The Children’s Party Book has become an invaluable reference for parents and carers short on time and ideas. It contains 240 ideas for games and craft activities that will make any children’s party, from 3 to 12 years, go with a swing. All the activities are clearly presented with illustrations, diagrams and step-by-step practical descriptions, and are coded for age-suitability. Special topics covered include: how to celebrate that special birthday; how to make and perform a simple theatre for young children; how to organize parties with a seasonal theme; and how to make attractive decorations.
‘Packed with games and activities which are guaranteed to keep boredom at bay. A wonderful traditional party book which you will use again and again.’ —
Creative Steps Magazine, Jan/Feb 2007 ‘A useful resource for children’s group leaders.’ — Woman Alive, Sept 2008 ‘From A to Z, this is the
most complete, idea-laden, sound advice giving, enthusiasm-inspiring book I’ve seen on the subject of how to give and what to do at children’s parties. The Children’s Party Book ranges in content from guidelines for parties and games for children of different ages, to a lovely discussion of what a birthday is and can be for a child. Then, it plunges into page after page of ideas– things to make; party themes to create; party hats, invitations, decorations & favours to easily make from inexpensive materials. And then there’s games, games, games
— some sure to produce giggles and cheers, others that will evoke studious concentration, and still others that will leave the players happily collapsed on the lawn after joyous exertion. As if that weren’t enough, there is also a section on puppet shows — how to make the puppets and stage, what to perform, and some puppet plays to get you going. Altogether, a great book – wish I could be there when you try it out!’ — Bob and Nancy’s Bookshop
Anne and Peter Thomas are the authors of ‘The Big Summer Activity Book. They have three children and live in the Netherlands.