Birthday is a holiday from which a miracle is always expected, especially children. In order for the event to be memorable and not like last year’s celebrations, it is not at all necessary to strive to celebrate in another country or look for an “exotic” animator. It is enough to find out in advance from the birthday man what he is interested in. Based on this, it is worth considering the scenario of the event, taking into account the age of the guests.
Rules for organizing a birthday
To make the holiday fun and memorable, and also like the birthday man and guests, you need to fulfill a number of simple requirements.
- Decorate the room.
- Consider competitions.
- Prepare prizes.
- Pick up a partial musical accompaniment of the event.
The first thing that catches your eye at any celebration is the room where the celebration will take place. Thus, you need to make it as elegant as possible. Take care of the “Congratulations” banner, next to it it would be appropriate to look at a poster reflecting the chronicle of the life of the birthday man. And, of course, balloons, which are rare at such an event. Ideally, you should decorate the ceiling with helium balloons, and the floor with ordinary inflatable ones. Helium can be allod after the holiday to allow guests to take home. And from the inflatables after the round dance “Loaf” you can make a salute.
It would be nice to reflect the guests on the “Chronicle of the Birthday” poster, for example, as a cheerful company, since, due to their age, the attention of 5‑year-old children is attracted by what is connected with them. You can prepare something like a triumphal arch for the passage to the celebration. It can be a decorated ordinary door jamb. Such nuances will be the key to a good mood.
The next step is related to the selection of competitions. When thinking about entertainment, it should be remembered that 5‑year-olds are children who cannot sit in one place for a long time. Accordingly, board games, albeit different ones, will not interest them for a long time.
It turns out that games should be both calm (after eating) and mobile.
Guests should not be allod to leave without any prizes, which should be purely symbolic (by no means the same as those of the birthday man). The fact is that at this age children have not yet formed a sense of joy for others. Even coming to a friend’s birthday, kids can be upset because the birthday boy receives gifts, but they don’t. Presents are given to guests for participation in competitions.
This gesture will not only make the guest happy, but also draw his attention to the game, the competition. In competitions, in order for the holiday to be fun, friendship must win, since at this age, as a rule, the abilities of the guys are not yet equal. It may be that one will constantly win and the other lose. Such situations are not without tears and spoiled mood.
Before you start choosing contests for a 5‑year-old boy, you need to decide whether the party will be themed. These can be holidays in the style of pirates, superheroes, etc. If you are planning a holiday on a given theme, then you should warn the guests. You can make a note on the invitation card “Entrance in costumes.”
Choosing a theme for the celebration
We choose the theme of the holiday, starting from the preferences of the birthday man. Having decided on the theme, you need to think over not only the costumes, but also the design of the premises, contests, prizes, even the menu can reflect the theme of the holiday. Such a unified approach to the celebration will be not just entertaining, but with a competent approach, it will become an educational event.
If the child is mobile, then the topic should be related to vigorous activity. For example, treasure hunt (pirate party), city rescue (superhero style). If the child is inquisitive, then the theme of the holiday can be a trip to the underwater world, to Africa, etc.
Suitable contests and games
For a themed holiday, contests must be built logically, that is, there must be a plot. For example, all competitions lead to a treasure (it can be a cake), or it can be a meeting (revival) of a hero. The latter is also associated with a cake, if it has a shape, an image of a robot.
It can be interesting to celebrate a children’s holiday without a specific theme. When a child loves creative activities (drawing, applique), then theme parties, in fact, are not needed.
It is enough to take care of the presence of whatman paper (you can use A4 sheets), paints, felt-tip pens or colored paper.
If the holiday is held in the family circle, where everyone has a different age, then the scenario of the event should first of all be focused on the age of the birthday person.
- “Guess who the wish is from.” The birthday boy pulls out a card and guesses who it is from (adults should help read the congratulations).
- “Collective Story” The birthday boy calls the first sentence, and the rest of the family picks up, and everyone adds according to the sentence.
- You can conduct the quest “Find gifts” at home. They can be hidden in one common place, or you can disperse them around the room. The task of the birthday boy, solving simple puzzles, is to find everything. Tasks can be as follows: “Turn right, go straight, turn left, look behind the closet”; “Look in the brightest room, at the bottom of the biggest box”; “Find the thing that Grandma made, look in there.”
You can hide all the gifts in one place and call them a treasure. Draw a map on which the birthday boy will find them. A map is, in fact, a diagram of an apartment where you need to start the route from the front door.
In the cafe
If a children’s room is rented in a cafe, then the event will practically not differ from the celebrations presented above. If the guests meet briefly at the table, then you should take care of the selection of passive games or contests.
- “Guess by touch.” Everyone is blindfolded (during the game, chairs must be moved away from the table), children are given any objects that need to be guessed.
- “Concert”. Each child draws a task token. You will need to tell a poem, sing a song, guess a riddle, portray a pantomime, etc.
- “Broken Phone” One child thinks of a word and pronounces it in a whisper in the ear of another. The hidden word should return to the one who spoke it first, without changes.
Cooking a quest
Quest is a modern event focused on collective or individual competition. Most often, quests are held on the street, but for children of 5 years old, you can plan a simple competition at home. The essence of such events is to find something by fulfilling certain requirements. The quest at the pirate party, connected with the search for a cake, always goes with a bang (you can look for some key instead).
The host (in a pirate costume) and the guys (also dressed as pirates) participate. Host: “The pirates stole our cake, leaving this letter behind.” He reads: “If you want the holiday to take place, you need to prepare a ransom for which are ready to return your cake. We are ready to wait 40 minutes, otherwise give the delicacy to others. Complete all our tasks and find out where to find us.
Guess the encrypted word and you will know what to do next. There are 4 pictures on the sheet, from the first letters of which you can make the word CABINET. As the word is composed, switch the attention of the children to this subject. From one drar, colored paper should peep out slightly, where it says “DRAW THE BIRTHDAY”.
Children from the blanks make an application for the birthday man, where the next clue “His favorite thing” is hidden.
Children find the birthday boy’s favorite toy (car, etc.). They turn it in their hands and find the key in it.
The guys determine what it is from, and get into a room where it says “ALL THAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HANDS, CARRY IN THIS BOX” (it is closed). Children carry an application, a typewriter, materials for creativity, open a box, and there is a cake.
After all the guests have gathered, there is a knock on the door: the favorite characters of the birthday boy come (these can be disguised relatives or an animator). Character (host): “Hello guys, passing by, I saw an amazing shine coming from your windows, doors. I became curious, I decided to go to the light and see in honor of what the holiday is here. Now I understand, this is a name day. As a gift, now will prepare a cake with you.
The leader takes the guys by the hand, stands with them in a line, and his assistant, meanwhile, puts headbands with the image of berries and fruits on each child’s head. After everyone is ready, the leader begins to spin the “roll” to the last child, encouraging the children to do so. Everyone is still holding hands. After the impromptu cake is ready, everyone stands in a circle and sings “Loaf”.
Character (host): “We got a nice cake, but where is the banana?” The game “Catch up with banana, orange and stuff” begins. The game should be unexpected, children should know what fruit their rim is marked with. After the words “where is it …” the child runs away with this image.
Character (host): “What clever guys live here: fruits couldn’t escape us. Now they are all on the table, it’s time to eat, I have something else for you. Children leave the table as they have a snack. The host divides them into two teams, the task of each of which is to be the loudest (children must stomp, clap and shout “Yes”).
Character (host): “I will now sing a song, if you agree with me, then stomp, clap and shout“ Yes. If you do not agree, then you need to stand quietly.
“Tell me friends
What is possible and what is not.
Let me know what you agree with and what you don’t.
Do I need to wash my hands with soap and water before eating?
Brush your teeth, wash your ears, help everyone in the neighborhood and offend your sister.
Climb a big fence, boldly swim in a puddle
Read the book in the evening and scratch something there.
Make feeders for animals
Scatter toys at home
Do not be lazy, do not tease, but say thank you.
Need to fight at night, not sleep,
And water the flors
Listen to grandparents, do not eat vitamins.
We watch cartoons all night long.
I need to help my mom and dad in the morning.”
Character (host): “Here you are smart, friends, it’s impossible to deceive you. And now it’s time to take a photo for memory. It is desirable that a large frame in the form of a picture frame be prepared in advance.
Children stand outside the frame, and adults take pictures of them.
Candy soup game
Children are divided into 2 teams, which are built on one side of the room, and on the other side there are 2 identical handfuls of sets on the chairs. Each team has its own bowl. The task of the children is to transfer the sets into the cup with a spoon. Whoever did it faster, he won.
Character (leader): “Here are the smart ones, friends, it’s time for us to dance.” Children stand in a checkerboard pattern and dance. Balloons are scattered on the floor. The task of the guys is to collect as many balls as possible and try to keep them. The music plays for a few seconds, then stops, and then plays again. Character (host): “We played, friends, it would be time for us to relax, congratulate the birthday man and correct the mood with a cake.”