We’ve all seen the movies where the kids are at a birthday party and are running around screaming, laughing, and playing. How do you bring everyone down from all of that energy and excitement? A Finisher is just the thing you need to bring your party to an end.
What is a Finisher?
A Finisher is the way to reclaim your sanity at the end of your party…especially a kids’ party! It is a way to bring the group back together from all the food, games, and crafts that are sure to raise the energy level of all your little guests.
How does it work?
Gather the group back together to a seated location (rug space, chairs, individual desks) 10-15 minutes before the end of the party. Do a quiet activity that will give everyone a chance to relax after all the excitement!
What are some Finisher options?
Keeping with your theme, choose one of these fun (relaxing) finishers:
- Read Aloud story
- Full group Mad Libs
- This is also a great time to present a classroom gift to the teacher if at a classroom party and/or give guests their favors/crafts.
NOTE: The Finisher is seriously one of the most important elements of a successful party. It gives everyone a chance to chill after all of those great activities. The parents of the children guests and the teacher (especially the teacher!) will thank you! Trust me!