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My Top Five Fun Children’s Party Games

laurajane021 March 21st, 2017 No Comments

My Top Five Fun Children’s Party Games

Sick of musical statues and musical bumps? Need more inclusive party games that can be tailored to any children’s party theme? Simple but effective my top five fun children’s party games will keep both parents and children happy. They are easy to lead and inclusive for all. So if you are struggling to think up what to play in your party read on…

1 . Grandma’s footsteps

I love this game it allows all of the children to play with no one having to sit out if they loose. Simply have all of the children line up at one end of the room, you or the birthday child go to the other end of the room and they have to tip toe over to try and get the prize behind you. They will love it!

2. Pass the parcel – the sing along addition

This one I think is pretty self-explanatory. Choose a song that the children all know the words to and whilst they play pass the parcel hand out sweets for the loudest singers. All of the children can be involved with doing it this way and each have a chance to win some sweets.

3.Dance competition – again pretty self -explanatory

Children love to dance and if there is a prize involved brace yourselves to see some exceptional moves. I try to do at least three dance competitions in a party and award a pack of sweets to four children each time. Children will happily run around to music in a party however if you throw the word competition in there well things just got serious.

4.Picture Hunt

Pick something key from your theme and make lots of little pictures of it (I usually aim for around 25 – 28) and hide them around the room. Children love to hunt and find things and again this is another inclusive for all game that means no one is left out.

5. Relay Races

This game is for the more brave among you. Children love team games and relay races so anything along these lines you can combine with your theme for an awesome party game. I particularly love this for Superhero parties where they competitive side of the children really comes out! You can use anything for a relay (a wand for Harry Potter, a tiara for a princess or a sword for a pirate). You can even make it a dress up relay or a jumping relay, the possibilities are endless! But this game is not for the faint hearted as, for it to work well, you need to be just as competitive as the children. If you can maybe have yourself and another competitive parent as team captains, I mean what could go wrong?

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Children’s Party Food – I love food!

laurajane021 January 24th, 2017 No Comments

The Children’s party food challenge

It’s party food time! I have been rather looking forward to writing about party food!

I love food – love it. In particular I love party food – I really do believe it should be an official diet (maybe only on a Friday/Saturday) but what’s not to love! When we have a staff meeting we have a party food buffet (My strict no eating rules during parties are rewarded with this!). However as wonderful as food maybe which type of food is best for which type of party?

Common food related questions may include:

  • Is this too unhealthy?
  • How many should I cater for?
  • What will the other parents think if I serve certain foods?
  • Will they eat a lot?
  • Do children still like Cheese and Pineapple on sticks? (Yes – always yes to this question whether you are adult or child- I love cheese and Pineapple on sticks!)
  • Should we do dessert?
  • Should we do party boxes?

To answer these questions (having watched and seen about every variation of party food known to man – from humous and olives to hotdogs to pitta wraps to pizza to jam sandwiches, we really have seen it all!

So where to begin with my food advice. Simply what will they like and enjoy? I have never seen any chocolate fingers left after a party but I have seen an awful lot of cheese sandwiches abandoned. So I decided to break this down into your options and party numbers:

Under 10 children?

Traditional party food all the way followed by Jelly and Ice cream! Two triangles per child and then some crisps, carrot sticks, cucumber (so many children love cucumber), mini sausages, biscuits and of course – cheese and pineapple! Party boxes can be great for this number as well as they save on mess!

10 – 15 children:

Party food as above with some bigger plates down the table of sausages/sausage rolls andtwo big Pizza’s, again plenty of biscuits, chocolate rolls and cakes – but bring these out as pudding!

15 children

Big bowls of crisps for the table and 3 – 4 large Pizza’s and then HOT DOGS!! One per child. Then cakes and biscuits as above, again only reveal them when the savoury food has been well devoured – usually when the first three children begin to finish!

You can always go with healthy options for each number and party boxes for each number too (at your own peril – I did it for 50 once…never again…) However always remember, keep it simple and don’t over think it, it they are hungry they will eat. Think about the time of day for the food and cater to how hungry they will be then and finally party food is fun and children are only little for a short period of time (I know I wish I could eat twenty party sausages and not feel guilty!) so as they say “Let them eat cake!”

Stuck for extra ideas? Here is a link to the BBC Good food children’s party page!

BBC Good Food

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