My daughter is having 8th birthday party in April. She is a horse lover, but her friends (she is inviting to the party) do not share her passion. I would like some games and activity ideas for the party at home.
Lucy from Surrey, UK
Try a scrap booking party, use a digital camera or a polaroid camera to take pics of the kids and magazine clippings of some of their fave. things Like horses for example. Some glitter pens and some stickers and some cheap notebooks or scrap paper tied together with ribbon, and the party should be a lot of fun.
My daughter is also just turning 8 and we are having an "It's great to be 8" party. The invites are in the shape of the number 8 and I adapted all the games around the #8. For example, I did a big jar of sweets and they have to guess how many are in the jar. the answer has at least 1 numeral 8 in it. We did a cake walk and all the numbers had 8's (18, 28, 88 etc.) The birthday cake is just small donuts on a plate stuck together with a toothpick to look like an 8. Anyway, you get the idea. Good luck!
I think you could do a horse theme, like pinata. Fill it with sweets subtle for all, if she has any friends that do not eat pork, don't, go for gelatin ones. Why don't you try a girly makeover place, it's called 'Girls just wanna have Fun' and they go to your house and set up stuff, I've had it done to my friend, it was really cool!
Does your child or her friends like to sing? what about a recording studio party? where I live, each child receives a cd at the end of the party!
My daughter is turning 8 on 8/8/08 and we'd like to do something special or memorable for the event. Any ideas? She is in to Littlest Pet Shop so we were using that theme, but would like an idea on how to make this birthday especially special.
Nancy from Nokomis, IL
How about a craft party, My daughter and friends made picture frames from craft foam, then take a picture of each child with your daughter so they can have it to go in their frame then take a group photo for your daughter for her frame. Since Littles Pet shop is your theme you can get little pet stickers to add to the frames, The girls will have a ball making them and also have something that isn't candy or sugarry to take home
When I turned 8 my mother made me a figure 8 birthday cake. Just get two round cakes and use a
glass or bowl to make a circle in the center of the cakes. (frozen cakes cut well) Cut out the centers of the cakes. Put the two hollow circles together to form a figure 8. You may want to trim a little bit off the sides of the cakes to make the circles join up better. Then frost the figure 8. Since your child's birthday is on 8/8/08 you could make three 8 cakes.
My husband and I purchased a set of twelve colorful plates, bowls and cups at our local IKEA store. It cost about $15 and we use it at every birthday party for each of our children. It saves us about $50 worth of throwaway themed party items. No one even notices that they are gone and the money goes to better use.
I used to cook for parties but found that buying cheese pizzas at the local pizza parlor ended up cheaper in the end and the kids ate more. I also learned how to make an ice cream cake from a friend. Buy several containers of whatever is on sale and several packages of generic oreos or any other type of cookie. Melt the ice cream slightly and spread in your lasagna pan. Crush cookies in a bag (I don't have a food processor) and layer them. Freeze. Repeat until full. Then dip the bottom in a warm sink to loosen and flip over onto a foil covered cookie sheet. Freeze. Cover in cool whip. Freeze.
It takes a little time but it is small chunks of five minutes or so an can be done weeks in advance. It also costs around $10 which is better than any grocery store, bakery or wal-mart even. And the guests love it!
I need birthday party ideas for a 8 year old girl. The theme is make up and hair.
My daughter is turning 8 at the end of July and she has had a pony party, a princess one, and a clown theme before. I am clueless this year on what to do. Any ideas?
By BELGICA from CA
Why don't you ask your daughter what she would like? Perhaps she has some good ideas too.
You could have a fairy party and let them make fairy houses,and find "fairy" treasures that the fairies left. Or you could do a luau, that's what my 10 year old is doing, complete with coconut bra's and grass skirts. We are all looking forward to it. Last year we had a "pool party" for her birthday, one year we had a camp-in for her party. We never did the princess, fairies are as close as we came. We always try to include some sort of craftsy thing for all the kids to do.
My daughter is turning 8 and she's "over" princesses and fairies (which gave us great parties in the past) and not yet into the Hannah Montana or Jonas Brothers phase (thank goodness). This weekend we're having a "chocolate party" for her. Homemade invitations with chocolate clip art and a small candy bar taped to it. We're making "chocolate pizza" (melted chocolate on a small Styrofoam plate) decorated with assorted candy and marshmallows, we're using plastic molds and everyone can pick a few shapes to mold their melted chocolate into. Decorating an Oreo with frosting and sprinkles and decorating their own chocolate cupcake. The goodies (except for the cupcake) serve as the take home in a cellophane bag.
She's also had an "almost" slumber party which would work for this age group, also. We decorated pillow cases with puffy fabric paint and glitter, painted toenails, and watched a movie. Ate "breakfast" for dinner (pancakes, fruit, bacon) and the cake was from Family Fun website (the Twinkies under a comforter that look like girls in a bed). The girls got picked up by 9 and she got to have one friend stay over (I couldn't handle 8 girls yet). Take home was the pillow case into which I put dollar store toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath salts, and Chapstick).
Maybe a fun tea party or a garden party. Make fancy sandwiches and have a dessert buffet and let them decorate hats. If you look in my profile you will see the link to our family album and once there check out the bridal shower page. We did these and the dessert buffet for that and it was so fun. Maybe after lunch is served and hats are made you can do manicures for the girls. You could also spin this idea into some kind of Alice in Wonderland theme as she did a tea party in that story. So maybe let them play croquet, too! Good luck.