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Your 4-year old should be a party pro by now , - especially if they attend day care or preschool where they've learned to socialize and to share - at least a little!

Lively and energetic, 4-year olds certainly know what a party is all about - and expect to have lots of fun. Keep them busy with age-appropriate activities, but not for too long, and not too structured or competitive.

Happy Birthday 4-year-oldIdeal kids' birthday party games to play at this age include Follow the Leader, wherein kids can have fun burning off their extra energy following adult directions for skipping, hopping and jumping.

Also think about handcrafting a homemade piñata using a sturdy shopping bag filled with newspaper (and the kids' favorite treats.) Decorate the outside in the same colors as your party theme. Staple the top shut, then string it up in the backyard for extra-active party fun.

Barbie, Spiderman, Batman, Dora the Explorer, a sports party theme, dinosaurs, a pirate party (aargh!) -- or whatever else holds the interest of your 4-year old -- are always sure-to-please party themes.

The party menu? Since all the party excitement may interfere with young appetites, keep it simple by including their favorite quick and easy finger foods like English muffin pizzas or homemade chicken nuggets, as well as individual juices and platters of sliced fruit.

On the Web, check out other ideas more tips and advice on invitations & decorations, games, activities, party treats and favors for celebrating your favorite 4-year old ...

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More about 4-year-old birthday party ideas around the Web:

4-Year-Old Birthday Party Ideas - Check out the guide with tips on party themes, games and activities, and party planning with related resources.

Fisher-Price Themes - Kids Birthday Party Ideas - The popular toy maker offers a dozen different party themes just right for this age group, including a dinosaur theme, medieval adventure, tea party, story time, and more with do-it-yourself instructions for invitations, decorations & activities, recipes and party tips.


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