Planning parties for small kids isn't easy. Not only do you need to deal with a whole pack of boundless balls of energy for hours on end, but you need to come up with a theme that'll appeal to children and their parents alike. A genuinely great kids' party isn't just about making the kids happy; it's about creating memories that parents and their children can share going into the future. While there's more to creating a great experience than just choosing a theme, truly creative theme work can go a long way towards crafting memories that will last a lifetime.
So, what's a great way to get the attention of a bunch of tiny kids and make their parents smile at the same time? It turns out there's one particularly sweet option that's out there.
Enter the Candy Themed Party
If you've got a sweet tooth, then few things are as fun as candy. While filling a bunch of kids up with sugar might not be the best idea, there's an alternative that doesn't involve eating a mountain of these sweet treats. Running a candy theme throughout your party is a great way to bring the fun of these sweets to your party in a healthier, more creative way. Your kids will get to enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by candy without actually needing to eat bagfuls of it. Even better, this is a theme that couldn't be simpler to put together.
Get Started With Decorations
Decorations set the stage for any party, and it's especially crucial for the decorations at kids' parties to be as interactive as possible. Kids love to pick things up, play with them, move them around, and generally make a mess of things. Rather than fighting this impulse, embrace it! Balloons make great decorations for precisely this reason, and inflatable gummy bears and similar candy-themed balloons are an affordable way to let kids play with their "food" without making a mess.
Of course, you don't have to stop there. Candy-themed decorations ranging from giant Candyland board games to massive lollipops are available. The more thoroughly you can run your theme throughout the party, the sweeter the treats you actually hand out will be.
Don't Stop There
Believe it or not, theming your party with candy can be a great way to get your tiny guests to eat healthier. Rather than filling bags with candy, consider baking or making your own treats. Date-sweetened goodies, homemade chocolates, and fruit-based fillings can all make for delicious and healthy alternatives to store-bought candies. By taking this approach, you'll get to show off your baking skills and your guests (and their parents) will appreciate the effort!