Make your little one's party extra-special by choosing a unique theme and activities for the celebration.
Cupcake, balloons and flowers - an afternoon tea party should be filled with all of your daughters favourite things. For this party, clear out a space in your kitchen or garden. Find a table, one decorative tablecloth and a pretty china set for a nostalgic, Alice in Wonderland feel and then leave the girls to chatter.
Take advantage of your back garden and its resilience to good, messy fun! Boys have a real knack for getting dirty, so a water party that allows children to splish and splash all day is a perfect party pick, especially when expecting a house full of boisterous boys. The best bit? Parents don't have to worry about breakages - an easy win.
The best way to say a big hello to summertime is with a seasonal celebration. Fruit, vegetables, meat and fish all taste at their best as they reach a peak in summer, so make the most of this with a refreshingly healthy spread that the little ones will love tucking into.
If you are planning a party from scratch and on a budget this one is perfect. Transform your back garden into a makeshift studio space for mini artists to splatter, splodge, stamp and dodge all day. All you need is a table or two, ready-mixed paints and brushes.
A piñata guarantees fun for all; you can make your own or go to town with decorations and embellishments on a store-bought version. When the piñata breaks, let the kids make a mad dash for the treat - candies, whistles and plastic toys.
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