Kids birthday party ideas are hard to come up with! For my daughter’s 5th birthday party, I asked her what she would like for a theme. She mentioned that she wanted to be able to get her nails painted, so I thought it would be fun to create a spa themed kids’ birthday party.
The color palette for the party was inspired by the invitation. I chose to use the Multicolor Celebration kids’ birthday invitation from Pear Tree Greetings, because of the bright, bold colors and the fact that I could include pictures of the birthday girl on the invitation.
After choosing the invitation, I enlisted the help of my party-planning sister to create the decorations. She decided to create a backdrop out of bold colored paper chains, a polka-dot table cover, and mason jars lined with glitter to hold the utensils.
For the party, we had three stations, including decorating flip-flops with colorful ribbons, foot soaking with manicures and pedicures, and a make-up station. Each station included signage in a custom frame.
Kids are always being asked to write a note or draw a picture for someone. It’s part of being a kid. Whenever I’d ask one of my boys to write a thank you note, I’d get the big, melodramatic sigh and the sad-eyes look, and then he’d slowly drag out the crayons and construction paper and say, “Okay, what do I draw?” Not exactly the artistic type.
If only we’d had these super-cute coloring cards in the house, it might have been a whole different story! Our designers came up with these fun coloring cards for kids, knowing that when kids have cards they can call their own, there’s no stopping them. Mix in a fun activity like coloring, and you’ve got a winner!
The illustrations are adorable, from the Fill-in Robot kids coloring cards to the Princess Castle Thank You coloring cards. Some even allow you to upload your child’s photo into the artwork. I’m betting that these note cards will make moms just as happy as the kids, when it comes time to write those thank you notes!
It can be difficult getting your kids to write thank you notes for their birthday party gifts, especially when they are too young to write a note. The party is over, half the presents are broken already, and this feels like work to your little one. But you can make it a fun craft project, starting with birthday party thank you notes that match the theme of his or her party.
If your child is just learning to write, there’s nothing more fun to receive than a note that has a few words, or even just his or her name printed on it. Friends and family love to see kids’ first attempts at handwriting. Mom can write the body of the note, using your child’s voice for fun.
An option for even younger kids is to write the note and have your child “sign” it with a hand print. This makes for a fun rainy-day painting project. A less messy option is to trace the hand, or have your child draw a picture inside to personalize the note.
Writing thank you notes is good birthday party etiquette, and a good habit to get into when your kids are little. That way it won’t become such a battle when they’re older. Those graduations and weddings will come along sooner than you think!