Birthday Party Ideas
Birthday parties are big business for little people especially when you are still celebrating single digits.But coming up with ideas for your little one’s party can prove to be quite taxing, so we did a little research for you and pulled together our 2 favourites that work for boys or girls, along with links to all the things you might need to ensure your little one’s party is a roaring success!.
1. Kids love Lego — and that's a fact – so why not host a Lego themed birthday party!.
- Download and print your own Lego party invites here.
- Set up a "Decorate A Mini-Figure" station – you can find the figure templates here and your station can include an array of decorative items like coloured pens, googly eyes, felt cut outs, old fabric pieces etc.
- Create your own Lego Piñata. Fill an old shoe box with sweets and Lego bricks, wrap the box in layers of newspaper and then cover with a primary coloured paper. Cut out 6 circle shapes in the same coloured paper, attach to a hard card base and then stick them to the box using raised double-sided tape so the box looks like a big Lego Brick. Hang the box from a tree and let the kids play Piñata smash.
- Hide Lego bricks or mini Lego packets in the garden and have an Easter egg style Lego Hunt.
- Add some fun to the drink station with Lego shaped ice cubes available from Bid or Buy or use the mold to create Lego shaped chocolates for the party table using white chocolate and your Lego colours.
- Switch out traditional cupcakes for Lego Man shaped ones – also available online from Bid or Buy.
- Lastly, send your guests home with Lego themed goodie bags. Choose plain coloured paper bags and decorate the same way you did with the Piñata.
2. Who doesn’t love a Rainbow? And as a party theme it’s brilliant since there are ideas for days. Here are a few of our faves.
- If you don’t fancy shopping around for invites and party accessories – you can order a full rainbow themed party pack online here. You will find everything from the invitation to the food labels, cake toppers to the party bag labels included in the link but you might also want to do your own search as the options are truly endless.
- Decorate your party room with rainbow coloured paper lanterns, balloons or bunting
- Set the party table with brightly coloured paper plates and party hats.
- Create a candy station with jars of Smarties, Astros, Jelly Tots, Jelly Beans and Skittles.
- Add a bit of fun and let the kids decorate their own cupcakes with rainbow coloured icing and sprinkles.
- Perk up the party with rainbow coloured orange quarters. Cut your oranges in half, Remove orange sections, leaving just the cup of rind.Place the rind cups into Muffin tins and pour your coloured jelly into the rind cups then refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight is better) until fully set.When properly set, use a sharp knife to cut you quarters.
- Create a rainbow fruit platter or rainbow fruit skewers using strawberries, melon, pineapple, Blueberries and grapes
- Create multilayer rainbow jelly cups – letting each coloured layer set before adding the next one.
- Go big and make a multilayer Rainbow cake – we love this recipe shared by Yuppiechef.com
- After the festivities have ended, let each guest fill their own goody bag with all their favourites from the sweetie buffet.
And if your little munchkin has a birthday coming up soon – you still have time to purchase a pack of Tea4Kids Rooibos and enter the on pack Win A Party Celebration. Joekels are giving away 10 birthday parties to the value of R10,000 each and as the saying goes – you have to be in it to win it!