Kids Parties Ideas

Hoopscotch for Kids Parties
Hoopscotch for Kids Parties

Throw down some hoops of different sizes in any pattern you like and you’ve got a challenging course for growing legs filled with extra vacation sugar.

Here is how to play once your hoopscotch obstacle course is set and ready to go:

  • Throw a flat stone or similar object (small beanbag, shell, button, plastic toy) to land on hula hoop one. It has to land inside the hoop without touching the border or bouncing out. If you don’t get it within the lines, you lose your turn and pass the stone to the next person. If you do get it, however, go on to the next step.
  • Hop through the hula hoops, skipping the one you have your marker on. Each square gets one foot. Which foot you start with is up to you. You can’t have more than one foot on the ground at a time, unless there are two number hula hoops right next to each other. In that case, you can put down both feet simultaneously (one in each hula hoop). Always keep your feet inside the appropriate hoop(s); if you step on the edge of the hoop, hop on the wrong square, or step out of the square, you lose your turn.
  • Pick up the marker on your way back. When you get to the last number, turn around (remaining on one foot) and hop your way back in reverse order. While you’re on the hoop right before the one with your marker, lean down (on one foot still!) and pick it up. Then, skip over that hoop and finish up.
  • Pass the marker on to the next person. If you completed the course with your marker on hoop one (and without losing your turn), then throw your marker onto hoop two on your next turn. Your goal is to complete the course with the marker on each hoop. The first person to do this wins the game!

Make it more challenging by setting a time limit. Make into a game of “speed hopscotch.” The person has a certain amount of time to complete the course, or else they lose their turn. Or you could turn it into a race!

Hula Hoop Giant Bubble Wand – Kids Birthday Parties Ideas
Hula Hoop Giant Bubble Wand – Kids Birthday Parties Ideas

This great idea from No Biggie is pure genius and couldn’t be simpler. Fill a kiddie pool with a 1 to 2 ratio of water to dish soap. Its recommended letting the solution sit over night and try to keep the kids from splashing – foam is the enemy of big beautiful bubbles. Go slow, put yourself right in the middle of the fun and watch your giant bubble creations take to the sky!

To do this, you need the perfect bubble solution, a hard plastic kiddie pool and a hula hoop.

For the Bubble Solution you need:

  • 19 litres of Water
  • 10 Cups of dish soap (regular not antibacterial)

I found a few things to be helpful:

  1. Let this solution sit overnight. For some reason this helps.
  2. The less foam you make, the better your bubbles will be. Too much foam is the enemy to giant bubbles. Try to keep the splashing to a minimal.

That’s it! You’re all set for some fun Summer time giant bubble making with hula hoops 🙂

M&Ms Peanut Butter and Pretzel Bananas for Kids Parties
M&Ms Peanut Butter and Pretzel Bananas for Kids Parties

Even been stuck on what food you will have for your kids birthday party? Well, this one is so easy to make and is a winner for the kids!

Grab a banana, cut it in half, stick a popsicle stick in the cut end, spread on peanut butter, sprinkle with M&Ms and pretzels, enjoy the giant smile on your child’s face when you hand them one. This one’s a hit for kids parties, they love them!

Thanks to The Sweet Spot for this fantastic kids birthday party food idea!


Kids Birthday Party Ideas for Pre-Adolescent Years 8-2
Kids Birthday Party Ideas for Pre-Adolescent Years 8-2

When your kids had only three or five candles on their birthday cakes, planning their birthday party was easy right? There was an abundance of choices, everything from magicians, to puppet shows, to Cinderella characters who swept into your living room, waved their magic wands, and transfixed a roomful of birthday party guests.

Now that your little ones have reached, or are heading toward, those pre-teen and adolescent years, birthday party planning takes on a whole different ball game. 8 to 12-year-olds have very definite ideas about how to celebrate their birthdays. Your youngster’s choices will be influenced by several factors ? including what kind of parties their friends are having and their overall developmental level and degree of maturity. (more…)

Kids Birthday Party Food Idea: Popcorn Crunch
Kids Birthday Party Food Idea: Popcorn Crunch

Perfect Treat for your child’s birthday party!

I found this fantastic recipe last night, a ridiculously fun sundae. These little bowls of tasty popcorn sundae are perfect for any child’s birthday celebration. The pink, the sprinkles, the sticky sweet caramel corn- it would make for a killer party. Hope you’re having a fab week! (more…)

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