For any child, a birthday is a special occasion. Therefore, loving parents always try to make a memorable event out of it. Fortunately, now there are many opportunities to give a child the holiday of his dreams.
Childhood is a time for magic. Therefore, it is worth trying to make the main holiday of the year fabulous and unforgettable for the child, so that it is remembered and gives pleasant emotions for a long time. Most often, birthdays are made themed. Sticking to one theme makes it easier to choose decor, entertainment, and outfits. The theme of the holiday depends on what the child is fond of.
For example, if a girl loves cartoons from Disney, then her birthday should be arranged in the style of a princess. You can collect all the heroes of your favorite cartoons, or you can stop at your favorite story. So, if a girl loves Aladdin, then she should play the role of the beautiful Jasmine, and spend the holiday in the style of the Arabian Night, with exotic snacks and unusual entertainment. This party will appeal to children from 5 to 8 years old. The same applies to other famous Disney cartoons and their heroines.
Princesses such as Sofia, Elsa, Ariel, Moana are popular among girls of different ages.
If a child likes fairy tales, then the celebration can be arranged in the style of one of their favorite stories. This option is great for celebrating the first birthday, which the child spends in the company of his friends. The celebration will appeal to children 3 or 4 years old.
Another popular option for a children’s holiday is a pirate party. It is perfect for active girls who do not go to sit still. You can hold such a children’s holiday for a child from 6 to 12 years old. The main role is played by decoration, original pirate costumes and themed contests. “Summer” birthday girls should give such a party in nature. You can also organize a celebration in one color, a “fashion show” or a superhero evening. The main thing is to make the holiday with love and take into account the interests of the child.
Games and contests
An integral part of the children’s holiday — all kinds of games, quizzes and contests.
At home, of course, there are more opportunities for an interesting holiday. At home, you can entertain children with a game of Twister, folding small speed puzzles or home karaoke with a choice of winners. Young fashionistas will definitely enjoy the competition, which is called “The Best Makeup Artist”. To do this, you need to buy high-quality children’s cosmetics in advance.
Girls should be divided into pairs and each pair should be given a set of cosmetics. So that no one is offended, the kits must be the same. One of the girls will have to make up the other. As a result, the guests of the holiday will determine the winner or even several.
As a prize, you can use something from cosmetics, such as lipstick, mascara or a set of shadows.
For the next competition, you need to buy bright colored balloons and inflate them. Each child will receive 1 balloon and 1 marker. Participants need to blindfold with a dense dark tape. The task of all participants in the competition is to paint the ball, depicting on it the muzzle of a funny animal or one of Smeshariki. You can adapt this competition to the theme of the holiday. For example, if the party is held in the style of Disney princesses, then each ball should be painted under one of the cartoon characters. Winners must also be chosen by everyone together.
Little set tooth will also appreciate the Candy Rain game. To conduct it, guests, as in the previous case, need to be blindfolded. At this time, one of the parents scatters sets on the floor, saying that it has recently rained candy, and now the children have to harvest. Each child is given a bag to fill with their eyes closed.
The winner will be the one with the most candies. He receives a set gift: a chocolate bar or a box of chocolates. All participants keep the collected sets.
In the cafe
It is much easier to spend a holiday in a cafe, but you have to be slightly limited in the choice of entertainment. The easiest option is to “screen” your favorite fairy tale or cartoon. For this, some popular story is taken. Each person is given a specific role. Then the improvisation begins. The host voices the main plot twists, and the children play their role as they please. It turns out fun and sometimes very unexpected.
Another simple competition is eating something tasty for speed. It is best to choose something light and healthy, such as fruit. They need to be cut into slices and put in front of each child a plate with them. You can eat them at speed without hands, blindfolded or simply without appliances. The winner gets a tasty prize.
If children are over 6 years old, you can arrange intellectual games and quizzes. Questions should be made appropriate to the theme of the holiday.
How to diversify the holiday?
Like adult holidays, children’s holidays can be supplemented with various shows and performances.
There are many show options that can be ordered for a children’s party. Depending on the theme, you can invite people to put on a good science show or give guests a little magic. In addition, you can arrange a puppet show. Children at some point may even become participants in the process.
Party with a piñata
The piñata is part of traditional Mexican holidays. Usually this is a figure of an animal made of corrugated paper and covered with fringe. Inside the piñata there are always delicious sets and coins. The piñata is hung from a tree branch and literally destroyed by children. The purpose of the guests of the holiday is to beat the piñata with sticks until it falls apart and its contents fall out of it.
This piñata can now be bought in a store or ordered online. If you wish, you can create it yourself. It will take more time, but it will be possible to make the contents of the gift more interesting.
Creative master class
The holiday can be spent with benefit. For example, organize a master class. You can do it yourself, or you can invite professionals to visit. There are several ideas for such a pastime.
- Body art. Children love to draw on all available surfaces. And this kind of creativity will allow you to decorate the face of your best friend. Before conducting such a master class, you need to buy special paints that do not harm the skin. You can depict the faces of animals, flors, fairy-tale characters on your face.
- Cooking. For adults, this activity already seems boring, but for children, the process may seem quite exciting. Cooking, of course, is worth sets. You can make original lollipops, rainbow cakes, paint gingerbread or bake fortune cookies.
- Drawing. You can paint dishes, pebbles or even T‑shirts. Guests of the holiday will be able to keep the results of such a master class as a keepsake.
And also there is an option to learn animation with sand, different types of modeling or making jelry.
Having decided on the theme of the holiday and choosing a couple of interesting games that will definitely captivate children, you can proceed to compiling an approximate scenario. It is important that there is a lot of room for improvisation in it so that the children do not get bored. For inspiration, you can use different options for activities.
Both young children and teenagers love stories about magic. Therefore, a children’s holiday can be held in the style of a party for young witches. For a girl’s birthday, you can rent several beautiful costumes. These can be images of dark and light witches, Baba Yaga.
To create the right atmosphere, it is also important to decorate the room properly. Decorations can be used those that are sold on the eve of Halloen. Some of them are easy to do by hand. The child will like to participate in the preparation of his birthday on an equal basis with adults.
An excellent addition to the holiday for the birthday witch will be an originally decorated table. There are so many ideas for such a specific feast. Young witches can be served compote “Love potion”, cakes with magical flors, sandwiches of the original form and other “magic” snacks.
The main thing is to present each dish beautifully. In this case, it is best to set the table with guests for greater immersion in this magical atmosphere.
Competitions and entertainment should also fit the theme. Games and relay races are suitable for the holiday.
- “Witch Racing” The relay race, in which 2 teams participate, is easy to make part of a magical holiday, simply by transferring all the guests to brooms. As a “broom” you can use ordinary brooms or mops.
- “Mummy”. This is one of the easiest contests. Children are divided into pairs, and each pair is given a roll of toilet paper. One child must wrap the other with toilet paper. A certain amount of time is allotted for this. As a result, everyone together evaluates whose mummy turned out to be of the highest quality. The winner gets a themed gift.
Another fun way to make a small coven more interesting is to act out a scene from your favorite fairy tale cartoon or movie. For example, from “Harry Potter” or “The Chronicles of Narnia”,
If the cartoon about Elsa and Anna is one of the favorites of the birthday girl, you can make a holiday for her in the style of this fairy tale. Preparation for such an event will not take much time. To begin with, it is important to create beautiful scenery.
Together with the children, you can cut out snowflakes from paper, make white and blue garlands, or come up with some other unusual handmade decorations.
Treats for young princesses can also be picked up in the same style: air cakes, a cake with a lot of white cream, marshmallows, grapes and, of course, ice cream. If possible, you can also order a themed cake with the image of your favorite characters.
If the birthday falls in the winter, the guests of the holiday have the opportunity to have fun on the street: play snowballs, make snowmen and go sledding. At home, you can hold several active contests and games, and when everyone is tired, turn on the cartoon for the children, the main characters of which they felt like all day.
Holiday in Wonderland
A lover of an unusual fairy tale about Alice, who got into Wonderland, can organize an original holiday with a tea party, a Hatter and fun contests. To have a fun birthday party, you need to make costumes or masks that will help children get used to the role of Alice, the Hatter, Sonya the mouse and other heroes of the story. For table decor, you can buy napkins with unusual patterns and make tags with the inscriptions “eat me” and “drink me” with your own hands.
The room in which the holiday will take place is decorated with red balloons and various original details that are found in the film and cartoon about Alice.
There are many competitions you can think of. For example, you can arrange a “crazy tea party” by blindfolding each child and offering several types of juice to choose from. The child must determine which drink is which. If there is a lot of space, it is easy to arrange a quest to find a gift for the birthday girl. In different rooms there will be guests dressed as characters from a magical story. Their task is to give the girl a riddle or give some simple task. For a correct ansr or a completed task, the birthday girl receives another hint. This continues until she finds her main gift.