April 23, 2008
Clown Birthday Party Ideas
Many young children love clowns, and what better way to celebrate your child's birthday by making it a clown-themed party? Clowns are a great way to encourage a party atmosphere, and even if you are not interested in going so far as to hire a performer, you'll find that there are lots of ways that you can encourage laughs and good times, no matter how young your child is.
Unlike other types of face painting, you'll find that doing up the young party goers into looking like clowns is extremely simple. Just start with a white makeup base and and give them large silly red smiles and small red spots on their nose and high up on their cheekbones. This get everyone in the mood for a good time, so try to grab the kids as they come in the door for this. This might be a good operation to enlist some help on, so see if you have any friends or older children who are interested in helping out.
Have a joke-telling contest and give out rewards for whoever makes everyone else laugh the most. You can also tell a few yourself to get things started, or you can play games that will help you get the party loosened up. Pass out jokes written on cards and see if anyone can guess the punchlines, and you can always send your partygoers home with joke pamphlets. You'll find that things whoopie cushions and other physical joke items are great take home gifts.
Clown Party Favors
You can also add these clown candy wrappers which can be personalized however you would like and wrapped over Hershey milk chocolate bars for a yummy treat for the kids. You could also choose from many other birthday candy wrappers that are available.
Take some time beforehand to print out some clown coloring sheets. You'll find that there are plenty of clown pictures online that are just begging to be colored, so purchase some crayon sets and set the kids to work. You'll be surprised at what kind of variety that you can get from kids who are giving it their creative best, and you'll be able to see some really great art from your child and his or her friends.
When you think of the clown, don't you usually think of the circus? Have the kids line up and play charades. Have a list of animals drawn up and see if the kids act out what circus animal that you have named. This is also a great way to segue into a game of statues. Have the kids act out the circus animal of their choice until you yell freeze, at which point, the only children left moving are out. You can also try a game of musical chairs, using some great carnival music.
Clown Birthday Cakes
There are many different ways you can make a clown cake for your birthday party. You can make a cake that is the entire clown such as this clown picture cake or this picture of a clown birthday cake. Another great idea for a clown themed party or a circus themed party is this circus cake which is super easy to make!
There are plenty of clown birthday party ideas, so make sure that you find the ones that most appeal to you and your child!