Deciding on a Kids Party Theme!
by Kelly of Sweet Moment’s Co
When planning a child’s party, it makes things easier if you have a theme in mind as it will help guide you when choosing partyware, décor, entertainment and food.
There are many themes you can choose from including Mermaids, Unicorns and Bunny Rabbits or you can go with a colour theme such as mint and gold or the ever popular, pink and gold.
Inspiration on choosing a theme can come from many places. Here are some examples:
- -Movies: popular kids’ movies like The Little Mermaid, Peter Rabbit and Cars can help you pick a theme to base your party around.
- -Season: the time of the year can be your inspiration. Summer is great for Ice-cream themed parties, Autumn can be themed around picnics, Spring can be a themed around tea-parties etc.
- -Colours: your favourite colour combinations can be an easy way to theme a party.
- -Gender Neutral: if you want to keep the theme gender neutral, some great party themes include “Carnival” or “Circus” a Pizza Party, or a colour scheme of mint and gold or silver.
Using some of the above examples, I will show you how easy it is to plan your party around that theme using some party decor available at Sweet Moments Co.
Partyware Lay the table with Shell Dessert Plates with matching Shell Napkins along with iridescent party cups.
Decor String up a Mermaid Garland as a backdrop for the dessert table and scatter the table with seashells and starfish. If you’re feeling creative you can make your own table centrepieces using a fishbowl; put blue/purple glass pebbles on the bottom of the bowl and add some plastic plants normally used for fishtanks, pop in a small mermaid doll and fill with water. For something quick and easy, simply layer the fishbowl with sand and seashells.
Entertainment Dig for buried treasure – fill a clam shaped baby’s pool with sand and bury plastic jewellery in the sand. Provide little beach spades for the kids to dig up the buried treasure.
Food Make ‘seaweed skewers’ by threading grapes onto wooden skewers. Use a star cookie cutter to cut fruit or sandwiches into “Starfish”. Make “Seashell Pasta Salad” using the shell shaped pasta. Rock candy becomes “Coral” and blue cordial in a glass drinks dispenser becomes “Sea Water”. For an easy way to decorate the cake, top with Mermaid themed toppers or use our Mermaid Party Kit for cupcakes.
The finishing touch is a Queen of Mermaids Shell Crown for the Birthday girl.
Bunny rabbits are a popular theme for baby showers, christenings and Birthday parties due to their symbol of innocence. The recent release of the movie Peter Rabbit has made it even more popular!
With a standard bunny rabbit theme you would normally use a combination of white, pink and gold or silver. For this example, I’ve provided more of a Peter Rabbit theme using a combination of blues and greens with items from Sweet Moments Co.
Partyware Lay the table with Blue and Silver Confetti Dessert Plates with matching napkins and cups. Co-ordinating Blue & Silver Confetti Cupcake boxes add a decorative and functional touch and can be used as a takeaway gift box for cupcakes or, by simply removing the insert, can be filled with lollies or a small gift. Beech wood cutlery adds a lovely rustic outdoor feel.
Décor Drape the dessert table with a pastel blue tablecloth and decorate with small white flower pots filled with greenery like white daisies. Use an old gate or fence posts (left natural or painted white) as a backdrop and showcase cupcakes baked in Baby Blue Baking Cups on decorative cut wooden logs or wooden crates.
An easy and inexpensive way to highlight the Peter Rabbit vegie patch atmosphere is to fill wooden crates or wicker baskets with vegetables like cauliflower, radishes, potatoes and of course….bunches of carrots.
Entertainment Along with bunny rabbit ears used as photo props, you can get the kids to do a hopping race, pin the tail on the bunny or provide bubble wands for the kids to play with.
Food Small ceramic flower pots filled with carrot and celery sticks, and broccoli and cauliflower florets is healthy and on theme. “Bunny Tails’ can be made using marshmallows on a skewer dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.
Fill wicker baskets lined in gingham fabric with sandwiches, sausage rolls and mini quiche. You could even use old picnic baskets to add to the ‘outdoor’ feel. For the cake, Silver Glitter Blue & Green candles add some sparkle and ties the colours together.
We hope you can see how using a few various items you can really bring a kids party theme to life, along with using theme based activities and food!
You can find all the above party supplies and more for various themes at the lovely online party boutique Sweet Moments Co.
Head to their website to begin your party planning!