If your child celebrates her birthday in winter, when the weather is just plain miserable, a great idea may be to celebrate a half birthday in the summer!
Here’s how it works:
A perfect outdoor winter venue for a party is an ice-skating rink! It is usually quite inexpensive to have a group skate, and facilities typically offer a party room where you can host the lunch/cake/presents. For kids age 6 and up, this is a very good idea. Planning this theme can take as little as 30 minutes as well, so if you don’t have a lot of time and want to hold your party outside of your home, this may be a great idea for you. If so, here are a few suggestions and points to keep in mind as you plan:
I love the song “The Three R’s” by Jack Johnson from the Curious George CD. Of course, the three R’s refer to reduce, reuse, and recycle. This is a great message to remember and song to sing as we come up on Earth Day in April.
At least in the northern hemisphere, March marks the month when the clocks move forward, buds begin to appear on the trees, and the days are longer. At the same time, it is a transitional month; on any given day you could have sun and warmth, or snow and cold. Regardless of the temperature, March is often full of windy days. If your kid was born in March, perhaps you would like to have a March birthday party focused on our friend the wind!
For decorations, use any colors that you like. Blues, pearly whites, and light greens are good wind and March colors to use. You can purchase balloons, streamers, and tableware in these colors. Place a bouquet of pinwheels in the center of the table.
Well, it’s still winter out there and many people are actually snowed in and/or digging out from under the snow. Your kids may be developing cabin fever, and are probably looking forward to not only spring blooming, but also summer break. You can give them a little taste of the fun to come by throwing their winter birthday at the local indoor swimming pool.This party can be at a hotel, YMCA, or local gym with an indoor pool available for party rental. It should be pretty easy to find a place to hold your event, and and as kids parties go, easy to put it together!
In your pool party invitation, ask the party guests to bring their swimsuits, a change of clothes, flip flops, and a towel.
May the luck O’the Irish be with you! Yes, I am already thinking of dancing an Irish jig, plucking a few shamrocks, and celebrating the day when everyone is Irish, with smiling eyes and green clothes! It is a great time to gather the kids and their friends and celebrate the day!
Kim over on her blog The TomKat Studio recently featured her son, Tommy’s, Crab Shack Party. The colors are eye-popping and the Crab Party Dessert Table full of fun and fabulous charm. Kim is so very talented, all of the graphic designs she put together to personalize the invitation, dessert table cards, and thank you cards are truly spectacular. It’s the middle of summer, and whether you are throwing your own son a party or gathering the gang at the beach for a crab feast, find inspiration with this wonderful party theme.
My favorite? Oooohhhh, look at these Crab Cupcakes!