Bright and shiny birthday ideas your little ones will love

Bright and shiny birthday ideas your little ones will love

Posted by Brad Clifton on

When it comes to throwing birthday parties for our kids – we want them to be as unique and special as they are.

If that time of year has rolled around and it’s time to start the party planning, let us do the creative thinking for you. We’ve got some tried and tested ideas guaranteed to add a little sparkle to your next at-home bash and keep the little partygoers entertained for hours.

Water bead madness

Get the party started with some water bead play. We love water beads at Oh Flossy. They are so colourful and versatile, and the kids have a blast exploring with them.

You can use a kiddie pool or a large tub and fill it up with Oh Flossy Rapid Water Beads. We’d recommend four (4) packets to ensure it is filled to the brim, but you can make anything work.

Add some shaving cream for some messiness and extra fun and why not hide some treasures in the water bead pool and have a fabulously messy treasure hunt!

Create colourful snow globes with mason jars, bath bombs and glitter

Who doesn’t love a snow globe? If your party people are also arts and craft type people – we have you covered, in glittery goodness that is.

Here’s what you’ll need:

We’d recommend that the adults pre-glue the figurine to the jar lid to keep little fingers safe.

Fill the jar with cold water, drop in a bath bomb and watch it fizz (Tip: you don’t need a whole bath bomb for a snow globe – break them up to make them go a bit further).

Add in some Oh Flossy biodegradable glitter – no need to hold back, use as much as you like, and don’t forget to mix and match the colours.

Finish off by adding in 3-4 drops of glycerine, screw the lid on tight (another one for the adults) and voila, you have yourself a homemade snow globe and unique keepsake for your little guests!

Face painting made easy

Who doesn’t love a face painter at a party. But did you know you can do it yourself and you don’t need to be Da Vinci to pull off some serious face masterpieces?

Trust us…

  • Fairy party vibes? We got you covered
  • Dinosaurs, but make it shine? Not a problem!
  • Mermaids
  • Superheroes
  • Butterflies
  • Love hearts
  • Rainbows

You can do it all using our Oh Flossy face painting stencils which even include special "it’s my birthday" and birthday cake stencils that are perfect for your little guest of honour! Just clean and wipe dry the face or skin, stick your fave stencil against the skin and dab or brush on face paint or glitter over the design space and remove. And don’t worry if everyone (inevitably … sigh) want the same design, our stencils are reusable! 

And, of course… the pamper party!

Big or small, who doesn’t love to be pampered for their birthdays.

Pamper parties are booming in popularity and, for this special treat, it’s the details that count.

Think pink lemonade on arrival, high tea, rose gold and glitter bunting and fluffy robes, matched to perfection with our Oh Flossy cosmetic headbands.

Set up a nail salon table with our range of Oh Flossy polishes – and let your little guests experiment with all the fantastic colours.

For extra indulgence, treat their feet with an Oh Flossy water beads foot spa while their fingernails are being tended to! Or fill some tubs with warm water and a bath bomb for a delicious foot soak (bubble bath and rose petals will add some extra glam).

Over at the makeup station – perhaps a vanity table with some Hollywood lights – lay out an Oh Flossy deluxe makeup set and a set of sprinkle brushes and your guests will be guaranteed to be kept entertained experimenting with make-up looks.

We recommend that less is best when it comes to numbers at pamper parties. With a smaller group, you may have the opportunity to splurge a little on the party bags to leave your guests with a special memory (and keep away from the plastic waste that – let’s face it – usually ends up in the bin by the end of the day!)

Don’t forget to leave a lasting impression with the cutest darn party favours ever!

 

We recommend that less is best when it comes to numbers at pamper parties and with a smaller group, you may have the opportunity to splurge a little on the party bags to leave your guests with a special memory (and keep away from the plastic waste that - let’s face it – usually ends up in the bin by the end of the day!)

 

We have had a lot of requests lately from parents looking to use our products as party favours, so we’ve pulled together a range of party bag packs to take the work out of it for the adults!

Now, it’s over to you… hope there’s some useful ideas in there to get the party started!

 

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