~~Mel~~

~~Mel~~

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I need your help...

So I just booked the boy's birthday party:

Saturday, May 9th 2:30 to 4:30.

It's going to be at the community club right behind his school. I wanted it there as opposed to at home...because there is more room for the kids to run around and I want to play some traditional birthday party games...musical chairs is one that instantly comes to mind.

So here's where I need your help...

What games did/do you play at your birthday parties as a child, at your child(ren)'s birthday parties...I'd kind of prefer if each game had a winner at the end...I plan to buy a bunch of dollar store toys and wrap them and throw them into a great big ol' bucket and the winner of each game can choose a prize (but they won't know what it is...hehe).

He'll be 8 this year and all his friends are approximately that age.

I figure we'll do 45 min to an hour of organized birthday party games and the rest of the time will be 'free play' with balloons and balls! With the last half hour being left for cake and presents (because I'm evil and like to fill children full of sugar RIGHT before their parents come and get them).

Other food I plan to have is cheese and crackers, potatoe chips and fruit...of course lots of drinks on hand because I hear kids get very thirsty running around like hooligans.

Any ideas you guys have would be great.

I haven't told the boy yet that we are doing it at the club instead of at home...and I sure hope he thinks that's cool. I'll let you know tomorrow how our conversation goes!

5 comments:

Impulsive Addict said...

Girl...I am NO help but I'll make a suggestion: GET ALCOHOL FOR THE ADULTS! The party will become a lot more fun if you do this! =) I'm just sayin...

Yaya said...

I totally understand why parents wouldn't want a party in their house! Makes sense!

I loved pin the tail on the donkey as a kid.

That Girl said...

duck duck goose? Im no help. I tried to do the organized games before and the kids wanted no part of it. They preferred to be wild!

Jamy said...

Wow, sounds like a fun birthday party. I don't really have any suggestions for games, other than to look online. I've done a few birthday parties for other peoples kids (girls) and have found aweseome games online.

Barb said...

I like the Impulsive Addicts suggestion....LOL...

Boys need to burn energy...if you have access to a grassy area get them to play tag or soccer or some type of relay game.
At that age I find that they can only take a small amount of structured time...lol...
google birthday party game ideas and you will find lots of ideas