How to hold contests?

Parents of any child strive to make every day of his life interesting and memorable. Birthday is one of the most important days for any kid. To make it fun and interesting, you need to make an entertaining children's program in advance. Conduct a birthday contest and organize a children's holiday so that everyone is satisfied, some simple rules will help.

Preliminary preparation

As with any other event, a birthday must be carefully planned. You should make a guest list in advance. In case a holiday is organized for a teenager - a list of friends whom he wants to invite. The exact number of guests is necessary to create an entertainment program and choose suitable contests for the company.

Many parents do not know which contests can be held for a birthday. There are many scenarios of children's parties and recommendations on how to conduct contests. In order to make a holiday to your taste, you should take into account that contests for kids and teenagers are not only not similar to contests for adults, but also have their own distinctive features.

Team Competitions

Contests, which provide for the division into teams, are suitable for organizing a birthday for a teenager. You can hold a contest in the form of a relay race, where the team that wins the task is the fastest. The tasks themselves can be any - pass from hand to hand a scoop with water, not spilling a drop, or lay down a pyramid of improvised means.

For the little ones

The kids are interested in doing one type of activity for a short amount of time, this should be taken into account when drafting the scenario. You can play a fairy tale or arrange a disco, where children will need to repeat the movement for the lead.

Winner Games

Contests, where one person wins, it is better to include in the entertainment program of the holiday for a teenager. The desire to be better and “stand out” is exactly what the guys of this age are passionate about. You can play “who will jump higher”, “who will do the most pushups” or “who knows the most words in the letter B”. To hold a contest for the winner, it is necessary to prepare not only the main prize, but also incentive prizes so that no one is left without a gift.


One of the important stages of planning a children's holiday, regardless of the age of the child, is the preparation of prizes. It can be symbolic gifts - homemade medals, small toys, or “edible” prizes - fruits or candies.

Holiday Completion

Excellent end of the holiday will be a joint viewing of a cartoon or film for children. After noisy games, children, especially younger ones, need to calm down and relax, and switching from mobile contests to watching a movie will become a smooth transition to the end of the holiday. An alternative to watching a cartoon may be the joint reading of fairy tales, the competition for the best picture, and for teenagers - a small buffet with a birthday cake.

In order to hold children's competitions and organize a holiday, it is not necessary to have special skills. Planning an event will help avoid surprises on the day of celebration. It is important to remember that even if the holiday did not follow the scenario, you should not worry, because the main thing is a good mood and positive emotions.