I make sure every layer has something small and then the final prize is something bigger (it might have cost $6). Last year I had a thing of playdoh in every layer and then a Wiggles book as the main prize.
Kids had a ball.
I love the small pressie in each layer, a balloon or something similar, then a big prize at the end
I havent done it but if I did I would go against my beliefs that not every child should 'win' and I would put a small lolly or chocolate in each layer.......Id rather spend the $5 on a bag of lollies/chocolate and make sure they get one each than have someones kid having a hissy fit because they missed out and the parent tut tutting me for my poor form.
However if I had party games I would only have 'prizes' for the winners.
And everyone would get a lolly bag at the end.
Ive never done a house party though....dont want that many kids running around my house. No thank you
I've always done a freddo frog or chubba chub between each layer and a bigger prize in the middle. Every child gets a turn at a layer then the last layer is random (so the person doing the music turns away) so there can't be any accusations of favouritism.
I agree, a lolly or a freddo in each layer and then a bigger prize for the 'winner'. It seems a bit mean to give most of the kids a lolly or smaller prize and then have three kids miss out.
When I do parties for the nieces n nephews I always wrap the parcel when numbers r confirmed n have a chocolate in each layer for every kid
I always put something in each layer. I do believe as kids get older they need to learn they can't always win. But not every single little thing has to be a life lesson. Sometimes it's just a fun game with chocolate and toys that everyone can partake in
This is the reason i started the 'why is it not ok for there to be winners and losers' thread. Every child gets a lollie bag at the end of the day anyway (dont get me started on that!!) so i dont see why every child should win a prize. Another reason i think kids birthday parties are becoming way over the top and rediculous. First we HAVE to invite ALL the kids from the class. Then we HAVE to provide party bags. Now we have to provide presents for all the kids. Lets stop being stupid at these birthday parties and remember...ITS ABOUT THE BIRTHDAY CHILD!!!!! They ahould be made to feel like they are the most special person in the world for those few hours. Its THEIR party and THEIR chance to get presents.
DRIVES me crazy
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