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Can you give me some party ideas?

So, this is our first summer in our new house in the suburbs and my son's 4th birthday is next month. I am planning to throw a party for him in the back yard, which is really big, but I don't want a bunch of kids running around creating chaos. I would like to have some sort of plan or activitieas for them to do. Do you have any ideas? It would be so helpful. Thanks in advance.

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Asked by PassionateMom at 10:38 AM on Jul. 8, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I don't know. I planned my nephew's 5th birthday party. I had all of these games set up outside for them to play, but they just ran around like a pack of wild children instead! I hope it works out for you but I am the WRONG person to answer! LOL!

    Answer by beckcorc at 10:50 AM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Yea, it doesnt matter how organized your party is, you will always have a bunch of kids running around! LOL Its a kids me I tried to have a nice calm party inside my house, bad about chaos! Good Luck!

    Answer by angieluv at 10:53 AM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Bounce house :D Cupcake decorating contest.water activities for after the cupcake contest...


    Answer by ryanlynn at 10:57 AM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • I'm afraid that chaos will be apart of the game. One thing u can do is buy one or two bouncy's for them to jump around in. Its cheaper to just buy them rather then rent them & afterwards you'll have them for future events or just for your own kids to play in. I would say a good sized one may run you around $200 for one that is big enough but cheapish. Just look them up on google shopping you'll find all kinds.

    Answer by Mel30248 at 10:57 AM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • You could try setting up carnival type games with small prizes. It MIGHT keep them from going crazy.

    I did an Army theme birthday party for my daughter when she turned 6. I set up obstacle courses and spent several hours filling water balloons. The water balloons were ALL gone in about 30 seconds and I had a bunch of wild kids on my hands. The only game that I planned that actually happened was I offered a prize for the kid who could pick up the most broken water balloons.

    Good luck!

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 10:59 AM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • When my DD turned 6, I threw a huge B-Day party for her and, like you, did not want a bunch of crazy kids. So what I did was invite FAMILIES. We had about 30 people there ranging in age from 4 months to 60. All of the children had parents with them. It also allowed me to invite some single friends who did not have children yet & grandparent types whose children were grown. I planned out party games--three legged race, balloon toss, various relay races--and all the adults who were able participated with the children. Plus, I changed the rules for each game. Like, one three legged race with adult & child (hilarious), one was kids vs. adults, that sort of thing. Then we had a taco feast & a pinata to finish. Everyone had fun & the kids were relatively well behaved b/c each parent took responsibility for their own. It was one of the best birthday parties I have ever thrown. Good luck to you.

    Answer by funnyface1204 at 11:23 AM on Jul. 8, 2009

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