There are a number of things you can do to throw a fun children’s party in your back yard:
- Have a summer barbecue or birthday party, with activities focused around the barbecue or using the open lawn area for various sporting activities.
- Host a pool party (if you have one) or a splash party (if you don’t) with a beach theme. Garden hoses, sprinklers, “ghetto waterslides”, buckets of water and water guns will be just as great. The kids can have fund splashing around, making a big watery mess in the backyard without a care! Add Hawaiian or Tropical decorations and music, and let guests dress in grass skirts.
- Make the kids’ sleepover party an urban camping experience, with tents pitched in the yard. Combine that with a stargazing party by adding a telescope guided by a knowledgeable adult (you can read up on the stars and constellations at the library or on the internet).
Some great entertainment ideas include putting up a bounce or jumping castle; popcorn makers, spinning or serving cotton candy, having a slush machine; a hotdog stand, and various games with prizes to win.