Golden birthdays only come around once in your lifetime. This is a guide about golden birthday party ideas.
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My daughter will be 10 years old on 10-10-10. I would like to plan a special party for her. I need suggestions for a great 10-10-10 party.
By Misty from Millen, GA
For our 10-10-10 family party on Sunday, we are putting a time capsule together to be sealed and opened in ten years, Everyone is gathering things that are special to them this year and the b-day boy.
I need some ideas for a 31 year old female's golden birthday on Halloween. She is also carrying my 1st grandchild. We have a Halloween party every year for her birthday, but want this one to be a little more special. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
By Tracey from Davis, IL
I'm turning 22 this summer and it's going to be my golden birthday. I need ideas for it.
By Florita from Chicago, IL
You can also look up the significance of the number 22. If you are not into guns (i.e.. 22 calibre pistols), I'm sure that doing a quick google search can help you with some other less militant ideas, such as coming up with a trivia game about all things 22!
Golden birthday ideas needed for a 4yrs old girls party?
Carrie from Davis Junction, IL
By Marie (Guest Post)01/24/2008
If it's all girls, take them to the nearest beauty school for manicures - it's inexpensive & fun! Then hand out goody bags with lip gloss, brushes, & other beauty items - look at the dollar store or at orientaltrading.com.
What to do for 4 year old golden birthday? What to do gift ideas?
By Judy V. from Osseo, WI
What should I do for my 16 year-old son's golden birthday? He's turning 16 on the 16th. He acts disinterested, but I think if nothing special happens, he will be disappointed. What should I do?
My son is 19 now. From about ages 7 to 16 we invited as many friends as we could afford to the movie of his choosing, complete with popcorn, beverages and candy. We go later in the evening so they feel like they're staying out late, but they will have already eaten so you don't have to feed them a meal too. We see the movie too but we sit away from them and we can still keep an eye on them.
Only once have I had to get up and go sit behind them to keep them from being disruptive (they were about 12). Enjoy the day too, Mom and Dad. Your boy is growing up! Just don't embarrass him. ;)
My daughter is having her golden birthday on Dec. 7th, 2011. Any ideas on what to do? We live in the northwest Indiana.
By Gina O.
I have never heard of a "golden birthday" until I started coming to this site! Well, what are her interests? You can do many things with little girl parties. Dress up party, Princess party, sleepover party...etc.
My daughter will be turning 13 for her Golden Birthday! Please help me with ideas, including for a sleep over.
By Cesar S.
A pal from work is taking her daughter & 2 of her friends for a manicure. A less expensive option would be to buy 3 to 5 bottles of nail polish (check the markdowns in RiteAid or Walmart). Have them do each others nails, facials, hair whatever.
Google "Making Fairies in a Jar". Jars, glow sticks & glitter (dollar store or less) Saw this idea last night & it is really cute!
What would be a fun idea or suggestion for a 29th golden birthday?
My little girl will be turning 2 in October and it is also her golden birthday. I would really like to go all out for her birthday but have no clue what theme I should go with. I tossed around the idea of everything being gold from the table cloth to the cake but I'm not sure if that is for a two year old.
She also has a lot of cousins anywhere from ages 9 months to 17. I would like to have activities for all ages to enjoy. I plan on doing an outdoors birthday because the family is so big and it is tough to fit them all in a house. Any help on this matter would sure be appreciated.
Rebecca from Eau Claire, WI
What about a "Bee Happy Birthday". You could do black and yellow decorations (like bumble bees) and write everywhere "Bee Happy for ______________ who is turning two today! I am sure you can find bumble bee decorations everywhere or print off your computer. The birthday child could wear a "bee happy" tshirt and you could get tshirts for the other kids or have the kids decorate their own. You could do games like a cake walk (but use bumblebee pictures for the children to walk on. Tell the children to fly like bumblebees while you play music and then stop the music and tell them to freeze. Goody bags could include bumble bee soap/stickers/candy. The birthday cake could be a bumble bee and say "Bee Happy for Susie's birthday!
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It's will be my daughter's golden birthday, she's turning 7 on Dec 7th. I'm completely clueless on what I should do or what I should plan. I want it to be her day. We have a huge extended family so I am debating whether or not I should make one for all and invite everyone or just a special event only for her and us (her family) to celebrate together.
Marci from Vadnais Heights, MN
My daughter will be turning 6 in September. She either want's to go to the Rain Forest Cafe with some friends or have a princess party. There are companies who will come into your house with dress up clothes for the girls and serve a tea party. Very cute.
You might just want to ask your child their preference. They seem to really have strong opinions at that age. (08/01/2005)
Buy an assortment of gold colored beads and let kids make gold necklaces. play guess the amount of gold coins in a jar. play gold tag where the kid who is it puts gold body glitter on there hands and try to tag the other players that way if your tagged but the gold isn't visible your not it. spray paint little stones gold and have a gold hunt.
Serve the most golden food you can think up. Gold raisins, carrots, macaroni and cheese, sparkling apple cider and for cake you can make a regular cake and you can get gold icing from special kits and food coloring. Or you could just make it yellow with sprinkles and golden candles.
For take home goodies. Get gold party favor bags filled with things like roll-os, chocolate coins, gold Hersey's kisses, gold body glitter, gold jewelry (not real), gold charms (not real either), gold stickers, gold gel pens, fools gold (pyrite) and any other gold doodads. There's a lot of gold christmas ornaments that would be great for this and or decorations.
I hope your daughter had a great golden birthday that leaves her with some golden memories. (11/14/2005)
I am looking for ideas for a teen's golden birthday.
Lala from Highland, IN
Also, if the weather is good you can play basketball and play around the world. Remember the $ store is great for little inexpensive gifts. Instead of cake you can make cupcakes and let them decorate their own. Hope this helps. I'd also keep little games like cards, dominoes, music, wholesome videos on hand to fill up the time. For breakfast some donuts. Oh, keep it small 10 yr olds can be "wild". :) (03/06/2005)
At the end they will get a mystery book that I will purchase at the second hand stores. They will be like little spies. All the food will contain a "mystery". All items will be homemade of course. No need to be real crafty either. Just use your imagination. Another birthday idea would be to have a theme. Something your son likes. I think at this age it is tough because it has to be cool too. I always think of things they like to do normally. If he likes to build things have a carpenters party.
Have all the kids dress in bib overalls. For the foods you can Make nails out of pretzels. Frosting is glue, graham crackers as wood, etc. have each of the kids bring a hammer and tape measure and get some scrap wood and let them go to town. Maybe building a go-cart, club house, or table. Most scrap yards have wood for free, Several of the local factories around my area give away free pallets, and nails are not that expensive. Kids love to use their imagination and im sure they will have great ideas and maybe will continue working on it well after the birthday. You can make a cake to look like wood, Make dark purple juice "using food color" to represent oil, You could even go as far as buying a small tool set for each child at the local dollar stores. Hope this helps. (03/08/2005)
By Keri L.
By snuggle bunny.
After tubing on the river, we will begin the survivor portion of the evening complete with "Buffs". Each boy will be placed on a team (only 2 teams). The races will consist of an obstacle course, swimming races in the pool and of course the 'ol blind folding and eating contest. The winning team receives a little something from the dollar store. The exhausted children will "camp-out" under the stars and breakfast at I-Hop in the am. (06/27/2005)
By Virginia B.
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By donna s.
I did this for my twin daughters 9th birthday and it worked really well. I didn't have alot of extra food left over , the children had the meal knowing what they were getting and everyone was happy and content.
We still had lolly bags and cake but this was just a little different to all the party food you normally do. Hope you find this helpful (01/10/2007)
Some kids will be lucky and get the proper utensil and some will not. It is really funny to watch them eat ceasar salad with no utensils. Spaghetti would be a good one. I served up the birthday cake the same way, except that everyone gets a piece, no one has to pick it from a container. The next step is the Theatre sleep over. I pre-arranged with my son a theatre style snack bar, except that I bought mini versions of everything (i.e. licorise, skittles, wine gums, glossettes, natchos, and, of course, popcorn) You can buy theatre style paper of plastic popcorn containers at most dollar stores). Each item is priced according to the amounts on the monopoly money. We made outrageous amounts. like $200.00 for popcorn, but also made some cheaper ones, like $5.00 for a candy bar). I told the kids before dinner what the money would be used for, and they were very determined to do well at the dinner table. Anytime that they wanted a snack throughout the movie they had to purchase it. I had my son make a sign listing all the snack prices.
The kids were wheeling and dealing with each other by the end of the evening. It was very entertaining. I was the clerk and took the money from everyone. For the movie I bought glow in the dark straws and blinking light cups from the dollar store. They are were part of their loot bag to take home. Hope you enjoy this as much as we did. (03/09/2007)
Meanwhile the children are running up to the front, whoever gets caught running has to go back, however, the first one to get to the adult wins rights to do the red light job. Red rover, form two lines, hands held together, one side says, red rover, red rover send Bonnie right over. She goes running over and tries to break through the others arms. (09/10/2007)
By Lynn from Minnesota
Don't forget oven mits as part of the dress up costume. Then have a pair of dice and have the kids take turns rolling the dice until someone gets doubles (two of a kind). They yell, "doubles" and jump up and put on the dressup clothes (over their own clothes, of course) and oven mits and start trying to open the present. While this is happening the rest of the kids are still passing the dice around in the circle until someone else yells, "doubles" and then jumps up and gets the clothes from the person who is trying to open the present. As soon as the person yells doubles the other one has to stop trying to open the gift and take the clothes off for the next person.
This keeps going until someone actually rips the wrapping paper off the real present. You may need to take away some items of clothes if it is taking too long. And be careful with the scarf if you use one because some kids get so excited they can actually choke the other while trying to get the clothes from them. Don't even use the scarf if you don't want to. The only mandatory article of clothing is the oven mits. Have fun and have your camera ready!(01/20/2008)
You buy a small gift, one for every child in attendance at the party. These can be very simple gifts, dollar store or cheaper or as expensive as you wish. I buy all year long as I find things on clearance. You will wrap the gifts anywhere from one to 10 times each.
I will explain how you play the game, then give tips on preparing. The party-goers sit in a circle and the host starts playing music. It is much like musical chairs except only the gift moves. When the music starts, the guests pass the gift around the circle. When you stop the music, the person holding the gift unwraps it once. If they removed the last layer of wrapping paper, then the gift is theirs to keep. The host can control the game to be sure each child gets one gift.
Tips: For the younger crowd you can get away with having the last layer be the same paper for all of the gifts and most of the time they won't notice. At about age 6 they will notice any patterns so mix it up. My strategy is to take a small clipping of the first layer of the wrapping paper and attach it with a small piece of tape to the bottom of the package on top of the tape used to wrap the gift so it doesn't rip the paper when you pull it off. Remove that little strip just before adding another layer and reattach it after each layer. Do not reuse the paper you used for your first layer because it will throw you off.
Just before you throw the gift into the circle for the game, pull off the strip and hold it in your hand so that you know when you've reached the last layer. but the guests don't.
Another tip is to explain that the end of a song does not count as stopping the music. If the package is being passed very quickly and it is between guests when you stop the music, just make a call as to who is to open it so they don't fight. (01/27/2008)
My daughter was Miss Scarlet, & her father was Mr. Boddy & I was Mrs. Boddy of Boddy Mansion. We introduced all the characters (I mad up little story about each on of her friends) & then had to go in each room as teams. A different person from each team chose someone to suggest & they had to take the weapon from the Inspector (Bri's uncle-who wore a cigar jacket & looked like sherlock holmes) they would grab the person also, but to make a suggestion you had to be in that room.
Example-you had to be in the basement to suggest that Miss Scarlet did it with the rope in the basement-just like the board game. It was awesome & everyone wants me to do it again this year!
The winning team was the first to make a correct accusation just like the game. (02/03/2008)
Later we went to the air field and we all got to go up in a small plane, and he got to fly as the sun set on his day. The rental was only $65 for 3 to go up in the plane. We ended the day with a great movie. You could do this as a build up and then have a party at home. Happy partying! (02/20/2008)
Bobbing apples: put lots apples in a big barrel (low) and blindfolded, the kids bob for a bite (if you're not too concerned about germs). It's fun. Prepare bags with costumes and items from around the house, divide kids into groups. Each group prepares a skit with the items in the bag about an event they shares or about the birthday girl herself. Have fun (02/25/2008)
Top Secret! Your Invited!! Top Secret! Look for your Top Secret orders to follow, You will receive 3 special Top Secret Missions to complete: Operation Cameron Storm John's 8th Birthday Party Please save the date: 04/05/09
I sent the first notice out about a month ahead of the party by e-mail. The boys that got the invitation were so excited and talked about the top secret orders they had receive. It made them feel like a special little club.
Then I sent out the second notice about two weeks later. This was more like your regular invitation that had all the details as far as :
Date:, Time: Place: and the RSVP date and Who to RSVP to. This was their second Top Secret Mission: To RSVP BY A Certain date.
I Mailed these invitations to their houses and on the out side envelope had stamped in Red "Top secret orders enclosed"!
The kids where so excited to get these special top secret orders. It was so fun to hear them talking about it. The teachers at school even started asking about the party. When was it and who all was going. But the boys when asked kept it all hush hush and quite.
So another week goes by and I pass out at the end of the day at school another Top Secret lettered envelope to the boys. Inside was more details about the party. This time I let them know it was a sleep over at The Operation Cameron Storm, Boot Camp so they would have to bring a sleeping bag and toothbrush as part of this secret mission. (all these invitation had the original Picture of Tank, Helicopter and Flagg in Background).
Date of Mission : Bring a sleeping bag Drop off Time: Bring a toothbrush Pick up Time: RSVP to:
So buy now half the school (a very small school) knows that the second grade boys are all going on a secret mission for Johns Birthday, the teachers are all talking about it. The girls are bummed because they are not invited or in on the secrets. And My son is having the time of his life telling all the boys what they have to do to complete their missions. He is feeling like General Cameron by this time and the boys are all coming to him for orders.
So now for the last top secret information about the Tuesday before the party. I sent out a plain brown paper bags all stamped top secret in red. I printed the Logo/invitation onto a post-it photo paper and placed it on front of the brown bags, punched two holes and pulled brown raffia through.
Then into the bag with the last details to the party. I put in A Kids Army Uniform (you can ask kids to come in their own army attire. They all have it!) Also inside the bag is a real army dog tags you can buy at any army surplus store for 4 dollars each. They have all had: "Operation Cameron Storm" The "Guest" Name Date of the Party
Stamped onto them. Also inside the bag is Camoflauge face paint (also army surplus) a flashlight and a shirt that We did ourselves on the computer that had the logo theme of the Party on it. "Opertation Cameron Storm". White Shirt about $6 dollar at craft store. Iron on decals that you can print from your home computer about $15 a dozen.
Inside the the bag more directions telling them to come in their uniforms, with their faces painted and dog tags on. Flashlight in pockets. Because when they arrived at the secret location (our backyard) it would be set up like a army book camp.
We had tents that they slept in overnight, tire obstacle coarse (use tires from tire store where free) we had a climbing wall. We just hung knotted ropes on existing backyard fencing. we put up a wire crawl under obstacle course over lightly muddied area (not to wet) they played tug of war. and ran relay races as teams. I bought three little camouflaged 3 person tent each $35. I set up the food on a table that I wrapped with camouflage netting. Hot Dogs, Bean, pizza. We ate off of square baking tins that you make cakes on so they looked like army food trays.
Of course all army paper products. We lit a fire pit in the backyard that stayed lit all night. We hung a white sheet on our outside patio window and projected movies onto it from our computer and served popcorn. By this time everyone was pooped out all kids fell asleep in their uniforms by 12:30 (this way no pj's needed and they are dressed to go when parents pick up) I work them all by 9:00 with scrambled eggs, bacon and eggo waffles. Milk and Juice. Parents picked up and all was well.
This party could have been more elaborate or less elaborate depending on what you want to spend or who you know or what you already have. But the key to success is make sure the suspense is carried on all thru each top secret message you send. Let some of the other kids at school who arent going know about it. And Make your kids day be one to remember! We are still talking about this one.
One note of caution: Some parent did not like the army theme and did not want their kids going if guns were involved. We did have play guns and we only played 20 minutes with them while we were waiting for everyone to arrive.
Good luck with you party. Hope this one works for you. (09/04/2008)
A friend of mine owns a Salon so we will whisk them to the salon where she and her crew will make up the girls and part of the invitation will include a classified note to the parent of each child to have packed a special evening outfit and swimsuit and be handed to us in s separate bag. Once at the salon they will get changed and all done up to look like royalty.
Another friend of mine owns a limo company and especially here along the Beach and A1A there is tons of people to see them. Well all of my family will be armed with cameras (disposable and Digital) to be poparotizi. Following them to the car and then to Chicago Pizza where another friend works and I will have friends scattered all through out the restaurant trying to get photos of them and wanting autographs(we will have to see how many old lady's want an autograph and don't have a clue who they are.)
The trick to this is to get a table that's away from everyone and the friends to start talking when you walk in and taking pictures with the BD girl on there camera phones and getting autographs. Once this is wrapped up its back to the streets in the limo. Cruise A1A again and were not sure if were going to hit a hotel for the pool and breakfast or the house for a High school Musical night. Wish me luck. All for about $150. And the Wife wanted to take the kids to the PBR (professional bull riders show) for $170. Humm Dad wins! (09/07/2008)
By Nathan Jax beach, FL
Golden birthday party ideas. My daughter will be celebrating her golden birthday this year. She will be 6 on the 6th day and it's 2006 in the 12th month. Any ideas of what I should do?
I am looking for birthday party ideas for my son's golden birthday and he is will be ten in March. Any good birthday ideas will be appreciated. I want to limit the amount of money I spend.
I need lots of different ideas for an 11 year old girl's golden birthday.
I saw ideas for parties for 10 yr. olds, but my son will be 10 on 10-10-10. We've already decided to go bowling with 10 friends. What else related to 10 could I do?