Being a parent is an exhausting job - there's a ton of things you need to have in mind and multitasking is implied. So, it's not at all uncommon if you ran out of creative ideas, but when it comes to birthdays, you should give your best to make them count, because you can be sure your children will remember them - somehow, those early birthdays stay in a child’s memory for a long time, so you should try to make it a good one. Sure, it's a lot of work, and if you want everything to go well, you really need to put in additional effort. But, no matter the length of the checklist, I'm sure you'll find a way to have fun with at least one of the next seven party idea suggestions!
This one’s an oldie, but it never really stops being fun - what's not to like about costumes? It will be even more fun if you pick out a theme, and try to select something that's currently popular. Do some research about what kids love these days, like the latest animated movie for example, and I'm sure you'll be able to make a great costume party out of it! Don't forget to notify everyone a couple of weeks earlier, because they'll need time to prepare and find costumes of their favorite character.
There's never really a bad time to enable children to learn something new and exciting - organizing a petting zoo in your backyard will be fun and educational at the same time! Besides, I don't believe there's a child that won't enjoy this. However, this party would be more appropriate for younger kids, up to the age of 7 perhaps.
I'm sure you'll do anything in order to get kids to leave their smartphones and other gadgets, and this is a way to do it! Crafting can be really entertaining if you can get kids interested in what you have in mind, so make sure that the projects you pick out are appealing to them. This is a great idea for a b-day party because everyone will leave with items they made by themselves, so they'll always have something reminding them of that day!
If you really want to get their attention, this suggestion is probably best for it - I'm sure everyone will get quite excited if you turn your place into a reptile house for a day! Obviously, you need to make sure that everyone will be safe, so before you book anyone, do some research in order to find an experienced team that's properly trained, and that's capable of putting on an excellent show!
If you add a pinch of mystery to the party, you won't have to deal with bored kids who don't even know why are they bored - and that happens a lot with kids today, right? So, take some time to draw a couple of simple but challenging maps, but make sure you find a "treasure" that will really make them want to play!
Slumber parties are a really great way for kids to bond and talk, so if you're not really up for having a house full of running and jumping children, you should go with this idea. Provide them with snacks, make sure that everyone is comfy and simply leave them be, and they'll most definitely be entertained. But, don't forget to share a couple of scary stories with them - it's not a real slumber party without a creepy ghost tale.
This is more of an outdoors party idea, because you'll need a lot of room. Make a list of games similar to the potato sack race, which is entertaining and safe at the same time, and you won't have to be worried about whether someone will get hurt. Your job is to make sure everyone has their partners, and that they're playing by the rules - the rest is up to them.
All of these suggestions can be really fun, but you should make your final selection based on what your kid likes to do. Therefore, you two should plan this party, which is only another great way to bond and spend some quality time together.