My daughter's tenth birthday is coming up and I want this one to be special. It has to be at home. It can't be a sleepover, cooking, laser tag, tea party, bowling, or swimming. Please help.
Enlist your 10 year old's help with the planning. They are big enough to have lots of ideas. What about things like a wiener roast in the backyard, a movie night with pizza, a slip and slide in the backyard with water balloons for a waterfight, a games afternoon where they play board games like clue, and then have a tournament, how about a home bingo with prizes from the dollar store or from the thrift store, making their own pizzas with toppings or making their own ice cream sundaes. Perhaps some sort of dress up party -- fancy dress, dress like a hobo, dress like the sixties, dress like a super hero, dress like a Disney princess, etc. Perhaps the kids would like to do a craft -- small kits can be found at craft stores or the dollar stores that might be fun.
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What do you do if you have not very much money for your kid's 10th birthday? It is on the 12th of October. I am interested in something other than bowling or the cinema.
How about kids karaoke? A game of monopoly with a few friends? Or play old fashioned kids games at your home such as pin tail on donkey, musical chairs, etc. Hide some prizes and have them all go on a scavenger hunt.
When my child was 10, I bought a big bag of candy and prizes such as bubbles, whistles, etc. I stood at one end of the lawn and they stood at the other. I gave them each a lunch bag then spread the candy out in a line in front of me and told the kids to run after it when I said "go". Whatever they collected in their bag was what they got to keep.
Please make sure to keep a couple of extra little lunch bags with some candy in it in case someone doesn't get any candy. The bigger kids beat the little ones to it and by the time the little ones get there, there's not much left to get.
Another thing you can do is play a game like "Simon Says" and they can go collect their candy when they get to a certain point. This is helpful in giving the smaller kids a head start.
First of all, are you talking about doing something with some of his friends, or just a family birthday affair? It's not too early to have a pre-Halloween celebration. October 12th this year comes on a Wednesday. I'm assuming this would be an early party, whether or not it is for a crowd or just your child and your immediate family. You could make a cake and decorate it with Halloween things...lots of ideas online for that type of thing. You could dim the lights and either read or tell spooky stories. You could do a kind of pre-Halloween theme to set the mood and make plans for the coming Holiday.
Before all of our nieces and nephews grew up, we used to throw big Halloween parties...not necessarily on Halloween, though. There are too many parties and other activities on the day, so we would set our party for two to three weeks ahead. That way, everyone got to test out their costumes, etc., for when the big day arrived. We always had different themes each year...but no matter what we did we always had games that cost virtually nothing to play.
My sweet nine year old is turning 10 and I want to give her the best birthday party she has ever had because 10 is a special age after all. She will be in her double digits for almost the rest of her life! Got any great b-day ideas? Hurry we have to get the invitations out in 2 weeks! Thanks:)
I threw a Candy Land party for my last daughters double digit party. I used the game story as my travel through Candy Land in search of King Kandy. After each character paragraph read, we'd play a quick game, read another paragraph, another game. I had the basement decorated thickly in streamers and balloons to give a candy land feel. We ended the party watching Barbies Sugar Plum Princess (since the king is finally freed). This was a sleepover.
For the cake, I made an ice cream/ cake cake. The bottom circle pan and top small circle pan were made of cake and the middle pan was peppermint ice cream. I decorated with egg white fluff frosting and sprinkled licorice, gum drops, crushed peppermint candies, and upright lollipops around. We had molasses cookies and peanut brittle for snacks. It was a big hit with all girls ages 9-12. It may sound young, but I felt it was the last real kid party she'd ever have.
You could have a cheerleading party? There are lots of companies that do them if thats not her thing how about going to the zoo? If she likes sports how about ice skating or roller blading? If shes really girly then spas are very fun and good for growing up or if she enjoys singing do a recording studio party rent out a studio at somewhere cool!
My daughter is turning 10 in 16 days, but I have nothing planned for her party. Please help me!
I'm turning 10 in 2 weeks, heres what I'm going to do, swimming and a sleepover with my BFF. Simple, fun and free. I find that awesome.
My daughter and her friends are going to Hibachi and we're watching a movie at home. It might be a little expensive, but you only turn 10 once. We are inviting 5 girls that are really close to my daughter. I hope this helped you!
What kind of party should I have for my daughter who is turning ten?
My daughter had a dance party with her friend's dance mixes and she had a lot of fun. You could play random games and DANCE!
Why not a sleepover party? I'm turning ten as well, and most girls love it. You could do a little spa and have some girls come over. You can bake cupcakes and they can choose their on toppings. You could have pizza for dinner. For a theme, you could do a 'camp out". Set up a tent in your backyard or in your house. It can also be made out of sheets.
They can hold a flashlight to their face and tell spooky stories. They can roast s'mores in the fireplace. If you aren't outside, then you can play a CD of crickets and stuff from outside. Trust me, she'll love it!
I don't know what to do. She wants a sleepover with 3 friends, but I am saying no I have to think about it. Also she wants to make her own pizza and lemonade and Coke, etc. I don't want to spent too much. What do I do? Please give me solutions.
By Amelie R from Sumerset
Well, I am thinking that this is a very small and low budget request. Three friends is not a very large number, very manageable, and making your own pizza with Coke or lemonade for drinks is going to be very low cost. I think your daughter has asked for a very modest party and I think that you should allow her to have this. The girls can play board games or watch movies for entertainment, and stay up late and giggle. Be a sport, mom, and say yes. It takes so little to make happy memories for your children.
Her request doesn't sound out of line. Why not give her a budget and let her price the treats? It'll be a good learning time and if she sees it's too much, maybe she would be happy cutting back but still have her friends come over. You know the friends are the best part of a birthday!
My son turned 11 this year and wanted an endless guest list. I found a cheap place to rent ( our local YMCA) and didn't have to pay per guest, just for use of the gym. They played for two hours, and gobbled cake and punch,then water from the fountain when the punch was gone. He said it was the best party because he could invite ALL of the friends he could think of!
My oldest daughter is turning 10 in 3 weeks and she wants a big party. When I say big I mean lots of prep and trouble; but she only wants 3-7 friends. She has said no to bowling or rollerblading. I suggested spa party, but she said that is a bit boring and not very exciting. She says "yes" to a sleepover, but she wants more than the average sleepover.
She is a feminine type and so are her friends, but not too fussy. She is in a new school and has new friends so she wants to impress them with her party, but not to much trouble for me. Any ideas are welcome!
Do you have a mall nearby? One of my daughters favorite parties was a mall scavenger hunt. We broke up into teams, they had cameras and had to go through the mall searching for different items that they either (cheaply) purchased with money I provided (a certain flavor gumball from the candy store) or took a picture with (all of them crammed in the "rocket" in the kids rides). I had an adult with each group for safety and verification. Each team had a different list that I went to the mall and made up the week before. About 7 items each, but you could share tasks, but in a different order on the list. You could then go back to your house for pizza and cake and the sleepover with a movie.
Tweens love to try "grown-up" pampering. Working with foster homes I've had to be inventive with a small budget. If you have a hairdresser or nail school nearby you can ask for a student to come pamper the girls with hair chalk or manicures/pedicures. They need hours to pass their course so you usually can find one or two to give you a hand. The girls sleeping over feel like little princesses. You can give the students a small tip or ask them to join the food. With one 10 year old I was working with, she wanted to be a belly dancer. I contacted a school that educates students to become teachers. They sent 2 dancers that brought along some costumes. It was fun even for the adults.
What should I do on my daughter's 10th birthday? It is on the 12 of December, but she doesn't want to go to the cinema, bowling, or a theme park because she has done all those things before.
By Tina from Lewisham
Maybe some sort of craft party where the girls can make things? If you look around your area you might find workshops where they can decorate their own pottery or make jewellery. Something like that would be pretty easy to do at home as well.
Some beauty schools let groups of girls in that age group have birthday parties in their school. If I remember right it was manicures and pedicures. Cosmetology students do the work on the girls. But my thought is why not just do a family get together, with whatever family members are able to attend.