Holding a birthday bash is becoming harder and harder to do because it seems as if expectations are higher than ever. It feels like there is a need to be creative and inventive and unique and original, and that is amplified in the summer months. The scope for awesomeness just widens that much more.
But don’t despair just yet because we have had a look at what is around at what is going down in the world of kids parties, and here are the very best of the bunch.
The Paint Party
There has been a recent surge in powdered paint. At first it was music festivals that were celebrating this rage; namely, the Secret Garden Party which was famed for it’s Sunday afternoon paint party. But why not bring this get rich of tie-dying attitude to your kid's party by having a paint run. All you have to do is get your hands on some DIY powdered paint, fill a load of bags with it, hand each kid a bag and then let them run wild. Oh, you’ll want to get your camera out for this one.
The Fire Starter
With the weather turning gorgeous, nothing beats a good old bonfire party. After all, it is a great way to give an outdoor get together a focal point, that thing which sets it apart. It is also something that will be enjoyed by kids of all ages, no matter the age gap. So stock up on some marshmallows, hire some children's party entertainers to add to the whole occasion, get some hot dogs and buns and enjoy yourself a camping party in your back garden. This will be an absolute hit.
The Movie Night
If your kids are a little bit older, perhaps hitting that landmark age of double-figures, and you want to celebrate in suitable teenage fashion, then why not host an outdoor movie night for them and their friends. Think about it. All you need to do is get your hands on a projector, maybe a screen, some bean bags and inflatable chairs, some blankets, duvets and a load of healthy junk food and you have the perfect setup for an American style outdoor movie night. All you have to worry about now is getting the right film/s which, depending on the age, could mean knowing what the best Disney films are for kids that don’t like to sit still for very long.
The Mud Fest
If you’ve got little ones that love nothing more than the chance to get covered mud - from the roots of their hair to under their fingernails - then why not embrace this properly with a mud fest party. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to mean your garden gets ruined. Simply find a suitable place with all the space, trees, mud and grass you could hope to find and then set them free. A great addition to this idea is to set up a load of obstacles for them to overcome, a little assault course of sorts. Just make sure you have an old towel at hand and a spare pair of clothes for the journey home.