Think of the most fun thing your kiddo can do on a Friday night and you’ll probably end up with the same answer. It’s probably hanging out with their friends, playing videogames or going to a friend’s house. Most kids aren’t sure what to do for their next big birthday party. With so many different kid-friendly activities to choose from, it can be tough picking the best one. But if you know where to look, you’ll find kid-friendly events everywhere! Here are our top 4 kids party entertainment ideas that will help keep your little ones entertained and happy on any given evening:
1. Make crafts and play games
Crafts and games are a great way to keep children engaged. All kids love making crafts and playing games, especially with their friends. You can try cut-outs and play dress-up, or have a cookie decorating party. Kids are delighted by the idea of setting up a craft station, and they love to be asked to help out. Games are another popular choice, whether you’d like to play a board game, computer game, or favorite memory game. Set up themed party games, such as a scavenger hunt, or have a special treasure hunt at your next kids party. Crafts and games are great because they keep kids occupied for hours, without needing to be constantly entertained with food or drinks. You will also find that most kids love making their own stuff, so this is a great way for your little ones to show off their creative side.
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2. Set up a bounce house or obstacle course
A bounce house is a classic kids party entertainment idea that never goes out of style. Bounce houses are great for a host of reasons, but one thing that kids love about them is the bouncing. This is a fantastic way to get your little ones moving, and it will also tire them out before they have to go home. If you want to go a step further, you can have a bounce house where the walls are covered in obstacles. This is a great party activity for when you want to tire your kids out a little more, as they will have to work harder to get around the obstacles.
3. Install virtual reality headsets
VR headsets are a fun, yet low-cost way to keep your kids busy. You can get a basic VR headset for as low as $20, which is much cheaper than a standard birthday party ticket. Make sure you have your kiddos’ favorite VR games, like VR soccer, baseball or basketball games. You can also make the party more interactive by streaming music videos or singing along to favorite songs. While VR is a fun and free way to entertain your small guests, you should keep in mind that it’s great for large groups, but it’s not well-suited for smaller groups.
4. Let your kiddos run around with their pals
Have your children invite their friends over to play. You can have a special play date where everyone is welcome to join in. This is a great idea for when you want to keep your kids busy, but don’t need them to stay indoors all evening. Set up a ball pit or climbing area outside, or have a giant backyard party with a swing set or play structure. Let your kids invite their friends over and make sure you have enough kid-friendly food and drinks on-hand. A great way to entertain your kids is to make it kid-friendly. You can do this by changing up your menu, or by adding some new party ideas.