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4th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm looking for ideas for my daughter's 4th birthday party. She has had Dora, Hello Kitty and Princess party already.

The party will be indoors and there will be both boys and girls. She likes ballet and dancing but with boys coming to the party I did not want to have an Angelina Ballerina party. Her birthday is in January, which means after Christmas. Money is limited so, I'm looking for affordable ideas.


Claudia from Houston, TX

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December 7, 20070 found this helpful

Check out for interesting games. I suggest a winter-themed party with snowflakes and snowmen. You could do pin-the-nose-on-the-snowman game, and another fun game is to gather them in a circle and have each party guest put on mittens, then have a race to open up candy. At that age, too many guests can ruin the fun when things get rowdy and out of hand. A good rule of thumb is to limit the number of guests to the age of the party host, so in this case I wouldn't have more than 4 or 5 at the most. My daughter is now 10 and I'm speaking from experience!

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December 7, 20070 found this helpful

we did a fairy tale party for my 3 (now 5) year old. Boys got to be knights/dragons/ogres etc- girls could be fairies, princesses/magicians -whatever

Lots of fun- my sister dressed up as a fairy godmother, and we pretended my brother was an evil dragon and the kids whacked him with foam bats-quite entertaining for us adults:)

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December 7, 20070 found this helpful

I would say a good idea is to have a "circus" party. That way, there COULD be ballerinas, but also clowns, a Ringmaster, Tightrope walkers, etc...

You could use a hula hoop and lay it down for the "ring"...and then give each child something to wear/do according to who they were in the circus. Maybe the ballerina gets to wear a tutu and a crown. Maybe the clown gets to wear those funny eyeglasses with the funny nose that are plastic... Maybe the tightrope walkers get to carry something on a paper plate across a ribbon placed on the floor to be the "rope"...

Just some thoughts... You could use balloons and streamers to decorate with, and serve cupcakes...

Sounds like fun to ME...LOL!!!

Check the party section of your local discount department store, or a party goods store, or even a Dollar Tree if you have one nearby.

Hope that helps!


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February 25, 20080 found this helpful

I am highly intrigued and enlightened by your idea for a fairy / knight dragon slayer party theme. It fits my twins to a 'tee' however I hope you will respond to me concerning approximately how much it was financially to throw a fun, busy and enjoyable activities and games to play. Especially any suggestions for the decor and favors used to help in transforming the scene into a masquerade ball and real like costumes. Please contact me at arischengottin1488 AT or call me at 480-926-1302 asap my kids b-day is 3-7-08. thanks Jennifer w

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May 28, 20111 found this helpful

My daughter is having a party and her friends do not like what she likes. Please give us some ideas to liven up her day. Thank you.

By Jannet B. from Rugby, Warwickshire

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May 28, 20110 found this helpful

Forget about having a theme party. My opinion is 4 years is awfully young to be having parties, other than with family members. My daughters each had two, one for their 10th birthday and one when they were 16. There was no theme to them. They played a few games(pin the tail on the donkey, etc.) for the 10th party and it was just the girls in her class from school. For the 16th party, it was boys and girls from the church youth group(about 8) and they played Christian type word games and board games and invited myself and younger daughter to join in. Both parties were in the basement family room and there was no special decorations or anything. Just buy some pretty pastel colored paper plates, napkins, and glasses, and have a few balloons for decoration and have games like pin the tail on the donkey. Kids parties are really getting to be outrageously expensive because of people thinking they need to have a theme.

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May 29, 20110 found this helpful

I had the same problem. The best idea I came up with was having her party at McDonalds. I paid 30.00 for 10 kids. They reserve tables in the play area for the party. They set up the tables with treat bags, place mats, crowns, all different kinds of stuff. They serve a cake which is really good. And the price includes feeding the 10 kids from the Happy Meal menu. Adults have to pay for their own food but those kids had a wonderful time. It's usually a 2 hour event. And, I didn't have to clean up. You also have your own hostess to take care of everything. Best idea I came up with for her.

Hope this helps.

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June 1, 20110 found this helpful

You don't say how old. If she is older than preschool, find different friends. Just plain fun things, outdoor stuff, chalk, bubbles, sand box, etc. Doggie and bone was the party goers to my kids' favorite. Also when I was a kid at parties! And a quiet game at that! Item under the chair of blindfolded person. All others have to take turns sneaking up to take it without being caught. It must be guessed who took it. Having only boys, this was a quiet game to settle kids down.

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