Theming your childâ€™s birthday party to their favourite film, activity or story book character is a super idea. The look on a childâ€™s face when they first realise the decorations are their â€˜favouriteâ€™ is priceless.
Hereâ€™s my tip for theming your party
Pick two colours.
Whatever your childâ€™s favourite, pick the two most prominent and complementary colours.
For a Frozen themed party – pick turquoise and pink.
Red and blue for Spiderman.
Black and red for a pirate party.
Now, buy everything thatâ€™s going to be disposed of after the party in these colours. The paper plates and cups. The latex balloons. The table cloths. The party bags.
Theyâ€™ll create a great backdrop for the branded stuff youâ€™ll get. The party will have a great ‘look’.
So what shall I buy with the characters on?
The key here is to think about what your child will get to enjoy at home as a reminder of the party.
Buy a few large helium-filled foil balloons with the characters on as theyâ€™ll serve as great focal points at the party and your child will enjoy them over the next week or two once youâ€™ve taken them home.
The same goes for banners, bunting and ceiling decorations – they can also be put up at home after the party.
How about a large poster or a cardboard cutout? Yes, really.
And the birthday cake. Themed birthday cakes go down a storm.
When you put it all together youâ€™ll be hailed as a design genius!
Thatâ€™s right. Having your childâ€™s favourite on some items and having the backdrop of the complementary colours of everything else will look super-professional.
Also, youâ€™ll only throw away the plain coloured stuff and your child will make the most out of the bits you bought that were branded!