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Simple Kids Birthday party snacks ideas / Essentials/ List India/Return gift Ideas/Birthday Party Games

Been arranging my kids birthday party for past certain years and have been improvising…

Many moms will simply thank me.. :-) , I accept that in advance… ;-)

It was tough ..now learnt the trick… and lots of accolades too :-)

Here it goes how to start :

  1. Prepare list of kids , keep 5 columns – girls , boys , small below approx 2 yrs old kids(1yr 2yrs) , between (3yr and 8yr) more than 8 yr old kids , accompanying Moms/parents/Maid…Send invites , thru card or home card if you have creative child…OR just by phone…/ email…
  2. Things to bring..
  1. Cake – as per number of kids (approximation 12-15  pieces per kg for fresh cream cake)
  2. Decoration – ribbon , happy  birthday message , balloons , birthday knife , Candles of your choice.party caps , whistles.Toffees for main balloon.
  3. Disposable serving material : Small cake plate , Big snack and food plate , spoons for cake , spoons for snacks ,glasses, small bowls, Napkin paper, big polythenes with buckets/cartons for thrash.
  4. Big Plastic containers and boxes for snacks and reheatable containrers
  5. Return Gifts and Games gifts
    1. Depending on childs ages and gender (the five columns will help you there)
    2. Ideas : Pencil box
    3. Bubbles
    4. stationery
    5. Ludo/ snakes ladder
    6. ben ten watches
    7. kids girls jewellery
    8. Lunch boxes
    9. Crayons
    10. Water color
    11. activity book
    12. Roller Stamps
  6. Wrapping paper.
  7. Birthday music .
  8. Carpet / mats for many kids to sit
  9. Hand sanitizer at entrance
  10. Snacks : Your choice
    1. Sandwich – good amount butter ,thin sliced  tomato , cucumber , make from soft fresh bread , cut the sides
    2. Bread rolls , very small ones – use the remaining cut sides from sandwich and mix with boiled potatoes and your own masala/spices ..and fry it up
    3. Mini idlis with dal powder ghee and chutney – Simple ready dosa mix
    4. Wafers
    5. Popcorn – Act II , family pack
    6. cheeseballs
    7. Fryums
    8. I also keep rice pulao & chana for moms to come later to pickup (remember the five columns)
    9. Green Chutney
    10. Samosa if needed
    11. French fries – fry at home version
    12. burger – into half
    13. Cold drink
    14. Juice

Tips , break up task in 3 days if possible ,

  1. like non perishable and shopping ..Day 1 evening/morning
  2. Decoration , boiling potatoes , buying bread,soaking Chana Cutting coriander , chilli , chutney etc.. Day 2 evening
  3. Prepare things in morning and put cling wrap and heat just before party..you see why I said plastic containers..Day 3
  4. keep furniture in side and put the mats..kids love free space , no tripping and parents sit there on sofa at side.Easy to clean later..Day 3
  5. Keep the cartons for kids to throw the used plates and glasses.(line the buckets and cartons with plastic to avoid wet spillage)Day 3
  6. popcorn just before party Day 3
  7. Arrange all serving ware…Day 3

…There you go , get ready…Start the music

let the kids come in …play the games …..and winners…

Ok games  ideas:

  1. Passing the parcel
  2. Dance and stop with music
  3. Statue
  4. Musical chair – keep small one away they get pushed…
  5. Anything they like…
  6. And if you know some magic tricks…show your skills ;-)

I hope this concise and practical party arrange will help you…

Do give feedbacks to improvise it more…

Yeah I had kids of all age 1yr,2yr,3yr,4yr,5yr,6yr,7yr,8yr,9yr,10yr,11yr..so on for my kids birthday party…


This is an addition , Suggestion from blogviewer : Vina : iyer_vinaya@yahoo.com

Some ideas towards the menu…

cutlets,cheese filled samosas ( the dough can be made of wheat flour instead of maida), dahi vada or other chat items…for juices.. i have tried fruit juice with some actual pieces of fruit.. some kids have liked it..

one game that is always played during my daughter’s parties is to guess the number of chocolates in a bag.. the kid with the closest number gets the bag as the present..another game is pinning the donkey’s tail… i make them play in couples with one kid directing the other.. the best couple gets the prize.

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February 12, 2011 - Posted by | Birthday party, Indian women | , ,


  1. question – do you pack the pilaf and channa or do they do dinner at your place….is there dinner at all or just snacks and cakes?

    Comment by kay | February 25, 2011 | Reply

    • They do it at my place , sometimes I even pack for them or anyone else in their family if they like the stuff..Actually whatever is mutually comfortable… :-)

      Comment by fakeindianbbahu | February 25, 2011 | Reply

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    Comment by Shyam | July 24, 2011 | Reply

  3. amazing list, need to go through it, but it sure look spromising..thanks for the effort!!:)

    Comment by sonia | August 11, 2011 | Reply

  4. Simple and cost effective and a successful party plan – this is how exactly how my parents planned all our birthdays starting 35 years ago, Thanks for putting it all down in one place. Miss the home birthdays – what with malls, and clubs and mcdonald;s being the venues now!

    Comment by Foodie mom | October 15, 2011 | Reply

    • Yes , it is ..But my birthday was never celebrated in social.So this my simple party plan

      Comment by fakeindianbbahu | November 24, 2011 | Reply

  5. Thank-you for valuable tips .. Can you please tell some more food items which can be included like spring rolls etc.

    Comment by Soni | November 28, 2011 | Reply

    • sure will update this blog with suggestions like yours

      Comment by fakeindianbbahu | December 13, 2011 | Reply

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    Comment by bowls shops | December 21, 2011 | Reply

  7. thanks a lot .. am planning my daughter’s eighth bday and even after planning 5 bdays before , i still find it tiresome.. Just wanted to contribute some ideas towards the menu… cutlets, cheese filled samosas ( the dough can be made of wheat flour instead of maida), dahi vada or other chat items…for juices.. i have tried fruit juice with some actual pieces of fruit.. some kids have liked it..
    one game that is always played during my daughter’s parties is to guess the number of chocolates in a bag.. the kid with the closest number gets the bag as the present..another game is pinning the donkey’s tail… i make them play in couples with one kid directing the other.. the best couple gets the prize.
    would appreciate more ideas specially for decoration..

    Comment by vina | January 7, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks
      I will incorporate your ideas in this blog post

      Comment by fakeindianbbahu | February 17, 2012 | Reply

  8. Awesome ideas..it will help moms like me…..

    Comment by Asha | February 16, 2012 | Reply

  9. thank u so much……….this reminded me of my birthday parties my mom used to have for me

    Comment by vanessa | March 10, 2012 | Reply

  10. the ideas look great…plannin to host a small birthday party for my son’s 4th birthday.will tryout these ideas…:)

    Comment by anjum | April 19, 2012 | Reply

  11. brilliant and very simple ideas.thanks a tonn!!

    Comment by shalini | April 19, 2012 | Reply

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    • Sorry for the spelling or grammar mistakes.it i just that i type at speed of thinking and miss words and alphabets.I am also fedup of my mistakes and habit.Writing is a very new experience to me.

      Comment by fakeindianbbahu | May 27, 2012 | Reply

  13. a very practical and very concise list. Thanks!

    Comment by Pallavi | June 25, 2012 | Reply

  14. I need to to thank you for this very good read!! I definitely loved every bit of it.

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    Comment by awesome site | July 6, 2012 | Reply

  15. thanx a lot for ur gr8 suggestions it has helped me a lot out ideas tally alot cos i too made alist which was 90% like urs thans a million

    Comment by neha | September 9, 2012 | Reply

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  17. Thank you nice tips

    Comment by Ghasitaram | December 28, 2012 | Reply

  18. thank you your tips….really confused wat to do and how to get started….

    Comment by madhavi | January 6, 2013 | Reply

  19. Thanks a lot! Your blog ends my fretting over party snacks!

    Comment by pulsingthoughts | January 20, 2013 | Reply

  20. thank you for nice tips.you have pointed out important things that everyone should keep in mind while arranging kid’s birthday parties.

    Comment by Party Poppers | January 21, 2013 | Reply

  21. hey you have suggested nice tips. most of the times parents have no clue about what to include party menu, party games and return gifts. and thanks for suggesting inexpensive return gifts.

    Comment by Party Poppers | January 29, 2013 | Reply

  22. Thanks for sharing these tips from your personal experience ….Really Helps…

    Comment by jayesh7814@gmail.com | February 12, 2013 | Reply

  23. Like your way of putting it all in there. And off course it was useful. Thanks.

    Comment by Huma | February 25, 2013 | Reply

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    Comment by nack | March 11, 2013 | Reply

  25. hey heyy… this is so nice. thanks it really helped. i dont know whr to start. now i have an idea!

    Comment by deepti rayavarapu | April 3, 2013 | Reply

  26. Very nice list of to-dos briefly explained..

    Comment by Themed birthday parties, Mumbai | April 29, 2013 | Reply

  27. You made it very easy for me who did not know how to get started for my son’s birthday party.May god bless you……….thanks for your efforts…

    Comment by Nasreen | May 17, 2013 | Reply

  28. I got to read ur blog nw. Have picked some ideas. Ur check list is commendable. Wil write to u after my son’s 4th b’day.

    Comment by shobha | May 23, 2013 | Reply

  29. thank u so much for this wonderful tips……we all r confused what to do….

    Comment by ruchi | June 10, 2013 | Reply

  30. This sure makes planning easier……thank you so much.

    Comment by Padmaja | July 5, 2013 | Reply

  31. how can the bread rolls be prepared in morning and served in evening tray. Do you deep fry them in morning and in evening you just microwave them? I am asking this, as I do not want to spend more time in the kitchen during the party. So anything fried, like bread rolls or cutlets, how can we keep them hot and non soggy before the party itself?

    Comment by shaily | September 10, 2013 | Reply

    • you can make bread roll and refrigerate , fry them later

      Comment by fakeindianbbahu | September 13, 2013 | Reply

    • Why do anybody fries the bread rolls, Please it is not meant to be eaten fried, Bread rolls is just eaten with a small cup of soup- or some great filling , in fact you can make it look like a Burger so it’s something great funn & exciting and doesn’t looks like a regular boring Burger … Have fun in case if anybody wants to add up in their fun menu do give a call or email to info@cakeaffairs.in

      Comment by cakeaffairs | December 4, 2013 | Reply

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