kite party...

I can't help but hum Will.I.Am's 'It's a New Day' I'm glued to the inauguration activities.

I thought it was apropos to share this Aussie party (where it is warm and cheery) with a kite theme. Thank you to Nathalie for passing it along!

From Nathalie, "I have the philosophy that you don't need to spend loads of money on entertainers, a few traditional games keeps the children amused for hours. Travis' kite flying party is a perfect example, it was the most amazing yet inexpensive party and the children LOVED flying their kites- so simple! The kite also became their take home gift.

I picked a park with large open space and not too many trees to disrupt the kite flying. I set up a large area in which the children received a kite flying kit and were able to decorate their kites with glitter and paint. This activity was organized first so it had time to dry. Then after having lunch which consisted of a lunch box- apple, bottle of juice, simple sandwich wrapped in red-striped lunch bag and rice crackers- they played a few traditional games.

The 'sack race' was made buying inexpensive material and copying the size of a pillow case- perfect size for the children. An exciting way to give the child their treat bag was to play 'treasure hunt'. Kraft boxes with the same striped bags were used as they found the treats and toys for their bags to take home and enjoy after the party.

By this stage the decorated kites had dried and the children spent the rest of the afternoon flying their kites in the park. The children had such a great time that two of them brought their kites for 'show and tell' at preschool the following day!"

Thanks so much for sharing another amazing party with us Nathalie! It looks like everyone had a blast.