It's a classic dilemma: You want to throw the perfect birthday for your son or daughter, but you don't want to limit their guest list by picking something entirely gender-specific. Still, how does one go about resolving this problem when their children are, more likely than not, clambering for superhero- or princess-themed parties? Never fear: Check out these three ideas for perfect birthday parties that boys and girls alike are sure to love.
1. Pool party
If you have a child with a summer birthday, be thankful. In addition to not having to coordinate the party scheduling around school, sports and extracurriculars, you also have access to one of the best gender-neutral party ideas. The pool party is timeless in that the venue and the activity are one and the same. Many public pools allow for day rentals to celebrate birthdays, and some even have catering options to make your life simpler. All you have to do is get everyone there, and that shouldn't be very hard once they see these shark mask birthday invitations!
2. Pizza party
If there's anything that all kids can agree on, it's liking pizza. That's probably why it's so commonly featured on the menu at birthday parties. It can be more than just an entree, though. A pizza-themed birthday party is fun, wholesome and perfect for either boys or girls.Try having a make-your-own-pizza party either at your home or at your local pizzeria. All you'll need to purchase is premade dough, sauce, cheese and a variety of toppings. Make a note: You may want to contact the parents of each of your guests prior to shopping so you can inquire as to whether or not any of the children have food allergies. Have your guests over for some games and socializing, and then allow everyone to design their own personal pizza with the ingredients provided. We recommend doing the prep outside, if possible, to reduce mess. Also, to make the planning even simpler, check out these perfect pizza party birthday invitations.
3. Zoo party
This is particularly doable in the summertime, when the weather is warm and the kids are out of school. A zoo party offers a destination that both boys and girls can be excited about while also eliminating the need to plan out additional activities. If you are going to throw a zoo party, call in advance to ensure that you can rent space or picnic tables to eat cake. Also, have a few other parents come along with you in order to ensure the safety of the children.