I just heard the other day of a child that wanted no gifts other than have her guests bring something for the homeless shelter or some other organization that is dependent on donations. The local animal shelter always needs things as the shelter for battered women and the food bank. Just an idea. Then just have the cake and ice cream and play some games or go to the pool to cool off.
A mother of 7 (4 daughters) had posted some great suggestions on here recently. Some of them included:
* Prom Night
* Backwards Party
* Cooking Night
* Scavenger Hunt and It Only Gets Bigger Party
* Jewelry Party
* Spa Day Party
* Art Party
* Make the World a Better Place Party
* 70's Party
* Costume Party
You can check the details out at the link below:
Hope she has fun whatever you/she choose(s)!
Are you saying you don't want a party? I use to really enjoy planning my girls' birthday parties when they were younger. Think outside the box... in July? Have a Halloween Party! or one of my girls favourites... "Backwards Party". The invites are printed backwards. They have to wear their clothes backwards. Walk into the house backwards... name tags (name spelt backwards)....games (toss games or go fish has to be done with them facing backwards and trying to do it over their shoulder).
I had their loot bags with their names on them backwards (brown paper lunch bags decorated) Instead of eating say - hotdogs first; have the birthday cake first, then the hotdogs! Everything is done backwards! And don't forget the birthday gal or boy's name on the cake is spelled backwards too. So easy, inexpensive too!
Just do cake and ice cream and a few gifts with your immediate family. I have never in my 72 years done anything special for any family member's birthdays. It was always an occasion for immediate family, mainly parent and siblings. Sometimes, depending on the day of the week aunts and uncles and grandparents would show up, but not too often.
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