Chil­dren’s birth­day

How interesting is it to celebrate the birthday of an 8-year-old daughter?

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.

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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.

Subject selection

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.

For home

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.

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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.

Script Ideas

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.

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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.

For infor­ma­tion on how to cel­e­brate a chil­dren’s birth­day, see the fol­low­ing video.