Kids party table ideas
First things first: the kids are going to need a comfy spot where they can hang out all night. So Anna started by tying some twine around a few stacked cushions to make lots of squishy seating. Then she grouped them around a low, kids-sized “table” (two benches pushed together).
But what’s her secret for keeping them entertained all night? Turns out, all it takes is a bit of planning: one activity for each course of food you plan on serving.
I try to give the kids the same number of activities as the courses I plan on serving. So every time the adults start something new, the kids can, too!
Anna Björkman, Interior Stylist
To start: Masks for masquerading, drawn onto brown paper bags. And the elastic banding that Anna tied around the cutlery, pens and scissors is for making the headstraps. Want to save some time? Download these printable animal masks.
The main course: What you thought were coasters are actually bead boards. Fill some bowls with lots of beads, and the kids are all set for creating pretty patterns (or a beautiful mess).
For dessert: Some bits of twine and lots of sweets for stringing into necklaces. Or eating. (Probably both.)
The late night snack: When the sun goes down and the crash and burn after all those sweet things kicks in (for you and the kids), you can always bring the party together. Around the kids table, of course!