As it’s our first birthday this week here our ten tips for a traditional birthday party. ***
Tip #1Traditional birthday parties continue the rituals from your childhood: think of your favourite party memory and include this in your child’s birthday.
Tip #2 A traditional birthday party can work out much cheaper: set a budget, bake your own cake and play traditional games.
Tip #3 You can bake your own cake: try this all time favourite birthday cake recipe or be adventurous with this rainbow cake from I Am Baker
Tip#4 Pick a fun theme: Try the very Hungry Caterpillar or Where The Wild Things Are
Tip#5 How about a Space themed party or a robot themed party?
Tip#6 Traditional games are fun and free. Try this sock guessing game or this memory game.
Tip#7 Keep decorations simple but wow! Hang bunting made from the kids paintings and tie balloons to the front door.
Tip#8 Let the children have fun making their own party bags: these loot bags are easy to make.
Tip#9 Don’t forget we have a birthday present for you to win in our OrchardToys giveaway
Tip#10 My best party fun tip: Relax! Keep it simple and have fun.
What’s you top tip for a playful kids party?
***These #goplayTwitter Tips are tweeted each Friday at 8.30pm – follow @nurturestore or the #goplay hashtag to share
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Welcome to the first @nurturestore #goplay Twitter Tips. Tonight: 10 ideas to get the most fun from play dough
#goplay Tip #1: playdough is perfect when you have a mixed age group playing together: everyone can play their way
#goplay Tip #2: play dough is a good introduction to messy play for children (and parents!) who don’t like mess
#goplay Tip #3: use this recipe to make your own play dough: food ingredients so OK is the kids eat a sneaky bit
#goplay Tip #4: play dough is so good for encouraging creativity, you could make this
#goplay Tip #5: bring an extra sensory experience to play dough by adding food essences or essential oils: vanilla, peppermint, orange
#goplay Tip #6: manipulating play dough is perfect for fine motor skills – getting fingers ready for holding a pencil one day
#goplay Tip #7: a pot of homemade play dough is perfect for party loot bags. Try this recipe
#goplay Tip #8: try adding in different resources each time you use play dough and see how your kids play creatively
#goplay Tip #9: other things to add to play dough play: lollysticks, matchsticks, shells, cookie cutters, knives & forks, feathers…
#goplay Tip #10: try using play dough in a different place: the garden, the toy kitchen, the dolls’ house. Give kids a fresh challenge
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