We all know that our kids can be quite a handful, no matter where we place them, making socializing for us a bit more challenging than it used to be. As adults, we also love to mingle! This is why we have rounded up some of the best tips to keep the young ones entertained during parties.
Here they are:
Have a Command Center
Children are experts when it comes to entertaining other kids, and this is why it is a smart idea to have a kids-only room where they can mingle with one another. By the natural order of things, the older kids get to look after the young ones. Not only will you have someone to help you look after the younger kids, but you are also teaching the older kids a lot about responsibility. When the children are tasked to do arts and crafts, be sure to have an adult still (or a teenager) to watch over them. Other activities that they can do are playing with toys, playing board games, or watching movies and just socializing in their own little world!
Let Them Help You
By letting kids help you out, you can get a lot of things done. Keep in mind that our children love being involved as it makes them feel useful and important. For the older kids, you can task them in serving dinner or handing out party favors to the guests. This way, you get to keep them busy while you focus on the bigger and more complex tasks. If you do this, you are providing a great opportunity for your kids to develop their confidence while practicing their social graces at the same time!
Hire an On-Site Babysitter
If you are hosting the outdoor party, then your guests who will bring their kids will definitely appreciate it if you get a babysitter on-site! Be sure to hire a babysitter who knows how to handle different kids and how to keep them entertained with different activities to prevent them from running to mommy and daddy every 5 seconds!
Host a Kid-lympics
This is actually an event that would take a lot more planning compared to the others on this list but having a series of mini-competitions and fun games will surely keep your kids busy during the party. Choose kid-friendly activities like scavenger hunts, bowling, charades, mini golf competitions, etc. for them to play. These types of games and activities help kids foster camaraderie, sportsmanship, and cooperation with one another!
Have Them Make Their Own Treats
Kids love treats, right? This is why setting up a dessert station where they can build their own treats is always a great idea! Have them play with both their imagination and food! There are plenty of DIY foodspirations, tutorials, and activities online that can help you choose the right ones for your kids.
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