Is your kid’s birthday party on the horizon? If yes, you have your work cut out for you. It is necessary to take care of everything from the decorations to the food. You do not have to throw a Pinterest-like party, but it is important to make your child’s birthday extra special. The last thing you want a group of kids screaming from the top of their lungs “This party is boring”. The good news is that there are plenty of entertaining activities to choose from. If you are looking for something a little bit different, just pick one of the following activities. They are certain to delight your child’s crowd.
1. Bursting balloons
A birthday party is incomplete without beautiful balloons. They are the key ingredient to any special occasion. Not only are balloons colourful, but also fun and exciting. Popping balloons is a great deal of fun. This simple activity distracts the mind, providing fun for children and adults alike. Youngsters in particular love a good game of balloon bursts. Write challenges for each person and insert them into the balloons. Throw them in the middle of the room and have the children stomp and pop as many balloons as they can. During this time, the music needs to keep playing. In the end, the person is required to perform the challenge. This may be silly and goofy, but it is a ton of fun. Be creative as far as the challenges are concerned. Consider challenges like dancing, building a house of cards, and mimicking various accents. The balloon burst game is suitable for indoor, as well as outdoor parties.
2. Indoor rock climbing
As a birthday party planning parent, you want to do something that exceeds your child’s expectations. Add a touch of unexpected. Let the little ones experience indoor rock climbing. This is an excellent way to work the mind and the body. Most importantly, it is not only for grown-ups. The group of youngsters has enough energy to spare. Ensure them an exciting experience that they will not forget anytime soon. Rock climbing is one of the safest sports there is as compared to football or hockey. Rock climbing has witnessed a surge of popularity in many countries, including Australia. As a matter of fact, climbing rocks is a favourite pastime. Getting back on topic, recreation centres offer birthday party options. Their offers include party invitations, a dedicated party host, and food. So, you will not have to do the cooking. If you would like to bring your own birthday cake, that is perfectly fine. In the party room, you can do whatever you want.
3. Pizza making
Let the kids roll up their sleeves and be chefs for the day. All you have to do is purchase ready-made pizza crusts and allow the youngsters to decorate them with tomatoes, veggie slices, bacon, grated cheese, etc. it is impossible to go wrong with a pizza party. This food is incredibly delicious, not to mention that it is great food to enjoy. There is not a kid in the world that does not like pizza. Let the birthday party attendees enjoy a yummy pizza. Set some time aside for showing the little ones how to create their very own masterpiece. While the youngsters are playing, you will have to cook the pizzas. Your child’s friends are big fans of pizza and you are sure to make them happy with a pizza bar. Some parents take delight in putting together Instagram-ready portrayals. Make sure not to sacrifice important time with the youngsters. Sharing photos of the kids at the birthday party is not as important as spending time together with the guests.
4. Whacking the pinata
It is a good idea to include a classic activity. Give the children the opportunity to whack at a pinata. Pinatas used to be ever-present at birthday parties. Now, things are a little bit different. It is up to you to revive the most popular game. Nowadays, you can find pinatas to fit any kind of décor. It does not matter if you are throwing a beach party or a high-seas birthday adventure. You will find something to maximise the décor. The pinata can be filled with candy or toys. The choice is up to you. Breaking it apart will be the highlight of the party, which is why you need to be careful when choosing the goodies and treats.
Toys will encourage play, while the bonbons will cater to the children’s sweet tooth. You could make the pinata, if you have the time, of course. Even better, you can let the kids make a pinata out of paper bags. They will love this activity, as they can decorate the paper bags in any way that they want and get to choose with what to fill the pinata. It is not a good idea to add candy that is not wrapped. Equally important is to make sure that the kids do not get their hands on toys that can break easily. The pinata needs to be stored in a cool place. The treats can melt and you do not want that. Plus, there is no risk of it becoming damaged.
5. Watching live animals and reptiles
Consider booking an animal and reptile show for your son or daughter. Vividly coloured animals brought by friendly wildlife educators should be your one of your first choices in terms of entertainment. In addition to the fact that it is completely safe, the experience is unique. To be more precise, the children get to interact with the little beings and educate themselves on the advantages of owning such a pet. Examples of animals and reptiles include lizards, turtles, amphibians, and much more. It is true that they are not like dogs or rabbits, yet that does not mean that it is not possible to hold them. Your kid’s friends will be impressed and the party will be a genuine success. It is better than dancing around a circle of chairs; that is for sure.