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My beautiful daughter is turning 6 in June of this year. I am looking for something to do for her birthday that she will absolutely love. We've done swimming, parks, etc. I want this one to stand out. If anyone can help I would love the advice.
Here's something my sister did for her little girl: She had a "luau". She got the idea when she saw a mess of Hawaiian trinkets and such on a web site. You would probably have to Google it. Anyway, they had little grass skirts, and theme games like limbo, pin the coconut on the palm tree, etc. and of course appropriate finger foods. The cake was a sheet cake made to look like waves rolling onto shore and Teddy Graham swimmers and surfers. By the way, they live on the east coast!
We had a princess party for my granddaughter's 6th b/d all children came in princess or prince costumes (or just dressed up) we had fake jewels and silver and gold paper and trims and all made crowns. We played pin the wand on the princess; paper prince or princess hand on wall and paper wands. For grab bags we used gold candy coins.
Have you done a dress up party? It seems to add pizzaz when the kids come dressed up. What I do each year is think about what my kids are into, then make it a theme. We had a Star Wars party and the biggest hit was playing with dry ice and warm water! It's the simple stuff that is fun. I try to give the kids plenty of time to just run around and do what they want instead of over planning. Have a few surprises, a cool cake helps to make it stand out too.
I make ice cream cakes, which you can basically make into any theme. My boys love it 'cause they don't really like cake. One year I made a "cake" out of rice crispy square mix and all types of candy. A trip to the bookstore can give you all kinds of ideas. Also, if you daughter likes to make things, it's usually fun to do a craft that works with your theme. Than that can be the favor for the party. Another thing I have done for parties is make chocolate lollipops using a mold from a cake making store.
ok i have done so many themed parties from strat to finish so i have all kinds of ideas last summer i did a hawaiian lua dollar tree had all kinds of things from leis to flip[ flops the girls decorated paer plates blow up palm trees and flamingo parrots etc i did the lil hug drinks and put in hawaiian straws and umbrellas we gave the girls bamboo looking beach bags from dollar store and hats that were the beach sun hates the girls loved these we did sun glasses and water ballsrockets for the boys we made hawaiian door knockers all from the dollar tree i hung lights from one of those out door cananpoies we did a home made cabanna made from that i hung grass skirts i opened up and we hung down and strung paper lanterns inside and we did big hisbicus flowers around the top hanging from grass skirts fringe we also had grass skirts there and flwers for girls hair everything fo r this party came from dollar tree even the tropical cds and we did the limbo hula with hoops and kids said it was the best party ever!!!! i also did a tea party finger sandwiches and mini tea cakes (cupcakes) and lacy and flowere table cloths with iced tea served in fine tea pots i got various from thrift and tea cups and saucers there as well each girl can take home you can go and get mimi tea pot frames at dollar store take a pic of each friend with your girl and have someone go do one hr photo and then send those home as favor but finger sandwiches are simple pbj tuna or egg salad!!!!hope that helps
For my granddaughter's last birthday, we had a make-up and pedicure..party. It was a blast and all the girls had fun. We took tons of pictures and sent them to the girls after we got them developed. We served cup cakes and little containers of ice cream. It was fun to watch the girls and of course, help them also. Fun for all.
I am currently plannig my 6 yr old daughter's b-day party. We are having a GLOW/BLACK LIGHT party! Only 6 friends as it is turning into a SLUMBER/GLOW PARTY!
The dollar store and ORIENTAL trading have TONS of glow in the dark stuff, as well as MICHAELS craft store! Fun crafts and activities! Mountain Dew glows uder black light, and going to show the girls the good old Wintergreen Lifesaver spark trick (in the dark!)
Waking a walk to the local park (around the corner) at dusk with our flashlights! going to have a small scavenger hunt there!
Good luck with whatever you choose!
If u have bowling alley near you, you may want to check it out most alleys are open for all ages or you could try somewhere like an amusememnt park (flambards, woodlands) try it ask her if she has any ideas!!!
Do you think it would be OK for kids 5-6 years old to jump in a glow in the dark b-day party? We just want to do something the kids like, but different at the same time. I have been thinking in booking a Friday evening (6:30-8:30pm) at Pump It Up Glow in the Dark to celebrate my boy's 6th birthday party.
I'd love to hear your opinions and ideas. One more thing, has to be on Friday because it is going to be in the Mother's Day weekend. His b-day is on Friday. If you have more ideas please let me know. Thanks!
By Julia L
I don't see any problem, but do let everyone know the agenda. There might be safety issues if the kids get wild or it is totally dark-perhaps some dim lighting would be well-advised.