This is the third article of our ‘birthday party ideas’ series. Plan an exciting cartoon-themed birthday party for your three-year-old.
By Parama Gupta
Your child’s third birthday can be made a memorable one with an exciting theme. Why not go in for an all-children’s party this year? Of all the possible themes for a birthday party, a cartoon-based one will be a sure hit with preschoolers.
Planning time: 3–4 weeks
Timing: Start the party at 4 p.m. and end it at around 8 p.m. Make sure you have enough time to include some exciting games and activities.
Guest list: Since this will be an all-children’s party, your list of guests can include children from the neighbourhood and your child’s friends from her playschool.
Invitation ideas: Make a customised invitation card for each guest. You can go for either hand-made or digital cards; digital cards can be made by using simple photo-editing software. Whichever you choose, make sure that the cards reflect the theme.
Dress code: Ask the children to dress up as their favourite cartoon character. Dress your three-year-old to look like the character he loves best.
Party decoration: For a cartoon-themed birthday party, you can create the decorations yourself. Print characters from your preschooler’s favourite cartoon shows, stick them on a polystyrene foam base and hang them using strings. Make bigger cut-outs of the cartoons and stick them all around the house. To make the atmosphere feel grander, make a standee of the cartoon characters and put it up at the entrance. So, go on! Let Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Dora, Mickey and Pluto join the party!
Party menu: Get a cartoon-shaped cake made specially for the occasion.
Here are some snack ideas for the little munchers:
Music: Play the background scores of popular cartoon shows in a loop, and also other popular songs the children will enjoy.
Party games and activities: Here are some ideas to add zest to your party.
Goody bags: Make paper bags with cartoons printed on them, and fill them up with cartoon-themed colouring books, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, school bags, etc. Choose the gifts depending on your budget and children’s preferences.
Your little one and her friends will surely enjoy this cartoon-themed party. Your reward for all the hard work you’ve put in will be the happy smiles on the little faces at the end of the day!
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