Your little one is nearing that stage where they get interested in something, and I mean really into it. They want their bedroom, toys, dishes, school bag, and everything related to their interest.
It could be anything for some kids its princesses; for some its cars or dirt bikes. For others, it’s dinosaurs or horses. At this age, they have quite fantastical ideas of what they like.
Whatever their current obsession, they will probably want their birthday party to be in the same theme. With children’s birthday parties come decorations, food, and party favors which all need to be according to the awesome theme your child has decided on.
What is a party favor?
Party favors are gifts for your guests; a thank you for them coming to join in your child’s birthday party.
They can be anything, from something they can use there and then as part of the celebration, or things they can take home, like personalized pins, mini toys, treats like chocolate, or a handwritten note.
You can buy party favors from stores or get them made from companies that specialize in birthday parties, or you can create them yourself at home. But, of course, it all depends on the price of the favors and how much time you have.
With how busy moms and dads are in sending invitations, setting up decorations, and getting their little one ready, it can be easier to just buy party favors.
Themes for kids’ birthday parties
This can be pretty easy to decide if your child has a specific interest. For example, if they love Disney princesses, then pick their favorite process, and you have your theme.
If your little one dreams of being the next BMX dirtbike champion, then throw them the best bicycle birthday party they will ever have.
All your party details will depend on the theme you choose, from the site to the gifts for guests to the dessert to be served.
Ideas for the best bicycle birthday party
Think decor, think bikes.
Add a fun spin to your bike party. Contact your local party planners for decorations to use at your child’s (girl or boy) bicycle birthday party.
If you’re going for a theme, then go all out. Have bike-themed invitations. Use balloons shaped like wheels, set up an obstacle course for the children to ride on their bikes.
Games are a great idea to keep the kids busy and make sure they have a great time at the party.
You can ask your guests to bring their children’s bikes (two-wheeler or tricycle) and have bike races.
Pin the wheel on the bike (because it’s a bicycle birthday party) is always a fun game to play.
If the parents don’t mind, you can have the kids decorate their bikes with awesome bike-related stickers (Etsy shops are the best for these).
If there is a park near your home, you could have a party there. It’s a great site for an outdoor party, and there is a lot of space for the kids to go on bike rides. It also has room to create a super fun obstacle course for the children to enjoy.
There are many more fun bike-themed games you can set up to celebrate the day.
Bike Party Favors
Divide these into things to gifts kids can take home and those they can use at the bike party.
There are so many ideas you can customize to make your own dirt bike birthday party favors. You’ll just need to get a little inventive.
You can hardly go wrong with food as a party favor for the bicycle party and the children to take home.
Have bicycle-shaped cookies made or bake them yourself. First, give the kids icing and let them get creative with the cookies. Then, let them go crazy with their ideas and decorate their bike-shaped cookie.
Then whether they eat it there and then or take it home is up to them.
There are many ideas on sites like Pinterest for a dessert customized specifically for a bicycle birthday party. For example, you can have macaroons or cupcakes decorated to look like wheels on a bike.
If you’re a busy mom or dad who can’t make these adorable sweets yourself, not to fear they can be bought from your local business (bakery, event planner) at a reasonable price.
Noisemakers and more
Nothing adds to a kid’s excitement, like the joy of making a lot of noise. So hand out noisemakers and party poppers (make sure they work correctly, fiddly things they are), and let your little guests go crazy with the stuff.
You can cover the part popper and snow spray cans with bicycle prints or any number of bike-related ideas. Just try to make sure they keep the mess minimized to the one site.
For party hats, you can give out bike helmets, the perfect addition to a bicycle birthday party. Think how cute all the kids will look celebrating in their bike helmets.
Helmets have the added advantage of keeping your children safe while they ride their bikes.
This is a bag of adorable little treats and gifts that you can give out once the birthday party is over. An awesome birthday should always end with a goodie bag. Most moms fill the bag according to the theme of the birthday. The idea is to always include a memento of the occasion.
To stick with the bike theme, you could call it a bike basket and use a small basket in place of a bag. You could add toy bikes, bike-shaped chocolates (Etsy is the place for these), stickers, and more. The ideas are endless.
Who doesn’t like stickers? They’re cute, fun, and the best part is you can get blank ones that the children can color as they please. Plus, they make for great bike party favors.
Just make sure your art supplies work correctly before the day; you don’t want to have dry or leaky markers on the day.
Have them created in the shapes of your choice, bicycle, helmet, wheel, race flag, anything at all. You should probably try Etsy for these things.
Give them out during the party as a fun activity to do or put them in their take-home bags to enjoy once they get home.
Take a picture of each kid while they ride their bicycle or whenever they decide to sit down. Then, print it out on the spot and place it in a frame.
Hand them to the parents as they leave. I can’t think of a better way of saying thank you, you’ve saved a beautiful moment for them to treasure and thanked them for coming simultaneously.
This can be for parties other than a bicycle birthday.
Where to shop for ideas and items
Pinterest and Etsy are two places that have become extremely popular lately. They have what you need no matter the occasion.
If you can imagine it, someone has a Pinterest board about it, and Etsy has the things you need to make your vision a reality.
It could be a bike-related birthday or a wedding. These two places will cater to your every need. All you need is an account, and you can start browsing away to find the idea that suits you.
If you don’t have a Pinterest account, make one. There is post after post for anything you want to search for.
It is the perfect platform to site to get an idea about what you will need to throw your very own bicycle birthday party.
If you have an account, you can make a board to add every idea that you think you can recreate for your party.
It will provide you with the tools you need to make your baby’s wish come true. The bonus is that it is completely free to use, so you can research as much as you please.
This is a great site with almost everything to cater to your exact needs, no matter what the occasion or theme.
It’s an online marketplace where you can find whatever you need to make the perfect party. Etsy can be slightly pricey, but simply because they work to cater to your exact requirements.
If you want crafts like stickers, badges, or invites, you can find them here. They will be made according to the requirements of the occasion that you specify.
Anything from party supplies to vintage items, you can find whatever you need on Etsy. The perfect place to purchase bike-themed party favors.
With party favors becoming more and more popular, it’s a good idea to be prepared. You should be able to give your guests the joy of bringing something memorable home.
It doesn’t need to be handmade or something that will last a long period. It should just be suited for the theme and something to commemorate the occasion.
It’s also a really sweet way of thanking people for being a part of you and your child’s happy day. Everyone ends the day on a brighter note, and all the guests get to open gifts, which is always fun.
So, whether you give out handwritten notes or some artfully crafted chocolates, have fun giving out your bicycle party favors because pretty soon you’re going to have a baby that’s all grown up and wants a “Low key” birthday (whatever that means). So enjoy it while it lasts.