S.G. asks from Sainte Genevieve, MO on February 04, 2008
6 Year Old Girl's Birthday Party
My oldest daughter is going to be turning six in a few weeks. I wasn't planning on having a big party for her this year, but she has been invited to two parties from classmates and now wants to have a party of her own. There are twelve little girls in her class and I have the help of my mom and sister. Now the question is what do I do? I want it to be pretty simple, just a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon. Does anyone have any simple, inexpensive ideas? P.S. She loves princesses.
So What Happened?™
My daughter and I hosted a princess party for her thirteen girl classmates last weekend. It was a big hit! Thanks for all of the ideas. We printed out our own invitations that invited everyone to a princess's royal birthday party. They were told to dress in their best princess or dress up dresses. Then when everyone arrived, everyone decorated a foam crown with foamy stickers and stick-on jewels and put a little make up on. They were all well on own way to looking like little princesses, but we still needed jewelry, so the next activity was the "Giant Jewelry Box Treasure Hunt" in which they followed the clues (which they had to read themselves) to find the giant jewelry box. Everyone got lip gloss rings, bracelets and necklaces. Then we took pictures of the princesses dancing and modeling their new princess look. After opening presents and some cupcakes and ice cream the girls went off to play, while I burned CDs with all of the pictures from the party. My daughter had written thank you on each of the CDs earlier, so this was our thank you cards to each guest. The party was fun and I have had several moms tell me since how their daughters talked non-stop about all the fun they had. Thanks again for all of the great ideas! The party wouldn't have been nearly as fun without them.
D.B. answers from Wichita on February 05, 2008
Why not do a girl's tea party. If you know of someone that could do a Princess Doll cake that would be the topper. You could make it like a dress up day for just girls and moms too.
Hope this is of some help.
D. Proud Army Mom Richard Iraq (21yrs), Douglas(27yrs), Rebecca (32yrs), Warren(33yrs), 9 grands ageing from 15-7.
M.M. answers from Oklahoma City on February 05, 2008
A friend of mine hosted a tea party for her daughters birthday. All the little girls came dressed up and for the day were known as "princess (their name)" They got to wear tiara's and had tea and cake. The party was a huge hit and was fairly inexpensive.
P.K. answers from Tulsa on February 05, 2008
Here is a link for some really cute princess party ideas.
What a fun time in life to be 6.
S.P. answers from Bloomington on February 05, 2008
I had a princess party for my daughter for her 7th birthday. We put on the invitations that it was a princess party and to come dressed up. All of the girls came dressed as princesses. I got a very inexpensive craft from the local craft store that was a kit to make their own wands and crowns. Included stickers and glitter glue and such. That took up about 30-45 minutes of the party. I also painted all of their nails. That was another 30 minutes or so. And by the time we did gifts, cake and the girls played for a bit, party over. I also made gift bags for each girl and put things like play necklaces and stuff, all items I bought in bulk from the craft and party stores. Very cheap and they had loads of fun. Even my sister and I dressed up! She still talks about that party and is now 8 1/2!
J.W. answers from Lawton on February 05, 2008
Have a tea party for she and her friends. They can "dress up" and bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal. Have little cakes or petit fleurs. Not sure of spelling on that one. I've heard of this and seen pictures and it looks like a party I would have liked when I was six - especially if they are into princesses. Ruffles and hats are especially favorite dress up items. I've heard that some cities have "Tea Rooms" that can be used or rented for this. Or just dress up a dining room with inexpensive tulle. Drape as a canopy over the dining room table and tie with bows in corners of ceiling. Use your imasgination. This should be fun for you to plan too.
T.P. answers from Columbia on February 05, 2008
I have 6 year old triplets and this year we had a bowling party. They loved it! They didn't even want to quit bowling to open their presents and I'm not sure they had cake! I had to pay per kid and then a cake and some decorations. Not having it at home, it was the easiest party we've ever had! We have gone to several skating parties that the kids seemed to enjoy too.
M.E. answers from St. Louis on February 05, 2008
I had a princess party for my 4 year old last year and she loved it. We had 8 little girls, and they were all so well behaved that having 12 would have been no problem. We requested that they princesses all arrive at her "castle" in "their most appropriate attire" (I attached gold party crowns to the invites, that they could wear to the party), so we had little Disney princesses running around. I used tea sets for the dishes, and made the food into tiny portions. The table was decorated in pink, with flowers, big tulle bows on each chair. I used pink, purple and yellow balloons and streamers. The games were "pin the lips on the frog" (I made it), and they had to pass the princess "test" of sitting on a pile of pillows to see if they could feel the "pea" (a golf ball in the top pillow). After each game they'd get to pick another piece of jewelry out of the treasure box (these were the favors). Maybe some of these ideas will help, or at least spark some ideas of your own. Good luck, have a blast!!!
M.T. answers from St. Louis on February 05, 2008
My 6 year old son just went to a 6 year old daughter's birthday party at CiCi's. Usually only about half of who you invite will show up. Can you just have one at your house or Grandma's with games and pizza. My sister once bought English muffins and had a little set up of lots of toppings and made their own pizzas. Can also do that with ice cream. Also, can make a runway of cheap plastic roll of something I saw in a magazine once, let them play dress-up and make-up and have a little modeling show, maybe some cheap tiaras. Used something over the door hanging down to where it would swish when they come through and not reveal them when they come out. Beads, strips of those rolls of paper, etc. Another party my daughter went to once was a party with a "tea party". All the girls dressed up in dresses and wore hats and they had a tea party. That was fun. Then had games afterwards.
K.T. answers from Kansas City on February 05, 2008
You could have a princess party have the girls wear their best princess dress up clothes and have a tea party, with home made surgar cookies (pre bought but they decorate) They could even put glitter make up on, just fun stuff like that. Even let them have a spa day...you sister and mom want to help let one do make up one do nails just girlie it up... we have three girls 11, 6, 4 so I've done most all of it. GOOD LUCK!!!
M.L. answers from St. Louis on February 05, 2008
I had one for my grandaughter and the pinata' went over real well. They have princess ones and get a fill bag and then hang it on a rope that you can control by pulling up and down so everyopne gets a chance before it breaks. My sister did a make up party. cheap make up and have the girls do each other up. a libby lou from home. You can do the make up in gift bags.you can have them each bring a dress up outfit to suprise each other. and do each others hair. Have mirrors around the table and have them pair off. another is princess gift bags.I suggest the carnival or party city store to get in multiples. I also think a tea party is cute or a make your own mini pizza party. have all the fixins in bowls on a table and let them make their own. The crust could be bagels split and then toast them in the oven until all is melted. Good Luck
L.C. answers from Kansas City on February 05, 2008
Come up with a theme, and make a plan and have activities planned right down to each hour. Six-years old love to play dress-up, and you can use big-people clothes, hats, gloves and make-up. Then you can do imitations of people they want to pretend they are.
Do something educational, but fun. I had a sleepover for girls that age, and we baked muffins, but I let them determine the 1/4's and 1/2s and fractions that the recipe called for. They enjoyed figuring the math, and coming up with the correct answers especially when we were doubling or tripling the recipes. Take lots of pictures. Have fun.