1. Consider party venues and activities that will keep the kids activeParty adventure centers that allow the party guests to play laser tag or mini-golf and jump on moon bounces are ideal for a boy’s birthday party. If you’d prefer to have the party at your house, be sure to plan lots of fun, outdoor games and activities for the kids. Typically, boys want to be active at a birthday party. So, be sure you give them a chance to run around and tire themselves out.
2. Avoid accidentally inviting frenemiesBeing careful about who you invite is a good idea for both boys’ and girls’ parties alike. Kids have the most fun when just their closest friends are at the party. So many parents make the mistake of inviting their child’s whole class, and conflict inevitably arises at the party because of this. Get together with your son before the party and create a guest list that only includes the kids your child enjoys spending time with.
3. Make the party extra fun with a themed cake and themed decorationsPick a theme for your child’s party to make it especially fun and festive. The theme of the party could be pirates, Bob the Builder, Super Mario, or dinosaurs, for instance. You could encourage the party guests to dress up based on the theme, and you could bake a themed cake and get some theme-appropriate party decorations. Things like decorations and a themed cake may not seem like that big of a deal, but they can definitely make a difference at the party in terms of how festive things feel.
These are just a few of the ways you can make your son’s birthday party extra fun and special this year. So, keep the party guests busy, avoid sending invitations to frenemies, and consider your theme options!