What a fun idea….an Un-Birthday! The tweens will especially like this idea, as most will feel that they have outgrown Pin the Tail on the Donkey and the like long ago. Make it official by having the kids un-do one of these parties as the celebration.
Send out party invitations requesting guests to un-do the birthday party.
When everyone arrives to the party, have your home filled with the traditional decorations, party ware, party games, such as a Pinata, crafts, and other activities set up. Also, bake a traditional cake.
The point of the party is for the kids to un-do the birthday party celebration. Here are some ideas of how they can do this:
- When everyone arrives it is not for a party, but to un-do all that has been done in the house to celebrate.
- Decorations are taken down, and the party table stripped.
- Crafts that are already made are taken apart…easy to do with Play Dough!
- The Pinata that is already placed up and ready to be broken, must be taken down and carefully opened up. The kids can retrieve their candies as well.
- Have a series of relay races and games to play that the kids must not do, i.e. an egg relay race or treasure hunt, the kids must find all of the eggs and place them in egg carton holders and replace in the refrigerator.
- The cake must be un-baked. Have the kids take the icing off of the cake, as well as the toppers, and also smash the cake down, trying to make it look like batter. It will be messy, but a lot of fun.
Whatever is creative and can be un-done will work for this party. With the tweens, you don’t even need to tell them how to un-do this party, let them use their own creativity to un-do what has been done. Of course, all un-doing activity should be supervised.
It will be different for this age group and fun…make sure to have a real cake for them to actually eat by the end of the party!