The pressure to put on the perfect kid's birthday is insane ... but so is choosing the right theme. If your kids are crazy about Elmo, "Monsters Inc." and the "Little Mermaid," the choice is easy. But what do you do if you're tired of commercialized characters? For any mom who's gone through the stress of trying to find unique party themes, here are a few you might want to avoid:
So easy to put together! Serve gruel and, keeping with the orphan tradition, leave the kids to fend for themselves. Games include: "Find the Food" and "Who's the Best at Pickpocket?".
Instead of "Finding Nemo," kids eat him. Children catch and eat their own fish from a tank that you supply.
Your kid is a don for a day, meaning kids have to be REAL nice to him ... or else. Play fun games like "Pin the Tail on the Horse Head."
This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. You've got a group of able-bodied kids at your disposal ... for the day! Put 'em to work. Don't forget the prizes for who can wax the floor fastest and name that disinfectant!
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Thomas the Tank parties? Been there, done that. Time to explore other modes of transportation. How about a New York subway? Decorate a room with garbage and the faint smell of urine -- and cram as many kids as you can into a room. Don't forget the token party favors!