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Planning a costume party

When it comes to children’s parties, you just can’t beat a costume or dress up party. The children enjoy being their favourite character, and it can definitely help them feel braver and more confident. This is great if they will be meeting new people, or doing new activities that they aren’t quite comfortable with. But how do you plan for a costume party? Well, as an award winning children’s entertainer, Mr Stix and his team have been invited to a wide range of children’s parties and events. Including fancy dress parties. And this is our guide to planning a costume party.

Planning a costume party

Here are our top tips for planning a costume party:

  • plan a theme- if you can plan a theme for your costume party, that all children will enjoy, this can help you decorate the location and plan relevant food and activities. For a mix of genders, why not try super-heroes and princesses? Or an animal theme?
  • send your invitation out early- some parents might need extra time to get a costume together for their child, and they will appreciate the extra notice. Make sure that if you have a theme, it is clear on the invite.
  • decorate the location- every party needs some decoration, even if its just some balloons and banners. But you can go the extra mile and buy centerpieces and table decorations that will match your theme. These can also make good photo props to create lasting memories for your child.
  • plan the entertainment- all children’s parties need some entertainment. From a disco with fun party games, to a full blown entertainment show, you can tailor your party around the entertainment. Make sure you hire a professional, otherwise you might end up doing a lot more work than you planned.

For more information or advice about your child’s birthday party, get in touch with the experts today, here at Mr Stix.