Every year, parents make sure they celebrate their kids birthdays with lots of enthusiasm, calling over the friends of the kids, either at home or some venue nearby with a small hall which can accommodate a decent crowd. What worries most parents (who organize such parties) is how to make the birthday party more exciting for all the kids as well as their parents.
Although most of them do use regular games, play some music, eat and dance, many parents are ready to incorporate unique ideas in their birthday parties.
Here are some unique birthday ideas for your kids (in the age group 3-13), something novel and new, that blends entertainment as well as education, and goes beyond the usual magic shows or playing some balloon games or games like housie.
Kids love magic, and this is a popular activity event at most birthday parties. While this is not going to be the only activity, you should definitely consider including a magic show for your kid’s birthday.
Magic shows are fun, make the kids laugh, and also surprises them through the various disappearing acts.
However, magic shows will not suit infants or toddlers, so only if you’re going to have most of the kids that are aged 5 and up, consider hosting a magic show.
Read: Magic kits for kids
Birthday Parties with Science Related Themes
How about doing some fun-filled science experiments, playing science games, solving puzzles, and more?
You can now have a science-themed party that includes experiments with dry ice, atomisers, gyrocopter, can crushing, anti-gravity water, super balloons, floating balls and magic of chemistry.
Parents may choose the ‘Be a spy’ theme, where your children get to play ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and learn useful forensic concepts like dusting for fingerprints, decoding codes and learning magic writing.
Science is among the more important subjects in schools, and you can now give your children a headstart in the subject by using science-related themes for your kid’s birthday parties.
Read: STEM Toys & Games
Masterchef Birthday Party
Cooking is a great skill to have, especially when kids grow up and stay in hotels or are abroad for work (why eat junk when you can cook).
You can have Birthday parties for kids, where kids are engaged in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cooking-related activities (depending on the age of kids and the budget). You can also arrange quiz sessions where children are asked to recognize simple ingredients like sugar, oil, salt, yeast, etc.
Once the kids are done with their activities, they get to enjoy healthy snacks & refreshments.
More Interactive Theme Parties
How about having a theme based on a Jungle Safari, or having a princess theme party (you may also pamper her with manicures, pedicures, hair art, nail art, hairstyles, etc.)? Party planners nowadays introduce fun and education into otherwise mundane birthday parties.
Your little girl can become a princess who acts as a role model at the party, boys can be superheroes who regale others with tales of heroism. The kids are taught about good behavior, morals and how to become model children.
Movie Screening for Birthday Party
How about showing kids a movie (Children’s movie or some motivational movie or some movie with great messages)? If you have a projector at home, you could conduct the screening at home, or you may take the kids to a special screening in a cinema hall. A lot of theaters allow you to book the theater for a private screening of a movie, and the foyer outside the preview theater can be used for a birthday party.
Children nowadays are smarter, and parents are aware of that, so having a simple birthday party is not appealing anymore to parents. Of course, it increases your birthday party’s budget a notch, but it adds value. With most parents looking for something different and wanting to blend entertainment with education, I hope you can get inspired by these ideas.