8th Birthday Party Ideas?

My daughter is turning 8 on 8/8/08 and we'd like to do something special or memorable for the event. Any ideas? She is in to Littlest Pet Shop so we were using that theme, but would like an idea on how to make this birthday especially special.


Nancy from Nokomis, IL

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By debbie (Guest Post)
June 16, 20080 found this helpful
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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

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By Nancy Mickelson (Guest Post)
June 17, 20080 found this helpful
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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.

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By Susie Q (Guest Post)
June 17, 20080 found this helpful
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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!

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By Carolina (Guest Post)
July 14, 20080 found this helpful

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.

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By Patti (Guest Post)
July 17, 20080 found this helpful

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

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

What type of suggestion or ideas would you give me about my son that is turning 8 years old and 3 months March 11th 09

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July 22, 20080 found this helpful

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

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By Cheri (Guest Post)
July 25, 20080 found this helpful

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!

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By amy (Guest Post)
August 11, 20080 found this helpful

I need birthday party ideas for a 8 year old girl. The theme is make up and hair.

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July 17, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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