Host an Itsy-Bitsy Birthday Bash

Manners & Responsibility: Kids at Parties
This small-scale celebration is sure to be big-time fun.
Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Dainty Desserts

Give each party guest her own teeny-tiny cake. Just be sure to let the birthday girl make a wish and blow out all the candles first!

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Little Detectives

Set up a scavenger hunt, complete with clues printed in 6-point font and tucked into tiny envelopes. Partygoers can decipher the text using mini magnifying glasses.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Mini Munchies

Set the scene with dollhouse-size table décor, 2-oz. glasses, and cut-down straws. Serve finger foods, like individual taco salads in Tostitos Scoops!, chicken-and-waffle bites made with tiny waffles, and petite pizzas (circles of tortilla topped with pepperoni cut with a small icing tip).

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Tiny Toppers

To make teensy party hats, fold a paper cupcake liner into quarters, roll into a cone, and close with hot glue; glue a pom-pom to the top. Punch holes in the bottom of finished hat for a headband or elastic string.

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Take-Home Fun

Take-Home Fun
Fill mini gift bags with small-scale goodies, like fun-size candy bars or tiny figurines, and top them off with itsy-bitsy 5" helium-filled balloons lofted by 12-gauge aluminum wire.

Kids love birthday parties and other celebrations, but they can also get rowdy at these gatherings. See how to teach them to be on their best behavior at parties.

Originally published in the September 2015 issue of Parents magazine.

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