Birthday parties are the most fun time for children. They get to meet their friends, get hooked up on sugar and make a lot of noise. None of us have forgotten our special birthday party, when our friends gathered around us singing the birthday song, as we blew off the candles on that special birthday cake. It is a beautiful memory that cannot be taken off the mind. Your kid’s birthday party is the time to make your kid feel really happy by arranging a very special gathering for him/her; get him/her a wonderful Disney character cake and invite over all of his/her school and play ground friends. Sugary sodas, crisps, chocolates, candies, ice creams, get them everything they fancy eating, everything that is, beyond a reasonable amount, otherwise banned for them. After all, birthday parties are the times when kids are allowed to go overboard with their sugar intake! But the tricky part of a birthday party, as a host, is how to entertain a houseful of children. Children get bored quickly and when they are bored they start to make trouble; to keep a bunch of kids from using their sugar infused energies in doing naughty things, you have to arrange for some entertainment activities. Without fun activities to do it will anyway not be a fun birthday party because like adults, children cannot just sit and chitchat. Now, how to keep children entertained is a big question; what to do to keep their wavering attention focused to the party? The answer is simple, arrange for a variety of entertainment activities and give them a chance to hop from one activity to another, according to their interest and whim. The fun factor should be retained which means that it is okay to keep supervision from a distance but do not hound them and keep telling them what to do and what not to do. That is exactly why, you should think of holding your kid’s birthday bash in a spacious area, because we all know just how much children love to run around freely. Your backyard or a spacious living room can be perfect for this purpose or you can also think about hiring a place for a few hours to hold your kid’s birthday party. If you do not have enough ideas for entertainment for your kid’s birthday party then refer to this article. We have complied together few ideas on how to entertain kids at a birthday party.
Entertainment Ideas For Children’s Birthday Parties
Professional Entertainer: You can hire a professional entertainer to entertain the children at your kid’s birthday party. This will be a perfect way to ensure that you also relax during the party because it becomes the responsibility of the professional entertainer to keep kids involved and entertained. These professionals are well aware of children’s favorite activities, which means that children will certainly enjoy themselves at the party. These entertainers bring their props and other entertaining materials along with them so that you do not have to worry about arranging for stuff for activities. Make the birthday party a visual delight for the kids! In order to keep the kids occupied throughout the party, transfer a cartoon onto a wide screen projector. You can hire a clown; another option is to get a magician and organize a magic show for an hour or two. Puppet show is another bright idea for a kid's birthday party. Such programs will keep the little guests entertained throughout the party.
Theme Based Party: Keep a theme for your party. Let the other children know through the means of invites that your party has a particular theme and you would like them to dress up accordingly. The theme can be anything from a Disney characters to children’s books characters. Just make sure that everything at the party represents that theme. The food, cake, cutlery, return gifts, everything should be a part of that theme. Children enjoy such things a lot, it keeps them excited.
Stories & Songs: One of your friends can act as a volunteer for the whole party, narrating a couple of popular children’s stories and singing songs. You may also arrange a story-telling competition and entice the guests by asking them to participate in it. Give some time to the participants to recall the bed time stories heard from their granny or let them formulate their own short stories. Ask your guests to narrate a story each or sing their favorite songs. At the end of the session, distribute treats to the kids.
Games: A birthday party is incomplete without games. Organize some exciting games for the kids, which will keep them engaged for a long time. Some of the most popular birthday party games include board games, relay races (for outdoor birthday parties), “catch the balloon” and “blind man’s bluff”. Increase the difficulty level of the games according to the age group of your guests. Children would get inspired to take part in the games, if you announce attractive prizes for the winner and small gifts for the rest of the players.
Crafts: Arrange craft making activity, in which your kid-guests can show their artistic talent and creativity. Things like making beautiful cards, decorating masks and coloring the drawing books will keep them busy. Supply each guest with the required materials. Set a time limit within which each one of them has to complete the assigned task. At the end of the activity, award attractive prizes to the kids who have given the best performances.