I’m both really lucky and also really unlucky that 4 of my children have birthdays that fall in November and December!
I’m lucky in the fact that I can plan one big joint birthday party for them while they are still young and they arnt going to care!
I’m unlucky in the fact that its getting so close to Christmas, do I really want to throw a birthday party!
Last year for Harry’s 1st Birthday, I did the Disney UP Party, one of my favourite parties to plan! Planning this party took me about two months to do, and about a week’s worth of cooking and decorating! And the party was a great success! Everyone thought it was such a great theme to do for a 1 year old!
I also did a Soccer themed party for Dominic for his whole class (all 23 kids and their parents, plus family and friends), which I never got around to blogging about! This party also took a while to plan however the decorations were really easy as I just printed a whole heap of soccer things out and had them around!
This year though…. I’m combining the birthday parties into one big party, while we are going to host in November which is near Dominic’s birthday and just have a small family gathering for Harry.
The past few weeks I started searching the internet for cool party ideas which I could do for both boys and girls! Orginally I was thinking cowboys and fairies, pirates and princesses or a rainbow party, but we have been to a few of these this year and really wanted to do something unique and different for this party!
And then I found it! Its a party theme that seems to be really popular in America, but not so much over here in Australia, a party theme which is used in schools over there often and for baby showers, which is very versatile and can incorporate many things!
So this year’s party theme for the kids is… Dr. Seuss!
My kids are obsessed with the books!
I never realised but there are 46 books that Dr Seuss published! What a wealth of party planning ideas I’ll be able to get from all those books!!
I have been getting pretty excited about all the things I can do for this theme, I’ve been loving looking on Pinterest, Etsy and other peoples blogs to get ideas and be inspired about how I can plan this party!
We went out to the shops yesterday and I loved looking up and down the aisles of The Reject Shop and seeing things there that would be perfect for the party, that I’ve already started to pick up some things that we can use for the party!
I’m sure over the coming weeks and months, i’ll be sharing more of my Dr. Seuss party planning ideas! I’m even going to be creating my own invitations and decorations to use at the party!
How far out from a party do you start planning?
Do you do “theme’s” for your children’s birthday parties?