Birthday Party Paper Cut-Out

My children’s birthday parties must be the most exciting day of their lives. However, I am much more hesitant. I have no problems baking the cakes, decorating the room and getting the party favours ready. It is entertaining all the children that scares me! They are a tough audience, these 6-year-olds, so the pressure is on.

It was Coco’s birthday party this weekend, and I needed to come up with some games to play inside on a cold, winter day in a small flat in Paris! One of most successful games was a whole body paper cut-out, and hilariously enough, was also the simplest to organise. We got the kids to lie down on a big piece of paper and drew the outline of their body. We then drew on some accessories and the kids finished them off. After they were done, we cut out the faces and held the piece of paper up so that the kids could stick their face through it. (Apparently this was one of the funniest thing ever!)

After that we got them to dance, cracked open a pinata, ate cake, dressed up and suddenly it was time for all these little people to go home again, tired and happy! Phew, another birthday party successfully navigated!

- Emilie

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Marieke | January 12, 2012 | Reply

I LOVE this idea. I already feel less pressure for my daugthers birthday (in the summer!). I think I’m gonna use the IKEA-paper (on a roll) I bougt recently.

2. Au Pair | January 12, 2012 | Reply

Absolutely love this idea!!!!!

3. Esther in Amsterdam | January 13, 2012 | Reply

Great idea!! Would be fun for a grown-up party too! :-)

4. Teawithmilk | November 6, 2012 | Reply

Fab idea! M’y son’s BDay is also in january And thé s’éteint is also à small place in Paris area!! I will remember this for his next BDay!

5. Teawithmilk | November 6, 2012 | Reply

I meant the setting! Not thé s’eteint!

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