I love children's birthday parties with unusual themes. Any kid can have a SpongeBob birthday party or a party at Chuck E. Cheese, but a one-of-kind celebration is going to be talked about long after the event has passed. My son's birthday isn't until November, but I recently stumbled across an idea for an origami-themed play date that looks simply amazing.
The Shopping Mama has links to free "Cranes for Kids" cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, and more that you can use to pull your party together. I love how the bright colors appeal to both boys and girls and how the host has used bowls of fruit as snacks instead of relying on sugar. This is truly a party theme that could be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. You could fold origami boxes for each of the snacks instead worrying about finding matching bowls. The bunting could be made with an origami medallion backing each letter. If you have a little girl as the guest of honor, kusudama flowers would give the party a feminine touch. For an activity, have your kids do an origami craft that can be taken home as a party favor. As aside from paper cranes, origami jumping frogs and simple paper airplanes are always a good idea.
What do you think of the idea of an origami-themed party? Is this something your child would enjoy?
Photo courtesy of Dana Hinders.