Planning a children’s birthday party is a chance for you to get really creative and there is lots of fun to be had prepping for their big day. Top party trends, popular themes, and messy play birthday ideas for babies and toddlers, there is a lot to think about when deciding on what type of party you want to create. Here I have put together some ideas to help you get started on your party planning and make it a day they won’t forget.
Gender-neutral and super cute, pastel colour themed birthday parties are all the rage.
Think a ray of pale pinks, light blues, pale greens and pale yellows for your child’s next birthday party, perfect for any age. Choosing a pastel theme will make it really easy for you to mix and match decorations so you can have lots of fun picking out pretty and stylish pastel tableware, decor and even pastel themed treats for your guests.
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Balloons are a must at any party, whatever age and the kids will love them- the more the better! Wow your guests and make your child’s birthday magical with confetti filled balloons. The kids will love having giant clear balloons filled with confetti in any colour of your choice to match your theme- great for insta worthy photos too!
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Surprise your guests with the perfect treat and jump on this new kids party trend that both kids and adults will enjoy. Cake pops are easily portable, will look great on display and will taste delicious!
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THEIR FAVOURITE FILM OR TV SHOW
Throw a film or tv show themed party for your child. Frozen 2 & Dumbo are upcoming releases so will be perfect for your child’s birthday. You could even go for a Baby Shark themed birthday- what child isn’t a fan?!
Create a party for your child that is dino-mite! Browse dinosaur party decor, or get crafty and impress your guests by creating some fab-o-saurus designs that your child will love!
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Is your child unicorn mad? Make their dreams come true and throw a unicorn themed party this year. You’ll be surprised just how much unicorn themed decorations there are, you’ll be spoilt for choice but here are a few ideas to get you started.
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MESSY PLAY PARTY
Messy play for your baby or toddler’s birthday party will be a great way to entertain them and they’ll have tonnes of fun. The great thing is you can host a messy play party in your very own home.
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A popular idea for your child’s 1st birthday, let your child get messy with their very own birthday cake. If you are planning on doing it at home check out these tips to capture your colourful and messy cake smash photos.
CORNFLOUR & WATER
Get messy with cornflour and water and watch it turn into a gloop- add food colouring and watch the gloop turn into different colours.
There are lots of ideas for what to add to tuff trays depending on your child’s age, see some ideas here.
HANDS & FEET PAINTING
Get a roll of lining paper on the floor and get the kids to walk along it and print their hands.
Touch up on their fine motor skills and get messy with sensory spaghetti. With cold cooked spaghetti, your little ones will love the feel of it and can mix it all around, take it in and out and add food colouring too.
This article was written by me originally for Toddlekind.