Creative Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas

  • Discuss with your child what kind of party he or she wants.Dinosaur party? A celebration of all things Dora? Let your child help pick; the theme will help narrow down decoration and activity choices.
  • Decide whom to invite.Do you need to ask the entire class, or does your child just want his six best friends? The type of party may dictate how many kids you can host (in other words, a Guitar Hero competition may work best with fewer contestants).
  • Line up any entertainment you may want.The earlier the better—it’s no fun telling your child that the magician she has her heart set on is already booked. Ask for references of people who have used the entertainers recently, and check up. Be sure to ask if there are any setup requirements.
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