Saint Patricks Day is right around the corner and what a better way to have some fun with your babiekins than throwing a colorful party? This party was originally produced by the Babiekins team for our print issue two and we thought it would be perfect to showcase it on the blog with some tips on throwing your own party!
Mix it up// Use a healthy mix of modern and vintage decor. We found most of our vintage children’s and party items on ebay. The bright colors and illustrations are just too fun to pass up!
Play it retro// Let’s face it, we can spend way too much on parties nowadays. When the reality is that kids are perfectly ok with simple crafts, food and games to play.
Ring around the soda | We used bright colored soda bottles and fun sparkly bracelets from Target as a simple set up for our “bottle throw” game. Set the bottles up on the floor and then have each bracelet be worth a certain amount of points. Have each child toss the bracelets onto the bottle neck and whoever gets the most points at the end of the game wins a prize.
Donuts on a string | Using string, hang colorful donuts from a horizontal stick. The little party-goers have to try to eat the swinging donuts without using their hands. Make your stick a little bit more fun by wrapping colorful tape around it or by painting it!
EGGcellent race | It’s important to get the kiddos active at a birthday party! How else will they get rid of all that sugar energy? So we had them do an egg race. A classic game but always fun! Take eggs and poke a hole at the top and bottom. Blow the egg yolk out and rinse out with water. You will have to let your egg dry for a couple hours just to make sure there is no moisture inside. We took gold permanent markers and drew polka dots all over our eggs. They made the eggs feel like they were part of the party! You could easily use paint, paper and glitter to create a fun look for your own event.
Donkey lost his tail | A vintage pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey poster brings a quirky touch to the game. Using funny masks as blindfolds adds character, too!
Musical what? | Yes, musical chairs! I know, I know! This is the oldest game in the book but kids LOVE it! We used a vintage record player to play our songs and the kids thought that the “big cd thing” was so cool!
Decor// Don’t pull out dishes you will have to wash (unless you have to) for a party! There are so many cute paper plates out there that finding something to fit your party is easy! We mixed and matched different paper plates and then paired them with vintage hankies as napkins for guests! We used a paper tablecloth, but it’s also fun to just use plain old white paper. Be sure to hand your guests crayons so they can write all over the table and make silly drawings.
Pick glass jars to showcase fun party items or your kiddos favorite toys. We filled vintage gum ball machines up with colorful gum, painted feathers and then filled a jar up with vintage noise makers. The kids had fun guessing what color gum ball they would get and they had a blast running around making noise with the vintage noise makers!
Some fun ideas for Saint Patrick Day//
Make colorful playdough for the kids to play with and get creative. Then let them take a ball home.
Here is a good recipe
Make a shamrock money cake!
Make a station where you sit down and make a leprechaun trap!
Happy party planning!
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Games ICE CREAM PIÑATA AND GOODIES Oriental Trading Company
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