So how do you make your party stand out? Two ideas come to mind. The first is to provide some kind of special entertainment (magic shows, balloon animals, face painting, super heroes,...) Yes, I know this seems like a shameless plug for www.birthdaypartymagic.ca, but the fact remains that memorable entertainment makes for memorable parties. However, that's not the focus of this blog. No, today we're focusing on the second idea: the party theme.
Once you have your party theme, try to incorporate it into all the little things around the party. Having a Pirate party?..have a treasure hunt complete with map and hidden treasure chest. Having a Princess party?...have all the little girls dress up as their favourite princess and include a princess tea party with cupcakes. Having a dinosaur party?...go on an archaeological dig for fossils.
Let's visit a party I did just a few weeks ago. This was the Mickey Mouse* party of a lifetime. The hall was decorated in blacks, reds and yellows. The food, the desserts, even the service-ware was all Mickey themed. This was the ultimate Mickey bash!!!
The point is this, with just a bit of imagination and decorating, you can truly make a party stand out amongst the rest. Whether you spend $20 on decorating, or go all out and hire a professional party planner (I recommend Lil' Expressions Party Planning), you can easily create a lasting impression
* Mickey Mouse is a registered trademark of the Walt Disney Company
** Harry Potter is a registered trademark of Warner Bros.