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DD will be 2 on Sat & we are throwing her a party (of course<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ). I have no idea what games to play???? We got one of those blow-up bouncy things (250 pound max) & a bubble machine. I know that's not very creative but I'm sure the kids will love it. It's butterfly themed, DD will be wearing butterfly wings.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
There aren't very many kids but here are the ages...<br>
Boys - 4, 6 (x2), 8, 10<br>
Girls - 2 (x2)<br>
And then 2 babies, but, you know...<br><br>
The age range is so different & I'm NOT a natural at children's games. Oh ya I got a pinita.<br>
Any ideas on games?<br>
TIA!!!
 

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Do you really need games? You have plenty for them to do. I think they will be very content playing in the jumpy thing and with each other. I wouldn't worr about it unless you want to have games too.
 

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I Agree. Sounds like they will have tons to do (and tons of fun)!
 

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nak<br>
hmmm, that's funny, i didn't think i had enough stuff for them to do. maybe i'm trying to do too much?? i want them to have fun the whole time<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
my family never celebrated holidays growing up so i often don't know what to do for my kids<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> my dh thinks it's funny, i'm just always getting traditions mixed up & over doing it<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
btw, i just remembered they will have grab bags with little toys too!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
thanks!
 

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i think they have plenty, but you could put a small table out with play doh on it and crayons with construction paper. Or you could have pails out and give the little ones bean bags to throw into the pails. I would not worry b/c you'll probably have plenty to do.
 

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Yeah all the birthday parties we've been in the past two years have been basically extended playdates with cake.<br><br>
It sounds like you've got plenty for them to do. I'd just put on some music and let them run around.
 

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If you are worried, buy a bucket of Perler beads (less than ten dollars - available at craft or big box stores, Walmart has them) to have on hand for the four older kids and some fingerpaints and paper to have on hand for the younger kids. If you decide you need another activity (or if the older boys ger too rambunctious) you can easily pull out the craft activity at that point.<br><br>
Have fun at the party - the butterfly theme sounds great!
 

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Music & crafts! That's<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> perfect!<br>
Thanks everybody!!!
 

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Sounds like you have plenty for them to do, and this is a late addition but I do kid parties for a living and thought I'd throw out some suggestions.<br><br>
Our party entertainment includes music - our CD's have songs the kids can follow along to (with or without a leader) freeze dance, head shoulders knees and toes, hokey pokey, limbo, wheels on the bus etc.. so if you can grab one of those kids CD's - it easily fills 45 min. Other games kids love - simon says, duck duck goose, red light green light, other muscial ideas - instruments (egg shakers and an oatmeal tub and a wooden spoon are homemade alternatives...)<br>
Kids also love to play with a parachute and a ball (parachutes are like 20 bucks on amazon or any toy store)<br>
Facepainting (simple hand or cheek art)<br><br>
in my experience the bouncer keeps them entertained for hours and tuckers them out too! Sometimes it's hard to get the kids <i>out</i> of the bouncer to do anything else.<br><br>
hope that helps too!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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you can make foam visors or door knob things... they sell the foam blanks & sticky shapes at the craft store. Also, you could play 'make your own butterfly' out of playdoh (or home made play doh). HTH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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