Moms are constantly busy, so when you host a birthday party for her consider ideas that are an opportunity to say thank you! Pamper her with things she normally doesn’t do for herself. She needs your love and attention. Wrap it all up with a theme for a birthday party she will never forget.
Those sleepless nights, endless play dates and countless trips to the doctors office mean that moms don’t get a whole lot of R&R. This year, treat the busy mama in your life — your partner, sister, daughter or friend — to a special birthday celebration with one of these fun themes:
With little ones in the house, it may be awhile before mom gets a night out to hit up her favorite casino, so bring it to her with a Vegas party! Decorate with red, white and black decorations, break out the cards and poker chips and boot up the computer to play online bingo on Jackpotjoy or whatever. Serve light snacks and, if no one’s going to be driving, spike the punch bowl.
Midnight in Paris
Bring out the beauty and charm of Paris with a birthday celebration under the Eiffel Tower. Have an artist draw a backdrop of the Paris skyline, hang posters of French landmarks and use red and black to create an elegant atmosphere. Serve French cheeses, baguettes and grapes. End the meal with freshly cooked crepes with a buffet of fillings.
Day at the Spa
Give mom some pampering by hiring beauty school students to come and practice their skills. Or go the DIY route by letting guests soak their feet in tubs of hot water laced with essential oils. Take turns giving each other manicures and pedicures but make sure mom gets to sit back and relax the whole time. Give everyone flip-flops, manicure sets and bottles of nail polish. Play quite, relaxing music and serve coffee, punch, light sandwiches and yummy desserts.
A Broadway Night
Turn up the tunes and kick up your heals with a party that pays tribute to Broadway. Hang old playbills, production scripts and Broadway posters on the walls. Create a custom playlist of songs from favorite musicals, including “Footloose” and “All That Jazz.” Ask guests to come dressed in costume and offer a prize for the best dressed.
These party ideas work great for all seasons, locations and time frames, so they’ll work even if mom can only get away from her bundle of joy for a couple of hours. Start planning now — and arrange for childcare, so the guest of honor doesn’t have to do a thing — and she’s sure to have a fantastic time with those who come to help her celebrate. Does this spark an idea?