Birthday ideas for 4-year olds

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Birthday ideas for 4-year olds
A birthday party is one of the most memorable events in childhood. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

A child's birthday party is a time for all to be merry and experience the joys of youth through the eyes of the birthday boy or girl. By the time your child is 4 years old, he should have experienced many birthday parties, as his peers at day care and preschool will have had parties during school hours, and the child will have hopefully been invited to some parties outside of these establishments.

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Birthday Games

If you are hosting a birthday party for your child you should include a variety of fun and engaging games. These games not only provide entertainment, but are also a source of great fun and social experience. Learning how to participate without being a bad sport is an important part of growing up. You might consider games such as "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" and "Pass the Parcel" in order to make your party a hit.

Giving Gifts

Learning to graciously give gifts to others, without the act of receiving a gift of their own, can help 4-year-old children invited to the party grow into generous and selfless people. The birthday girl also will be thrilled by the joy of receiving gifts from her peers. Play some merry music and create a sense of fun and wonderment when the gifts are being passed on.

The Cake

Blowing out the candles on a birthday cake is a special time for any child. With all of his friends and family gathered around singing the birthday song, he will feel truly special and unique. Having a fun cake is also an important part of this activity, and a cake with fun decorations is the best idea. Ensure that everyone sings the birthday song as the cake is brought out to make the activity most fulfilling.

Candy Bags

Your child's birthday is a time to treat her in a special way, but it is also necessary that everyone attending the party has a good time, too. The best way to do this is to make up some special surprise candy bags for the children who are attending. These can be filled with candy, small toys and party hats. These are sure to win your child's young friends over.

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