When it comes to birthday parties, no one has any more fun than children. Children have the ability to live life to the fullest, and are never concerned with editing themselves or being self-conscious. That’s why throwing a costume party is the perfect way to celebrate your child’s next birthday. Not only do costumes carry over the theme of your party, they also take the guess work out of dress codes. As soon as you indicate “costume party” on the invitation, you give permission to others to unleash their creativity.
Creativity is one of the biggest advantages of throwing a costume party for your little ones. If the children are old enough, they can participate in costume decisions. You may be surprised at just how opinionated they can be! Be open-minded with children’s costumes. If they want to come dressed up like a coupon, for example, buy a newspaper and start clipping coupons to use as part of their costuming. When it involves children, costumes should be wacky, imaginative, and unlimited in scope.
Another great advantage to having a kids’ costume party is the cute photo opportunities. It’s a very special way to memorialize a birthday party, with every kid dressed up as some type of zany character. One of my most memorable occasions as a kid was going a friend’s costume birthday party at the age of 8. It so happened that her birthday was near to Halloween, so I was able to wear my costume twice that year. My costume that year, however, wasn’t so fantastic. My mom thought it was a good idea to dress me up as Bozo the Clown, which is a totally different therapy session. I did look cute in the pictures, with my plastic faux-bald head.
The best part about costume parties is that there’s no age limit. Anyone from babies to octogenarians can wear a costume, and have fun, but the best age to do it is in that magical window between 2 to 12 years old. That’s when unedited imagination really takes its form.