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Ideas and suggestions for a Backwards
In the Backwards birthday party theme everything is done backwards.
This is a really fun and silly party that kids really enjoy.
Print out a picture of the birthday child upside down on a note card.
If your invitation has spaces inside to fill out information flip the invitation over and write in the information so the writing looks like you wrote upside down.
Backwards Party Decorations
Set up the plates and cups (upside down) underneath the party table and let kids eat under the table when it's time for cake.
Set out signs for the food with the names written backwards. Refer to the food by the backwards names throughout the party. Cake = ekac, Ice Cream = maerc eci, Hot Dogs = sgod toh ...etc.
Hang birthday banners upside down on the front door and throughout the party room.
Turn pictures, decorations and knick knacks upside down for the party.
If sitting at a table turn the chairs to face outward.
Backwards Party Icebreaker
While guests are arriving give each one a nametag and ask them to write their name backward on the tag. This will be their name for the rest of the party.
Backward Party Activities
Decorate shirts with fabric paint and stencils - let the children paint their names backwards on the shirt. Line the guests up and take a picture of them in the shirts (this is also fun if you decide not to do decorate the shirts) but have them face away from the camera.
Backwards piñata - Give each party guest a balloon or paper bag stuffed with paper and taped closed and let them glue or tape candy and prizes onto the outside of it. Let them take it home as a party favor.
Backward Party Games
Backward relay races
Divide party guests into two teams and have them run these fun backward races relay style around a cone (or other object) and back to their team for the next player to go:
Carrying an egg on a spoon - walking backwards
Bouncing a ball - walking backwards
Moving 3 ping pong balls or balloons around the course with a broom
See how to set up a treasure hunt and then write all the clues backwards so the guests will have to find a mirror to decode the clues.
Played like traditional tag, but reversed. After "it" is chosen everyone else counts to 10 while "it" runs away. Then all players try and tag "it". When someone tags "it" then they become "it" and everyone then tries to tag them.
Backwards Musical Chairs
Backwards water balloon
Backwards party food
Backwards goody / loot bags
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