Your child is an avid gamer, and you wish to host a birthday party that he or she will absolutely love. A PC gaming competition party is your best bet. To give you a starting point on how to go about it, take a look at the following list:
- Choose a Cozy Venue
A gaming-themed birthday party involves a lot of sitting down and playing computer games. This is why it’s important that the party be held in a cozy space in your home. The den where the gaming consoles are typically kept would be the best option.
If you don’t have this type of room, any space with comfortable places to sit on and will fit all invited guests would be great. Curtains in the room would be great, too, for when the kids start playing; they will want to block out the light.
- Stock Up on Multiplayer Games
Multiplayer games are essential for a memorable PC gaming birthday party for your kid and his or her friends. There are different types that you can purchase, but we recommend the ones falling under the couch category. These are multiplayer games that can be played on the same screen from your couch.
These come in player-versus-player types with typically up to four participants. Some allow cooperative gameplayer, or coop, that will allow the kids to work together in a team. Most of these games allow online players, too, in case you have guests that couldn’t make it in person.
- Get the Gaming Decor On
What’s a birthday party without fun decor, right? The great thing about a game-themed shindig is that you will not run out of ideas for decorations. You can make “Happy birthday” signs using the font of some popular games.
You can also decorate with balloons or buntings reminiscent of popular gaming colors, such as green, black, and brown for Minecraft or yellow for Fortnite. If you can find more crafting time, you can also make ceiling hangings or posters with images of gaming consoles, headsets, or screens. Don’t forget the party hats too.
- Have Game-Themed Cake and Treats
Now that you’ve handled how to decorate your kid’s PC gaming birthday party, it’s time to think of the food. There is an endless inspiration for gaming party food available today. They range from cakes to sweet treats and even drinks. Some great ideas for cakes are using fondant to form gaming consoles or simple silhouette toppers of popular game characters.
For cookies and cupcakes, you can decorate with tokens, gaming logos, and other character identifiers as well. Of course, you will want to serve these fun treats in appropriate plates. For instance, serve yummy Fortnite cupcakes on Fortnite plates for a Fortnite-themed party! If you’re giving away loot bags, you can simply decorate paper bags with game colors or image, and then fill them with chocolates and candies.
- Host Activities for Nonplaying Guests
If your child invited more than four guests to his birthday party, you will have a constant rotation of idle kids who are not participating in the games. To keep them from getting bored, be sure to think of other activities for them as well.
You can set up a craft station where they can decorate their own game-themed cupcakes or cookies. You can also alter some traditional party games and give them a gaming twist. And if you have a yard, you can host toss games, do a giant block-building or knocking-down competition using boxes, or even break a piñata or two.
If these seem overwhelming, you can always hire a professional party planner to help you out or that one friend who is always up for some crafting adventure. Just keep in mind that even if you don’t manage to do everything in this list, your child and his or her guests will no doubt have the best time at the gaming-themed birthday party that you pulled off.