There comes a point in a toddler’s life where they embrace the significance of community helpers. They begin to imagine being one of them, rescuing people and contributing to the society. We call it little people with big hearts.
If your child squeals in delight at the sound of a police car siren, you’ll know that you have a fan of the law and order. Why not throw him/her a coptastic birthday bash?
Mummy Joey lets us into her DIY police-themed birthday celebration for her four year-old recently:
“I had serious fun planning for Ewan’s birthday party. The look on his face when he walked into the party to discover everything-police was simply priceless.
To begin the fun, I created an obstacle at the entrance of the party room by zigzagging the entrance with caution tape. To ensure ‘maximum security’, guests were required to ‘scan’ their palm to enter.
Inside the party hall, I placed a mugshot backdrop – made from large size papers – for photo opportunities. A variety of props such as ‘WANTED’ frames, paper masks, moustaches, sunglasses and hats were available for fun posing.
Next to it was a hand-drawn Target Practice for little budding police officers, where they could try out their aiming skills with colourful ball-popping toy guns bought from Daiso.
How about a crime scene? Instead of the silhouette outline of a man which may be a little too morbid for a kid’s party, a cut-out shape of a frog along with numbering tags were laid out.
For the dessert table, I did a night cityscape as the background. More props such as handcuff, torchlight, walkie talkie and a lollipop jail adorned the table. And of course, the birthday cake came in the shape of a police car!
In terms of games, we played ‘nab-the-baddies’ ball search, ‘pin-the-badge’ on a cut-out policeman and musical statues. You can also make a police car piñata from a shoe box.
Our little guests went home with party favours comprising mini donuts, copcorns, police hat, badge, a toy car and mini magnifier – all placed into a blue paper bag decorated with a big yellow star. It’s that simple!”
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If you’re looking for a child-friendly venue for your child’s party, look no further. The Happikiddo store in Quill City Mall stores a family cafe designed with kids and parents in mind. It also offers all-inclusive party packages where all you need to do is leave the work to our team and just turn up for the party! For enquiries, please email bigdaddylittlechefs[at]gmail.com