With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to start planning your festive celebrations. Throwing a party for your children and their friends is a great way to celebrate the season and get everyone into the spirit of things.
However, picking an imaginative theme can be a little tricky. Not to worry - here are four of our favourites, as well as tips on fancy dress, games and party bag fillers.
This is a perfect theme for little girls, particularly with the popularity of the film, Frozen.
Turn your party venue into a winter wonderland, where your snow princesses will feel right at home. Here are some great ideas:
- String paper snowflakes around the room (you can find a great tutorial here)
- Decorate paper cones with glitter and shredded snow
- Coat branches in silver glitter
Party Bag Fillers
Thrill your little snow princesses with:
- These Princess Wands
- This Self-Assembly Princess Tiara
- This Large Princess Sticker Sheet
This popular children's film about a strange green creature, the Grinch, who tries to steal Christmas, is a great party theme for older children.
The Grinch is a great character to dress up as - all the kids will need is a Santa Claus outfit and some green and black face paint (watch this great tutorial).
Kids can also dress up the Whos of Whoville - the Christmas-loving people who ultimately thwart the Grinch's plans. The Whos wear their hair in elaborate up-dos and have rosy cheeks and noses.
You can have lots of fun decorating your Grinch party. Stick to a colour palette of green, red and white, and hang lots of baubles, ribbons and candy canes around the room in these colours. Some other great ideas include:
Party Bag Fillers
Treat your little Grinchs and Whos to these festive delights:
- This Party Sweet Selection
- These Felt Christmas Stockings, for stashing goodies away from the Grinch
- These Jolly Christmas Yo-Yos
When it comes to Christmas party themes for young children, the nativity is a clear winner.
Invite all of the children to come as characters from the nativity, such as Mary, Joseph, the Three Kings, shepherds, angels and donkeys. This article has some great ideas for easily creating nativity costumes.
Transform your party venue into a scene from the nativity by:
- Creating a manger from a cardboard box and laying a doll in it
- Cutting out a large star from cardboard, covering it in gold glitter and hanging it above the manger
- Making angels from paper plates and hanging them around the room
Delight the children at your nativity party with:
- This Christmas Colouring Book
- This Stand Up Snowman
Nothing says Christmas like Santa's grotto, and it's guaranteed to be popular with the kids.
Get all of the kids to come as Santa's elves - you can then have an adult dressed as Santa. Essential elf costume ingredients are; stripy tights, a green tunic and a pointy green hat. Read this article on how to make a DIY elf costume.
Creating a Santa's Grotto is lots of fun. Drape the space with heavy fabrics in reds and purples, to create a cosy feeling. Add the essential Christmas tree and as many Christmas decorations as you can fit in the room.
Get Santa to hand out the party bags to all of the elves. They could include:
- These Jolly Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles
- These Santa or Snowman Gliders
Throwing a Christmas party for your kids and their friends is a great way to kick off the festive celebrations - as well as burning off some of their excitement!
They're sure to love these Christmas party themes, just as much as you'll enjoy putting them together.
Have you got any more theme ideas? Let us know in the comments.
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