We all want our kids to have a memorable birthday party experience, since each birthday only rolls around once. And of course they want their party to be something their friends are talking about well after the day is over.
The best thing about organising fun entertainment for kids parties is the fact it usually means less time for you trying to keep them occupied. With any luck you can sit back and relax while the kids have a blast… or even join in the fun too!
As a way to make your next children’s birthday party stand out, how about considering some unique party entertainment to come and delight the kids. Here are some ideas for entertainment with a bang:
UNIQUE KIDS PARTY ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS
Magicians are magical whether you are a kid or an adult, performing impressive tricks that leave us guessing. There are plenty of magicians available to hire for kids parties, who will come to you and host a fun show, bringing all their own props and magic. Many magician shows are full of laughs and sure to be a hit.
Hire a projector like this one or borrow one from a friend, hang a sheet or find a white wall and project a movie on the big screen right from your backyard! This is a fun way to keep the kids settled during a slumber party in the warmer months. Heat up a few bags of microwave popcorn and lay out some beanbags, air mattresses or chairs and let the kids enjoy a new film. This is far more affordable than a trip to the cinemas with a group of kids, plus it’s better for your sanity too!
WATER BALLOON BATTLE
If it’s hot enough, there can be much fun with water for kids birthday parties! Break out the supersoakers and fill up a few buckets of water bombs and have the kids battle it out in the backyard. You will have to make sure they are prepared to get wet though so let the parents know to bring a change of clothes or swimmers!
It can be a bit of a mess throwing water balloons so if you don’t want the clean up afterwards or want to go for a more environmentally friendly option, get lots of mini water pistols for them to use instead. Set up a few buckets around the backyard for quick refilling.
Balloon artists are impressive to young children, with their ability to create almost anything from a few twists and turns of balloons. Many balloon artists or clowns come with a few other tricks up their sleeve too or offer fun services such as face painting for parties. Check online for local listings near you.
Grab a heap of kid suitable instruments either from the toy store or using real instruments, or have a proper kids music group come for the party and have the kids learn how to use and play the instruments. For extra run you can get them to learn a song and make their own video clip. Super fun!
Kids parties are so much fun and at least once you are allowed to go all out and make it a total blast with something unique and extra special, but remember… the things kids love most about celebrating is the simple fact that it is a day all about them to spend with their favourite people and that doesn’t have to cost a thing
We have all seen the mini farm set ups in shopping centres or at local fairs, however many are also available to come to you for a kids party package. They bring the temporary fencing, animal feed, and of course the cute farm animals with them, and set up so the kids can have a great time feeding and petting their favourite farmyard animals. So fun!
Make sure you let the parents know before the day in case of allergies though.
Little girls love to get pampered so why not set up a pamper station with nail polish, hand creams, foot spas and other pamper items for them to enjoy. They can even come dressed in their bath robe as part of the theme. Or if you aren’t keen on the strong nail polish smells and potential spills, nail wraps are a fantastic non toxic alternative.
Go a step further and have them make their own homemade beauty products, such as lip balm or hand cream as a fun take home gift.
Get the music on and have the kids do their best dance moves, or actually teach them some cool new dances they don’t know. Hello chicken dance! You might even want to set things up with a disco ball or even a karaoke machine for a little extra noise and fun!
For older kids, perhaps a class aimed at teaching them a new creative skill is just what is in order. There are services around Australia and around the world offering drama workshops, drawing and painting or other creative skills. The workshops are created with the fun atmosphere of a birthday party so kids can have a great time while learning a new skill.
Or you can save some money and do your own craft party with some fun kids craft ideas at home. This is an expensive party theme, plus the kids will get to take home their creations so you won’t need favour bags!
Puppets can be a lot of fun, so a mobile puppet show for your next kids party may be perfect for your audience. Many offer different shows to suit the different children’s age groups, bringing with them a mobile puppet theatre and all the characters the kids will fall in love with.
Not keen on hiring a mobile puppet entertainer? Set up your own stage from cardboard boxes and have the kids create their puppets and put on their own show at the end. This can be a really easy craft project the kids will love. Find some easy puppet tutorials here.
Most kids adore the jumping castle, and the great thing is you can hire one for home as the highlight of your next hosted birthday party. Kids can bounce to their hearts content, in between filling their tummy with delicious party food. Eeek!
Most cities have a local party hire company that you can hire through. Or if you’re really keen, you can get your own jumping castle and use it in between the birthday parties too! It can sometimes work out cheaper than hire surprisingly, especially if you get to use it for a few special events.
STRESS FREE KIDS PARTY TIPS
To make sure you aren’t stressing yourself crazy on the day of your child’s next birthday party, here are some simple tips that will help you enjoy the day almost as much as the kids:
- Don’t over invite – smaller events are easier to manage so give your child a limit
- Have simple snacks and food on offer so you don’t spend all day in the kitchen
- Recruit your big kids or a couple of other parents as helpers on the day
- Set your budget before the party and stick to it
- Avoid the comparison game – a great kids party is about the memories, not the fancy decorations & gourmet party good
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