I need some ideas for my soon to be 6 year old's birthday party. I was just going to have a family get together but he wants a birthday party. We are new to this area (1.5 months) so I am not that familiar with the kids in his class and the ones I have met are "rowdy". I am unsure what to do.
Last year we had a zoo/jungle theme party for my 5 year old. I took crepe paper and "toilet papered" my entire living room ceiling to look like a jungle. My neighbor brought over two snakes (my one time allowance, ever!.........You could get blow up animals at the dollar store and hang them from your "vines.") I took pictures from a coloring book, shrunk them down and glued them onto very small gift bags. They served as goody bags. I had crayons and the kids each colored their own bag at the beginning of the party, it was kind of an ice breaker. we had a monkey pinata, played pin the tail on the tiger. My sister-in-law did an ice cream bar, and that went over well. We also bought a little cotton candy machine and had cotton candy and popcorn, with hot dogs. Everyone had a blast. A couple of hours should be all you need, and as long as you keep moving to the next activity (even if it's not going the way you planned it in your head) it should go well. Good Luck! I hope this helps.
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