Planning a children’s birthday party requires finding an ideal location suitable for the day’s events. Parents often opt to host their child’s birthday parties at kid-friendly locations such as parks, recreational facilities and restaurants. Although these establishments offer many benefits, parents can host their child’s birthday parties at home and plan exciting games to keep kids entertained.
Home parties give parents the freedom to schedule their child’s party at hours that are convenient for them. They party can run longer, if necessary, and parents don’t have to worry about incurring additional costs. Celebrate With Style, an online party planning site, suggests that parties for kids under 5 for last for one hour, with parties for older kids lasting up to two hours.
There are a variety of themes that are acceptable for a kids party at home; in fact, you can use any theme you would use if you hosted the party outside of your home. From selecting a theme based on your child’s favorite movie, television show or music group, to opting for a theme that reflects your child’s personal interests, hobbies or colors, the theme for a home party can be as big as your child’s imagination. Just keep the space of your home in mind as you come up with themes.
Put the birthday child in charge of leading his guests in a treasure hunt. Before the party, create a map the kids can use to navigate to the hidden treasure. Include clues on the map to give them hints to where they need to go. Hide the treasure in your home, your front lawn, in your garage or in your backyard. Include candy, toys and even money inside of the treasure chest.
Let birthday party guests decorate their own cake, by having a cake-decorating contest. Supply children with cupcakes, icing, sprinkles, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a variety of candies such as gummy bears, crushed cookies and gumballs. Give them two minutes to create their cupcakes. Let the guest of honor select a winner for this game.
Gather board games and plan to play traditional party games like pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs, Simon says and hot potato.
When planning a kids home party, there are a couple of matters you must take into account as you plan activities and the guests list. Map out areas in your home that you plan to use for the party. You may use rooms such as the living and dining rooms, as well as the backyard, if weather permits.
Home parties boast many benefits for parents and kids. Parents don’t have to worry about planning your party date around a venue’s availability if you opt to have it at home. By eliminating the cost of a venue, parents can save money and apply their savings toward other aspects of the party such as moon bounces, clowns or favor bags for guests. Kids birthday parties at home tend to be more intimate and make it easier for the guest of honor to mingle with his guests.
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