When your child’s birthday inches closer, you likely find yourself in a panic about planning a party. Everyone does the same things over and over again, so why not choose a different approach?
These five unusual birthday party ideas for kids are sure to wow your guest of honor and all their friends!
1. Backyard Carnival
If you have plenty of yard space, a backyard carnival is a grand idea. You can have clowns, food stalls with cotton candy and hotdogs, and all sorts of games with prizes. Renting bounce houses or slides can also keep the kids busy, though do be careful because they can lead to injury.
2. Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are a fun way to theme a kids’ birthday party and keep them excited. Make it about pirates or princesses, and let your clues lead them to great treasures. They’ll have so much fun that they will almost forget they were in it to win it!
3. Petting Zoo Party
Another great idea is to have a petting zoo come to you. In this way, you don’t have to keep a headcount of all the kids. The animal trainers will set everything up and take it down, giving your child and their guests a chance to pet and feed animals. If you think goats and lambs aren’t all that novel, hiring one with reptiles or other wild animals is another option that is sure to excite.
4. Themed Karaoke Party
If you have a karaoke machine, you can throw a themed karaoke party that your child will adore. Make it Disney-themed, go for Broadway show tunes, or let everyone pick their favorite songs. You can do this with apps or even consider a theater that offers a setup with microphones and sound systems to let kids take the stage.
5. Private Movie Viewing Party
Setting up a private movie party at home can be a chore. You may not have enough space, and most people don’t have a screen big enough to really make the experience unique. Instead of trying to keep kids together by arriving for one of the normal showtimes, you can set up a private event at a movie theater.
This allows you only to admit your guests to the auditorium. You can also pick a new release or show something older. With options for food available at the movie theater or catering, you can make this birthday party extra fun for everyone without stressing yourself out.
Believe it or not, you can rent out a movie theater for less than you think. It’s one of the more unusual ideas for kids’ birthday parties that parents are starting to choose more often. Since you can easily accommodate as few or as many guests as you like and have plenty of versatility in your options, it will likely become your child’s favorite birthday party of all time!