My mom and I bought canned cat food and cat treats (we are cat people).
Fashion show!: I am Oliviakplay after all! What would a party blog post be without my personal favorite, a fashion show! Get all your friends together with lots of dress up clothes, jewelry and make up (get your adults permission first!). Put on your favorite outfits, set up some music and go for it!!!
Who does’t love food???? Will pizza always be the best birthday party food of all time? Most likely. There are some different foods that you could try that you may like just as much, though! You can prep all of the food and let everyone eat, or you can turn eating into a game and activity if you let people make their own food. If you want to let your friends build their own foods, we recommend just one type, unless you’re having a food-themed party! Here are my top choices for birthday party food:
Buffet foods: I LOVE to choose what I eat, so I know my friends will like to do the same. A macaroni bar, mashed potato bar, and taco bar all sound so delicious! It’s fun to build your own plate. Put the ingredients out and let everyone choose what they want on their plate. For the macaroni and mashed potatoes, toppings like broccoli, ham, bacon, and extra cheese will make those bowls so yummy!