Barnaafmæli

"Húrra, húrra, húrra. Og svo eitt langt húrraaaaa". Anna og Clara hafa sérstakt dálæti á afmælisdögum. "Þeir eru dásamlegt tækifæri til að blása til fagnaðar," segir Clara. Þær njóta þess að skipuleggja afmælisveislur fyrir ástvini sína. Barnaafmælisveislur eru alveg í sérflokki finnst þeim systrum og hafa undirbúið margar slíkar í áranna rás. Ertu að leita að hugmyndum fyrir komandi barnaafmæli? Anna og Clara hafa safnað saman nokkrum hugmyndum varðandi barnaafmæli og vonast til að veita þér innblástur fyrir boðskort, leiki og gjafainnpökkun. Ef þú ert enn í vafa um hvað á að hafa á boðstólnum luma þær líka á tillögum að gómsætum veitingum.

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Sniðug blöðrudýr

 - Sniðug blöðrudýr

"Skapaðu þínar eigin skreytingar," mælir Anna með. Hún bjó til þessi undarlegu blöðrudýr sjálf, og þú getur búið til slík fyrir alls konar þemu og í fjölbreyttum litum.

Prýðilegar borðskreytingar

 - Prýðilegar borðskreytingar

Skapaðu gleði hjá litlu krílunum með skrautlegum borðbúnaði. "Þú getur til dæmis skreytt einnota borðbúnaðinn þannig að hann taki á sig mynd fyndinna dýra," leggur Anna til.

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Það getur verið mjög gaman að skipuleggja barnaafmælisveislu með þema
segir Anna og brosir

Hugmyndir að þemum

Áður en þú byrjar á skipulagningu afmælisveislunnar mælir Clara með að þú ákveðir þema. Anna og Clara njóta þess að sjá andlit barnanna uppljómast af gleði þegar verið er að undirbúa eitthvað skemmtilegt. Það eru margvísleg þemu sem hægt er að fletta inn í veisluhöldin. Gott er að velja þema sem tengist áhugasviði afmælisbarnsins.
Systurnar hafa slegið upp barnaafmælsveislum með alls konar þemum, eins og riddaraþema, kirsuberjaþema, sirkusþema og frumskógarþema. Einnig er hægt að velja þemu sem tengjast íþróttum, sjóræningjum og risaeðlum svo eitthvað sé nefnt.

"Möguleikarnir eru óendanlegir," segir Anna og brosir. "Mikilvægast er að byggja það á einhverju sem afmælisbarnið er hrifið af." Þú getur líka skipulagt dásamlega veislu sem byggir á uppáhaldslit barnsins minna systurnar á.

Clara mælir með að hafa árstíðina í huga þegar barnaafmæli er skipulagt. Strandþema eða íþróttaþema með útileikjum eru tilvalið fyrir veislur haldnar að sumarlagi. Kaldir og blautir dagar eða vetrardagar bjóða upp á kvikmyndaþema eða vetrarþema með heitu súkkulaði og bollakökum sem skreyttar eru með snjókornum. "Það er líka í fínu lagi að skipuleggja veislur með sumarþema um vetur eða vetrarþema að sumarlagi," segir Anna brosandi.

Skemmtileg boðskort

Once you have chosen a theme, you can go ahead with the invitations for the children’s birthday party. Children’s birthday parties are often colourful, and there are many creative ways of making invitations. Anna has once made lovely invitations with bead plates. One of the nieces’ birthday parties had an animal theme, wherefore Anna had created various animals out of pearls. “Release your creativity and make sure to include the dear little ones, so they too can add their personal touch to the invitations,” says Anna. “The sky’s the limit.” Watch the video and discover how to make a personalised invitation with pearls.

Make invitations with bead plates

According to Clara, the invitation should state a date, a time and a venue of where the festivities will be held, as well as an RSVP date, so the guests can inform you of their participation to the party. “If you choose to plan a themed party, it might be a good idea to mention the theme in the invitation, so the little ones can dress up for the occasion,” Clara suggests.

You can create your children’s birthday invitations however you like. Whichever type of invitation you choose, it marks the beginning of a wonderful children’s birthday party.

Food for the children’s birthday

Cake is a must

When Anna and Clara host a children’s birthday, there is sure to be cake. Depending on your choice of theme or colours, you can choose to either bake or buy a beautiful and colourful cake. Tasty birthday cakes come in all kinds of flavours and shapes. For the children’s birthday, you ought to serve the birthday child’s favourite cake. “Unleash your creativity, and include the little ones in the decoration process, so they too can add their personal touch to the cake,” Anna recommends.

Whenever Anna and Clara host a children’s birthday party at their house, the sisters like to make homemade treats for the dear little ones. “There are many savoury and healthy snacks to be found that you can prepare in a short amount of time,” says Clara. You can for example cut up some fruits and vegetables and put them on wooden skewers. “It looks colourful as well as inviting,” she adds. Another idea is to let the little ones decorate waffles with various toppings. The waffles can also be baked beforehand, remind the sisters.

If you need inspiration for other delicious birthday treats, be sure to explore Anna and Clara’s DIY-projects for more creative children’s birthday ideas.

Children’s games

“Games are a big part of a children’s birthday party,” Clara believes. Therefore, the sisters make sure to have various games and activities for the little ones, when their plan a birthday party for their nephew and nieces. Clara reminds you that it can be a good idea to take the season and the weather into consideration when planning games. If you plan a themed party, you can also tailor the games to the theme. A popular game among children’s birthdays is the treasure hunt. It is an amusing game, which often allows the little ones to spend many hours on a common activity. “It is a game that will surely bring joy to the little ones,” says Anna with a smile.

A few years back, Anna and Clara planned an afternoon tea party to celebrate the niece’s birthday. For the festivities, the sisters had set small tables in the garden with beautiful white tablecloths, a wonderful tea set and exquisite treats. For the theme, the sisters had arranged fun games, like the memory game. The object of the game is to say, "When I was having tea with the Queen, I met ...", after which the next player in the circle must repeat the phrase and add a person to it. The game continues until everyone has added someone to the phrase. "The challenge is to repeat the phrase without leaving anything out,” Clara explains. “It happens sometimes,” says Anna with a smile. "But then the turn simply goes to the next player."

Creative giftwrapping for the children’s birthday

Any children’s birthday celebration includes beautifully wrapped gifts, the sisters believe. There are countless ways of giftwrapping gifts, whether you prefer a classic or more creative giftwrapping. If you lack inspiration on the giftwrapping for a children’s birthday party, Anna and Clara hope to inspire you to make a creative giftwrapping for the dear little ones.

Festive giftwrapping

There are many funny and creative giftwrapping ideas to be found in Anna and Clara DIY-projects. For one of the nephew’s birthdays, Anna giftwrapped one of his gifts in a creative way. She created a birthday cake on the wrapping paper with something as simple as coloured paper and some glue. As the icing on the cake, so to speak, Anna glued lovely birthday candles onto the cake. “It looked like a real birthday cake,” Anna laughs. “It was a big hit among the little ones.”

Make a creative giftwrapping

A sweet hot air balloon

 - A sweet hot air balloon

The sisters are certain that the dear little ones will also be thrilled to see an adventurous hot air balloon. Anna has cut the balloon out of coloured paper and glued it onto the wrapping paper to give a 3D effect. Watch the video and discover how to create one yourself.

Festive animal giftwrapping

 - Festive animal giftwrapping

“A funny and original giftwrapping will surely make the little ones’ eyes sparkle with joy,” says Anna with a smile. In the video, you can learn how to decorate your gifts with lovely and whimsical animals.

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