Does age really matter when it comes to a whacky good time with parties?
Let’s be real – it clearly doesn’t.
When it all boils down to planning an amazing party, it’s the little details that add up to the entire experience. Party supplies? Amusing entertainers? Tasty goodies and snacks? Jot them all down and you got yourself a list to follow!
But trust us when we say that not every single trick and game will work for all children, different age groups will have their own unique tastes & preferences. So as a parent, what can you do when you face such a situation?
Well, you can leave your worries behind because we have prepared a couple of party ideas that are suitable for kids, of all ages!
Toddlers: 1- to 3-Year-Old Birthday Party
Planning a party for toddlers with shorter attention spans is challenging but not completely impossible. The trick is to put together a good mix of activities to tickle all their senses while keeping them well engaged.
Take sensory play, for example, there are all kinds of props that give your toddlers a spectacular time. From balloon pits, carnival tents to fishing buckets, there more than enough options for you to pick from.
Aside from these splendid ideas, singalongs and musical games are hot favourites too. Combining the beautiful sounds of music and a fancy game will always do the trick for toddler birthday parties.
Another popular hit among toddlers includes face painting. While the end result is what everyone looks forward to, the process itself is pretty fun too! The experienced face painter will start by dabbing on washable paint on your face, leaving funny and tingling sensations all over, followed by a surprising reveal in the mirror.
Tots: 4- to 5-Year-Old Birthday Party
Kids who are still a tad too young to join the big kids can enjoy other fun & simpler activities. The best way to get through to engage these precocious preschoolers is to harness their limitless energy and tickle their funny bone.
Get a party magician to work his ‘magic’ by infusing humour into your magic show birthday party. With a couple of wand swishes and an earful of screams of the magic word, our tricks are bound to have your kids marvel with glee and excitement throughout the performance. It may seem like a simple thrill to a parent, but to the children, it will leave an air of mystery and magic to be remembered.
Otherwise, try injecting some physical elements into your party games. Spin a fun character story or themed props into the classic Three-Legged Race. Sit back and have a fun time watching your children scramble their way to the finishing line. Just keep in mind to not let it get overly competitive. Keep it light-hearted as kids at this age may not deal too well with losing yet.
This is the age where you will notice how kids are still fascinated with fairytale characters. Inviting a party mascot like your child’s favourite princess, mermaid or superhero is bound to charm them in an instant. Any older and you’ll miss out on this precious opportunity for fantasy play.
Young Kids: 6- to 12-Year-Old Birthday Party
For the primary school aged kids, there are plenty of great activity options you can choose from.
Kids around this age will tend to lean towards strategy-based and team games as they like a little challenge every now and then. Try hosting a telematch or relay race, you will notice how excited they get when rallied in teams with their friends.
Spending an afternoon out with their best friends is surefire for primary schoolers. Try playing up on their hobbies by putting together a sports theme, master chef junior bake off or host a trendy slime science party.
Teens: 12-to 18-Year-Old Birthday Party
Your child is nearly a young adult so naturally, the things that you enjoy would work great for him or her too. A beach bash or spa sleepover makes a pretty cool and novel experience for sweet sixteen or teen birthday parties.
Other impressive party ideas to take their breath away also includes glow in the dark disco and art jamming parties.
After you have decided with your party theme and location, throw in a couple of versatile fringe activities like temporary airbrush, glitter or neon tattoos, a live caricature artist or a dazzling photo booth to complement the party experience.
With a little bit of creativity here and there, you will realise that some games, activities or ideas are simply great for kids of any age – and adults even.
But don’t just pick any one of them, because some are definitely more catered to certain ages. One wrong choice could make the party go completely haywire.
So, hold your horses and settle down cowboy, before you make your next move – choose carefully from this bunch of activities the next time you plan your child’s birthday party. If not, go ahead and relax a little, numerous kids party planners in Singapore would love to do the job for you!