When it comes to children’s birthdays, parents want to do their best and make that day truly special for their offspring. Sometimes, it’s hard to acquire everything you need or want, so you need to be resourceful. Turning your kid’s party into your DIY project is a great way to show off your creativity and crafty hands. So, here are some tips and ideas to throw a successful one and have fun doing it.
Make your confetti balloons
Confetti balloons are fun and kids will be excited when they pop, showering them with colorful and small pieces of paper. All you will need for this cheerful party trick is a bunch of clear balloons and a box of premade confetti from the store. Alternatively, you can make some yourself from tissue paper. Use a straw to push the confetti into balloons, and then blow them up like you usually would. If you want them to float, you can fill them with helium at the party store or rent a tank to do it at home.
A custom-made banner
Creating a happy birthday banner is one of the simplest things you can make and a great way to include the whole family for some quality time. Buy colorful papers and cut them out into tags of the desired shape, like rectangles or circles. Use permanent markers top draw letter on your paper tags so they are visible and stand out. On the top of each paper tag, make a hole where you will pull a string through so you can hang it all on the wall or from the doorframe. This will be a perfect welcoming sign for the guests or if you are throwing a surprise birthday party for your kid.
Build the kids a cinema
Watching movies on a big screen with homemade popcorns is a great way to entertain a bunch of kids of any age. This is a great party idea for entertainment in the backyard or a large enough living room where you can hang your DIY projector screen. Use four wood boards to create a frame, with two horizontal ones being longer like in the theaters. Attach a white cloth on the frame with screws, nails, or superglue. Use picture hangers to place it on the façade, wall, tree, or any other place you think is a good fit to project a movie on it.
Create a photo booth wall
Kids always liked to have their photos taken — it’s not something that came with smartphones and selfies. So, give them a unique spot to pose with a DIY photo booth wall and help them make wonderful moments together. Use washi tape to create a frame on the wall that can fit up to four kids. Give them props, like mustaches, stars, comic book balloons with fun writings, and all sorts of headbands and hats. When the party is over, email the photos to their parents or have them printed so they can place them in a frame.
Make party headbands
Party headbands are hit at any party, regardless if you have kids, teenagers, or adults. The best thing about them is that they are easy to make and don’t require much skill. Buy nondescript headbands in various colors, especially the cheerful and bright ones, like pink, yellow, and blue. Use hot-glue to attach foam letters that will spell kids’ names, or some fun words, such as ‘party’ or ‘fun day’. You can also buy some items at the store, like ribbons, artificial flowers, animals, or make cartoon images by yourself to glue to the headbands. Kids can keep those later and even some parents at the party will have fun wearing those, as well.
Go for old-style activities
Although kids love playing games on tablets, consoles, and smartphones, sometimes it’s good to remind them of another way to have fun. Use kids party entertainment to create a variety of activities like balloon twisting, having a costumed entertainer, and face painting. For example, organize a treasure hunt and place symbolic gifts all over your yard so they can find them with clues. You can join in and show off your artistic side and even be one of the spectators and wake up your inner child.
DIY party favors
Party favors are a symbolic way to say thank you to other kids for attending your child’s birthday. You can use reusable plastic containers for food as packaging, or if you are eco-savvy, you can wrap them in colorful paper or sew gift bags. Place inside items, like Play-Doh, colorful pens, erasers, balloons, some candy, and other things kids will love. Don’t forget to make a ‘Thank You’ note written and signed by your kid to make it more personal and special.
All in all
In a way, organizing a kid’s party is also fun for the grown-ups. If you are crafty, you can turn the whole party planning into a DIY project that will keep the whole family busy and spending time together. Moreover, the party will certainly be unique and talked about for a long time.