Your son’s birthday is one of the most significant family events of the year. Chances are, he is eagerly waiting for what you, his parents, have in store for him. This is why it is so important to make this day one to remember.
Of course, the essence of a good birthday party is some cake, streamers, and a group of friends, but this year, why not take it up a notch? Why not give your son the birthday of his dreams?
We have a couple of fun and creative ideas for your son’s birthday that are bound to blow him away. Read on to know what they are.
1. Throw a themed party
Little boys are obsessed with a new thing every couple of months. Find out what your son’s favorite thing is (could be a toy, a video game, a movie, a sport, an animal, or anything in between), and turn it into an exciting birthday theme.
For instance, if your son loves animals, throw a jungle themed birthday party. Everyone will have to dress like their favorite wild animal. Hang up fake deer heads and other animal-related props around the venue. Make it extremely festive and go the extra mile.
Or throw a circus themed party. Or a baseball themed party. Or an adventure themed party set in the woods. The possibilities are endless.
2. Put up a giant poster at the entrance
Let people know exactly what the vibe is by hanging up a giant poster at the entrance of your venue. The poster should be festive and exciting, and it should be reflective of your theme.
You don’t need to hire an expensive graphic designer to make a good poster. PosterMyWall has a lot of fun birthday poster templates that you can customize to make a poster good enough to steal the show. This site also allows you to resize your poster and turn into cute flyers and invitation cards that you should distribute before the event.
3. Set up a DIY chocolate fountain
Okay, let’s be real. Who doesn’t love a chocolate fountain? Well, maybe some adults don’t but children are absolutely nuts about it. Something as nice as a chocolate fountain is bound to leave an impression, not only on your son but also on all his friends who come to the party.
You can make a chocolate fountain at home very easily. Just get a bucket load of chocolate, melt it over a flame, add some cream or milk, and viola! Now you just have to stack a few big bowls upside down, one on top of the other (make sure the smallest bowl is on the top), and put the contraption on a tray to catch the excess chocolate. Now pour the chocolate over the bowls. Add more melted chocolate to the bowls at intervals.
Finally, put some candy, cut-up fruit, crackers, marshmallows, and other little knick knacks that kids can put on the end of a bamboo stick and dunk in the fountain. Beware, it might get messy but that’s the fun of it. If the kids are covered head to toe in chocolate, you’ll know the party was a roaring success.
4. Play some exciting party games
Party games are a timeless birthday classic, and no birthday party is complete without them. But to make your party truly memorable, you’re going to have to take it up a notch. Wrap prizes and goody bags for kids who win, and maybe some consolation gifts for those who lose.
We’ve all played “Passing the Parcel” and “Musical Chairs”. Step things up by incorporating some new and adventurous games that kids can have fun with. Maybe set up a scavenger hunt. Or play this game called “Mummy Wrap”, in which children wrap their moms in toilet paper, and whoever does it the fastest wins. Apart from this, play group games like “Charades” to keep everyone, the kids and the parents, entertained.
5. Have a sleepover party
What’s better than a party that doesn’t end till the sun comes up? Invite your son’s friends over for a fun night of movies, horror stories, pizza, pajamas, pillow forts, and sleeping bags. Play some games and put on some music. Also decorate the house and get a cake that everyone can cut.
Sleepovers add a very exciting spin on the age-old party. And they’re even more fun for kids who don’t have to worry about waking up early the next morning for work or chores. So this year, give your son one of the most iconic childhood experiences by inviting all his friends over to stay the night and make some life-long memories.
6. Give him his perfect day
The way to make this happen is this – you will have to ask your son what his perfect day looks like. It could be a day of movies and food, hanging out with friends, having ice cream, going to the park with his pet, you name it. Whatever it is, give it to him.
For instance, let’s assume your son really wants to get a dog and take him to the dog park. He also loves hanging out with his two best friends at the mall. Another one of his favorite activities is sitting under a blanket, watching a movie and eating popcorn. Make note of all of this, and on the day of his birthday, make all of it happen, one after the other (yes, even the dog!).
But remember, be subtle in your planning!
And there you have it – 6 awesome ways to make your son’s birthday special. We guarantee that everyone of these tips will work, especially if executed flawlessly.