Spice up your child's birthday party with a carnival feel by incorporating these fantastically fun kids birthday party activities.
Here are some great birthday activities some messier than others but all lots of fun for a memorable time!
You don't have to be an artist to create a masterpiece on a child's cheek. Simple designs like hearts, stars, spiders, snakes, or ladybugs can be just as much fun as full-faced tiger stripes. If you're not comfortable with freehand, opt for stencils instead.
Practice a few sample designs so you can work quickly during the party, and have all supplies on hand before you begin.
For safety's sake, keep the following in mind:
If you're not especially crafty, ask another parent to help with the face painting, or consider hiring a professional for the event. Also, remember to have a mirror handy so the children can examine your handiwork!
Dress up birthday party activities are especially fun when they tie into the theme of the party. Have plenty of tiaras, wands, and dangly jewelry on hand for princess parties, or stock up on capes and masks if you're throwing a superheroes bash.
Or, let the children put together a collection of wacky wigs, silly hats, masks, and superstar sunglasses and let them design their own zany characters.
Children love to help out in the kitchen, and preparing tasty, hands-on foods adds to the birthday fun. Purchase an apron for each child to decorate with fabric markers or paints, and have them slip them on and try their hands at these culinary delights:
More Kids Cooking Party Ideas
Send guests home with more than a sugar rush and goody bag when you engage them in a craft activity at your child's birthday party. Choose crafts that are quick and simple, using fast-dry paints or glues. Fun party craft ideas include friendship bracelets, refrigerator magnets, homemade clay creations, or decorating tee-shirts with iron-on decals and fabric markers.
A fascinating activity for kids, origami offers many age-appropriate patterns. Set up a craft station with stacks of brightly colored origami paper and preprinted step-by-step instructions. Master a few folds ahead of time so you can do a hands-on demonstration, and make a few samples of each pattern to use as models.
Kids' birthday party activities will enhance the fun of any party and create memories that will last a lifetime.