I have somehow been persuaded to have a little party for dd tomorrow. Originally I was just going to have a couple of friends round to watch her blow out candles, but today I invited 4 nursery friends (who may or may not turn up).
what's a good sure fire entertainment tactic? would kind of like to show them some uk party games, but I think they're too young for most. a friend tried pass the parcel last year with disastrous results (the spanish parents didn't think it was fair). I pref need something with minimal preparation as I have to work tomorrow and can't be sure these kids will turn up anyway. I did invite them late after all.
Could you do pass the parcel and put a little sweet inside each layer? Then just make sure there's a layer per child so they all get one. Try and make your "winning" wrapping paper distinctive so you know when the last turn is.
Musical bumps? Just dancing to music? Icing their own biscuits? Just playing with toys if all else fails.
I'm not much help, am I? We went for Wacky Warehouse for DD's 3rd birthday....number 4 seems to be when it really clicks in terms of party games. I hope you and DD enjoy it anyway!
all have a sweet (with wrapper on)
a;; lie on floor and place their sweet on their forehead.
gice out instructions such as put a leg in the air, etc
if sweet falls off they get to eat it but are out.
last one with sweet on head gets a prize.