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.
That's Entertainment! _ When hiring an entertainer for your child's party __ whether you have it in your home or at an outside destination, ask key questions like how long their performance is, how much space they need and if they will be in costume the whole time. (Some companies have their performers change costumes mid_party which can be confusing for young children.) If cost is a factor and hiring a professional doesn't fit into your budget, check at your local high school. You might find some members of the drama club who'd be willing to perform or some art students who'd you could hire to do some face painting.
by Tonya J. Joseph on Jul 12, 2018 Birthday Cards