Do you avoid having an at home birthday party for your child because you are not sure what to do with the kids or it will be too much work to entertain? We know some parents feel this way, but stay at home parties don't need to be a lot of work, or consist of traditional party games such as pin the tail on the donkey or musical chairs (not that there's anything wrong with these games - they are fun). There are so many cool options for birthday parties at home and today we are going to share with you our top 5 ideas for a stay at home party kids party in Calgary. (Although this blog is specifically for Calgary you can likely find similar businesses in your city for at home entertainment of kids parties)
Here are our top 5 (in no particular order):
Bath Bomb Party with Kate from Sweet as Candy Bath
If you are looking for something fun and different for your kids birthday, this party will be perfect. Kate from Sweet as Candy, is a self proclaimed lover of all things bright, shiny and fun, and along with her experience with making the yummiest scented bath products in Calgary, Kate is also a mom and knows how to navigate the craziness of a kids party.
Everything to make the bath bombs is provided and Kate will walk the party guest through each step as they make their very own bath bombs. Each child will leave with approximately 7-9 of their very own bath bombs, so there is no need to worry about party bags!
For more information on a bath bomb party with Sweet as Candy Bath visit: sweetascandybath.com
Magic Show with Christopher Cool, Calgary’s Funniest & Most Kid Friendly Magician
Being Calgary's Child Magazine Parents' Choice Award Winner for 'Best In Home Entertainment Party' for the past two years we promise that a party with Christopher Cool will not disappoint!
This funny and talented magician knows how to entertain guest of all ages. For younger kids (ages 5-7) Christopher Cool's magic show is full of audience participation with the birthday child being featured in many of the tricks. Christopher cool gets kids, he understands that the older kids don't want to just watch the magic tricks, they want to know how to do them! So for the older kids (approximately ages 8-11 years old) his show is focused on teaching the kids magic tricks using items they'll have around their home, a magic wand and some special props (which they all get to keep!).
Parents can also purchase additional party extras from Christopher Cool like magic wands, magician top hats and magic themed goodie bags.
For more information about a party with Christopher Cool visit: ChristopherCool.com
Sleepover with A Little Campout, Calgary's Premier Sleepover Company
If you are planning a sleepover then you must check out having a 'glamping' party with A Little Campout and take your sleepover party to the next level! Each child attending has their own tent decked with a comfy mattress, handmade quilt, fairy lights, breakfast tray and lantern.
Parent's have options and can choose to setup and style the party themselves or have one of their sleepover experts come and setup the party for you. Party extras such as sleepover mask and goodie bag option to pamper each guest can be added on.
With A Little Campout, it's sure to be a magical experience for the kids and the parents will also be talking about the amazing sleepover you threw.
For more information on having A Little Campout visit: alittlecampout.ca
Science Demonstration with Mad Science of Southern Alberta (Calgary)
I wish I had known about these guys when I did Jasper’s (my son) Science birthday a couple years ago. Perfect for children age 4 and up, these scientist put on a show that makes science fun with spectacular demonstrations including chemical reactions and bubbling potions. The birthday kid is even invited to wear a lab coat and to be an assistant.
It's really neat that at the end of the show each child attending will get to participate in a make-and-take experiment. Mad Science offers a bunch of party add-ons such as a laser light show or dry ice demos. They also have science themed options for goodie bags or party gifts.
For more information on hosting a Mad Science birthday party visit: calgary.madscience.org
Art Party with Clay for Kids Mobile Art Studio
If you have a child that enjoys arts and crafts they'll be sure to love having a party with this mobile art studio. Every party with Clay for Kids begins with a demonstration on their mobile pottery wheel and the birthday child will even get the opportunity to try throwing a bowl.
What's nice about Clay for kids is that they have a wide variety of party project options to choose from for your party, so you are sure to find something that suits your child's interest. Clay building and glazing, glass fusion, paint and go and pottery wheel boot camp are the types of parties offered but even some of those parties has options within for style and type of project chosen.
At the end of the party each child will be have their very own unique creation to take home and be proud of. (Note that the exception to this is the ceramic glazing party where items need to be fired, these items will be taken to the Clay for Kids studio, fired and returned within 21 days).
For more information on having an art party with Clay for Kids visit: clayforkids.com
I hope you found this list useful. Have a great week!