7 Tips to Help Theme a Children's Fancy Dress Party
1. 7 Tips to Help Theme a Children’s
Fancy Dress Party
Everybody knows that kids love to dress up, whether it be in a homemade
costume designed out of a chic bin liner or a bought character outfit like the
scholastic Harry Potter, super hero Batman or the fairytale Cinderella.
There are numerous occasions for them to dress up, including World Book
Day and other school projects, Halloween, a visit to a sing-a-long movie, but
the best opportunity to adorn fancy dress for kids has to be a fancy dress
If you are planning on making your next child’s birthday a fancy dress party
the possibilities are endless. Follow the advice of our top tips to throw a
unforgettable kids fancy dress party:
Plan Your Theme
Decide if you party is going to be a “come as you like” style fancy dress
gathering of if you are going to theme the party. Having a theme to the party
gives you the opportunity to design everything tocompliment that theme.
Your child could also get involved with choosing the theme based around their
favourite playthings or characters.
Research Top Theme Ideas
Working to a theme does not have to be complex and indeed can be as simple
as choosing a colour and holding a “pink party”, or choosing a letter and
inviting your friend to an “S” party for example.
Opting for something more specific is a good idea, particularly if your child
has a theme set in mind. Some good ideas for kid’s fancy dress costume
With eye patches, skull and crossbones and Jolly Rogers your
shipmates will have a great time.
Tiaras, crowns and fairytale outfits combined with lots of glitter and
your guests will sparkle for days.
Who hasn’t got a favourite superhero? Anything with a cape goes.
2. Bumble bees, fairies, butterflies and garden gnomes. Guests can come
as anything living in the garden.
Under the Sea
Leads the way for mermaids, sailors, sharks and all other plethora that
reside in the ocean.
Tutus, fairy wings and Tinker Bell outfits make for a magical party.
Give your Guests Plenty of Warning
Plenty of mums will make a costume or buy one online so make sure that you
give more notice for a fancy dress party than you would for a traditional party.
Theme your Invitations
Set the tone of the party from the outset and send a cute invite to match the
theme of the party.
Party Food and Decorations
Keep the theme going with the food and decorations. Use you imagination
and go wild in setting the room. Look online or maybe visit a craft shop and
have a go at making some decorations yourself. Splash out on the cake, there
are great cakes at the supermarket tomatch any theme. If your budget is
more generous design your cake to match your theme perfectly and
commission someone to make it for you.
Have a Backup Costume
Have a backup costume just incase a child turns up to the party without one.
This is also handy if another child turns up dressed as the same character as
the birthday boy or girl. Good for unforeseen little people mishaps too.
Keep the party theme going to the bitter end by handing out themed party
bags. Fill them with lollipops, rubbers, stamps, temporary tattoos or stickers,
blowers, and other small toys all relevantly themed of course.
Have youever held a children’s fancy dressparty? Do youhave a top
tip to share? We welcome your commentsand feedback.