Choosing a perfect theme for your kid’s party will set the road to the direction that you want to go. It will dictate your entire program. Choosing the perfect theme means more fun for the kids, especially for the celebrant. But how will you know if you’ve chosen the perfect one? Asking the right questions will tell you how.
Question #1: Does my son/daughter like this theme?
The party is about the celebrant. Her choices for the theme should be the top priority. Know what makes him or her happy. If in case that the celebrant is younger than 3 years old and cannot verbalize his/her likes and choices yet, the parent may decide for him/her. But still, keep in mind the things that make your baby smile. For example, take note of their favorite things. Does your child always pick up airplane toys and play them? Then you may work on a theme that’s related with traveling/journey. Is your baby girl attracted to flowers? Then a garden theme with lots of flowers would be the most ideal to have for the party.
Nowadays, kids often choose their favorite cartoon characters or shows as the theme of the party—and there’s nothing wrong with that because it’s the theme to which they and their friends can mostly relate to. It is up to you to extend your creativity and come up with materials and activities that are enjoyable, educational, and related with the theme.
Question #2: Will the kids be able to relate to this theme?
After coming up with initial ideas for the party theme, ask yourself this question. Although your kid’s choice is still the top priority, it’s also important to note if the kind of theme you will choose is relatable to the kids. Kids usually react enthusiastically to something that they like and passionate about. If your theme is relatable, the best chances are you’ll get all of the kids actively engaging, participating, and enjoying the entire party.