Planning a birthday party for a 9-year-old child may feel overwhelming, with details such as deciding a theme, choosing the space, decorating, cooking and planning. However, long after the guests have digested the food and broken their party favors, they will remember the party games and activities. Plan a series of competitive, cooperative and creative games that keep the guests in a party mood!
When your child turns 5-years-old, it is an exciting time for both a child and her parents. This is the age when most children begin school and learn to read and write. Suddenly, the child who was once a toddler is a big kid, with big kid abilities and responsibilities. Celebrate your child's entrance into the big kid world by throwing her a birthday bash she will always remember.
Kids' birthday parties may range from simple home parties to elaborate, catered events. No matter what type of party you plan to give your kid, don't forget to plan the activities for the party's entertainment. Organized party activities keep the kids from getting bored and keep you from pulling out your hair. The type of activities you choose depends on several factors.
You want to serve foods at a birthday party that children will happily eat. You also want to serve foods that require as little preparation and clean up as possible and that won't leave you with a group of sticky fingered, messy children. While a party is a special occasion and some junk food is expected, try to incorporate a few healthy snacks into the mix as well.
Your teenager may tell you that he is too old for birthday games, but if you pick the right one, your teen might change his tune. In fact, most teenagers love any type of game that involves competing against their peers, and if the game has an element of strategy or skill. Keep it cool by limiting the amount of parental supervision needed and providing a few outstanding prizes, and your teen is sure to have a great time playing games at his birthday party.
Children grow up quickly. It may seem like only yesterday that you gave birth to your baby, and now she's becoming a toddler. Throw her a birthday party, but keep in mind that toddlers are different from older children. Keep the party small and simple so that your 2-year-old doesn't feel overwhelmed by all the guests and activities.
By the time your child reaches his third birthday, he understands the excitement behind the party. To a 3 year old, that probably means presents, cake and playing with friends. He will likely want to help pick the theme of his party but is still easy to please. Keeping the party simple helps you stay sane while the kids enjoy the sugar-high and excitement of the party.
For many 7-year-old girls, no ordinary celebration will do. They want a theme, decorations, food and activities that reflect their current interests, be it ponies or Pucca cartoons. Make your daughter's birthday party special with handmade or customized elements, as well as inventive games and favors. She will want to give her input for the party-planning, too.
Girls and boys are different. While there are always exceptions to the rule, it's almost a given that a little girl's birthday party is going to be different than a little boy's birthday party--right down to the decorations and the games. Think about what your daughter loves to do, and choose birthday games for your birthday party that will delight the birthday girl and her female friends.
Most parents can't wait to celebrate their child's first birthday. There is something special about the completion of the first year of a baby's life. While you may feel like inviting the entire neighborhood to an all-out birthday bash, it's a smarter idea to sit back and consider what is best for your family and your son. Careful planning will make it more likely that you, and your baby, will truly enjoy his first birthday.