Teepee Tents Birthday Party Sleepover Ideas
People around the world love to be entertained and it doesn’t take a teepee birthday party to make them want to laugh and enjoy themselves. Yet, somehow it is always expected that guests can, will, and should be entertained at events like children’s tipi birthday parties. I mean, who would want to go over to someone’s house, sit for half an hour, watch someone else’s child open presents, eat a meal, and then go home?
Be prepared to keep your guests entertained. Remember, however, that everyone has different tastes and each one of your guests has a different idea of what is and isn’t entertaining so you’ll have to be creative, patient, and keep things moving at a fairly decent pace so you’ll never have to witness the dreaded…yawn!Here are a few ideas to keep your guests entertained whilst having an awesome teepee party even when you’re pulled away to serve drinks, gather discarded gift wrapping and control, uneasy kids:
*Keep some theme-appropriate music playing softly in one of the rooms. It shouldn’t be overpowering or annoying because then your guests can’t have conversations and in some cases, it can cause one or more of your guests to develop a migraine!
Teepee Birthday Party Entertainment Ideas
Don’t have the same song playing endlessly either. Select half a dozen to two dozen songs that are associated with your tipi birthday party theme. For example, if you are having a theme including tent castles, knights, or wizards, play the soundtrack for Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. So even if you’re called away from the center of the party, your guests will still smile, tap their feet, or even dance while waiting for the next event.
*Have plenty of decorations so that your guests can wonder at. Nothing keeps peoples occupied better than good conversation pieces. They may never stop talking about that special entrance you’re purchased for your teepee birthday party, or that dragon pinata you bought for your knight tipi birthday party.
*Give out random prizes from time to time. Before the party begins, stick special objects under chairs, or overhead, or behind sofas. Then when you notice the party might be dragging or someone is frowning, announce, “Alright, it’s time for a random prize! Look under your tent. If you have a purple plush star (or whatever you stuck under the chair), you are the winner of this special prize!”
Birthday Party Entertainment Ideas that work with tents
*Have a karaoke session. You may have to rent, buy, or borrow a karaoke machine for this or you may just connect a microphone to your computer and bring up some karaoke music on YouTube. But don’t take an hour or let people get carried away, just say something like, “We are going to have three karaoke songs now. Any volunteers?” Let them sing a few songs then move on to something else.
*Rent the services of a skilled entertainer that matches your kids teepee birthday slumber event. If you absolutely don’t have the desire or time to entertain your guests, then consider hiring a skilled entertainer such as a clown, balloon sculptor, face painter, magician, or story-teller. The sky’s the limit here. Just shop around your local yellow pages and see what’s available.
Birthday Party Tent Entertainment Ideas
*Assign your most outspoken family member to “host” the entertainment. There’s someone in every family that just has that “spunk”, right? Well, put them to work (unless, of course, they are the birthday boy or girl). Go over the events of the party so that you don’t inadvertently step on each other’s toes as you’re moving along your party events.
Whatever your choice of entertainment for your specific birthday event, be sure not to take away the focus from the actual reason for the event – your birthday boy or girl. Nothing puts a damper on a party worse than having your special someone frowning in a corner because they’ve been forgotten.