Luxury birthday parties have increased in popularity in recent years as more families decide to go “all out” in providing a lavish event with high-end entertainment for their child. They go the extra mile in providing their children an extravagant and memorable event with exciting attractions and luxurious touches that create an unforgettable experience.
The ideas for a luxury birthday range from high-quality beverages and food to delightfully over the top ideas such as bringing in a pony “unicorn,” decorations that include a balloon overload or creating a spa day just for kids.
What Is a Luxury Birthday Party?
Luxury birthday parties have grown in popularity over the years as parents search for new ways to entertain their kids. The idea is taken to its extreme on the TV show “Outrageous Kids Parties.” Parents don’t want to go that far, but they also want to create a magical experience for their kids that goes beyond the basic backyard get-together.
In writing about luxury birthday parties, Lux Life notes that while the idea has increased in popularity thanks to wealthy celebrities throwing lavish parties for their children, parents don’t have to spend a fortune. The first step is to set a budget that works for them. However, they also said parents should keep in mind that “everything about the party should be glamorous, from the decorations to the food.”
Parents throw a luxury birthday party for their kids for many different reasons. The main reason is to make their child feel special and loved, and show them how much they are appreciated. Parents might also make certain birthdays a luxury celebration, including a Sweet 16 or Quinceañera.
Elements to Consider in Luxury Birthday Party Planning
When starting luxury birthday party planning, parents need to consider a variety of elements that elevate the party from the traditional to the extraordinary. They include some of the following elements of the party. The idea in each is to create an event that is extravagant and memorable.
Venue. An exclusive location is the best venue for a luxury birthday party, such as a private estate or country club. However, it’s also possible to convent a park or other area into a luxury location with the right decorations.
Theme. Most parents allow their kids to choose a theme, which can range from a giant carnival to a fairy tale.
Decorations. The decorations for a luxury birthday party often include custom-made centerpieces, floral arrangements and balloon displays.
Food and beverages. Luxury food can differ greatly depending on the age of the children. However, it could include gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down meal for older kids and a custom-designed birthday cake.
Party favors. Party planners typically give guests at a luxury birthday party something special to keep as a memory of the event, including personalized bags, high-quality toys, or designer clothing.
This is an area where a professional event management company can provide a great deal of assistance, as they have experience putting together luxury party experiences.
Entertainment and Activities at a Luxury Birthday Party
The entertainment at a luxury birthday party for kids can include fantasy themes such as castles and princesses, the trappings of a celebrity party such as a red carpet or fashion runway, or castles made entirely of balloons. The only limit is the imagination of the party planners and their budget for the party.
Some of the following ideas for a luxury birthday party can create the creativity flowing for party planners.
Parents can hire entertainers for their luxury party. For example, magicians can perform impressive illusions and magic tricks that are sure to captivate kids and adults alike. Professional face painters can create intricate designs and transform children into their favorite characters or animals. And balloon artists can create intricate balloon sculptures, such as animals, flowers, and characters.
For larger parties, some parents may also want to bring in performers such as dancers, singers and even acrobats.
Photo booths – especially modern selfie stations that allow people to personalize their party photos – provide an interactive way for kids to capture luxury party memories. They also allow party guests to record videos and even post their photos in real time on social media
A luxury party for kids who love gaming can include high-quality gaming stations that use advanced technology such as Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality. It’s also possible to take a “throwback” approach and bring in a midway game trailer for kids to have the classic midway experience.
For the younger set, a bounce house is the perfect addition to a luxury party. It also has the advantage of designs that match dozens of different party themes.
For kids who love animals, a petting zoo can be a fun and educational entertainment option that allows them to interact with a variety of animals. Some parents even take it to the next level, bringing in exotic animals for “encounters” such as llamas, monkeys, pythons, camels and zebras.
This is where inflatable attractions and thrill rides can create that centerpiece for the luxury party that kids and their parents will talk about long after the party is over. Choices include:
Giant water slides. Some of these slides, such as the Aqua Rush, provide a waterpark-like experience at a luxury birthday party. There are also slides with themes for different seasons, including winter wonderland or Halloween.
Obstacle courses. Modern obstacle courses are intricate and very large, giving kids the chance to challenge themselves or even compete against each other. In either case, it’s an experience that goes beyond the traditional birthday party.
Extreme attractions. In addition to many carnival games and concessions, parents can also create a midway just for their kids and their friends by renting attractions such as a Ferris Wheel, rock climbing wall, mechanical bull (or many other animals, including sharks and a wild hog), and a large variety of thrilling rides. They can turn a birthday party into a real carnival created just for kids.
A luxury birthday party for kids creates an exciting, memorable event that is a one-of-a-kind delight for kids. Parents can make their kids’ next birthday party one they will never forget.