Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most magical times of the year. City streets filled with lights and decorations, family celebrations and presents create a fairy-tale atmosphere for the young and old alike. Of course, children look forward to celebrating it and to receive presents from their beloved Santa Claus.
If you are considering to throw a party for the little ones, it is important to plan every detail as early as possible, in order to surprise the kids and have a beautiful and funny party. Making a checklist can be definitely helpful to remember what still needs to be done and not to leave anything out.
So here are some tips and ideas for organising a funny, bright and cheerful Christmas party for kids.
First, you have to think aboutinvitations. Although it is possible to send the invitations by e-mail or WhatsApp, choosing paper invitations for the Christmas party will delight the children, who are sure to be thrilled when they open the envelope.
Folding cards are the best format for this occasion, but you can choose a simple one, such as a postcard. To create impressive Christmas invitations, you can play with the layout, fonts, colours and graphics you prefer. Of course, you can include your child (or children) when designing the invitations, letting the little one(s) picking the colours and graphics they like the most. What better way to let free reign to their creativity and fantasy?
Invitations should be sent at least 10 days before the date set for the party, perhaps adding an RSVP to know how many little guests will be. These details help you to have a clear idea of how to organise things that cannot be missing from a children's Christmas party, such as food, beverages or games and other activities.
A quick idea for organising decorations is to pick up a theme, needless to say it has to be something Christmassy. For example, if your kids love Rudolf the red-nose reindeer, you can decorate the home with banners reproducing the sleigh, bake gift-shaped biscuits and, if you have space, install inflatables to replicate the Santa Claus's reindeers.
The same, of course, can be done with the other Christmas characters, such as the snowman and the elves.
It is not difficult to organise simple and fun Christmas games to get little guests play together. The traditional Christmas bingo is a must in every party, but you can make it more interesting using sweets, such as milk button, candy canes or other kind of yummy treat. Kids will be happy to eat them when the game ends.
Singing traditional Christmas carols is definitely a favourite activity for the little ones, so organising a karaoke session may be a great idea. There is no need for expensive instruments, just do a search on YouTube and you will find many videos with subtitles. Don't forget to provide a prize for each little Christmas singer.
For school-age children, it is also nice to organise a mailbox where they can send their “Letter to Santa”.