4 of the Best Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

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Planning your children’s birthday parties can be a hugely fun and exciting time, but coming up with a fresh idea every year can be challenging.

If you’re lacking inspiration for your child’s next birthday party, here are some of the best ideas to choose from.

1. A Sleepover

Sleepovers are hands down one of the most popular birthday party ideas for older children, and they can be customised to whatever your children’s key hobbies and interests are.

For example, if you have a child who loves dinosaurs, you could create a dinosaur themed sleepover, complete with party food, decorations and even dinosaur themed games!

If you’re planning on regularly hosting sleepovers for your child, you could also invest in a day bed or divan bed from companies like Archers Sleep Centre. Day beds and some divan beds can have an extra mattress that folds away underneath your child’s one, which is fantastic for sleepovers and friends staying over. This is a comfortable and easily stored alternative to a camp bed or sleeping bag.

2. Dance Party

There’s nothing like a good boogie, and dance parties can be suitable for children of most ages as a great way to entertain the masses, and crucially, provide lasting memories.

You could hold dance competitions with prizes for the best dance, and play games like musical statues or pass the parcel.

As a bonus, why not encourage children to attend the party in costumes, with prizes for the most inventive and creative?

You could hire a DJ to control the music, or simply create your own Spotify playlist. With Spotify’s monthly subscription, you can listen to unlimited music for £10.99 a month, which provides you with endless hours of fantastic tunes.

3. Soft Play Packages

Soft play is an old favourite for children’s birthday parties, and many packages are often competitively priced, with a food buffet included!

The biggest advantage of soft play centres like Wacky Warehouse is that it encourages children’s developmental skills such as hand eye coordination and active play.

Alternatively, you could also create your own version of soft play by hiring an inflatable castle or slide and making your own buffet of food for an exciting garden party. This may help to keep costs down, and will allow you to completely customise your child’s experience.

4. Cooking Party

Cooking parties are great for the budding chefs who want to practise their cooking or baking skills.

This is an easy one to host in your own home with a small group of friends, and is probably most suitable for older children with basic cooking skills. You can buy pizza bases and various toppings to let children get creative with their pizza flavours, and bake a batch of biscuits or cake together for dessert.

Do you have any ideas for creating the best birthday party for your little ones? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!