Birthdays are meant to be enjoyed by all. But sometimes games and activities that are enjoyed by kids aren’t necessarily enjoyed with the same élan as the grown ups. It takes a little planning, but it is possible to host a party that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Pick games and activities that partner kids and grown ups and all of your guests will be having a great time.
Start your kid and adult friendly party with the perfect birthday invitation. Make a note that you’ll be planning on entertaining kids and adults. By giving adults a ‘heads up’ about the planned activities you’ll have them ready to be engaged in activities and games. Also, if your games are going to be played outside, you might want to make a special note of this on your birthday invitation. Getting your guests to arrive in the proper attire will go along way towards making your big day a hit.
Get some help
You might want to enlist some extra helping hands to keep the kids entertained. If you’ve got some baby sitters on call you might want to have them help you if you’ve got large group of kids. You might even want to consider hiring a ‘host’ to keep the kids entertained. This will give the adults a chance to mingle with the other grown-ups and enjoy the adult party of the party. Make a note on your birthday invitations if you’ve decided to hire help and this way the adults won’t have to worry about chasing their birthday guest around for the afternoon.
Most party games are aimed at kids – or at least the kid in all of us. Pick games that kids and parents can play together. A three-legged race, water balloon toss or egg balance game are all kids games that adults can enjoy, too. A rousing game of kick ball or baseball might be a fun activity if your yard is big enough. If you’re hosting your party indoors, make sure you’ve got plenty of interactive video games – bowling, tennis, etc. These games are great fun for kids and adults. If you are planning outdoor games, note this on your birthday invitation so your guests bring their sneakers.
Planning your event at a restaurant, arcade bowling alley, local recreation center or community pool can be a great way to entertain kids and adults. Most of these locations have activities that are great for kids and adults. Bowling and swimming can be great fun for kids and adults alike. Or try finding a recreation center near you with kid and grown up activities like a climbing wall. This gives parents and kids a great chance to bond and accomplish something together. This makes a recreation center a perfect place for a birthday party. And these games and activities can make for a great birthday invitation.
While kids and adults may not agree on activities, they can both enjoy an afternoon of fun and games at a birthday party. Keep the kids occupied and get the adults to join in the fun and you’re all set for a great birthday for kids of all ages.