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Tips on holding party at home for DS 4th birthday

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krisskross Tue 20-Sep-11 14:58:37

Hi
we are having a small party for DS 4th birthday at home on sat- small party means 8 children including ours, aged from 2 to 6.

Never had a party for him before - pls give me some ideas, games, food, timings etc.

Parents will also be there, so what should we feed them / give them to drink?

Time is a bit odd- 2 til 4ish- so too late for lunch too early for dinner.

All ideas gratefully recevied! Thanks.

Seeline Tue 20-Sep-11 16:08:41

Run it as an ordinary kids party and the adults will just fit round it. Just make sure you have the kettle on and/or bottle of wine open!
For the kids make sure you keep them occupied as much as you can or else your house may suffer.
Have you got a theme? I remember doing a pirate-based party for my DS at that age. Usual party games but with a pirate twiat if you can work it in! musical chairs/bumps/statues
pin the parrot on the pirate
a treasure hunt of some sort
definitely pass the parcel
Perhaps a craft activity - making a pirate hat, cutlass, eye patch, parrot?
aim for tea at about 3.15-3.30
Depends on your views of food, but personally I always feel parties are for fun so have some crisps, cakes, bicuits along with little sandwiches, cocktail sausages, carrot/celery/cucmber sticks, grapes, cherry tomatoes and raisins.
Don't forget the birthday cake!!
HTH and have fun!

krisskross Tue 20-Sep-11 17:24:41

thanks seeline, v useful tips!

krisskross Tue 20-Sep-11 19:42:03

anyone else got some more tips please.....

krisskross Wed 21-Sep-11 22:03:01

any more ideas out there? thanks

ShirelyKnottage Thu 22-Sep-11 11:29:53

Ummm.

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