Ok, so MIL today asked me today if we were going to have things for the kids to do at Lucas' party. I said no. I actually never even really thought about it because nobody ever does unless the kid is older, like 3 or 4. Is this bad? I honestly don't really want to do anything special for the little kids coming as I am pretty sure I will be busy with Lucas and other things. The party is 1-4 and I know a lot of people arn't going to show up right at 1 or stay all the way until 4. There will be a fair amount of kids though and there is a wide range of ages for all of them. What are you doing for the little kids coming? Lucas can't even participate so I think it's kinda dumb, not to mention I don't want to lol. If Lucas was 3 or 4 it would be a different story. Do you think I should have something? and if I did, what is something super easy for a big range of kids?
You mean you didn't already hire a clown and a pony? j/k
Here's what I'm doing for the little kids: putting Rowan's pack n play and some toys and her walker out on the patio where the party will take place. My theory is that little kids don't need much, especially when they get to play with someone else toys, which are, of course, new and exciting to them.
DD1 Rowan, 9/26/10
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I'm not doing anything. It's Lyla's party and the focus will be on Lyla. The end!
That said: I am having Lyla's party at a local park. I just don't want that many people in my house and I don't want all the extra clean up. I'm keeping it simple and the party will be from 11am to 1pm.
We are having Ronin's party at a park there is a gated playground and ducks, fish and turtles to feed. I'm buying a loaf of bread and the kids can use that to feed the ducks etc and when it runs out it runs out. I'm also going to make bubble blowers (http://pinterest.com/pin/204310002/ The ones), but thats all. I'm not doing anything fancy. My cousin will probbaly complain because she gets jumping castles, petting zoo and water slides for her kids 1st birthdays. Frankly if I am going to spend that kind of money i'll wait until the child can appreciate it.
Janice if you have really little kids coming balloons probably wouldnt be a good idea, only cause they might pop and be really loud or someone could choke on them if they pop them in their mouth.. Im so paranoid about ballons.
I have had a few bdays at the house before and didnt provide entertainment.. So if you decide not to do anything that is okay. I think for the 1st bday entertainment is not to be expected..
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yes!! that is what I thought. But she mentioned it and when i said it to DH he said we probably should do something so I thought maybe i was wrong. Birthday etiquette is new to me haha. I don't want to focus his first birthday on other little kids! Plus, all those kids were at my wedding, they entertained themselves somehow then.
The last party I went to had a baby pool filled with plastic balls. It was great. All the moms had something to sit and watch the babies do and the babies really loved it. I'm lazy. So, I'm going to ask that mom to bring her pool and balls. I don't really want 100 balls in my house after the party. Other than that I haven't planned anything but the oldest kid coming is almost 4, the next oldest is 2, and the rest are T's age. If a bunch of older kids were coming I'd probably plan something. Then again, the party is at a park with a playground and splash pad. What else do they want from me?!
Not exactly the same, but at our wedding we had a couple small tables for kids around 3-7ish and we had crayons and coloring books laid out on there that we got from the dollar tree. I think there was maybe a few other things from the dollar tree that we picked up for the kids to play with but can't remember now what it was.