L.B. asks from Baldwinsville, NY on February 27, 2008
Seeking 6 Year Old Girl Birthday Ideas for April
Hi there, Any birthday ideas for my soon to be 6 year daughter? She is an April Fools birthday girl. She loves Hannah Montanna and all the Disney channel characters like most girls her age. Last year we had about 10 kids at our home for a party and I just think I would like to do something different this year. I appreciate your suggestions. L. B
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C.P. answers from Rochester on February 29, 2008
Both my Daughters, 9 and 7 had their birthday party at Studio Expo in Gates. It was awesome! They all had updo's, makeup, and nails done. It included treat bags, pizza and soda. We paid $20 for each kid, but well worth it. Good Luck!
A.T. answers from New York on February 28, 2008
Try Libby Lu. Hopefully you have one near you. This was a big hit with my daughter. They have a Hannah Montanna package. Look for it on line. It is a store for girly girls and they sell party packages where they do their hair and nails and makeup and they get to make perfumes and lip glosses etc...totally girly!!! They dress up and dance with their party host and have a blast.
B.B. answers from New York on February 28, 2008
For my daughter's 6 yr old party she wanted a fashion show. I bought each girl a cotton t-shirt and skort from target. Then I got fabric markers and some iron on gems. We had one parent in charge of ironing. We then rolled out a red plastic tablecloth runner as a "red carpet" and they did a fashion show at pick up in front of the parents. I went a little overboard and also had: sunglasses, necklaces, rings and flip flops they decorated. One of the cutest parties ever!
M.L. answers from New York on February 28, 2008
I would suggest crafts! They have Disney Princess pillowcases to color, they just need moms help to iron to "set" the finished product. Then each kid has something to take home as well. Then of course there are beads, you can get some clear elastic and a mix of beads and let the kids make their own creations. Put each bead in a small tupperware that they can pick out from so there is less mess.
I work in a craft store so if you need any pricing for supplies I can give you an idea.
J.S. answers from Glens Falls on February 27, 2008
Do a Disney Princess party at your home, but turn your home into a castle:
• Ask guests to wear their fanciest dresses, then provide a box filled with extra dress-up items and costume jewelry for everyone to accessorize with.
• For a magical touch, decorate with a string of white Christmas lights.
• Use pink ribbon and a soft pillow to transform a seat at the party table into a throne for the birthday girl.
THINGS TO MAKE
Make Cinderella type invitations
This sparkly ball shoe, with all the party info printed on the lacy slip-in sock, really fits the bill for announcing a royal birthday celebration. For a template, cut a cardboard high-heel shape (about 3 1/2 inches high and 6 inches long with a wide ankle opening).
For each invitation, fold a 7-inch square of white paper in half so that the crease is at the bottom. Set the template atop it so that the shoe bottom is lined up on the crease and trace around it. Cut out the tracing and use a glue stick to join all of the edges except for the ankle opening. Apply glue to the surface of each shoe and sprinkle on glitter.
With scrap paper, lightly blot the glitter to secure it. From pink card stock, cut out an L-shaped crew sock (about 4 1/2 inches wide by 5 inches tall) to fit inside the shoe. Trace around it to create a sock for each invitation.
Have the kids decorate their own party tiaras.
Instead of pin the tail on the donkey do kiss the frog
What you need:
Green poster board
Red or pink poster board
To set up the game, draw a big frog on green poster board. It's easier than you think: just make a big oval head with eyes at the top and an hourglass-shaped body with pointy webbed feet at the bottom.
Cut out the frog shape. Then cut out 2 large, white paper eyeballs and glue them in place. Draw on pupils, a mouth, and nostrils.
From red or pink poster board, cut out a pair of lips for each princess and apply a small ball of poster tack (sold at most office supply stores) to the back.
During the game, have each child shut her eyes tight, then point her in the right direction to try to pin her smooch on Mr. Frog. Continue taking turns until everyone succeeds.
Or something of this nature. Make a Disney princesses cake or add your own flair and make a crown cake or something to that effect.
E.C. answers from New York on February 28, 2008
try a Peter Pan theme, set up a teepee tent for Princess Tigerlily and her indians, have the kids decorate mini treasure chests or pirate hats, dress up like Tinkerbell or Wendy, for boys dressing like pirates,lost boys or Captain Hook or Peter Pan is always good. if you have a big enough room you could have separate areas and design a part of Neverleand for each area. We did a Peter Pan theme for our five year old daughter last July and it worked really well for both the boys and girls. The only thing I had a problem with was invitations - we ended up making them ourselves
M.F. answers from New York on February 28, 2008
I used to do birthday parties for a living...Since she is an April birthday, you can consider something outside where the kids can run ad go wild without trashing your house. A "Hannah Montana" hunt might be fun..maybe some inexpensive trinket that you can hide around the yard instead of eggs. An obstacle course is really fun, or balloon volley ball is always a super big hit. You can get a cheap badminton net (around ten dollars) and blow up a bunch of balloons. Karaoke is also a big hit for girls that age and I found an inexpensive machine that could be your gift to your daughter for around 35 dollars at Toys R Us, They can sing Hannah Montana songs. Throw in some old glittery thrift shop dresses and they can make it a show. A craft project is always fun and pretty inexpensive. Decorating a frame is great and you can take polaroids of the girls and put them in the frame for a party favor..I could go on and on, but its a start!
S.G. answers from New York on February 27, 2008
i don't know where you live exactly or how much money you want to spend. there is a place in plainview, long island called Once Upon A Treetop. we just went for a 2 year old party, but they also do Princess and other theme parties. you can check out their website: www.onceuponatreetop.com. My SIL said they were kind of pricey, but the place and staff were fabulous!
D.T. answers from Binghamton on February 28, 2008
My kids have always enjoyed a party at the YMCA - with or without swimming. They have a general room for the party where you can do cake and presents, then a play room, and then swimming if you choose. Even as a non-member the price isn't bad.
E.K. answers from New York on February 28, 2008
Does she like animals? If so making a donation and having a representative from a local shelter or rescue group come to the party would be both fun and educational plus teach the young children of today that life is not all about them. Your theme could be puppies, kittens and guests could bring in needed items for a rescue or shelter group. Just a thought!! You could even send a party picture to the local paper and share the generosity that was extended to those who need it the most, animals.
J.H. answers from New York on February 28, 2008
My son has always love build a bear partys or they have libby lu also where they do the girls hair and different fun girl stuff