There are so many kids birthday party themes to choose from it can seem overwhelming at times. The first step to successfully planning a party is to narrow down your choices and pick a theme.
Here’s a fun, unique theme idea to give you some inspiration. It’s based on the popular TV show, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego. This kids birthday party idea is suitable for children from 5 to 8 years old.
Throw a party for your kids based around the show “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego”. It’s a fun and simple home party and you won’t have to shuttle the children around city or compete for space at another venue like Chucky Cheese.
Activity and Game Ideas:
The adults play the different characters in the show. ex: the chief, and the different villains, and Carmen San Diego herself. This serves two purposes, not only does it cut out the cost of hiring actors but it gives the children the idea that they really are transported into the stories.
It makes the kids feel like they’re not surrounded by their parents, in turn it give you a way of creating a festive atmosphere while always keeping an eye on the children.
Different areas of the house and backyard are set up as different areas around the world, for example Paris, China, Spain. There are clues, puzzles and games set up at the different stations that the children have to figure out.
After the children figure out the puzzles they receive another clue to get them to the next station and also a little prize. in the end all the clues lead the children to figure out where Carmen San Diego is and how she committed the “crime”.
A fun way to end the party is to have the final clue lead to the dining room where the cake and presents are waiting for the children.
The party is low on cost and a lot of fun for the children and it allows you to create a custom party for your children in the comfort of your own home. For the party all you would need to do is familiarize yourself with the series and then copy the costumes and plot line. You don’t even need to go out and buy costumes you probably have everything you need already hanging in your closet!
Other than that you might need to go to a party supply store and grab streamers and other things to mimic the different locations but that’s about it! It’s one of the great kids birthday party themes for budget minded parents! Give it a whirl at your next birthday.
by Kelly Finn