A girl’s brain is totally different from a boy’s brain. However, my disregard of the obvious left me at loggers end with one of my nephews after I brought him a big teddy for his fifth birthday. In bid to resuscitate our dying friendship, I spent time studying, looking for the things I should include in his next birthday party. Here are the simple little truths.
Know what makes him tick
Young boys are always about fun and imaginations. Nothing would grace the occasion like right themed party. Take time to learn his fantasies and even involve him in mentioning the things he would love to have come true. If he is into the comics, consider throwing a super hero themed party, if he loves nature, a garden or picnic party would probably be the best alternative.
Make it a DIY Project
With the theme in mind, you can go ahead and start getting the props and menus ready for the birthday party. Since you are on a tight budget, minimizing on the things you purchase and maximizing on what you make locally keeps your budget on check without watering down the party. In my preparations, I have figured out that my nephew loves doing things with his hands. To make him part of the DIY projects, I helped him make a Batman costume to wear at the games in the party. I could tell that he will love it from his enthusiasm in the project.
Only Invite the Necessary Guests
One of the most common mistake we commit is in inviting a whole lot of our friends to a young boy’s party and ignoring his own friends. Let’s face it. A five year old boy has no business with your work mates or his friend’s father. Such guest will just inflate your budget without making the party more interesting to the real guest of honor.
Have Lots of Goodies and Games Ready
Other than the party theme, choosing the right refreshments and activities for the party directly influences the popularity of the event. Since I was on a tight budget, I settled for the cake, some snacks and refreshments and lots of games to keep them busy and occupied.
You want to know the results of the party? Well, I’d say I succeeded. Young boys are easy to please, if you know what really makes them tick.