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Hubby and I decided that we will most likely host our own birthday party for Madison at our house. We toured this play bounce jump place tonight and although it was great, it was too pricey. They wanted 155$ for 50 minutes worth of party room. You couldn't bring in your own food and if you did they charged, if you used their food they charged even more. And who just wants hot dogs and pizza? With only 2 2 liters for 65 bucks tacked on? Ugh. We won't be having her party there but it would be fun to go ourselves. It's only 3 bucks for toddlers to get in and they have a space for them to play.
If you are having a party at your house with other kids will you have activities and fun stuff for them to do? I am trying to get an idea of what I can do other than eat and open presents lol.
We are doing a Winter Onederland Theme. I have a pin the nose on frosty game as well as tree ring toss game. Mostly for the "bigger" kids. I have also thought of maybe baking cookies day beofre and let the kids decorate their own cookies to bring home. It will be part of their party favor. I also found these cute little sippy cups in the shape of penguins and snowmen that have a lid and straw. So I will use these and snowman ornaments for the rest of their party favor. Cant believe we are discussing frst bday already. Ours is in 2 weeks
We won't really have any bigger kids - so we're not planning any activities. It didn't even cross my mind to be honest... Hm. The other two kids will be 15 months and 14 months, and they just like to play with Anna's toys, so I think we'll be okay. We are doing it at my parents house for a bit more room!
We set up a craft area for the other kids that will be there. With Dd's 1st birthday we did animal crafts since she had a zoo themed party. We also gave them gift bags that had stuff to keep them busy. Things like little puzzle games, cards, things like that. For Duncan's party I plan on having a snow flake related craft and I love the idea of the cookie decorating that Meg posted!
i have four older kids coming but Im not planning anything for them, they will keep each other busy.
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We have a ton planned! Ours is outdoors though so it gives us much more room! We have 24 kids ages 12mo-13 coming (majority being 2-4yrs). We have a bounce house, ring toss, metal horseshoe set (for adults) & plastic horseshoe set (for the kids), pinata, tons of snacks/drinks/cake/etc.., VIRGIN jello shots (for the kids of course.. HAHA.. ours will be more fun), this weight throwing game thing they all love, TONS of sidewalk chalk (that's always a big hit)... hmm... I can't think of anything else at the moment. LOL I'm sure I'm leaving something out.
Oh yess! The goodie bags this year I decided to WRAP. I always feel weird opening gifts in front of other people so I got some great loot (based on age) and wrapped it all up for their own gift with their name on it hopefully it'll keep the little ones from trying to steal all the real gifts too. haha!
We're doing a Seuss theme... I havent really thought of too much in the way of games for the toddlers and stuff, we have a ton of toys that should be enough really. I am going all out with the decorations and food table though
Thanks Angela. It's going to be fun!! ..but expensive $$. Geesh. LOL. Where are you having the party? At your house? Maybe you could set up a play area for the kids. Blow up like 100 balloons and let them go wild! Kicking & running through them. Always a hit with the little kids Or set up some fun things in the yard? Party City has a ton of fun party games & stuff. You should check it out! I was sooooo close to buying a limbo set. HAHAHA
Ahhhhhhhh Kell i'm so excited for your little guy's party!!!!
I also am stealing Kell's bounce house idea We attended my cousins baby's 1st birthday last weekend and they had one as well and Gio really enjoyed it! We will also have a swing set that DH and i got for Gio for his birthday that we'll set up as soon as it's delivered. As for the rest, i'm still working on it