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8th Birthday Party Ideas

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There are many fun ways to celebrate this birthday, as most children at this age are very busy. This is a guide about 8th birthday party ideas.
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March 2, 2007

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.

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Lucy from Surrey, UK

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March 2, 20070 found this helpful
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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.

Good luck

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March 5, 20070 found this helpful
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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!

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May 24, 20080 found this helpful
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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!

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June 25, 20080 found this helpful

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Many of the girls in our neighborhood are having Hanna Montana or High School Musical Dance parties. They have rented out a local dance studio and the the girls dress up with hats, boas, crowns wtc. One of the studio's teachers does somes dances with them - then they have pizza, cake etc.

Lisa C

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August 21, 20080 found this helpful

Hi,

Im just turning ten and I don't know what to do for my birthday party. Im not into Hannah Montannah and High School Musical. I want a Pamper Party but I can't find any in Wawickshire.

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October 5, 20080 found this helpful

Spa party

Impress and pamper your friends by inviting them around for a relaxing, uxorious beauty evening at your place. Ask everyone to bring a dressing gown, flip flops, hair bands, a mirror and a face cloth.

Get the mood right by covering the seats and tables with white sheets. Use lamps, or better still, lights to create a relaxing atmosphere and switch some relaxing music. Check out your library for special sounds.

Prepare some healthy spa style snacks and drinks. Sparkling water or fruit juices look good with colored straws and lemon slices. Add fruits to the ice cube tray. You can use fruit, popcorn and little sandwiches for mini bites. Snacks on cocktail sticks are great in case of wet nails.

Gather together group of friends or parents to act as spa staff. Separate beauty stations. Create a poster to outline which services and let the guests pick 3 they would like:

Nifty nails: file away rough edges from nails with an emery board them paint and sprinkle with glitter. Seal with a clear coat.

Magical masks: for each mask, mix together a teaspoon of runny honey, 3 tablespoons of natural yogurt. Mini facial; smooth skin with gentle soap. Leave on four two minutes and then wash away. Massage porridge oats in. rinse with warm water, smooth on banana. Remove with tissue and rinse. Wash with cool water and moisture.

Eye outline: get an ice cold flannel and lie. Apply eyeshadow.

Fruity feet: add a few drops of bubble bath. Pat feet dry and massage with lotion or oil.

End with a model catwalk to show of everyone's new improved faces. Before your guests leave take a photo of them all to process and give out. Our everyone a cup of cocoa and marshmallows.

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October 5, 20080 found this helpful

Scavenger hunts in the back yard or around the neighborhood are fun for all ages. Just leave a clue at each one and at the end they can find prizes.

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November 30, 20080 found this helpful

My sister is having her 8th birthday. I don't exactly know what kind of games. She's not in to Hannah Montana or HSM. Any ideas?

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December 3, 20081 found this helpful

I live a small community, therefore my 8 year old son has few friends, but they are very close. I decided this year to buy some inexpensive tshirts and have them each put their handprints on each tshirt, with names below the handprints. 5 tshirts all together.

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October 16, 20101 found this helpful

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!

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June 14, 2008

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

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June 16, 20080 found this helpful
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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

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June 17, 20080 found this helpful
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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.

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June 17, 20080 found this helpful
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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!

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July 14, 20080 found this helpful

My daughter is also turning 8 on 8/8/08 and we're doing an "8" theme. I 'm making a 8 cake with the two round pans(like the other person on here commented) and I'm going crazy with "8"! Go to a party store and get ideas for favors and decor, etc. They usually have pretty cool candles and things. Do the unordinary: games, bobbing for apples.

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July 17, 20080 found this helpful

That is my son's birthday also. I am using magic 8 balls for party favors and a local graphics place is making vinyl stickers to go on them with his name, happy 8th birthday, 8-8-08

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July 22, 20080 found this helpful

I have been doing a lot of research on the "8" since I am having an 8-8-08 wedding. I have found a lot of info and ideas online just by searching google for the significance of 8 in chinese culture.

One thing I am doing that you could do for a kids party is give fortune cookies as favors. You could even get fancy and decorate them with colored melting chocolates and sprinkles. You can order them cheap in bulk from orientaltradingcompany.com

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July 25, 20080 found this helpful

My grandson is also turning 8 on 08.08.08 and we are having his party at my house. We are lucky to have woods and a creek in the back yard and we are going to hike in the woods and bring butterfly nets to catch (and release) what they find. Then we are going to have a fire in the fire pit and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Cup cakes with eight items on each (m&ms gumdrops etc..) and ice cream cones. Low cost and kids love nature!! All outside = no mess inside!

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August 11, 20080 found this helpful

I need birthday party ideas for a 8 year old girl. The theme is make up and hair.

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July 17, 20110 found this helpful

I think you should go to Pizza Hut or McDonald's then go shopping with her birthday money with a few friends then go bowling then pick 1 friend to go back 2 your house to watch a movie.

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

What type of suggestion or ideas would you give me about my son that is turning 8 years old and 3 months March 11th 09

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May 26, 2010

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

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May 28, 20100 found this helpful
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Why don't you ask your daughter what she would like? Perhaps she has some good ideas too.

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May 28, 20100 found this helpful
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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.

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May 26, 20100 found this helpful

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).

Good luck.

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May 26, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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May 28, 20100 found this helpful

I like these ideas and the princess theme too but I did this in the past. She is over all the princess, fairies, she is also over Hanna Montanna since that was the theme last year. I rented ponies for the children to ride just like the movie. Any other ideas?

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March 9, 20150 found this helpful

My daughter is a horse lover. She wants to have a fabulous birthday party; what should I do?

By Michelle from Springfield, PA

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