Make sure no kiddo gets bored at your child's birthday party with activities that will entertain your guests for the whole party -- which means no more tired clown and magician acts. Consider the ones below that are unique, fun and even educational:
1. Smart Play
Lego never fails to be a hit with the kids, and Smart Play can bring a table full of them (around 3,700 bricks!) to your children’s party. You can choose the type of bricks that are appropriate to your guests -- Mega Bloks for the very young, Duplo for tots and preschoolers and LEGO bricks and accessories for older kids.
And that’s not all. They also have a bunch of sensory activities like a water and sand station.
Kids love arts and crafts. It's messy, colorful and unbound by rules! Book Kiddie Art Kart,and bring creative fun to your child's party. Choose from a variety of art projects for your guests like birdhouse painting, foam mosaic art, banner crafts and more. They get to take home whatever they make too!
The Kiddie Art Kart base package includes art materials and tools, a mini activity, rental of aprons and post-activity cleaning supplies. Every station also comes with a “creativity coach” to facilitate and make sure every kiddie artist is having fun.
3. MNL Growkits
A truly unique activity and party souvenir? Let the kids plant and take home their own seedling! MNLGrowkits will bring a bunch of Sow & Gro kits (which already includes a pot, a bag of soil, seeds, and fertilizer) and teach your kiddie guests how to sow and take care of a plant. It's the perfect activity for nature-themed or outdoor garden parties!
“It's a unique and valuable alternative to the usual parlor games or magic shows. Instead of loot bags filled with candies, they take home a plant that they've already started sowing,” Vianka Amurao, a business partner at MNLGrowkits, told Smart Parenting.
How do you make Lego more fun? Make them larger than life! SupersizedPH makes blocks big enough that building with them turns play even more engaging and interactive. A brick castle that your kiddie guests can actually build and hide inside? It's possible!
SupersizedPH also has other life-sized games for rent other than Lego. There most popular include Jenga (which comes with kid-sized hard hats), pick-up sticks, Snakes and Ladders, and Tic-Tac-Toe. A crew comes with every package that will set-up and wrap-up after the party.
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5. Puppet show
If you want entertainment for the stage, ditch the tired acts. Consider hiring a puppeteer instead just like what celebrity mom Jennica Garcia did for her daughter Mori’s 1-year-old party.
“My husband [fellow actor Alwyn Uytingco] and I chose to have a puppet show as a form of entertainment for the children instead of the usual magicians, parlor games, clowns and the like,” wrote Jennica on her blog. “Because when a puppet show is conducted by a professional who captures a child’s interest through her calm demeanor and talent, it creates a serene atmosphere which helps the children relax.”
Jennica opted to hire the talents of preschool teacher and puppet-maker Malou Medrano. For bookings, her contact info is posted on Jennica's blog post here.