Celebrating the birthday of an 8‑year-old daughter has a certain specificity. On the one hand, the wishes of the birthday girl and her guests should be taken into account — for example, many girls will prefer contests with dressing up or creativity to active games. On the other hand, it is important not to forget that this age already requires more thoughtful entertainment, and the concept of the holiday itself — a simple round dance with a cake is no longer enough.
Features of the organization of the holiday
Regardless of which scenario for the birthday of an 8‑year-old girl is chosen, the organization of the holiday should include a number of mandatory items. If the event is planned to be held in a city apartment, it is necessary to clean it to the maximum of excess furniture and, just in case, secure all sharp corners. It would be correct to single out the dining area and the play area — of course, it is best to distribute them in different rooms. When the choice is made in favor of a cafe, it is necessary to take into account the convenience of the institution for all participants, and its compliance with the theme of the holiday. Decor for the room can be done independently, or you can entrust it to specialists.
Of course, bundles of helium-filled balloons, colored garlands and paper pompoms are always received with a bang. Particular attention should be paid to the design of the candy bar, if one is planned.
It is considered a good idea to organize a colorful photo zone, which will allow you to make photos from the holiday not only sincere, but also of high quality. Having decided on the theme of the celebration, it makes sense to prepare all kinds of accessories that children can then take away as a keepsake. We are talking about invitations, caps, decor for photo shoots, guest cards and other nice little things.
When it comes to birthday treats, it’s best to combine taste and health, and make each dish portionable, visually appealing, and quick to consume. For example, it can be mini-skers of meat, seafood or vegetables, small sandwiches, profiteroles stuffed with salad, tartlets and other unusual snacks. It is customary to fill a candy bar with cupcakes, muffins, lollipops, marmalade, nuts and regular sets.
Another important issue that should be taken care of in advance is what to do with guests before the event. It will be easiest to turn on cartoons — but they also need to be found first and, for example, thrown onto a USB flash drive. Additionally, you can organize a zone with coloring books, pencils and felt-tip pens. The final gesture of the holiday should be something global — an unusual cake, fireworks or a giant piñata with sets, which the birthday person will break.
Themes for the holiday, which the child will have to celebrate with friends at home or in a cafe, should be selected based on the interests and preferences of the birthday person himself. The event can be dedicated to the birthday person’s favorite heroes, a book, an activity, or even a color.
Competitions and festive decor are also selected depending on the main theme — it would be foolish to buy a garland with characters from the cartoon “Masha and the Bear” if, for example, a princess ball is planned.
Overview of contests and games
Funny and funny contests can be held both at home and in a cafe or some other public institution, even on the street.
It is generally accepted that intellectual and creative entertainment is more suitable for a room, but in an open space you can arrange active games and use a variety of sports equipment.
The guys can be invited to play charades, or they can announce a competition for the best congratulations to the birthday man. Schoolchildren are always happy to accept an offer to play hide-and-seek or compete in a twister. For the female circle, all variations of the “beauty salon” are suitable — young guests, under the guidance of elders, can do their hair, select outfits, paint their nails or apply their first make-up. Everyone, without exception, will like the competition, in which, with your eyes closed, you need to cut bundles with gifts and souvenirs from the rope.
If space permits, then you can hold a “roly-poly balloon” competition, which is a fun relay race with a balloon placed on a tennis racket. The same ball can be decorated for a while — draw a “face” for it, try to tie a scarf or put on a hat.
In the cafe
In a cafe, it is most convenient to use the services of professional animators who will conduct a ll-thought-out program, and most importantly, they will try to captivate each guest. If the festival is organized on a foreign territory on its own, then it is better to give preference to some quiet activities — quizzes, riddles or crossword puzzles. In principle, it is quite convenient to organize forfeits in a cafe. To do this, all participants drop one of their things into a pre-prepared bag, and then the leader, blindfolded, draws one after the other and distributes tasks. Participants will have to sing a song, portray an animal, read a poem, act out a simple skit or do some dance steps.
When preparing a quiz, it should be made thematic or general educational, requiring not only knowledge, but also ingenuity and ingenuity.
For example, participants may be asked to guess the characters of fairy tales and films, complete ll-known proverbs and sayings, and solve several riddles.
If a mixed team consisting of a small number of children is expected at a children’s birthday party, then you can pick up some kind of universal scenario, for example, dedicated to the elements. At the beginning of the holiday, each participant receives a talisman symbolizing one of the elements: water, air, fire or earth. Then they have to cope with a variety of tasks: solve riddles, paint a mug in an appropriate way, come up with a character, sing a song.
If only girls are expected among the guests, they will certainly delight in getting into the “School of Witches”. At the entrance, each participant is awarded a cap and a magic wand, after which she will have to attend a series of magic lessons. For example, in the kitchen it will be necessary to make a magic potion according to the recipe, in the office at the desktop to solve charades and read the resulting spell.
A fairly simple solution would be to purchase a “quest out of the box” — a ready-made set with a script, props and the necessary instructions for conducting a festive “search operation”. Another good option would be to invite a professional who is able to conduct a master class that is interesting for all participants in the event.
For a mixed company, a science show is suitable, but only for girls — the creation of jelry, which, by the way, can be combined with a further fashion show.
In general, the quest, which is considered the best scenario for a children’s birthday, is relatively easy to compose on your own. The organizer must come up with a story with the birthday girl’s favorite characters, the meaning of which will be to search for an object or make up a phrase. In order to complete the task, you will need to go through several stages, at each of which the children will receive either hints or further instructions.
For example, guests can be met by a sorceress with 7 scrolls — messages from Disney princesses. To find each of them, you need to complete tasks: solve a riddle with empty and filled glasses, solve a puzzle, ansr a question from fairy tales, determine what kind of product it is blindfolded, draw a picture by connecting the dots, and others. Each scroll will hide the word of the riddle, solving which will reveal the location of the gifts for all participants.
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