Think About Themes _ Whether your preschooler loves Dora, Handy Manny, or the Backyardigans, chances are you can find birthday party goodies that span the spectrum, from plates to wall hangings. And it's not just about decorations. Popular characters lend themselves to other facets of the celebration, like games, food, and crafts. At a Dora party, for instance, you can set up an adventure course and make an animal mask. Serve up sandwiches you cut from train_shaped cookie cutters at a Thomas the Tank Engine party. And if you are so inclined, the big finale can be when the birthday child's favorite character shows up. No matter where you hold the party, the theme is something your child is going to want to be involved with, so make sure to get her input.
Determining the Destination _ If you don't have the room or the inclination to host the party at home, there are plenty of places you can go instead, but you should book this type of party several months in advance if possible. Good places fill up quickly, especially those that can only host one party at a time. If you choose to avoid the pre_planned party route such as Build_a_Bear or bowling, consider privately_owned recreation rooms (possibly owned by a church or firehouse), a park (have a rain date), or even your local daycare center. These are great places because they are generally closed on weekends, parents can often hire the teachers to work the party and the kids are comfortable because it is a place they are familiar with.
by Joseph S. Hose on Jul 12, 2018 Birthday Cards