My daughter grew up! I realized this last week when we were first invited to a birthday party. Or rather, not us, but her!
Of course, we were very sensitive to the preparation. But I do not want to tell about it! I want to share with you in what format the holiday took place. For myself, I made several conclusions that I will definitely take into account when preparing for the birthday of my daughter – and we are just around the corner!
New format of children’s birthday
So, just recently, I told you about the children’s play rooms, which the baby and I began to actively attend. And it was in one of these rooms that we were invited for a birthday!
I was very pleased – because this is an opportunity for children to play to the fullest! And then, as a rule, home holidays end with a banal feast of relatives and friends, and children smash the whole house around.
All the little guests gathered at a strictly agreed time at the entrance to the gaming center. The birthday mom solemnly took us to a specially designated room for the celebration, where everything was beautifully decorated with balloons. For the birthday in the center was a specially prepared throne. And Mishka from the favorite cartoon Masha and the Bear led the ceremony.
There were also provided small tables for children with treats. True, our company consisted of 2-year-old children, and considering the fact that many had allergies, their parents could not walk around with special treats. But apple juice and apple didn’t hurt anyone. Yes, and the children categorically did not want to sit on the ground and rushed into the game room itself.
Well, on the playground, our paths diverged! All fled to different corners. Someone was sitting in the house, someone was rolling on a typewriter, someone was rolling down the slides.
In general, the birthday ended with a 5-minute gathering in the room of the birthday boy, handing out gifts and hugging the animator in a Bear suit. And then the children ran to play! We could not even take a picture of everyone together!
But I think this is exactly what the kids appreciated! The opportunity to play for glory – what could be better!
Advantages and disadvantages
Well, now I will share those conclusions that I made for myself for the future!
1. If you decide to spend a children’s birthday in the game room, then it is better to book it entirely. It may be small, but it will be only your guests and you.
At a birthday party, where we managed to go, it was different. There was allocated only room for the birthday. And then she was fenced with curtains – and what a barrier for children! Therefore, crowds of other guys constantly broke into us, our kids constantly tried to run away to the toys. In general, they barely congratulated the hero of the occasion.
In addition, when we went into the game room, we just got lost in the crowd of other parents and children. And the age of the guys playing was very different. I already wrote in a separate topic that it is very difficult to be in the playroom, where there are both big and small children.
2. If you decide to organize a birthday at home, then all the same focus on the little guests. Put all the toys, come up with contests – let the kids have fun! Well, adults will sit at the table afterwards!
3. Think carefully about the treat. Many children today suffer from allergies! Plus, each mommy has a different approach to nutrition – someone and at the age of 2 begins to give the child chocolates, and someone delays this moment to the last! Yes, and different treats can not be in children – there will be a conflict! Therefore, if the children are very small – it is better to limit yourself to the minimum set. Apple, juice, cookies – this will be quite enough.
4. It is not necessary to dress up very young children in elegant costumes and dresses. They will be uncomfortable playing – hot and uncomfortable. You just doom the child and yourself to the vagaries and tantrums.
We observed this situation on the birthday of our little friend. One mom tried from the heart and dressed her daughter like a doll. The girl was uncomfortable running around the game room, and her mother constantly rushed after her so that she would not spoil her fabulous outfit. Why is it – none of them enjoyed the holiday?
Mommies, what do you think, what should we focus our attention on when preparing a holiday for a 2-year-old baby?