Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017. by Ora Lamb in Happy Bitrthday.
Amusement parks offer plenty to do regardless of the time of year or weather conditions, which is a very nice perk. When planning kids birthday parties, you can not always be assured in advance what the weather conditions will be like that day. Nobody wants to get rained out if they are planning an outdoor party.
Birthdays are celebrated as joyous occasions, from quietly given gifts, to intimate family dinners, to enormous surprise parties, to raucous all night parties in glitzy nightclubs. For children, especially, birthdays can be special occasions, and days for everyone to say We love you and we are glad that you were born. We are grateful that you are a part of our lives and we want to celebrate your special day! Its fun to make a big deal out of a child is birthday.
Lets go back to the origins though...
Make a paper airplane for each child. Be sure and weigh down the nose (use a paper clip.) so that the plane will fly straight. Put each childs name on a plane. Have the children line up across a wall. Tell them to throw their planes when you count to three. The child that tosses their plane the farthest wins the game.
Being prepared before hand and doing your homework is utterly important. Before the party starts be sure to understand how the game is actually played.
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.