If you are lucky enough to have kids with summer birthday parties, you have the option to throw a backyard birthday party for your kids. No messy house parties, expensive excursions to arcades or jump houses. . .
Backyard birthday parties allow for a lot of fun, minimal mess, and a safe place for handfuls of screaming children to get their energy out. Besides, in the backyard, you have a chance to be as creative as you want. Fun themed birthday parties can be just the ticket for a memorable birthday bash!
But before we get into themes and ideas for these backyard celebrations, there is one important thing to remember: kids are simple. So keep your plans simple as well. There’s no use in spending lots of money, planning extravagant schedules and activities, and preparing detailed decorations because chances are, none of the kids will notice or appreciate it.
So don’t stress out. Big themes and fun activities won’t be missed. So as long as you’ve got some exciting activities, bright decorations, and yummy food these kids will be thrilled!
The first thing our minds go to when we think of summer is water water parks, watermelons, water balloons, and water guns. You don’t really need to buy super fancy equipment. Just get some of those tiny cheap water guns, a small plastic pool, an inexpensive slip-n-slide, and a nice big sprinkler, and you’re set!
Just make sure all the kids get some sunscreen and hand out cheap beach towels as party favors/seat protectors for the car ride home.
Another easy, but exciting theme to go with is Carnival! As far as decorations go, anything that comes in bright colors, no matter how much they clash, work together just fine for this theme. So scrounge around for cheap plates, banners, napkins, table cloths, party favors, prizes, and frosting.
Fun simple games like bean-bag tosses, fishing for rubber ducks, bag races, and flicking bottle caps can all be thrilling, inexpensive, and be used to distribute prizes. Add colorful cake and ice-cream to the mix, and these kids will have so much fun!
To every mother, this sounds a bit scary, but your kids will love you forever if you let them do it. And fortunately, if you do it in the backyard, the mess won’t be too bad. Just make sure you buy disposable decorations, table cloths, plates, and napkins that you won’t have to worry about later.
Some fun, messy ideas include pudding slip-n-slides, decorate-it-yourself cupcakes or cookies, whip cream fights, cornstarch and water goop, tie-die shirts, and whatever else you can come up with. And at the end of the day, hose them down and send them on their way with a nice beach towel party favor to protect the seats of cars.
Preserving the Memories
While this fantastic party is going on, make sure you snap some photos to remember glory forever! Your kids will love looking back on these priceless memories as you flip through your professionally printed photos from one of the many printing companies in Denver.