10 Ideas for a Unique Birthday Party

Monster Party

Choosing a special guest to appear at your child's birthday party isn't an easy task. Mickey Mouse, Sponge Bob Squarepants and Elmo are all fine, but what do you do if your kid has outgrown Barney and favors a more destructive giant lizard? Invite Godzilla!

Nothing will make your child smile more than seeing a fully suited monster laying waste to cardboard cities on his birthday. Make the event a costume party and ask the guests to come dressed as their favorite superhero or villain for a monstrous good time.

Fair warning: Some kids might be a little frightened by monsters, so make sure everyone knows that a potentially scary surprise guest might stop by, and encourage the guests' parents to hang around so all the kids feel safe.