Most people are happy and in the mood to celebrate when a new addition to the family is on its way. After all who wouldn’t want to be joyful with the arrival of a cute baby? Granted, the methods of celebrating are different: some people think it’s cute to cover a room in frog decorations, and play silly games as a tribute to the almost new born.and I’m one of those people. Baby showers have become a rite of passage for many expectant parents.
When the children have arrived, instead of your child opening his gift, ask him to open the one meant for charity. Then as a host, talk about what each child has brought for charity and asked why they picked that gift. Also discuss whom the gift would benefit most. Then as a group, maybe you can arrange for them to visit the home or center together to donate the gifts. In this way children will learn about places to donate gifts and how the process worked. Later back at the house, you can start the party with cake and ice cream.
The Magic Tumble Bus is an on-wheels gymnasium that comes to you! Whether you’re a teacher planning an end of year party for your preschool or kindergarten class, or a parent looking to host an unique party for your child, this is it! The fun comes to you wherever you are. On board are trained coaches and staff to assist you during the party. On board the bus has ropes, balance beams, trampolines, slides, bars, a zip line and rings for your children to play on.
I do not have kids gather round to open presents. Toddler guests don’t know or care what they got for the birthday child and the birthday child doesn’t care who it’s from. Also, they usually all want the new toys anyway. Let the guests play.
Children of course look forward to gifts at their own party, but if you think your child can handle what you going to suggest by way of presents, then explain to her what you are going to do. Ask the child if he or she feel comfortable about ‘sharing’ the gift with unfortunate people. It is difficult to suggest to the child to give all the presents away, so the idea is to ‘share’ with others. You would include on the invite your child’s intention to share, so request a gift that costs only half the amount that was initially decided by the parent who is giving the gift but he has to buy a matching gift for charity. Insist that parents only spend the amount of money on the two gifts as they would have spend on one. That way no parent feels compelled to spend more than they feel comfortable with.
If throwing an actual party isn’t your speed, there are still plenty of things you can do to celebrate your new brand and to make sure you’re not launching in stealth mode.
To play this party game: Guests should be divided up into pairs, with one person left over. The numbers don’t work out? Divide people however you can– it doesn’t have to be exact. The one leftover guest should stand in front of the teams to pose for a portrait.
Send a letter to your past clients about the new brand. This will ensure that they feel included, and it will also give you a chance to connect with people you may not have spoken to in a while. If you offer a free check-up or consultation with the letter, you may even rekindle some old relationships.