View Poll Results: What time for kids 3'rd birthday party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Song View Post
    i would not worry about any other entertainment other than the jumping castle...have some old school things like an egg and spoon race/3 legged race/pass the parcel...then by the time they eat and have will all be done!

    I would go simple food...sausages in buns on the bbq perfect for that age
    Don't do pass the parcel until the age of 5 at least. We did it for my ds's 5th birthday and it was a complete disaster with lots of tears and confusion. Not worth the angst.

    I'd just let them run around in the backyard with some balls, use a bubble machine for bubble fun, maybe have playdough on a table and paper and crayons for drawing/colouring fun. All of that is pretty cheap.

    As for food just do fairy bread, frankfurts (maybe in little rolls, but not necessarily), mini pizzas (cook from frozen) and fruit & jelly in plastic cups for dessert with the cake.

    Definitely morning too. Some 3yo's have afternoon naps and it's not worth trying to have a party during nap time - could end in disaster.

    And keep it simple. 3yo's won't even remember the party for long, they are still pretty little. And I'm another one that hates playcentres.

  2. #12
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    Jun 2013
    Thankyou! Well it would be all the toddlers from his daycare plus a few others so I'm expecting up to 25 kids! So the jumping castle plus I really want balloon animals/clown thing, but not games so much (ptp etc) as I doubt they'll participate. I think they'll just run amok! They nap around 12-1 so I'm thinking morning is best in case he decides not to (highly likely due to excitement).

    I don't like play centres at all (they do my head in) but DS loves them! But I really do want a home party as its just nicer and I think DS will get all excited during set-up etc.

    omg it's going to cost me so much! Def not doing this every year!

    Thanks so much all for your advice.


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