8 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained During a Birthday Party
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Does anyone start planning their kids’ birthday party with a ton of pie in the sky (or should we say cake in the sky?) ideas only to find themselves wondering a few weeks later if any of it is doable? I’ve been there countless times myself, which is why I’ve gone to plenty of trampoline park, laser tag, and bounce house birthdays with my 5-year-old in the last few months to know that the professionals have a foolproof formula for keeping both kids and parents happy.
That being said, it’s not often (if ever) that an off-site party or one planned by an event extraordinaire like Mindy Weiss is affordable or rational. (Have you seen the caliber of fetes Weiss has thrown for celebs like the Kardashian kids? Psalm’s Hulk Smash birthday last month was seriously epic, my son was all kinds of #GreenWithEnvy). A part at home, at a local park, or even a grandparent’s house can play out just as nicely; you just might need some creative games or crafts to keep the whole crew engaged and entertained.
If you’re looking for some fun birthday party distractions to surprise and delight the 5-to- 10-year-old set, and still want to keep some funds on-hand for the other crowd fave, the food, then take a look at our finds! From superhero cape-making stations and sit-downs with sensory jars to giant outdoor bowling frames and crazy [birthday] cake-racing games, these 8 ideas have “pie in the sky” party potential plus a whole lot of post-party practicality. Read on!