Explore a variety of books to help you plan a wonderfully creative birthday party. Not only will you find craft ideas but also help with all other aspects of birthday party planning.
This book calls itself "A Complete Planning Guide". It contains complete instructions for 18 parties with themes ranging from the barnyard to pirates. For each theme, you will find instructions and ideas for invitations, decorations, games, crafts, refreshments, music, and more. Also included are schedule suggestions, planning tips, appropriate party sizes and lengths for various age groups, advice on how to entertain early arrivals, suggestions for dealing with a difficult child, and more.
This is a party planning classic. I used it when my kids were very young and it still remains a complete guide to party planning. In this book you will find suggestions for entertaining games and activities, instructions for making personalized invitations, decorations and party favors, and delicious recipes for refreshments.
This book is subtitled "Creative ideas and recipes for making celebrations special". This book featured ideas for 7 themed parties including some holidays. It offers a work plan for each party; a menu with recipes; creative ideas for invitations, decorations, and favors; and suggestions for games, crafts, and other activities.
This book is subtitled "The Complete Planner for Children's Theme Birthday Parties". With 385 pages, this book is unique in that it offers hundreds of photocopy projects to make professional-quality party invitations, decorations, theme birthday cakes, costumes, and 'kid-proof' crafts. You are suppose to simply photocopy the patterns and illustrations for all the invitations, decorations, costumes, crafts, theme birthday cakes and games directly from the book and you are ready to make birthday memories.
While most party planning books are organized according to theme, this book takes a different approach. It is organized by age and then by the type of activity. It includes many party games and activities including traditional games, contemporary games, group activities, outings and events, and entertainers.