A child’s pottery party provides an excellent way for kids of all ages to express their unique creativity. Pottery parties can be held at a rented pottery studio or in a special event area with lots of space and equipment for decorating pottery. Parties can also be held less expensively at home with tables set up with pieces of unpainted pottery items for children to select, and paint as they please.
PaintyourownPottery.com said, “Pottery items often used at parties include small jewelry boxes, trinket boxes, animal and other shaped figurines, mugs, small bowls, picture frames and piggy banks.” The best part is that each child takes home a special keepsake souvenir to remember the fun they had at your child’s pottery party.
Four Crazy Activities to Entertain Kids at a Pottery Party
While painting and decorating pottery is an entertaining activity itself, kids will often be finished quickly and will need other activities to keep them busy and entertained for the rest of the time they’re at the party. Here are some terrific party activities that can entertain kids of all ages:
1) Bubble wrap games – What kid, or adult for that matter, doesn’t love the satisfying sound and feel of popping bubble wrap? Save up bubble wrap for several months before the party, and you’ll have plenty to entertain kids of all ages. If you also gather several rolls of colored duct tape, you can make a creative dance floor out of bubble wrap. Simply tape bubble wrap to the floor, mark it off in squares using the multicolored varieties of duct tape and let kids dance to their heart’s content, all while popping the bubble wrap. Another game that can be played with bubble wrap is bubble wrap hopscotch, with numbers made from colorful decorative duct tape.
2) Popping For Presents – A great game for kids that is also satisfyingly non-competitive, since kids can be excited and emotional at birthday parties, is a game called Popping for Presents. In this game, balloons are blown up and numbers written on pieces of paper are placed inside balloons. Kids sit on them to pop them, or you might find other creative ways they can pop balloons. Each number corresponds to a small prize. Every kid ends up with a prize, and prizes are kept at about the same value, so no one feels slighted. You can even have a small gift exchange area if kids really want something different from what they received.
3) Dress up and photography station – This is a special area set up with boxes of old Halloween Costumes, thrift store clothing and accessories, and humorous accessories like huge sunglasses, funny hats and imaginative items that kids can use to dress up. This lets kids use their imaginations and have fun, and is a great way to spend time in between other party activities, or towards the beginning of the party while waiting for straggling guests to arrive. Have someone assigned to take photographs. As a special touch, you can upload pictures to a computer and print them for kids to take home for a fun souvenir.
4) Scavenger or Treasure Hunt – Kids of all ages enjoy a good scavenger or treasure hunt. Be thoughtful when deciding what to hide, and the clues that will be given to find those items. You can even have each child be a winner by placing prizes along the scavenger or treasure hunt path, with one large treasure to be found by the lucky child who successfully completes the course. It’s fun and exciting to try to figure out given clues, and it helps foster problem solving skills while kids are having fun.
Give Kids Special Memories to Cherish
The best parts of kid’s birthday parties are the special memories that remain long after balloons have popped and wrapping paper has been picked up. Parties for kids don’t have to be super expensive. As long as there were fun, exciting activities for them to take part in, and maybe even a designated photo person to provide photographs for extra memories, most kid’s will have a great time.