When thinking about planning entertainment for a birthday party your requirements will vary depending on the age of the children. Of course the enjoyment will be the same for the children no matter what their age. The only difference will be the amount of vigour and excitement that will enthuse from the children. For instance you wouldn't expect a 3 year old to be as active and have the same stamina as a 7 year old.
Whilst you will decide what game you will want to use, and there are many classic ones to choose from, such as pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey or musical chairs, statues etc. There are though a few fundamental rules that should be followed to ensure that the games go with a degree of success.
The games should be varied as much as possible. So you don't want too many of the same run around type of activities. Have an energetic game followed by a more sedate one so that you don't tire the children out too much. Similarly it is best if you have a short, quick game followed by a longer lasting one as this will ensure that the children are kept both active physically and mentally during the birthday party games.
A game that drags on for too long though is a recipe for disaster as the children will get easily bored. The key to successful games is to make sure that all the children are being kept entertained and that none are being left out or become bored by what is going on. The secret is to stop a game and alter it to a new one while the children are still enjoying it. In this way their enthusiasm will still be there for more new and exciting games.
Always remember that the children at the birthday party will be of various ages and so make sure that the games appeal to all of them. Don't allow any of your game choices to be too on the rough side.
Games are best if all the children are joining in. Avoid games where only one person is active and taking part at a time. This might have been good many years ago but it just doesn't fit in with the modern day child.
If you are really stuck for what games to have at a birthday party it might be an idea to hire a professional children's party organiser who will have many years of experience in this field. It will also save you having to buy items as prizes and enable you to enjoy the party stress free.
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