Special occasions


  • Keep portion sizes small and bites size.
  • Send leftovers home to the parents of the birthday boy/girl.
  • Explain to parents the “birthday occasion” policy for future reference.
  • If parents asks that their child is to get no cake or treats, have an alternative available such as yoghurt, fruit slices, etc.
  • Aim to focus on games and fun activities.
  • Healthy birthday cake recipe ideas are available in the HIP Hints and Tips pack (pages 48-52).

Other suggestions

kids partyGames

  • Treasure hunt
  • PiƱata filled with confetti, toys and little sweets
  • Twister
  • Simon says
  • Dancing to music and when it stops, you freeze

For more game and activity ideas, check out pages 68-76 of the HIP Hints and Tipspack (PDF, 3.4MB).


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