Are you planning a big party for your child's birthday this summer? If so, entertainment is a must. Instead of simply depending on those classic yet over used party staples, the magician or the clown, consider adding in something new. The following are just a few ideas that can make your child's party pop.
Create a Outdoor Movie Experience
Most kids don't have the option of visiting a classic drive-in theater, but there is no reason that you can't have an outdoor theater in your own backyard. Start with the rental of a blowup movie screen and projector system, available from a party rental store. Choose a movie for viewing, either a new release or classic depending on your child's preference. You can even create a whole party theme surrounding the movie choice.
Snacks should be movie classics – popcorn, shaved ice drinks, hot dogs, and nachos. For even more fun, consider replicating the drive-in movie experience by turning cardboard boxes into individual cars for each party goer to sit in as they watch the movie. You can even add small trays so they have a safe place for their party food as they watch the movie.
Go With Active Fun
The problem with many of the classic entertainment options is that they are passive, expecting children to sit and watch. Yet, kids sit down in school all day, so they do enjoy parties that encourage active play. This is where the party inflatable comes in. Even a simple bounce house is enough to ensure a good time for many kids. Younger kids may prefer inflatable slides or an inflatable ball pit. Older kids may like a bit more challenge, which is where inflatable obstacle courses are a big hit. Consult with a party rental company to determine the best option for your child's age group, party size, and location.
Go Larger Than Life
For older elementary and middle school age kids, oversize yard games add a touch of whimsy to the party and provide hours of entertainment. The best part is the entertainment provides both mental and physical stimulation. You can rent life-size versions of many games, including chess, checkers, scrabble, or an inflatable twister. Many of these large versions are based upon timeless classics, so they work especially well for entertaining kids, and adults, of varying ages. You can even rent several different games and set up stations so kids can enjoy trying out a few different offerings.
Contact a local party supply company, such as Ken Rent, for even more ideas on creating the perfect kids' birthday celebration.