Posted by Iris Fuentes at Thursday, November 05th, 2020 - 01:32:12 AM in Birthday Party
When my younger daughter Hannah was in preschool, I noticed that parents would tuck birthday party invitations into the children's open cubby squares. Though this method did not present a problem when all children in a class were invited to a party, when some youngsters were invited and others were not - particularly when the invitations were in brightly colored envelopes - it was all-too-clear to the ones not invited that there was no envelope in their cubbyhole. In the preschool years, it's better for parents to hand the invitations directly to the other parents or caregivers. Or, if that's not possible due to work schedules, to bite the bullet and mail them. Better yet, to email the invitations if that's an agreeable alternative.
Why not throw your own diva dance party at home and include all the extras! You can hire lights and even a mirror ball, and use your iPod or MP3 player to provide an unlimited stream of party dance music for the girls. Why not do a little research and find out what the latest dance craze is, or dances that your daughter and her friends might love. With plenty of birthday party food, and a video camera, the fun is unlimited in her very own dance party. And to top it off, why not include a microphone and have Karaoke performances, making sure that you video tape it because these recordings will bring you joy in years to come, and provide a wonderful source of embarrassment on your daughter's 21st birthday!
Don't forget the extras-Just because it is a surprise birthday party, there is no reason to forget the extras. You can have games, activities, crafts, and even party bags that are all specific to the age group of the party. For a party that encompasses kids to adults, consider having theme tables. Crafts and activities for kids, with quieter spots for adults to gather and converse. As a final touch be sure to leave some disposable cameras around so that party guests can snap pictures of each other, and the birthday boy or girl enjoying the party.
Think about having a Birthday Treasure Hunt. You'll need your video camera for this one. It is a one-of-a-kind, birthday party movie making adventure that starts your birthday child and all their guests in a simple but extremely fun mini-movie they will be talking about for a long time to come. Be creative with what you will use for "treasures" and where you will hide them.
As parents we want the very best for our children. And our children turning 1 years old is one of the most significant event in our little girl's life. We want them to cherish and treasure this event when they look back later in life.