Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ category

How to Plan a Birthday Party for Kids – Girls Birthday Party in 5 Easy Steps

May 7th, 2021

Planning kids birthday parties is stressful! There is so much to do, so many things to take care of from selecting a theme to picking cute birthday girl outfits. As a mom of two girls, I feel the pain of any parent who is in the middle of planning their child’s birthday party! I know that as a parent, you always want the party to be perfect because you know that your child will remember it for the rest of her life. In the following paragraphs I will provide useful tips and step-by-step instructions on how to plan the best party for your kids. My goal is to make your job easier.

1. Select Girls Birthday Party Themes

One of the first things you should do is select a theme for your girls birthday party. The best place to start is her interests. What is your girl into these days? Does she have a favorite hobby or TV show? If your girl is old enough, you can ask her what theme she would prefer. If you are planning a surprise birthday party, then you can look for help from her friends.

Make sure to browse Pinterest for kids party ideas. You can do a specific search is you have already picked out your theme or you can search for something like “girls birthday paty” or “kids birthday party.” You will be surprised by how many great ideas you will find! Not only Pinterest is a great place to look for a fun and original themes, you can also get ideas for decorations, fun crafts and games, birthday outfits for girls and more.

10 Popular Birthday Party Themes For Girls

Minnie Mouse
Frozen (the movie)
Hello Kitty
2. Select Girls Birthday Party Venue & Date

This has always been the hardest part for me. First you need to decide on your budget as well as how much work you actually want to do yourself. Some of the questions you need to ask yourself when selection a venue are:

What is my budget?
How much work do I want to do myself?
Do I want the party to be in my house or elsewhere?
Should I host the party inside or outside?
How many kids will be attending?
You can do everything in the comfort of your own home. At home, you don’t have to worry about the time limit and you can do pretty much whatever you want. However, you will have to clean, cook and entertain the guests, so be prepared to be exhausted! Parks are great for kids birthday parties as well, but you need to keep the weather in mind. Another option is to rent an in-door venue. Some places will only provide space while you have to bring your own food and entertainment. But you won’t have to worry about cleaning before and after. Some kids birthday party venues are all-inclusive meaning they will provide space, food and entertainment.

To find a party venue, you can start by asking friends and family for recommendations and doing a Goggle search. Kids museums, gymnastics gyms, bowling alleys, movie theaters, bounce houses and other kid-friendly places can also host birthday parties.

Last option is to host a party at your home but pay for entertainment. Through Google search and the word of mouth you can find birthday party hosts, magicians or companies that will provide bounce houses, petting zoos and such.

3. Send Birthday Party Invitations

Make sure to send invitations early. Kids and parents seem to have very busy scheduled these days, so it is always a good idea to invite ahead of time. Two great places to order kids birthday party invitations are Etsy and TinyPrints. Etsy is the best place to start if you are looking for unique party invitations that will be a perfect match to your kids birthday party theme. There are plenty of shops that create custom invitations.

Ask guests to arrive 10 – 15 minutes early. Most of them will be a little late, so if you are limited on time, make sure to put that on your invitations. You can also put a request to RSVP as well as any special instructions.

It is a good idea to keep a record of all the addresses so that you can re-use them next year. You can enter them into your phone, planner or an Excel spreadsheet.

4. Pick a Perfect Birthday Girl Outfit

This is my most favorite part of the process! You will need to select a cute birthday girl outfit that coordinates with your birthday party theme. Some of my most favorite brands for cute birthday outfits for girls are Mustard Pie Clothing, Giggle Moon clothing, Ooh La La Couture, Persnickety Clothing clothing and Lemon Loves Lime.

Lemon Loves Lime designs the cutest numbered birthday girl t-shirts that can be coordinated with a Lemon Loves Lime ruffle skort or a cute skirt. Ooh La La couture birthday dress is another cute option for a birthday girl dress.

You can complete your cute birthday girl outfit with a pair of lovely Joyfolie shoes or Livie and Luca shoes.

If you would like to have an absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind outfit for your birthday girl, a good place to look is Etsy. There are hundreds of sellers who can design and create a perfect outfit for your girl. If you are planning to custom-order an outfit, do it a few weeks in advance.

5. Plan Birthday Party Decorations

Based on your girls birthday party theme and place, you will need to plan declarations. If you are hosting the party at a park, you will want minimal decorations. So, all you will really need is balloons and tablecloth that coordinate with your party theme. You can get more creative if you are hosting the party at your house. If you need ideas, Pinterest is a great place to start. Simply search for your party theme to find pictures of thousands of kids birthday parties, cakes, decorations, crafts, food and more.

Kids Party Themes – The Top 20 Most Popular

April 7th, 2021

Are you always looking for Kids Party Themes so you can make your child’s birthday party the best ever? Well I’ve just found out the most popular kid party themes. Most of these party supplies come, not only with themed plates and cups, but with plenty of extras, like party favor boxes, little party favor ideas, balloons and the like to help you really accessorize your party theme from the start to the finish of your kids party.

Now for the list! According to one of the biggest online party supply companies, the top 20 most popular kids party ideas are:

Bolt: The story of a Hollywood Television Series Star. Bolt has grown up on a Television set. He stars in a series about a dog with superpowers. Bolt doesn’t know he is an actor and his powers are created for the show. He gets knocked out and falls into a shipping box. Accidentally Bolt is sent to New York City. His powers don’t seem to work for him when he awakens. Of course, we know why, but Bolt doesn’t. He meets two friends, a cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino who lives in a plastic ball. His adventures finally bring him back to Hollywood and the friend he left behind, Penny, his TV co-star. Everyone knew this movie would make it onto the list of great kids party themes.

Disney Princess Fairy-Tale: There is no introduction needed for these Princesses! Who doesn’t love the Disney Princesses! The Fairy Tale party supplies are very colorful and they have Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Snow White, Belle and Aurora on the party accessories. Any little girl would love to use the Disney Princesses as her party theme! The Disney Princesses are always one of the top 20 kids party themes!

Fancy Nancy: Meet Nancy, who loves to be fancy! She is always in her tiara and her sparkly shoes. Nancy is a book character written by Jane O’Connor and has quickly become a popular reading book for kids and now she has become one of the most popular kids party themes. She thinks more is better when it comes to being fancy and she wears sparkling jewelry and boas! Nancy is a fun character and the books are a good story to read. This is what makes Fancy Nancy a popular kids party theme. Have a fashion show for your invited little Fancy Nancys!

Girl’s Cupcake 1st: If it’s your little girls first birthday party Girl’s Cupcake 1st is the perfect party theme to go with. It’s pink and pretty with one cupcake on each plate and cup. Cupcakes do make the perfect birthday cake for the little ones!

Hannah Montana: This TV series stars Miley Cyrus as a teen singing star. Tweens and Teens will enjoy a Hannah Montana party! Why not organize a Karaoke singing contest? You can video tape it and let your guests watch it before the party ends. Wait until you see the guitar pinata!

Lil’ Prince 1st: If your little Prince is turning one is there any other party theme you should use? Little Prince says it all! These party supplies are blue with a crown on them. Perfect!

Lil’ Princess 1st: Pretty, Pink and Princess…party accessories that are perfect for your little princesses first birthday party. No wonder it’s on the list of most popular party themes.
Littlest Pet Shop: Aren’t the littlest pet shop party accessories the cutest little animal assortment? Most kids are pet lovers so you can see why this party theme would be a big hit!

Mickey’s Clubhouse: Mickey Mouse has to be on the list of the top 20 kids party themes! Mickey is everyone’s favorite…along with Minnie Mouse and the rest of the Disney friends.

Mod Monkey 1st: Mod Monkey comes in two different patterns. One is plain, just Monkey decorating them. The second says “Monkeys 2nd” and it’s the perfect party theme for your little Monkey’s second birthday party.

Pink Poodles: Pink Poodles in Paris is a darling party supply set. The colors are pink and green, very girlish and very pretty. There are lots of party extras to buy so you can accessorize your party theme with everything from a cake topper, a pinata to a party favor to give each guest!

Pink Skull: For the little girls who want to be a Lady Pirate! These pink skull party supplies will give her the party she has been dreaming of! There are party stickers, pink skull coin purses and a pink “grow a skull” to give to each of your party guests as a favor. There are tons of fun ideas you can use and that’s why it’s on the list of the top 20 kids party themes.

Pokemon: The little Pokemon, or Pocket Monsters, have been a big party favorite for a while. It seems kids never grow tired of them.

Sesame Beginnings: Another first birthday party theme that is loved by youngsters! Sesame Street has been a kids favorite for many years and will be for a long time to come. These party accessories feature Baby Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster…how cute they are…no wonder they are on the list of the top 20 kids party themes.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The release of the movie has given Star Wars another generation of fans! Invite Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Yoda to your child’s party with these popular theme party ideas.

Super Mario Bros: Mario and Luigi are back to help celebrate your child’s birthday! This is a brightly colored set of party accessories that are cheerful to look at and the Mario Brothers and their adventures will make for lots of good party fun ideas

The Dog: For the little dog lover in your family! If dogs are your child’s favorite animal…this is the party theme for you. The plates are a close up of the sweetest little puppy…you’re going to fall in love with him right away. It’s easy to understand how this cute little guy made it onto the top 20 party themes list.

The Pig: Another close facial shot of cute little pigs, similar to the Dog. There are three different pigs on the party supplies, one cuter than the other. There is also a bean bag pig and a pig party favor box that includes a pig nose, a party activity book, some crayons, a pig blowout party noisemaker and stickers! Everything you need to make this party theme everyone’s favorite.

Tony Hawk’s BBHJ: Boom Boom Huck Jam with Tony Hawk made it to the top 20 kids party themes of 2008. You can plan lots of fun games with Tony Hawk as a theme for your child’s next party. You can find lots of party ware and accessories including a skateboard pinata!

Wizard of Oz: Last on my list, but not least, is the Wizard of Oz party theme. There are plates with Dorothy and Glenda, the good witch, on them. Napkins with the ruby slippers and party favors that come in a straw basket…just like Dorothy had in the movie. The favor box includes: a frosted terrier cookie, mini star wand, ruby slipper lip gloss, Wizard of Oz sticker sheet and compact mirror…and will make a terrific party favor.

Now these top 20 kids party themes for kids certainly will give you a lot to think about Mom. Pick your child’s favorite one and start to plan their next birthday party! I don’t know about you, but there are one or two I may have to use for my own birthday party this year!