Saturday, 26 November 2011

Rainy day birthday party activities

by Eilleen

Hello everyone!

Today is my daughter's birthday party. We were going to have her party at the local community festival but....

Today's weather

So the party is now at my house. EEEK! At times like these, I prefer to keep things simple. I figure that for 15 children (ages 7 to 9), I would only need two pre-set activities for them. They are, after all, old enough to really entertain themselves.

The first activity is craft. I had planned on making them these fairy headbands out of newspaper, paper flowers and ribbon so I can easily spot them all in the festival. Now, I figure they can make it themselves! (Luckily I had already pre-cut the paper flowers.)

Fairy headband materials box

Here is the video tutorial I found on Youtube for this idea:

And the other activity? Karaoke! (Thank you Mum and Dad for lending me your karaoke machine in the last minute!)

Anyway, I best go and prepare my house for the onslaught of 13 tween girls, and two little boys (her brother and a friend)!

In the meantime, do you have any stories of rained out outdoor children's parties? What did you end up doing?