Button pins, celebrant's pick game, awards, awards and more awards
SP Community Hero Member Keih Liwanag, suggests that you use button pins instead of name tags. "Instead of the usual name tags for the kids, I exerted effort in getting the names of the kids prior to the party and gave them button pins with their names on it. Mas personalized. Mas nagustuhan ng kids. parang souvenir na rin nila." Keih also suggests that you have a good reserve of prizes because all guests look forward to that. Giving as many awards like early bird, best costume, most participative, youngest and oldest guest, anything you can think of that goes with the theme can make the guest anticipate that there's something for them and builds excitement that they can be the winner for that category.
A cool game she had on her daughter Anne Keir's 1st birthday is all the grown-up guests will have to remove their shoes and place it in one area. The celebrant will pick a shoe she likes. The owner of that pair is the winner. Who says babies and toddlers can't conduct their own game?
Sr. Forum member Nadia Lim-Fernandine (aka mistiqshannen) got this idea from the net while searching for party ideas. The Candy Cart is so attractive with colorful candies, she improvised a local version using local brands.
"I got the gummy bears from a popular grocery at P154/500g,” Nadia shares. “Smaller packed gummy candies is at P84.00. The choco mallows are from Comfoods and they sell choco products including pretzels by the bulk at a very low prize at their factory in Chino Roces Ave., Makati. It's best to go there early like 9AM to avoid the long lines. Kettle Korn sells small packs at P10 each in selected kiosk locations and they accept reservation for bulk orders. Other sweets like jellies and stick-Os are easily bought from any grocery.”
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