Want to know how to organise a party without losing your mind? Relax! As we know it isn’t easy to organise a birthday party for an 8 year old, so we have been working to provide lots of ideas for party themes and toys that you can give them.
8 year old children are already approaching their pre adolescent years, and will definitely already have a group of friends who they are looking forward to celebrating their birthday with. It’s a day that every child is waiting for!
For this reason, it is very important that they have a party full of party games, fun, food and a cake that everyone remembers after the event. And most importantly it should be themed how they want it!
So, what is your son or daughter a fan of? Superheroes, princesses, circuses, pirates or Disney characters? Keep reading to get inspiration and make your little one feel like the luckiest child in the world!
Grab a pen and paper… let’s take a look at the ideas!
Harry Potter Party
Harry Potter is one of the safest options, as it’s popular with all ages, so why not choose this as the theme for your child’s next birthday party? It will also be easy to organise, as you can find Harry Potter decorations everywhere.
It’s as simple as sending invitations with the Hogwarts stamp, decorating the venue with posters of the film characters, placing a “Welcome to Hogwarts” banner on the front door and distributing wands and gowns to all of the guests. When it comes to the cake… a sorting hat cake is perfect!
Parties that have magic, fantasy and fairies are amongst the most popular! At least once in our lives, we have all hoped for a fairy to appear, just like the one in Cinderella!
If your son or daughter loves fantasy and fairies, all you have to do is decorate the venue with fairy cutouts, stars and butterflies, get hold of some fairy costumes, wings, magic wands and a few tiaras, serve handmade fairy cakes or order a cake personalised with a fairy figure. Even the cutlery and the napkins can have fairies printed on them!
Going to the circus is an activity loved and enjoyed by all children, because they have a great time and laugh for hours. So, why not organise a circus-inspired birthday party?
Decorate the venue with red and white balloons, hang some clown and circus animal buntings, hire a clown or a magician to entertain the children for a while, serve a personalised circus tent cake and hand out red noses to the children. They’ll laugh the whole time!
Lots of children have become true fans of the characters from The Avengers, like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider Man and Hulk.
So, what could be better than organising a themed birthday party all about their favourite avenger? It’s as simple as decorating the place with superhero dolls, and using a bunch of painted city boxes to make the little ones feel like they are in a film. If you already have a superhero cape, that’s even better!
Favourite Hobby Party
If your child has an important hobby, think about including that in their birthday party, as you only have to use accessories and decorations based on their hobby.
If they like dancing fill the place with tutus; if they like football, basketball, rugby or karate fill the venue with sports decorations and balls. Similarly, you can decorate the venue according to their favourite hobby such as fashion, cars, painting, reading or theatre.
Don’t panic! A pyjama party doesn’t mean that all the children have to sleep over!
This is as simple as telling everyone to come in their pyjamas, putting a cartoon film on and offering endless popcorn and snacks.
We are sure that there are so many children and youngsters who love the idea of being with their friends and having pillow fights and jumping on the cushions. But don’t forget to remind their parents to pick them up before going to bed!
You have so much to choose from with this theme as there are so many different Disney characters, so a Disney themed birthday party is one of the best choices!
You may be wondering how, but all you have to do is fill the venue with decorations for Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Cinderella, Tangled, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Pinocchio, 101 Dalmatians, Pocahontas, Aladdin and Tarzan.
Land in sight! A pirate-themed birthday party is the perfect place to organise a treasure hunt, have lots of creative games such as pirate water fights and buccaneer foods like biscuits in treasure chests.
The children can wear eye patches, temporary tattoos, costumes, hats, hooks, and stuffed parrots to pose with on the photowall for a souvenir photo. Don’t forget to make original, unique invitations and put them in a glass bottle!
What’s the Best Present to Give to a Child on Their 8th Birthday?
At this age, children want to start feeling older, so many everyday objects can become the ideal gift for an 8-year-old. For example, you can gift them their first DIY toolbox, science kits, ceramic tools or kitchenettes – these will be very special gifts for them.
If the birthday boy/girl likes arts and crafts, you can give them paints, markers, pencils, crayons and chalk accompanied by sketchbooks, art paper and colouring books. Similarly, beads, mosaics, leather goods and sewing kits all make great gifts.
To enhance their learning, choose simple strategy, word, matching and spelling games, as well as puzzles, video games, science kits or a microscope.
Instead of toys, you could also give them an enriching experience, like sailing, skateboarding, skiing or horse-riding lessons. Approaching a completely new hobby is a gift the child will always remember for being so special and different.
As we know, the situation with the current pandemic doesn’t make it easy to organise a birthday party for your little one, but, if we still can’t use venues such as farms or ballrooms, there are many options for celebrating a birthday party at home and inviting only the closest of friends.
So don’t worry because here at Perfect Venue, we organise everything so that your son or daughter has an unforgettable birthday! Do you know the best decoration and organisation providers? If not, familiarise yourself with our professional directory!