Planning a Birthday and Don’t Want to Worry About Weather?
Whether it’s winter or summer, you need to know that there are going to be times that you’ll want to be indoors, especially for birthday parties. But what some people may not know is all of the cool things that they can do to keep the kids (and even “big kids”) engaged and wear the little ones out, but still give them the best birthday party possible, despite the fact that they’re not outside going nuts in a bounce house and running amuck.
Not only that, but surveys say that having indoor birthday parties are actually a lot safer as well. In this guide, brought to you by our friends at Kidtropolis, we’re going to give you some awesome and fun indoor activities you can do for your kid’s birthday party!
Balloon Tennis (or Volleyball)
You can do this in a matter of minutes. For tennis, you can use Popsicle sticks and paper plates to make rackets, and balloons blown up to a nice ball size (aired up just enough that they fall slower), and then some painter’s or masking tape for the “net line” on the floor. Want to skip the extra trash? You can actually do this also without the tennis rackets, and just use your hand for a fun game of balloon volleyball.
Drop the Clothespins
All you need for this game is a wide-mouth jar (a large peanut butter or canning jar works great), and a bag of clothespins. If you want to get creative, you can decorate the clothespins if you want to add to the experience. What are the rules? Every player gets a number of clothespins, and you stand up straight over the jar, and everyone has their turn dropping their clothespins into the jar from either their nose or chin. The person or team that has the most clothespins in the jar is the winner. Don’t forget to have a little prize waiting for the winner (or a few if you want to play more than once!)
Don’t Forget Musical Chairs
What to you need for this game? Oh, this is the simplest one yet! All you need is music (and the ability to stop it in the middle of a song – we recommend something annoying like the chicken dance or the hamster dance for the full effect!) and at least three to five chairs. The best way to play is to have enough chairs for everyone except for one person. Everyone gets to walk around in a circle around the chairs, and then you stop the music. Everyone scrambles to a chair (remember to play it safe and no trampling!)
See? There are plenty of little activities that you can do to make your kid’s birthday bash ten times more fun. What’s even better is that as we mentioned earlier, even the adults can get in on these as well! One fun way to make things more interesting too is that every one of these can be in partnered “parent and kids” teams for even more competition, or if you’re just wanting it fun, everyone can fend for themselves!