How to plan a birthday for kids?
June 6, 2007 7:43 AM Subscribe
I'm helping to plan a birthday party for my girlfriend's daughter, and I need some serious help. We're talking five or six girls, all 8 - 9 years of age, all coming together on a Saturday afternoon. How can I help make this an awesome party?
posted by kbanas to Human Relations (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Of course, awesome is a relative term when dealing with 8 year olds, I guess. But look, so far we have a croquet set and a badminton set we're going to setup in the back yard. To me, this seems insufficient. Is it a good idea to provide activities? I have this notion that if I just leave all the kids to play, they will soon break into groups and the normal kid jealousy and fighting will begin and things will dissolve into chaos. So, it seems like keeping them all busy and involved is a good idea - but croquet and badminton seem like they'll get old in two seconds flat.
So what are some other activites? An egg toss, maybe? Am I right to try to provide more in the way of rigid activities? I'm trying to remember all the birthday parties of my youth, and honestly, I'm floundering.
I'd like to not spend too much money, if at all possible, but chiefly I would like this day to be fun for all involved.