This was stuck in a file I had on the computer filled to the brim with birthday party ideas. I was writing an e-book, and created a word document to store any ideas I found to include.
No idea where this came from but it’s got some awesome ideas!
Giant props are always fun. For some reason, when things are ten times bigger than they should be, people laugh.
For summer fun, fasten beachballs together in groups of three or more (use wire or tape or whatever), and hang wherever.
Want to know how to embarrass someone? No, we don’t mean like that. How about a “This Is Your Life” party? Aside from all the obvious stuff you can do for this, blow up lots of their baby pictures to hang all over.
Try a one-color theme. Have the guests show up in the birthday recipient’s favorite (or least favorite) color. Decorate with balloons, streamers and paper in that color. Serve food and drinks that match the color scheme.
Does your friend watch way too much TV? How about a Couch Potato party? Guests can show up wearing their pajamas or dressed like slobs (for some, this will be the same outfit). Have televisions scattered throughout the house (borrow some). Serve junk food all night (put in your own comment). Give guests pillowcases or TV Guides to take home.
Have a limit-the-present-price party. Set a strict, low limit on what each guest may spend on a gift ($5.00 is a good number). This is great, inexpensive fun for everyone involved.
Is your friend unavailable on Sunday afternoons? Or do they know the ERA of pitchers on teams that are a thousand miles away? They must be a sports fan. So, make the invitation to the party look like an admission ticket, have everyone dress like a jock or a fan, and serve concession food. By the way, it’s “buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack” not Jacks. Sorry. We couldn’t control ourselves.
Something we have lots of fun with is making a topic-specific trivia game. Go to a place like AbsoluteTrivia.com “The Totally Trivia Search Engine”. Search for information on your topic of choice (depending on the birthday-er’s interests). Write down the questions and answers, then play on and off throughout the evening (works best if one or two people control all the asking). If someone guesses correctly, they keep the card. At the end of the night, whoever has the most cards gets a small (or large) prize.