10 Easy and Stress-Free Birthday Party Ideas


Let’s face it. Throwing birthday parties for the little ones can be a ton of work! Between figuring out a theme, getting invites out, preparing food and refreshments, and finding ways to keep all of the kiddos occupied for a few hours, it can burn a person out! And in today’s day and age, there are some high standards to live up to with all of the perfect and polished parties we see on Pinterest. What is a parent to do?!

I, for one, love these great ideas that HandsOnAsWeGrow.com provided for some easy, stress-free birthday party activities. It can be so hard to actually enjoy the party for your child with the other guests when you are running around like a crazy person trying to make sure all of the kids are taken care of. And trying to round up a bunch of kids to do organized and scheduled activities can just add a ton of stress to an event that should be fun and happy!

Having activities available for the kids attending the party that they can do, or don’t have to do, takes such a huge weight off of any parent’s shoulders. That’s why HandsOnAsWeGrow.com really hit it out of the part with this fun list of great activities to do with children at a birthday party. Especially if they are all younger kids who aren’t as involved or invested in the actual event as older children tend to be.

Choosing a theme for a party is something HandsOnAsWeGrow.com makes sure that her parties have, and I have to say, I always follow this idea, as well. The kids love being able to help choose a theme and depending on what their favorites are in that particular year, we usually have to narrow it down from a long list of themes they’d like to have!

Once there is a theme, it’s easier to figure out what type of activities may flow well for the birthday party. This is never the way it has to be, though. Kids just love to make sure there are things that they can do to keep them occupied and if it’s not part of the theme, that’s OK, too!

Basing activities and games to do that you know your child will love is also a key step to choosing fun things to do for a birthday party. You want to make sure they have a great time at their own event!

Next, in order to keep things low-stress for everyone, it’s always great to make sure that all of the kids know there are a lot of activities they can participate in, but they don’t necessarily have to. If you have a little one like mine, they may actually get stressed out if they think they have to do a whole bunch of things they aren’t familiar with or don’t like to do. And I certainly don’t want to ruin anyone’s fun party! So making sure there are things that they can do individually or together, depending on the different personalities you may have at the party, is always a great idea.

So what are some of these great ideas? Check them out at HandsOnAsWeGrow.com.

Whatever you do, make sure you do your best to not have any toys out that you think the kids will fight over. This will just add a ton of stress to everyone and if there is only one that can be played with, you know the kids will probably fight over it!

HandsOnAsWeGrow.com did such a great job to share ideas and activities that can help any parent enjoy the birthday party they are having for their child. It is always such a great feeling to be able to spend time with your guests and watch your child light up with how much fun they are having. That’s what it’s all about! So when guests start arriving, don’t start stressing. You have this covered!

Click on the following link for more details and to view the original article and image credit: 10 Low-Key Birthday Party Activities for Kids

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