If you want your baby’s first birthday party to be stylish, yet sweet, a garden theme could be for you. Whether you’re wanting to bring the outdoors into your living room or set up camp in your backyard to celebrate, we’ve got some blooming great ideas.
Whilst your one-year-old may be a little too young to appreciate the magic, your older guests may still appreciate a bit of entertainment to pass the time. Below we have 9 fantastic party games and activities to suit everyone from the little ones to grandma.
1. Arts and Crafts.
Don’t mind it getting a little messy? Set up an arts and crafts table for kids to unleash their creativity on. Ask a trusted adult to supervise and see what lovely makes they come up with. Perhaps ask them to stick to the theme, or let them make something completely from their own imagination.[amazon_link asins=’B00FF93ZF8,B07JMT3FZX,B0742KT34J’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’mytortoisemin-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a97c559f-9a38-46e5-92d9-4a35b46a067b’]
2. Garden Sensory Play.
Sensory activities are a fabulous way of engaging younger guests. This garden-themed game allows kids to have their first taste of gardening.[amazon_link asins=’B003O54M20,B07CCH5MZH,B06XZW74LC’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’mytortoisemin-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’bac5f776-ffaf-4eb1-bdc8-f984e3a04cad’]
3. Sack race.
If space allows, any traditional family games can be fun for everyone to join in with. We’re thinking egg and spoon races, sack races and even tin can tosses.[amazon_link asins=’B07S8F6Q8V,B06XP7ZXQX,B07GBM7K82′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’mytortoisemin-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4c942334-8438-4c82-bbd0-bd59ea80c180′]
4. Digging game.
Similar to number 2 on this list, but a bit creepier. Avoid using real bugs and opt for more friendly, plastic ones instead.
We don’t know why, but bubbles are fascinating for everyone. Whatever our age, we just can’t help but want to pop them. Make up your own mixture with a bit of washing up liquid and warm water.[amazon_link asins=’B01CK78BLA,B004GJNKC6,B07MCQN1SQ’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’mytortoisemin-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’189ae05d-6b8a-475b-a8a2-03d48d1d8aa7′]
6. Traditional fun.
Again, good ol’ fashioned games are always enjoyable. Teach the kids some of the games that you used to play when you were their age.[amazon_link asins=’B076DLK5HN,B072KHGRXR,B07L8NXL64′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’mytortoisemin-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b3d966d2-0fbe-43b9-969e-5fd468fc55a0′]
7. Treasure hunt.
A treasure hunt will definitely get your little guests excited – as well as some of your older ones. Either draw up a list of common things to find in your garden or plant hidden prizes around your home.
If it’s a hot day, water games can bring a lot of joy to all involved. This simple DIY sprinkler could make for hours of laughter and frolicking.[amazon_link asins=’B07P9FH2FL,B07QDQS6XS,B07PBKVNWQ’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’mytortoisemin-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b896a8d7-bdc9-4b22-a97b-b21552855934′]
9. Threading leaves.
Incorporate nature with your crafts and try this therapeutic leaf threading – a great way to get the children to calm down after a day of running around.
After all this fun, your guests may have worked up an appetite. Serve them up some of these garden-inspired party treats and eats.