A magical theme is a very popular choice for kid’s parties. In fact, it is probably the most popular of all the children’s birthday party themes. This is probably because a magical theme not only gives the party a magic of its own, but it leaves the guests with an extraordinary experience. And just about all children love magic (think about the impact Harry Potter has had). Children are enchanted with magic, and to have a party just for them that contains one magical surprise after another is a dream come true.
So what do you need for a great Magic kids party? Let’s go through some of the basics:
Decorating your party venue in a magical theme will set the tone of the party from the moment the kids arrive. Nothing says magic more than the colours red and black, so try red and black balloons, and red and black tablecloths. Black high magician hats and rabbits would make excellent centrepieces for the tables and try hanging stars and a moon from the walls and ceilings.
You can ask that all the children – and the adults too, if they wish – dress in a magical theme. The most obvious costume is that of a magician. To achieve the magician ‘look’ you will need a black top hat, a magic wand and a big black cape. Liven up the cape with a bright red or sparkling ribbon. Other suggested costumes are a rabbit or a star. Plenty of magical themed costumes can be found at a costume shop, and these days, lots of children’s costumes can be bought ‘off the shelf’ at discount and department stores. Of course, if you have the knack, you can always create your child’s costume yourself from bits and pieces you have already in the home.
Foods and Drinks
It is advisable that you provide finger food for the party, i.e. food that can be picked up and eaten without the need of a plate or cutlery. As well as saving on the washing up, this type of food enables the kids to move around while eating (just try to keep them still at a party!) You can offer food around the magic theme: try cookies in the shapes of stars and moons, magic wand carrot sticks, and frogs’ eyes cherry tomatoes. The birthday cake could be formed into the shape of a rabbit or a black cat. You can find many great ideas and recipes for kid’s magic parties on the Internet.
No magical themed party would be complete without having a magician to perform. There are many magicians who specialise in children’s parties. Just make sure you get one suited to the age group of your child and his guests, and ensure his act will be interactive and get all the kids involved. After the show, all the kids will want to try out their newly learned magical skills – which is a great way for the kids to communicate and make new friends.