Children have birthday parties all year round but from April onwards they are able to celebrate outdoors either on a day trip, in the park or in their own homes. During holidays, at weekends and any time they are free, children love to visit their friends – just to ‘hang out together’.
This is always with the co-operation of parents and most families reciprocate in kind. It means some families may find themselves without children for brief periods and when reciprocating they will have a full house including their children’s friends.
Costumes Fire Children’s Imagination
Children of all ages love activities, games, roll-play and re-enacting scenes from their favourite games, TV programmes and story books. This is all the better if they can dress in the costume of their favourite character.
While toys are often a quickly fading fad, children seem to enjoy playing with costumes for a much longer time. The ‘Nurse’, ‘Princess’ or Spidergirl costume are worn for the party but you will often find the child dressing herself in this costume later for quite play with her imagination and hours of peace for parents. Girls love to emulate their mums, unfortunately this often means using her lipstick. However, a good quality face paint is much cheaper and less likely to stain than mums expensive lipstick.
Plan The Party With The Child
It is especially fun agree a theme for the party with the child, either shop online or in your local fancy dress costume store for the outfit and any other themed items such as banners, bunting, balloons and streamers. These look great and give the entire house a party atmosphere. It sets the mood for other children when they arrive and helps to circumvent their initial awkwardness – they are all set to have fun.