The holidays are in full swing, which means it’s time for holiday parties! Now we’re all familiar with the company holiday parties that our employers may host, but what about parties for the kids?
If you’re looking to throw a holiday party that’s both festive and kid-friendly, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn about a few things that you absolutely must have for the ultimate kid-friendly holiday party.
Nothing screams Christmas more than Christmas cookies! And what’s better than actually getting to decorate them yourself just the way you want them? By setting up a Christmas cookie decorating station, you’re giving kids the chance to be creative and show off their decorating skills. The cookies can be festive in shape, too. You can cut them out into the shape of snowflakes, trees, presents, and reindeer. Make sure you have all of the fixings, though! Stock your area with frosting, candy, sprinkles, and of course plastic knives or spoons for the frosting part.
Bounce houses, inflatable slides, and obstacle courses are the perfect activity for holiday parties. Not only is it a great way for kids to have fun, but it also helps them exercise and get all of their energy out. NASA says that 10 minutes of jumping is a better cardiovascular workout than 30 minutes of running. Giving kids the chance to jump around with a group of people encourages team building and bonding, too. However, just make sure that there is someone watching the inflatables at all times as a safety precaution.
Along with the treats and inflatables, you can’t forget the games! There are so many out there to choose from for the party such as carnival games like ring toss, or holiday-themed games such as pin the nose on the reindeer! It’s crucial that you have prizes readily available for someone to win while playing a game, as well. Some festive ideas for prizes include:
- Candy cane bundles
- Sparkly Santa hats
- Cookie mixes
- Hot cocoa kits
- Fuzzy socks
Holiday parties for kids are as fun as you make them. Look at the list above and make sure you include some of the mentioned items for your holiday party! It’ll be a guaranteed success.