Year- By-Year Guide For Birthday Parties Ideas, Absolutely Amazing !

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The gaming-zone party near by that was such a hit with your six-year-old obviously won’t work for a two-year-old. Taking your child’s age into consideration when making your plans will help ensure a happy day.

Year 1 birthday parties ideas

The first birthday party ideas is really a celebration of the anniversary of your becoming a parent. While your one-year-old may enjoy a festive atmosphere, she/he will have no idea of what a party is. Many parents choose to make this a celebration for adults only. If you decide to invite other babies, be sure to keep the party short (under an hour) to accommodate nap schedules.

    • Formal games are unnecessary. Blowing bubbles or singing songs will provide all the amusement little ones need.

    • Be sure to take plenty of pictures of your child’s frosting-coated face (photos will provide your child’s only memory of the party).

    • Keep it short.

    • Don’t bother buying a cute paper tablecloth and napkins. They’ll probably just get eaten. Instead, go to an art-supply store and get blank white paper from a large roll. Cover a table completely with the paper, securing it with tape at the ends. Set a bunch of crayons on the table and watch the kids colour their own table cloth.

    • Be sure to host your small guests in a completely baby-proofed room.

    • Avoid balloons, which present a choking hazard when they pop.

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1 year old birthday parties ideas


Year 2 birthday parties ideas

Birthday Parties ideas for two-year-olds presents unique challenges. They can go from anger to excitement in minutes — so you need to be prepared for a full range of emotions. Most twos are still very possessive of their toys; they may offer them to each other but will want them right back. It’s best to put away your child’s favourite toys before inviting a party full of friends over (sharing and taking turns will come later).

    • It’s best not to open gifts at the party since most guests won’t understand that they can’t take theirs home.

    • Don’t plan organized games since parallel play is all you can expect from most twos.

    • Try sand, clay or water play activities since most twos like to work with their hands. Do some activities outdoors if possible since twos like making a mess.

    • Be sure to host your small guests in a completely baby-proofed room since twos are adept at opening doors and finding hazards.

    • Remember that lighted candles can be dangerous — make sure no bows, ruffles or pigtails are ignited.

    • Avoid balloons, which present a choking hazard when they pop.

Year 3 Birthday parties Ideas

It’s not until they hit three that children begin to really understand parties. Those who are used to group settings from preschool, day-care or playgroups usually love a chance to celebrate. (If your child is shy, however, keep that in mind when making your plan.)

    • Singing and circle activities work better than group games for most threes.

    • Threes like imitation, so try a simple version of Simon Says (without expecting them to know left from right).

    • Threes usually enjoy playing with other children briefly but still have trouble cooperating. Don’t expect too much of your guests.

    • It’s best not to open gifts at the party since most guests won’t understand that they can’t take theirs home.

    • Keep the party to about 90 minutes to avoid over-stimulating them (and exhausting you).

Year 4 Birthday parties Ideas

Most fours are full of energy and imagination, which makes them wonderful (but exhausting) party-goers.

    • Plan short games and keep things moving because fours may find it hard to wait their turn.

    • Include music since most fours like silly songs and nonsense words.

    • Treasure and scavenger hunts work well for this age group.

    • Plan lots of party games, since fours have physical energy to burn.

    • Plan for a party of about two hours.

Year 5 Birthday parties Ideas

Five-year-old birthday parties ideas are very important and may enjoy the planning even more than the event itself. That’s why it’s especially important to involve your five-year-old in the entire process. Theme parties work well.

    • Fives especially enjoy dramatic play, so have some props on hand for make-believe games (a pizza parlor, a fire station, a bakery, etc).

    • Fives are usually ready for games that teach right and left like Hokey-Pokey and Simon Says.

    • While they’re ready for organized games, some fives still have trouble taking turns, so plan accordingly.

    • Most fives have the small motor skills necessary to use scissors and string beads so they’re now ready for crafts that involve more than simple finger painting.

    • Plan for a party of about two hours.

Year 6-8 Birthday parties Ideas

Being with friends becomes increasingly important for 6-8 year olds so parties take on greater meaning. They’re old enough to enjoy most organized games and have a well-developed sense of fairness.

    • Children of this age have definite ideas about their parties. Listen to them (within reason!).

    • Ages six and up are ready for parties outside the home if desired.

    • Children can play games with rules like dominoes, cards, etc. (One family hosted a kids casino night for eights with great success.)

    • Kids this age like secrets and mysteries, so consider games with clues and puzzles.

    • Fewer children this age are fussy eaters, so you can take more chances with your menu.

    • Parties should not exceed two-and-a-half hours.

The needs for every age is different so are the parties. The Funpad is appropraite for 3-12 years of kids, can choose for mix age group birthday parties or any age specific birthday parties (www.thefunpad )At the end of the day everybody should have fun.

We can help plan your kids Birthday party /Event

The Funpad can help make your child’s birthday even more special by providing entertainment at your child’s birthday party. The Funpad is a fully refurbished double-decker bus, fitted with the highest quality soft play equipment that comes to YOU, wherever you are, rain, hail or shine. Fully climate controlled, The FunPad provides you with a safe, unique and fun entertainment option, designed for children 3-12 years.

Give teachers a well-deserved rest!!  Let us share some load.
The Funpad provides a unique incursion experience that can entertain kids for hours.
Explore, Discover, Grow
● Developing core skills of movement enhances confidence, flexibility and coordination; all while the kids are having fun and being active.
● Movement can also play an important role when kids are learning and growing. It assists with concentration, focus and engagement along with building their self-esteem.

 Happy parents, happy party guests, happy you

  • Corporate are always looking for options for family events where kids can play safely. The Funpad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board. This gives parents a rest or the chance to look around and enjoy the event, knowing the children are being well supervised and are safe.
  • Guest can also have peace of mind as kids are burning their energy on the bus rather than keeping their parents engaged

Are you looking for a unique entertainment option for your youngest guests?

● The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board.
● Children will be able to play the day/night away.
● Full time supervisor on board minding the kids, keeping them engaged and managing the queues by sending them on rotation basis in a group of 20 kids at a time

Give a unique wedding entertainment option for your youngest guests!!

  • Make your party a special one by giving both kids and parents time to enjoy with their friends.
  • The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board for hours.
  • Children will be happily occupied in a safe environment, under supervision.

For Birthday bookings on weekends you can check availability and book online

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book The FunPad Bus?

For Birthday Bookings on weekend, you can book it yourself online at our booking page. You can book in 3 easy steps
1. On our bookings page, choose the date and time you wish to host your event.
2. If the time slot is available, proceed through the online booking system.
3. If your preferred date and/or time is not available or you require a longer booking time, please telephone our office on

For Events or any other booking please contact us at info@thefunpad.com.au or call us on 0485867861

Does the bus drive around as part of the party?

No, The FunPad remains stationary for the entirety of the party or event.

How does it work for Events/Fetes/Charity?

● Event organizers can hire the Funpad for the duration of the event (minimum 3 hours).

● We manage the queue by letting in 20 kids at a time for 5-10 mins on rotation basis.

● Costs are determined by the travel distance plus the hourly hire rate.

● The Funpad can then be a FREE activity for children – Or – to cover costs, charge an entry fee, say $2.00 – $5.00.

● We can attend your event for the entirety of your celebration or only part of it.

● The choice is yours with packages tailored to your specific needs.



Does your Staff has working with children Check ?

Yes, all our staff have working with children check

How does it work for Birthday Parties ?

We arrive 5-10 mins early to park and set up the bus, Kids enter by sanitizing their hands and the driver/host tells them the rules and introduces what’s inside the bus. Kids explore the bus for the first few minutes and then the driver starts playing games/activities to keep the kids engaged while they are on the bus. 

Do you have aircondition in the bus ?

Yes, The Funpad bus is fully airconditioned and self-powered, so no need to provide the power source. 

Whats inside the Bus?

The Funpad is jam-packed with certified soft play equipment and is sure to entertain. some of the things kids find inside are 

● Block buster
● Log ramps
● Ball pit
● Secret caves
● Monkey bars
● Punching bags
● Triangle deck climbs
● Web platforms
● Bouncy web tube
● Horizontal squeeze rollers
● Cavern crawl
● Spider bungee maze
● Jumbo slide
● Vertical squeeze
● Dance floor/disco
● Soft play shapes
● Pothole run

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