Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Make Believe Parties
Children enjoy playing make believe games because it allows them to think of worlds other than what they are used to and expand them as they wish.
Make believe activities are a good way of exercising their creative faculties and allowing them to maximize their capacities for creation, discovery and foresight. It is, therefore, for this reason that themed birthday parties are a hit among children.
It doesn''t matter what kind of party you''re intending to throw. Any children''s party may be celebrated with a theme. In fact, you don''t really need to have a particular occasion to be able to host a themed party, or any party, for that matter. If it''s your child''s enjoyment that''s on your mind, you can have a themed party every day for the rest of month, if your budget and energies permit it.
Themes are not exactly gender exclusive. However, there are certain children''s birthday party themes that fit girls only or boys only. For example, fairy themes, luaus, Disney princess themes and sweet sixteens are exclusively for girls. On the other hand, sports themes, pirates, cars, medieval knights and aliens are usually for boys.
Other interesting children''s birthday party themes include slumber sleepover, tropical outdoors, under the sea, indian themes, cowboys, character-centric themes (Spongebob Squarepants, Blues Clues, Kim Possible, etc), outer space, farm animal themes, Star Wars, and others. You can mix and match popular themes of you want.
For a themed party to be successful, the kinds of food you serve, the games you play and the favors you give out should be consistent with your theme.
Hence, if you''ve decided on a fairy princess party, your food should include things like dainty-looking cupcakes and shimmery food coloring in pastel colors, and your giveaway bags should have princess prints on them. The same goes for cowboy themes.
You can ask your guests to wear costumes that coincide with your chosen theme to make the event more interesting. If you''re not really into costumes and find preparing for this a little tedious, you can ask your guests to bring something or wear something that would reflect the theme.
As the host of the party, of course, your child should be in costume. It''s his day, after all, and you want to make the pictures stand out and be memorable. Your baby celebates his or her birthday only once a year, so why not go all out and make this extra special?
Article written and entirely owned by Low Jeremy who maintains http://Child-Party.ArticlesForReprint.com.