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Birthday Party Ideas - Old is New

Nashville, TN - April 8, 2012

It's amazing that you can go to a party and think that with all the technology we have available, the kids still love some of the simplest of things! I'm talking about the tried and true standards, most of the kids today have never played some of these games ..... Hard to believe! For example, this weekend I had a party where the kids had never heard of the "Telephone Game". You know the game, one child starts the "Telephone Message" by whispering to the next child a sentence. The second child in turn whispers the message to the next child and so on. At the very end of the game the last child says aloud the "Telephone Message" that was relayed through the entire group and you compare it with the original message. It's really interesting and kinda funny to see how different the end message is..... Isn't this a standard with all kids? Apparently not, this group of kids had never heard of, let alone played this game and they quite enjoyed it!

They were playing this "Telephone" game because I arrived late - in my defense,  there were 2 to 3 inches of rain on the roads that I had to travel to get to the party. So I either had to go very slowly with the traffic and rain, or I would have to break out the raft and take to rowing. I chose the slow traffic idea and arrived late ....

when I arrived the kids were actually playing the Duck, Duck, Goose game.... isn't this a standard also? The kids really enjoyed playing this game also.... You remember this game don't you? All children sit in a circle with one child walking around the outside of the circle tapping each child on the head while saying Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose ... and when he taps one on the head and yells Goose he runs around the circle with the tapped child running in the opposite direction and both are trying to reach the vacant spot in the circle first. The game continues on till time to start another activity ...

This was truly a perfect weather weekend, and the show went really well also.... Call if you need something more than games for the kids and I'll be there!

Rodney :)

www.rodneykelley.com

Nashville Birthday Party Ideas

January 17, 2010 - Nashville, TN

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2010 is upon us! and the new year is bringing on new things and new events ,,,thankfully this year
already is much better than last year!!!!!

If you or someone you know is having a wedding, my show is perfect for the Kids at the reception! I can entertain with the show and the balloons and also included is the chicken dance, the limbo, and other kids activities to keep the kids happy while the adults have a blast at their party!
Give the kids a great time they'll never forget! Have Magic!

Another idea that has been proposed to me is the fact that a lot of kids like to do crafts. If you are having a Birthday and would like a Magic Show and a Craft catered to your party theme I have the lady who can make that happen! The two of us will come as a package and it is at a very reasonable rate!!

Something that a lot of Moms never thought about is having your child's Birthday party at their school in their classroom. I suggested it to a couple of Mom's and got a weird reaction, but I do it ALL THE TIME !! They usually plan it so that it is towards the end of the day so most of the school work is done and the kids can leave school with a great memory! Most of the school parties last about an hour and a half with the first 45 to 60 minutes being the show and the last 30 to 45 minutes I will make balloon animals for the kids while they are celebrating with the cake and ice cream, singing, presents etc…  If that idea has never crossed your mind, it happens
all the time and all of his or her classmates get to be present! (and the teachers love it because they get a deserved rest) (Trust me, they'll love it as much as the kids!)


Thank you for reading! and I will see you at a show soon!

Rodney
www.rodneykelley.com
(615) 226-9041

BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS ......Airplanes and Guessing Games !!! and more

Nashville, TN

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One of the things that this blog was supposed to do was explore the different ideas on what we could do to make a Birthday or other party FUN for the kids and all attending!! I have not been very good at keeping all of the details of the fun and unique parties that I have been too, but intend on starting .......every time I see a new idea I'll add it on to this post!

PINATA time: I know that you think that this is a very cliche idea and all too overdone, but, I go to 3, 4, or 5 parties a week and the kids LOVE the pinata! The kids rarely get to do this activity and in my opinion are thrilled every time they get to do it! Don't overlook this classic. It is not overused or over-rated.

PRESENTS: about the presents, if you can do this after the party, this is the one to skip. Kids really get restless and have their eyes go everywhere in the room except where they should be looking. Take this one off the list of things to do unless you just have nothing else.

GUESSING GAME: Just about a month ago I went to a party where the kids had to guess how many _________ (candies) were in the bowl and number that came closest won the entire bowl full of candy (minus the glass bowl!) and this was a huge success!! Everyone loves Candy, consider this one for your next party or event.

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Important questions for the Magician...

If you are having a Magic Show, here are some important questions the Magician will need to know.

How many children will be attending the show?

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How much time will be allotted for the Magic Show? or how long would you like the show to go?

What ages are the children watching the Magic Show?

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