Published at Friday, December 15th 2017. by robert in Happy Bitrthday.
When selecting a locale, it is important to think about what activities and entertainment will be in store for the kids who attend the party. For kids birthday parties, find a location that has plenty to do so everyone will have fun and be kept busy throughout the day. One of the best suited venues, which offers something for everyone, is an amusement park setting. For kids birthday parties, this type of facility has it all for the 8 to 18 year old age group.
So how did this song end up having its lyrics changed from a greeting to a birthday song? The changed lyrics first appeared in a songbook in 1924, although its unknown who did this first. As radio and film were becoming very popular the song seemed to take a life of its own for a while and the melody was used on more than one occasion in films in the early 1900s.
Set up a circle of numbers on the ground and have everyone stand on a number. Begin playing festive music and have everyone walk from number to number. Draw a number from a hat and then stop the music. Whoever is standing on that number when the music stops is the winner! I have played this game at many school carnivals where the prize is a cake. But, you can give away something different.
Amusement parks and all the attractions they offer such as go karts, mini golf, arcade games, laser tag, rock climbing, bumper boats and rides provide hours of fun that really appeals to the tween and teen market. The activities here are considered cool, lots of fun and definitely age appropriate when planning kids birthday parties. Its also not every day that you get to drive go karts or ride bumpers boats with your friends, so an amusement park setting is definitely a unique choice when it comes to birthday party places.
Good morning, dear children,
The Happy Birthday Song story starts in Kentucky with 2 sisters called Mildred J. Hill (born in 1859), and Patty Smith Hill (born in 1868). Another sister called Jessica also played a role, but more on that later. Patty was a nursery school teacher (and eventually principle) who helped found the Institute of Child Welfare Research and Columbia in 1924, and also created the Patty Hill Blocks used in schools nationwide. Mildred, like her sister, also started out as a kindergarten and Sunday school teacher but she eventually became a concert pianist and composer, she took a very scholarly approach to music and specialised in the field of Negro spirituals.