Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Celebrate your Birthday at the Waterpark
Birthday parties are a popular event at many waterparks.
Birthday party packages usually include:
• Admission to the park
• Reserved group area for a maximum amount of time
• Food, such as pizza or hotdogs, a beverage and a dessert such as cookies or ice cream
Often, the birthday party child receives a special gift, too. Be sure to book your party in advance to ensure you get the date you desire. And don’t forget the sweet birthday treats. If the waterpark doesn’t offer a cake make sure you bring some special theme cupcakes or sweets to go with the occasion.
Game Ideas for the Water Park
• You can add to the traditional water park experience by suggesting a waterpark that your kids can play while splashing in the wave pool or shooting down the tube slides. Younger children can play "Simon Says" or "What Time is It Mr. Wolf?" in the shallow end of the pool. Older children enjoy playing hide and seek. If you restrict the game to the pool, say that the "it" child has to swim to tag the people they spot. You also can allow the game to cover the entire water park, but change the rules to say that hiders are out if the "it" person sees them, to avoid dangerous running on pool decks. Challenge the kids to make up their own synchronized swimming routines or develop secret handshakes. Turn it into a contest and award the "best" team with a prize, such as a small package of hard candy for each child.
Crafts and Goody Bag Ideas
• You can give guests tattoos in goody bag and a colorful Tie-dye T-shirt so when heading out to the water park the T-shirts can be used as beach cover-ups before hitting the pool. This idea will help you keep track of everyone. If all the shirts are in the same color and not decorated yet, when the party's over, give each child his own bottle of fabric paint or a few fabric markers in their bags to decorate the shirt at home. Mini sun lotions and lip gloss with SPF’s are also fun goody bag ideas.
Celebrate your next birthday at one of Chicagofun.com's Favorite Waterparks!