Keeping kids entertained during a birthday party can prove to be quite a challenge. Some kids prefer ‘old-fashioned’ sports, while others stick to the gaming consoles. It can be hard to come up with an activity that will keep kids with different personalities and preferences entertained.
However, hard does not mean impossible. All you need is a bit of creativity. Look for ideas on the internet, or ask your kids what their friends enjoy or what their common interests are. They might like the same music, or the same TV show, which could help you come up with a theme or an activity that will impress everyone. In this article, we’ll give you a few ideas you can use to throw an unforgettable birthday party for your kids.
1. Tattoo Party
It’s no secret that kids look up to adults and want to be like them. With tattoos no longer a taboo and all over their favorite celebrities, you’ve probably heard your kids babbling on about how they want to get one too. While a permanent tattoo is absolutely out of the question, why not give them a taste with temporary tattoos.
You can order fantastic custom tattoos online and spice up any birthday party. You could go for cute motifs like flowers and butterflies or tribal ones that will make your kids look like warriors from ‘Game of Thrones’. However, if you do, make sure to get permission from all the parents.
2. Outdoor Cinema
A fantastic and an affordable idea, a backyard cinema is sure to keep your tiny guests entertained. All you need is a decent projector, a clear sky, a few blankets and treats and your guests are going to go wild for this concept. Find a fun, kid-friendly movie and enjoy quality entertainment, as well as some peace and quiet at the same time.
3. Petting Zoo
Find a petting zoo company online and have them come over and set up a small petting zoo in your own backyard. Your kids could have fun getting to play with the animals or even ride the ponies. A petting zoo could also go with a themed birthday party, like a farmyard or a western themed one.
There’s nothing kids love more than singing. Set up a small stage and find a good karaoke software and have the kids go wild. You can find a lot of used karaoke machines in great condition online. Usually, the worse the kids are at singing, the more fun they will have. You could even host a makeshift talent show, with the party hosts acting as the jury.
5. Fashion Show
Girls will go crazy when they hear about this idea! Collect a box of glamorous items like tiaras, wigs, dresses and sunglasses and have the girls pick out their outfits. Then, create a makeshift runway for your little models to show off their creations. Take pictures with your camera or your phone, so you can share the memories later.
6. Treasure Hunt
Set up a treasure hunt by hiding treasures and then setting up clues for the kids to find them. This activity goes well with pirate or detective themed parties and comes with a reward. You could fill a box with sweets or get other toys or items they might find rewarding. To make sure there are no losers and no one feels bad, make sure there’s treasure for every kid to find. However, in order to make it more interesting, make the most valuable gifts the most difficult to find.
The classic birthday party activity every kid loves. And for a reason! You can find piñatas in all shapes and sizes, so finding one that fits your theme should not be a problem. Piñatas are great because they get all the kids involved in the activity and are a fantastic decoration at the same time. If you worry about kids getting hurt, you can consider pull string piñatas as well.