Are you planning a kids birthday party? Not sure what to do at the party? Read through these ideas Birthday Party Activities.
Kids Birthday Party Activities
Still not sure where to start? Start with tips for planning a children's birthday party. Then start thinking about the birthday party theme or check out these ideas for theme for the birthday party. Then comes the decisions about party loot bags.
Give your child a birthday party they will remember as the greatest party ever and you'll have as much fun as the kids!
From a Mystery Party with fingerprint
activities and mystery foods to a Prehistoric Party with fossil digs and
dinosaur crafts, this book contains creative ideas for 50 theme parties,
including suggestions for invitations, decorations, costumes, games and
Use the individual size pizza crusts. Put out bowls with different toppings (cheese, sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, tomato, peppers), and let each child make their own pizza. Be sure you know whose pizza is where when you put them in the oven.
Before the party, cut pictures of animals out of old nature magazines. Try to use the pictures on the covers, because they are sturdier. Then pin a picture with a safety pin to the back of each kid's T-shirt. They all can ask each other yes or no questions, like "Do I swim in the ocean?," "Do I have feathers?" or "Do I live in the jungle?" until they figure out which animal are they. It was a wonderful ice-breaker too, if some of the kids don't know each other before the party. Very fun, and something all the kids could easily participate in.
You can also play this game with older kids
using pictures of rock stars or movie stars.
One idea that worked out beautifully for my daughter's 5th birthday was to have a arts and craft table when the guest arrived. The arts and crafts table was a great ice breaker for the kids and parents. The girls decorated their princess hats and the boys decorated their crowns. We had stickers, crayons, colored pencils, glitter pens (that didn't work so great - too messy), and ribbon. We also had the kids decorate their goody bags. Brown or white paper sacks work great as party bags. We had a piñata and the kids put their candy and small toys in their decorated party bags.
When I was going to have a large group of mostly boys age 10, and a couple girls. My husband and I went to a appliance store and asked for some of their big huge boxes that the refrigerators come in, got them home and made a giant maze in our backyard. If you don't have room in your yard the local park or recreation centers are usually good about allowing use of their areas providing you clean up.
This idea was sent in by Kerry Gessl.
I just had a birthday party for my son, we made butterfly's out of a coffee filter.
This craft activity was sent in by Karen Miller.
Young girls like to do “purse parties”.
Kids love it !
Thanks to Martha W. for sending in this idea.
We had a karaoke idol contest and invited some neighbors to be the judges.
What great fun and laughter the kids had and of course great singing.
The judges held score cards that we made with construction paper and marked each child accordingly.
Even the young boys in the neighborhood took part!
Thanks to Ann V. for sending in this idea.
For my son's 2nd birthday, we had a Bob-the-Builder themed party and I bought a bunch of unfinished birdhouses from the crafts store and set up a large table with paints and brushes.
I told all the children that before they came to the party, Bob the Builder stopped by and dropped off all the birdhouses that he made for them to paint. When they were finished, that became their party favor. It worked so well even my son believed it.
Thanks to Ronald S. for sending in this idea.
My daughter just turned 4 yrs old in Oct. We had her first, and my first, birthday party. I was so nervous & worried about having a good turn out and the kids having fun. I think the biggest hit at the party was the Hayride. My father got some straw and put it on our trailer and took our guests, kids and parents, around our property for a "hayride", Everyone had a blast! The other thing that was a big hit was the goats, the pony and the geese.
Thanks to Wendy L. for sending in this idea.
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