When planning my girls’ birthdays I always like to have at least 2 or 3 games for the kids. I’ve come to realize that all they want to do is just run around and have fun but I still do it anyway!!
One thing I always like to make sure of is choosing a game where everyone is a winner and no hard feelings. There’s nothing worse than making a kid cry on your child’s birthday. So musical chairs is OUT! Too rough and just our mean of a game for me!
The way I avoid any losers is by actually having the kids that are out choose a gift from a huge box of 100fils toys, stickers, bubbles, stationary, colors, play dough….etc Soon some of the kids wanted to loose just to be able to choose a gift from the box.
Off course the games I choose are always theme related.
For example, Zeenah’s 3rd birthday was a monkey theme. So instead of the traditional pass the parcel I had pass the monkey.
I used a stuffed monkey that they passed around. Whenever the music stopped the person that had the monkey got to leave the circle and choose a gift from the “Box”.
Last person got to keep the stuffed monkey as their prize.
I take every opportunity I get to get artistic and crafty.
The minute I found these cute little plush bananas I had a light bulb moment…..
A Banana toss would be a perfect “Monkey Themed” game.
First on the agenda was to get a big cardboard box.
I took the box and outlines the monkey I wanted.
I then cut out the “mouth” intended for the banana’s to be tossed into.
Off course after that was my favorite part which is painting!!!
For a 3 year old birthday I figured 2 games was just enough and I was right!!!
We had the singing of the birthday shortly after and a chance in Making Life Memorable for everyone involved.