Birthday Party Themes
November 26, 2012

I will not get into all the details of why it is such a great experience to plan or attend a party that is tied together well by an interesting theme. If you are here and reading this, you probably know that part already!

My friend, Mandy, plans the best themed parties for her kids. They are colorful, totally age appropriate and yet, simple. She plans way ahead of time and is very particular about every single detail. Nothing is too small to overlook or ignore! And her parties look gorgeous in the photos I get to see because her husband, Rob, clicks beautiful pictures that makes everything come alive.

Planning ahead of time can be a great thing. You will have a lot more time to look at things for inspiration. It also helps you look out for sales and garage sale finds. Old things can sometimes be repainted and decorated to fit your theme and give a one of a kind personalized look to match the character of your party.

I know I say this all the time, but no theme is too crazy to not give it a shot. Even though it is easier to visualize a popular character based birthday party, if your child likes something unique, give it a try and see where it goes. You might surprise yourself with your creativity.

In reality, we agree that most of us are not all like Mandy and we may not have the talent or the patience she has, but there is hope as you will see in some of my pictures below :-)

A lot of big party stores like Party City and online stores like Oriental Trading make our lives easier by selling themed party supplies and once you have your theme, you can buy the majority of your items from them and add your creative touch.

I love adding my personal flair after getting basics from party stores. That adds character to the decor, games and food. Home baked goodies and cakes give you a little more control over your theme.

Even though it is a lot of effort, it pays off. The big smile on your child's face is worth every bit of time spent in organizing a great party. So, don't hold back, and let your creative juices flow and see where this takes you!

And finally, click lots of pictures and make great memories. Feel free to call or email me if you want to discuss getting a Slideshow made with your party pictures. It makes a perfect keepsake for the future.

If you have any fun ideas or tips to share to make party planning successful, I would love to hear from you.

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