If your child is a big fan of a book, TV, or movie character, you can build a party theme based on the character. The possibilities are endless, but generally fall into two categories... "the classics" (characters that have been around for years and are likely to be around for many years to come) and the "hot trends" (characters that are sizzling hot right now). Fun Character parties include:
Favorite Character Party
Buy personalized birthday invitations or make your own using an image and catch phrase of the the character. More Invitation ideas and tips!
Decorate with personalized party banners, character theme partyware, helium balloons and toy versions or posters of the character. More Decoration Ideas!
Games & Activities
Play common party games, with a twist to fit the character theme of the party. For example, 20 questions using topics/words associated with the character, a themed version of variation of duck-duck-goose (Bert-Bert-Ernie), pin something on the character, or Simon says, but using the name of the character. If your budget permits, you may be able to hire an entertainer who dresses like the character. More Games & Activities!
Arts & Crafts
Have guests make modeling clay or play doh figures, design a collage related to the character or draw a group mural of where the character lives. More Arts & Crafts!
Incorporate any favorite foods of the character. Serve cheese cubes, fruit kabobs, popcorn. Decorate a cake or cupcakes with character figures. More Fun Food ideas!
Fill favor bags with stickers or plastic figures of the character, blowing bubbles and fruit leathers. More Party Favor Ideas!
Check out Character Crafts for inspiration. Visit the Kids' Party Fun Directory for party places, entertainment, and rentals in your area. Similar party themes include Barbie, Under the Sea (Little Mermaid), Trains (Thomas the Tank Engine), Tea Party (Alice in Wonderland or Ms. Spider), Princesses (Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White) and Super Heroes (Power Rangers). More Party Themes!