There are probably going to be about 30 children and we've hired the function room at our cricket club for the princely sum of £20. I'm happy with the food and the party bags but it's the activities I need your opinions on.
For the first 20 mins or so the plan is for them to decorate a biscuit that they can then take home and also to make a hat (strip of foil card that they can decorate and then have stapled to make a crown type hat iyswim)
Then some party games maybe divided into 2 groups.
After the food my aunty, who's an excellent storyteller is going to do some of the Revolting Rhymes before we finish with the hokey cokey or some such thing.
My main query is about the suitability for the age of the crafty bits and the storytelling. Honest opinions please.
cross post! The tug of war sounds good, hadn't thought of that. I know what you mean about the sitting down things, maybe just the hat making. That's really to give them something to do while everyone's arriving.
The £20 is for the room only! It's a budget party but not that budget unfortunately!
I think sitting down things are fine! I do childres art parties too and they are some of the quietest parties ever! I've done several 6 year old parties, and they really work. It also means that you don't need to do major party bags either, because they've made their own take homes!
You can buy sqeezable tubes of icing too, although they can be a bit heavy handed when it comes to squeezing. Remember, they will put so much stuff on them, they won't be able to carry them home unless you provide paper plates and plastic bags to catch all the bits!
I think it sounds fine - but my only advice is boys (as I am sure you know) need to be active. What about a treasure hunt while everyone is arriving - sweets hidden round the room or the cricket field?
Northender - do parents still tend to stay at parties (seems to be v. variable at that age?) If not then you will need as many helpers as poss for the making stuff bit - but stick to your guns - much more interesting than just another entertainer.
You probably need something generally riot-like (balloon net to release?) for the end bit when their concentration spans have elapsed completely.
I really like the tug of war idea though, sure I can find some softish rope for it. Had also thought of relay type races in teams so it would fit in well. Thanks for all opinions and ideas so far, will return to this after school pick up.