You can make up your kids costume or you can purchase a ready made one directly from a costume shop or a party supplies store. Invitations Ask your child who he or she wants to be present at his or her party. Remember, it's his or her big day so his or her opinion counts the most. Of course, invite some close adult friends and kids of adult friends whose ages are nearer to your child's so he or she will be exposed to other faces and learn to make new friends. An arts and crafts party is perfect not only to keep children preoccupied during the party, but also to help tap and hone their creative faculties. This kind of child's party can be a little messy, though, so make sure your guests know what to expect so they can bring a change of clothes, if ever. They can make origami, ceramic painting, clay molding and puppet making, among others. Make sure you inform your guests what kind of party you're throwing so they can bring their suits and a change of clothes. Animal Party You can rent out farm animals and bring them to your yard for the kids to pet, or you can ask your guests to bring in their own pets. This birthday party idea not only opens the kids' eyes to different kinds of animals, but also enhances their social skills. Of course, in choosing a good party planner, go with one that has been tried and tested, or whose reputation has been consistently positive. You don't need to go for the big-ticket party planner to ensure a fun and smooth-sailing event, but you do need a planner who is in tune with your child's interest and needs. The eleventh sign is when he or she wears a t-shirt that states "drug-free since March." Twelfth, he or she is more interested in squirting seltzer into his Scotch drink rather than into his trousers. Thirteenth, when his or her oversized ears seem to be too much life-like, and his or her entire act consists of showing charts and complaints about the deficit. ) If you don't want your guests to spend so much with costumes, you can opt to hold a themed party and not require them to come in costumes. It's how you carry out the party that matters. But, of course, getting your guests in costumes would make your party pictures look so much better. Staple to a themed party, and other children's party, for that matter, are the fun games.