Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Children's Luau - toddler/child

For our neighborhood playgroup this week I hosted a Little One's Luau!! Now of course it did not go as planned-- the group was 22-26 months old, but this would work really great for 3-4 year olds!

A very simple Snack Menu perfect for toddlers:
  • rainbow goldfish
  • pineapple chunks
  • fresh fruit slices
  • cheese cubes
  • If you were really ambition serve virgin pina-colada's with umbrellas!

  • Hot Coconut (just like hot potato but played with a coconut
  • Limbo (toddlers can work on their motor skills by crawling, ducking, ect)
  • Go Fish- use paper fish cut-outs and attach a paperclip to each fish, create a fishing pole using a magnet, string, and small pole. Have children try to "hook" a fish.
  • Create a custom postcard- dress guests up in Hawaiian clothes, hats, sunglasses, and flip flops and leis grass skirts- then take a picture so each child has a memento for the day!
  • Hula Hoop contests
  • Bubbles
  • Make Grass skirts- (paper or plastic? PAPER please!- use brown paper bags to make cheap grass skirts- cut the bottom floor off the bag of and then cut slits one inch apart )
Decoration ideas:
  • display your kids beach toys & sand buckets
  • put shells and sand in apothecary jars
  • lei's and silk flowers
I did not take picture of our Luau attempt because I barely got things ready before the guests arrived but I found these great pictures on http://www.partiesforkidsmagazine.com/ check out their site for more great ideas & games!

1 comment:

Shenise said...

Fun party ideas! I'm in the middle of planning a little pirate party for Lane. I'll let you know how it goes!