• Play Today DC Birthday Party Guide

    posted on May 9, 2012

    Stressed about booking your child’s birthday party? Play Today DC has a variety of options to make your party planning simple and fun! Our partners have great birthday parties available on our site for you to book now.

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    Yoga Parties from East Meets West Yoga & Dream Yoga
    Eclips Kids Salon and Spa Parties
    Creative Kids Kitchen Parties
    ChildTime Magic Birthday Parties
    Pool Parties at the Herndon Community Center
    JW Tumbles Herndon Birthday Parties
    Martial Arts Parties from US Karate Center, Mt. Kim Martial Arts, & Enshin Karate

    Party Styling

    A local mom of three, Courtney, amazes me with her beautifully styled birthday parties. I don’t know if I have the creative eye to do anything quite as amazing, but I have been able to take one or two ideas from her parties and use them in my own. Courtney had a birthday party for her daughter’s fifth birthday and did a Little Red Riding Hood theme.

    You can find the items Courtney used from the links below…

    Fondant Cake ToppersLittle Red Riding Hood Paper Items and FabricFondant Cupcake ToppersFlower Cookies on Dessert Tree, Party Hats, Napkin Holder Flowers

    Easy Party Favors

    Homemade Play Dough

    We love this idea for homemade play dough. You can pick colors to match your theme and create personalized labels. Package the dough in bags or food containers with reusable lids, like these baby food containers.

    Here is the recipe (so simple you can have the kids help!)-

    1 cup flour

    1 cup water

    1/4 cup salt

    2 tsp. cream of tartar

    1 Tbls. vegetable oil

    food coloring (I used 4 drops)

    Just dump all the ingredients into your pot and give them a good stir.

    Custom Labeled Bubbles

    Have your child help you decorate paper labels or print them on the computer with
    your party theme details. You can attach them with double stick tape. These are also great for a Fourth of July bbq with friends. Make sure to put each child’s name on their bottle so they don’t get mixed up.

    Personalized Aprons

    There are a variety of aprons on for under $10 that you can have personalized with each guest’s name. These are perfect for a cooking themed party.

    We hope you have fun planning your child’s next birthday party and use some of these ideas and businesses to make it easier to plan!

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