Hosting a baby shower or an official event signifies that some of the guests could arrive alongside their children. Keeping kids entertained during an all-adult party could be difficult, challenging and affecting the overall party atmosphere.
In order to provide kids with entertainment during an adult party, you need to know the number of children that will be attending and their age. Once you are aware of these facts, you can plan some kid entertainment that will keep little ones occupied and entertained during the entire party.
Make Them Active Party Participants
The easiest way to help kids have fun is to make them active party participants. Children love helping and they love being treated like grownups. Distributing some ‘major’ tasks among them is a perfect idea.
Give one kid a camera and ask for party pictures. In fact, you can have several small cameras available and distributed to kids. You can even divide them in teams and have a photo competition. Let kids help with serving food or welcoming guests. All these little tasks will make little ones feel good about themselves.
Get Kids Dancing
Most kids love to dance. One way to keep them entertained is to put some music on and to stimulate children to show their moves.
This idea helps for kids to be integrated into the adult company. Everyone should be having fun at the dance floor, including the youngest individuals attending the party. Holding a competition is a suitable idea. Make kids dance or give them the chance to evaluate the dancing skills of adults.
Have a Special Activities Corner
Set a table especially for the children attending the baby shower or party. This specialized kid’s corner will give young ones the chance to have fun, while their parents are enjoying each other’s company.
Have paper and crayons available. Modeling clay is another good idea. You can also pick table games that can be played by a number of people.
Hire Someone to Entertain Kids
If you feel uncertain about handling children on your own, you can hire somebody to assist you during the party.
Babysitters and child entertainers will keep kids entertained. You can hire several individuals, in case you are expecting many kids during the party.
A clown or someone who knows the games that kids love to play will offer a helping hand, lifting the responsibility off your shoulders.
Kids love watching movies. They are expected to enjoy tremendously even films that have been seen in the past.
Get a wide selection of kid movies available. Assist kids in picking the film to watch since they could otherwise get in an argument. Movies will attract the attention of little ones at least for an hour and a half. Adults can use this time to enjoy the party.
Keeping children entertained during a baby shower or an all-adults party sounds more difficult said than done. It is all about knowing what children want and enjoy. Have several options available. Make sure that little ones are safe and happy and give their parents the opportunity to relax.
Criss White writes about baby shower ideas and other party related topics.