What is a 3rd birthday party like ?
At 3, they're a big boy/girl. Some will be going to school, and then they really are big ! It's an adventure, the beginning of life in a community, it's circle games, team games, crying and laughing ! Just like a party, almost ! So a 3rd birthday party is therefore their first proper birthday party with friends they have made themselves. Whether it's for a boy or girl, the games are the same : adjust the theme (e.g. princesses or superheroes). Change the game as soon as you notice any boredom. And never let the children take over ! Play all together. And for more comfort, don't play in their bedroom where all the birthday boy/girl's toys are in case they're not very good at sharing yet. If they like superheroes (Spiderman) get out red, blue and starry balloons, coordinated tableware, and put a figurine in the centre of the cake...
What games do you play during a 3rd birthday party ?
At 3 years old, they're still little. So not too many guests and no more than two hours of games. Choose really simple games with just as simple rules. Sing, dance, laugh. Play musical statues, do animal races, tickle them as the tickle monster, dress up and take a break in the photobooth, do a fishing game or Pin the tail on the donkey ! And if you're lacking ideas, we have plenty on the blog. There'll be enough for you take away ! Feel free, even with very little ones, to do workshops around your party theme !