From time to time, any parents come up with an idea to throw a really cool birthday party for their kids by themselves. For some, this idea seems too complicated and energy-consuming. But we assure you that a “home-made” child’s birthday party is not a big deal. Especially for you, we offer four ideas which will be of great use in organizing the celebration.
A themed party
We’ve already spoken about this topic in several of our articles. A well-chosen theme for a birthday party can make any event fun and exciting. Picking a theme is, in fact, suggesting the children play a game following their own rules. Set a direction for them, and they will happily go for treasure hunting, saving the Universe, or doing scientific research. Besides, the thematic party will both lighten up preparations and catch the kids’ attention during the party.
For the boys, the motives of sports games, superheroes, and robots will be a great choice. The girls don’t mind trying the Wonder woman’s outfit, too. But usually, they’d rather go with fantasy plots, puzzle-solving, and treasure hunting. If you make a treasure map for your apartment, the girls will be so absorbed they’ll forget you exist.
You can rent the decoration for the themed party, but what works best is the self-produced details made of carton, paint, and old stuff. Spend some time printing out a template to cut out the masks. Arm the children with scissors and watercolor and let their imagination finish the job (under your close monitoring, of course).
A playlist with karaoke songs
Two critical things often skip parents’ attention – to make a list of songs the children will perform and to write down the list of singers so that they could take turns. Without it, the children may end up arguing who sings what and when. When surfing the karaoke catalog, kids get confused and are struggling to pick one song among dozens of thousands. It potentially may become a huge problem if we speak about small kids who can barely read and usually pick something taking a wild guess. So, you’d better find out what your guests like most and add these songs to the “Favorite” list.
The same goes for the order of singing: make a draft of who is going to sing after whom. Appoint one guest or a birthday child as the host of the party and ask him or her to announce the name of the singer. Be generous with applause to the little stars every time they perform.
Going fully online
Modern technologies and video connections are created not only to kill your time but also to bring your close people together. Start the video streaming to YouTube or Instagram so that your relatives and friends who are far away from you could be present at your party and have a chance to greet the birthday child.
Make your celebration engaging and suggest your on-line viewers name a song for your off-line guests to perform and give them scores for that. If there are on-line volunteers, they can, too, take part in a singing battle in a distant mode.
If you record the performances on your karaoke system, you can then compile the cuts of both these records and on-line streaming into an excellent music video. It will only take you several minutes and your significant ones and you will be enjoying this music video for a long time.
Read also: 7 great karaoke games for your kids in 2020
A home karaoke event can be an endless source of ideas for a kid’s birthday party or a classmate get-together. Use your imagination; grab a microphone, and become the best child’s event host ever.
One can’t imagine any children’s party without contests and quests. Here are a few games that will thrill your kids:
In the middle of the room, the chairs stand in a circle. The number of participants equals to the number of chairs plus one. They run around the chairs while singing a song they all know in karaoke.
This is a fierce karaoke battle, where the participants compete in the best impersonating a music star.
The players divide into two teams and suggest to each other the intertwisted lines from the songs.
This is a blind choice of one participant and a random number of the song in the karaoke catalogs he or she is then supposed to sing.
X-factor: Blind Auditions
The guests are expected to blind guess the participant who is currently singing.
More details about these and other games for the children’s parties read in our article: 7 Karaoke Games of Kids.
Home-based karaoke is an inexhaustible source of the ideas and inspiration for planning children’s birthday parties. A bit of imagination, two microphones – and here we go: you’re the best parent ever and a great planner of most mind-blowing and bright children’s events.