Tailored for our toddler ravers (age 4-8) we play music and use a bubble machine whilst the party goers arrive, then after 15 minutes gather the kids together to introduce the birthday boy/girl and let a few of the kids come up and introduce themselves (if they wish).
After this we plan some dancing (gangnam style, hokey cokey, superman, conga, music man etc) and games such as musical statues, musical bumps and the raffle runaround. We also will include a brief drinks break. We suggest having the birthday tea an hour into the party and whilst the kids are seated we do the cake and sing Happy Birthday.
After the food (with around 30 minutes remaining) we will have a short quiz guessing animal sounds to win a prize and then end with more dancing and a limbo competition. (We ask the hirer to provide prizes)
Throughout the whole party every effort is made to make the birthday star the centre of attention and feel extra special.