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.
I need birthday party ideas for a 8 year old girl. The theme is make up and hair.
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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
I have run out of party ideas for my daughter's upcoming 8th birthday party in February. Some of the parties given previously include Build-A-Bear Workshop, Diva Party, Jumping/Rock Wall Climbing Party, and Celebration Station. Some of the activities that she is involved in are Tae Kwon Do, Sports (basketball, soccer, swimming and volleyball), Dancing, and Singing. She really wants a party but something different.
KDee from Houston, Texas
We had the red carpet leading into the house and a close friend video taped while my husband and my daughter's Godparents took photos of the girls as they walked down the red carpet. All decoration was purchased from Party City. My niece did make-up and a friend did hand and foot massages. The girls made "message in a bottle" necklaces (purchased from Party City).
My mother made her famous chicken salad sandwiches, grilled cheese and PB & J sandwiches. The sandwiches were cut in the shape of stars. Fresh fruit and veggies were available all evening for the girls.
What's a party without a pinata? Found a Hollywood Director's Scene/Shoot card pinata at Party City. We hung it in the garage since it was actually cold that night in Houston. The other child's mom bought Bratz cupcakes since both girls are huge Bratz fans. Popcorn and a couple of movies to top it off. The girls had pancakes for breakfast.
The timing was perfect. We asked the girls to start arriving by 5PM which allowed time to have some daylight photography. By 9PM the girls were in their PJs and most had fallen off to sleep during the second movie (with the exception of my child who was determined to stay up past midnight). Pick-up time was by 9AM unless the child was attending church with us. It is eight months later and my daughter is still telling my husband and I that it was her best birthday ever. Next year she wants another sleepover but with a disco theme.
Family Fun magazine is great. I ended up getting a subscription and it is well worth it! (10/14/2007)
By KDee from Houston, Texas
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