Think About Themes _ Whether your preschooler loves Dora, Handy Manny, or the Backyardigans, chances are you can find birthday party goodies that span the spectrum, from plates to wall hangings. And it's not just about decorations. Popular characters lend themselves to other facets of the celebration, like games, food, and crafts. At a Dora party, for instance, you can set up an adventure course and make an animal mask. Serve up sandwiches you cut from train_shaped cookie cutters at a Thomas the Tank Engine party. And if you are so inclined, the big finale can be when the birthday child's favorite character shows up. No matter where you hold the party, the theme is something your child is going to want to be involved with, so make sure to get her input.
Organize the Fun _ Spontaneity is always fun, but for a preschool birthday, scheduling (with some wiggle room) is the way to go. Try planning activities over a short time span __ 10 to 15_minute intervals. And if you have anything special planned, do it before the cake, a surefire sign that the soiree is winding down. Remember, simple is best when you are dealing with young children with short attention spans, so you want to try to avoid activities where kids have to wait for their turn, especially if there are lots of other kids at the party. Think bubbles, coloring pages, and books, freeze dance or even a craft station, complete with clay, paper, glue and other assorted items that kids can create with. Try to have at least one adult helper for each activity.
by Tonya J. Joseph on Jul 12, 2018 Birthday Cards