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31/12/2012 at 15:27
can you please give your tips for lucas and isaacs joint bday party. have had a right old nightmare trying to organise it.
no where in the local area will hire out to childrens partys , they have no issues with 18ths, 21sts etc but a group of 4 year olds are supposedly very messy and damage the rooms! so i think we have eventually found somehwere.
my plan was to have a magician but given i couildnt get a venue i think it might be too late, he was still available last week so obviously il still try but just inccase i cant get him. my plan was to take the slide/mini climbing frame, paddling pool filled with balls, bounce and spin zebra, and balloons, have all that in one area and kind of cordon it off and let isaac and all his mates have run of that area. then with L i had planned musical statues, pass the parcel (isaac and other babies can join in with this)and just general running round skidding on their knees? was going to have a bit of a disco too. then there will be food, birthday cake and singing happy birthday and then a play again and hometime.
what do you reckon, is it doable? i somehow have now developed nerves about trying to entertain 30 3/4 year olds, i can shout orders left right and centre at work but the thought of trying to get the children to play a game is making me feel slightly nauseous
o and lucas wanted a superhero themed party and i saac was going to be robin and lucas was going to be batman and i was going to put on the invited 'superhero dress optional' is that ok or is it expecting too much??
31/12/2012 at 15:32
All sounds good to me, with things like pass the parcel I'd definitely do two parcels and two circles going at once to keep their interest, and do sleeping lions at any time when they need to calm down. What about a table with colouring on for those who don't want to join in with games, there's bound to be one or two?
31/12/2012 at 15:36
Firstly how big is the hall and do you have a dj or boombox type thing to do your own music? Ls party we had a dj entertainer so left her on the Mic to control the 32kids. However his mate had a pirate party and own music & what they did was dressed the helper adults in costume so the kids knew who to listen to. They had loads of games to play like find the treasure flap a fish corners with a pirate them then some crAft. It was really well organized. Personally ithink you need a set list of things to do or they will get bored just running about. Also have someone man the little kids area ao they don't get trampled on.
31/12/2012 at 15:56
Get all the kids to do If youre happy and you know it or something with actions. At my daughters superhero party last year (well princess or superhero as it was a shared party) everyone wore a costume - if they wanted. The entertainers got them all shouting theSponge Bob Square pants theme song so you could do similar. Kats right split it into exciting and calm times. And to get the kids to listen to you ask them to put their hands on their heads (tip from another party).
31/12/2012 at 20:01
At Abigail's party last year, and at all of the ones we've been to this year, no one has had an entertainer and it has been fine. We had a hall with disco lights and a sound system and just stuck the ipod on. There was a bouncy castle but not all of them were even bothered with that, just happy dancing around. I cornered off an area for my friends with babies and brought some toys for them. After about 45 minutes they all sat down for food - I did a big long table where they all sat rather than a buffet style I've done before and this was better and it got them sitting down for a bit. After that we played pass the parcel, brought the cake out then the music went back on for more running about then it was time for party bags and home :-) Oh and I had another table in a corner with bottles of coke etc for the parents, big bowls of crisps and some cake :-)
31/12/2012 at 22:03
Thanks all. The entertainer is a fortune so tbh I'd be happy to do without. Ally that sounds like what we want tbh. Like the idea of calm activities too x
31/12/2012 at 22:22
What they;ve all said.
A colouring table works well too.
01/01/2013 at 16:53
I have 30 invited to zoe's party too and am getting scared. Party is 11-1 and my plan is :-
30 mins decorating crowns
30 min party games (pass the parcel, musical statues, musical bumps, corners, pin the tail - split into groups of 10 with one winner from each group)
30 min lunch - pizza, cucumber, red pepper, carrot batons
30 min decorating (and eating) cupcakes
I am going to have music for dancing and general running around and lots of balloons so timings are flexible.
01/01/2013 at 17:28
[steals jbs idea of decorating a party hat]
As an aside, jb are you totally in denial about z turning 4? Its very overwhelming to know L is 4 this month
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