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My daughter is ten in 3 weeks, what to do?
By Isabelle from Seattle, WA
How about a tie-dyed party? I'll give you links to show you how to do shirts, make magnets, tie-dye cake, and psychedelic ice cream.
Invites: "Here's a party you'll be "DYE-ING" to go to!". Then give details. You can make the invite a shirt that they open for the info.
Shirts (craft stores sell them for $2 each). Here is how to do it and supplies:
This link from Familyfun.go (Disney) has all the info for the above-mentioned projects here>>
Have balloons and streamers to match your dye-color theme. Fun games can be: M&M Hunt game (a treasure hunt where baggies of M&M's are hidden and each color has a point value, but girls don't know until the end when they're all counted!)>>
Relay Race with Balloons: pairs of girls put a balloon between their backs and have to rush going sideways to the "finish line" and dump the balloon into a basket, if it drops, they start over. Have 2 teams.
Remember to provide large baggies for girls to carry home their shirts (will need to dry for 24 hrs). Instructions should be on the familyfun.go site for how to do them.
Party store also sells tie-dye plates, etc. or you can use peace sign.
Take lots of pics and girls can use their new "magnets" to hold up a pic of them from the party on their fridge when they get home!
Why don't you ask your daughter what she wants?
IF and that is a big IF this year in Seattle, the weather is nice, why not do a picnic at the Seattle Center by the fountain. Dress them up, put on Tiaras and let them just run around outside. Maybe some organized games. OR if it is in your budget, take them to the Queen Mary Tea Room. Every time I go there I see the dressed up young girls having parties. And the desserts are amazing!
I'm planning to take my daughter out to take photos and eat a buffet for her 10th birthday. But unfortunately, she wants to bring 2 of her friends with her. I'm afraid it'll cost too much. What will I do? Help! It is 9 more days until her birthday, and 3 until I send the invitations!
Why don't you do something cheaper and include her friends? You are making memories. You could make pizza English muffins and then go out to a movie. You could even have a sleepover.
If you don't think the parents would be offended, you could ask for them to pay for (or towards) their own buffet instead of bringing a birthday present
You could make them a special meal, served to them by you and one other. There would have to be rules about comments and behaviour, and the meal could also be a learning experience - which cutlery to use when, how to respond to waiters, how to pay the bill (pretend) at the end. It would be fun for them to dress up as if they were older too.
Then maybe a DVD or a sleepover.
My daughter's 10th birthday is coming up. It's only 2 weeks away! I'm planning to bring her to a photo booth, you know, the kind that gives you dresses, makeup, and awesome photos as a surprise. Do you think that she is going to enjoy it? Help!
Absolutely, she will enjoy it. What 10 yr. old doesn't like to dress up and have makeup put on her. Especially when she can pick from all the different choices.
Only you know your daughter well enough to answer! If she is normally quiet and thoughtful, I would think no, this is not her sort of thing. On the other hand if she enjoys the limelight and showing off a little, then go for it!
She and her friends will have a lot of fun, and the photos are memorable favors that will last a lifetime.
Her birthday is in two weeks and we don't know where to have her birthday party. We can't have it at our house. Any suggestions?
What about a local park? Pack the cold stuff (including extra water if the temps are hot in your area) cake and treats in coolers, and tote a bunch of blankets or beach towels if you can't find or reserve picnic tables. Then, add a good scavenger hunt game (natural things the kids could find in the park) to the festivities to tie into the outdoor locale theme. Just make it a fun and fancy free afternoon for the gal and her pals! :) Happy 10th Birthday wishes, and many more, for your young daughter! Enjoy!
I love Kansas Cindy's ideas! Also, check out the local playground. If you have some money to spend on this, maybe the bowling alley, especially since a lot of these have kids' specials in the summer and you can get a really good deal. The town pool might be a good idea - a lot of them are free for residents, and many of them have picnic tables. If you live in an area that has a lake or a beach, that might be fun. Really, any pretty picnic area would work. Happy 10th birthday! :)
My daughter is turning ten and she is having a sleepover, but one of her friends is on crutches. We don't know what to do. We were going skating or bowling, but because of the crutches we need to think of something else.
I had the same trouble with my 10 year old girl. I think that since turning 10 is special, the best ideas for a 10 year old girl are Pamper parties, a disco party, a Hawaiian themed birthday party, a movie night in your backyard or a slumber party.
Hope this helped.
What do I do for my 10 year old girl's birthday? She says she likes to decorate and she loves animals, but she's had almost all her birthday's animal themes. She's been to theme parks and she likes to do outdoor stuff, but not too extreme and cold. What do I do?
By Karen from New Zealand, Auckland
You could use clean paint cans which have never been used and place in them, food items-ketchup, mustard, pickles and so forth or silverware. You could also use new paint brushes for applying ketchup and other condiments. Also you can have your daughter help make "paint rags" napkins by taking white material and splotching fabric paint. Just something to get you started.
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I need ideas for my 10 year old daughter's birthday.
Tracy from Hillsboro, OR
Why not have a girly party with them having their nails done, 1st get them to soak their hands in warm water after drying their hands apply hand cream, then file the nails before either applying a clear nail polish or jazz them up with coloured polish and nail stickers. Then relax by sitting to watch a DVD/video of their choice withe popcorn and other munchies. I'm sure it would go down well. (01/15/2008)
If you have a Claire's outlet store near you it's a treasure trove for little-girl favors. They have clearance bins in the back that you can get 10 items for $5. The outlet stores are famous for having nearly 20 bins out back with everything you can think of in it (I've gotten lamps, night lights, magnets, etc.). You can even get "prank" items, or jewelry (such as necklaces with the letter of the little girls' first names). (01/16/2008)
I am taking my 10 year old and 4 friends to Build a Bear. They each get to pick out a bear and an outfit. After that I am taking them to get their nails painted and then to our house for a sleepover with pizza, dipin dots, cake, and games. (02/19/2008)
My 10 year old daughter is having a slumber party. Her party is Justin Bieber themed and we might have a spa. Does anyone have any cheap, but fun ideas?
By Maya from Chicago, IL
You will have to beg a few of your friends for help with this, but you could do the "spa" in stations. You have one for manicure, one for pedicure, one for hair, one for make up, and one for dressing. (Have Bieber music playing in the background of course.) When they are done they could have a "mocktail" party with hors d'oeuvre and have them rehearse for a talent show, with all Bieber music of course. Make sure you video it all for later! (03/05/2011)
The spa ideas in the above post are great. To me, a music educator, a Justin Bieber theme means music and more music! Plan a few activities around Bieber tunes:
How can I celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday party?
By Reena from Moga, India
For my daughter's tenth birthday I let her invite five girls to spend the night. First I took them out for pizza, then we went bowling. When we got home, they each got to decorate their own T-shirt. I had purchased T-shirts (at Wal-mart), cardboard shirt forms (from a fabric store), inexpensive brushes, craft paints, and all sorts of rhinestones, etc. from a craft store. (You can watch for sales and use coupons to get these items for less, if you plan ahead).
This took them quite some time (as you know, they like to stay up late at parties), kept them busy, and they had a blast doing it. We left the shirts in the forms overnight and the girls got to wear them home the next day. (If they weren't dry, they took them home in the form.) The girls loved this and had a great memento of the party. (Much better than a goody bag.) (You could also do a dinner at home and skip the bowling to save even more.) (10/26/2010)
I'm am having a party for my 9 year old daughter who will be turning 10 in 3 weeks. She keeps thinking of what to do because she wants it to be the best party ever. She was thinking of the movie theater or games, wiener roast, fire works, and presents. Any ideas?
By Joyce from Seattle, WA
Try a sleepover a day before and all the girls decide a theme and it should work. (08/18/2010)
Your daughter seems to be full of ideas. I would just let her do all the planning, and you just carry out the ideas and so on. Let her have whatever she likes, as long as it is reasonable and not beyond your budget.
You could have her pick a theme to decorate with. I don't know what girls are into these days. Or just do streamers and balloons. I used to use wedding decorations (bells and doves) that I got at yard sales.
With boys, in the summer, I would suggest water pistols and water balloons, but maybe the gals want something more ladylike.
I don't think you can go wrong with a movie if there is one they are anxious to see. (08/20/2010)
I don't know what games or themes to plan for my daughter's 10th birthday. Any ideas?
I'm having my daughter's 10th luau birthday party. I was looking for some games to play outside, some water games. There will be boys and girls, ages 7 to 12. Any tips?
I have no idea what to do for a 10 year old girl's birthday party.