Sometime parents simply do not want to complicate their life by preparing a child's birthday, That's why many parents would prefer to celebrate a kid's party in entertainment center or a venue. But those who prefer a home celebration, will have many advantages. Like, the child feels more comfortable at home, being in a familiar environment, surrounded by family and loving people. And as a bonus - this could be a start of your family tradition.
Our children today are no longer content with "just" festive table and balloons, They want their birthday to be special, memorable, which their peers will remember for a long time. That's why it is very important to plan every smallest detail of it - the theme, the decoration of the room, the table, the photo zone, the menu, gifts and, of course, the entertainment program.
We tried to gather in this article the most cool ideas for games and contests for children birthday party at home as an alternative for the entertainment program.
Just pay attention, that during these games and contests, it is important for parents to take the side of the observers, allowing your child to enjoy her/himself.
In competitions, especially in team contests, there is always a spirit of rivalry. It teaches children to lose with dignity and to respect rivals. For the winners - to be able to sympathize with the those who lost this time.
"What, when and why?"
The birthday girl/boy is given a sheet of paper and a pen. The host asks a question, for example, "what?" The kids writes the answer and folds the paper, hiding what she/he wrote. Then transfers it to other kids in the circle. Then the host asks another question, for example, "what is he doing?" And so on, until everyone takes part in the game. At the end, the host reads out the resulting story. A burst of laughter is guaranteed!
Select two participants. They will have to bite off a piece of an apple hanged up on a rope. with their hands behind their back. Whoever succeeds first will win.
They invite volunteers, give them mittens and lollypop. They will need to unwrap the candy while wearing the mittents. The one who unwraps it first wins.
You will need to invite several couples to participate. Every couple will be tied to each other as follows - the left leg and arm of one child is tied to the right leg and arm of the other in the couple. They will need to complete three tasks as a couple - with their free hands. Your can choose the following tasks for them : to sharpen a pencil with a sharpener, tie a scarf , roll a roll of toilet paper, tie your laces. The winner is the one who completes all tasks faster.
"A Blind Artist"
You will need a drawing paper, markers and paints. Select a few participants, blindfold them, and ask them to draw a portrait of a birthday girl/boy. And let the bday kid to choose the winner.
A quest for a gift
Several notes with riddles will lead to the gift that you hide somewhere in your house (you should be smart and imaginative). We hide these notes too.
It starts when you give out the first note. When your child solves the riddle he can find the next note. And so on and so. Depends on how many riddles you are wishing to write. After solving the last riddle he receives a gift! You can accompany everything with music.
There are countless ideas what can be done during the pajama party - you can dance with Just Dance, watch your favorite movies,while lying in bed under the blankets in pajamas, with tea and snacks. You can bake cookies together or play board games.
Pin the tail to the donkey
Hang the donkey poster on the wall (you can order it online), blindfold the players one at a time, and twirl each one around a few times before giving them a try. They should stick the donkey's tail as close to the body as possible!
It doesn't have to be a tail or a donkey, of course! It could be pinning a magic wand to a fairy, pinning a dwarf beard, and pinning a mermaid's tail. Feel free to get creative to choose a theme for your birthday.
Two adults hold either end of a broom (or similar object) loosely at belly level. Children take turns walking under the stick without touching it, bending their knees and, if necessary, leaning back. The stick is lowered every time after all the children have passed under it. Anyone who falls, touches the ground with their hands, or touches a stick is eliminated from the game.
You will need a pile of clothes and accessories and four volunteers . Two of them will be blindfolded. They will dress up the other two kids.
So the blindfolded kinds will choose items of clothing (for example, a diaper, a hair clip, mittens, t-shirt, a pacifier, a tie, shoe covers, a bib, hat ) and will put them on their partners. You can time this game for 3-5 min. The winner will be chosen by the audience - it should be the most tasteful and graceful costume :-)