6 Year Old Girls Birthday Party

Updated on May 27, 2008
C.H. asks from Perkiomenville, PA
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Hi Everyone,
Does anyone have any creative craft ideas that we can do at my daughters 6th birthday party next Sunday. My theme is glitter/sparkles. We have foam princess crowns and glitter glue to decorate them with and a friend gave me a ton of sparkley ribbons ( I am not sure what to do with it)I can't spend a lot of money but I want it to be fun! There only 6- 8 girls coming. Also if you have any game ideas we can do-- my one idea was "hot potato" with a small glittery box- and who ever wins they get the "sparkly" prize inside Thanks for your help.

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answers from York on

Go to a craft store and buy a bunch of beads and charms and they can make their own bracelets and necklaces. If you know all the names of the girls, get each one the letters of their name to incorporate into the jewelry.



answers from Philadelphia on

With the sparlke ribbon you could make princess/ faery party hats and wands. You could use velcro and make a "Pin" the ribbon on the unicorn game.Just a few ideas, have fun! Katt

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answers from Erie on

IT sounds like so much fun. One quick thing i though of was, a relay dressing game, race down put on one article of clothing and race back and put another on until you have a whole outfit on.
for the ribbon, could you make some sort of wand by attatching the ribbon to the end of a dowel or a paper towel tube. Could they braid it, to make necklaces?? Decorate a treat bag with it? or just use it to pretty up the table.

What about adding glitter to colored water in empty 12 oz water bottles, sort of on the order of a snowglobe type thing.

If you could find them cheap at a dollar store you could buy enough glitterly hula hoops for each girl and then play musical chairs with them, I like to play it where you start out with enough hoops for everyone but each time you stop the music take a hoop away so that the girls end up sharing hoops. It's hilarious at the end when they all try to cram into one. Then you could send the hoops home as a prize later. if you can't afford or find the hoops you could cut out cardboard shapes and decorate them with glitter and everyone has to put a toe on the shape.

whew, i love planning stuff like this, used to be a teacher myself. Let me know if you need to brainstorm more ideas. Hope your daughters birthday is great.

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answers from Philadelphia on

You could draw a big picture of a princess (use the packing paper like from when you move) and play pin the crown on the princess (like pin the tail on the donkey). Play this game near the end so the crowns the kids make have time to dry so you can use them for this. If your daughter has any dress up shoes, you could hide one from each pair and have the girls find the mates (think Cinderella). You could get a Disney princess CD and play musical thrones or freeze dance. Hope some of these ideas help.



answers from Reading on

there are some great buys at your local good will store for "dress up" dresses. you should be able to get quite a few old prom dresses that would fit right over the girls dresses or even use some dresses from your closet or any female relatives. All little girls love to play dress-up just don't forget the shoes and some jewelry or hats. Try some glittery make-up too if the other moms are okay with it.

with the ribbon you could make the twirling ribbons that they can dance with. Just get some dowel rods and add some eye hooks on the end and tie the ribbons on. Keep an eye on things though so the girls don't start using them in ways that could hurt someone.

There are lots of things you can do with t-shirts too. That require some drying time so keep that in mind.



answers from Pittsburgh on

Play pin the glittery ribbon on the Doll, instead of donkey. Draw a big doll, and play that game also. The kids will love it.



answers from Philadelphia on

How about a "dress up" party? I remember when I was young we all had to come dressed in our mom/grandmom's dresses and we put on a fashion show. Maybe if the party is planned take out a few of your own dresses/heels and have a fashion show for them in their crowns and such?



answers from Pittsburgh on

It sounds like with the sparkly ribbons you have the beginnings of magic wands. How about gluing them to straws? As for the games, my daughter will be 6 this summer and I'm already thinking about what to do for it (she's into princesses and fairies). One idea I had was a teacup race with her plastic tea set. Stack a few teacups on top of a tea plate and they have to relay. Have fun!!



answers from Philadelphia on

You can take the ribbon and either just make them into "streamers" that they can hold onto and dance with or you can attach them to a stick, ( you can buy those dowels, I think they are called, they don't cost much) and make kinda like wands. You can also play, if you have enough dress up type stuff, a relay race where the girls have to put on like a cape and crown, and big shoes, or something to that effect. Have fun!!!



answers from Philadelphia on

I did a bella bee party for my niece age 6. It was a princess theme and each girl received a bella bee glam bag with Body Gel,Lip Gloss, Nail Polish, Glitz Stick. The items come in various flavors and the kids love it. They also made bears and purses from Noah's Ark Workshop. More info can be found here http://www.noahsarkworkshop.com/tomikawhite3922/

It is a great party idea!



answers from Harrisburg on

You can get pre cut (or cut them yourself) dowel rods and glue the ribbons on for a princess wand. Cool glue guns work best for this :) Or you have have them make braclets out of the ribbons by weaving them into a loose braid. You can print out a blank face from the computer and have them decorate the paper faces with crayons and glitter crayons. You can also get non-toxic latex paint and do simple face painting for them. Have only a few designs or create one for the party to choose from. Have a great time!!!!!



answers from York on

The ribbons would make wonderful wands. You can purchase small wooden dowels (I think I might have spelled that wrong - sorry!) at craft stores, Wal-Mart or Lowe's. It is probably more cost effective to purchase long ones and cut them down, but it might be less work to just buy them in 12 inch lengths. Anyway - you can either leave them as they are or they can be painted (you can paint them ahead of time or the girls can paint them). Cut out stars from thin craft foam and let the girls decorate them then glue or staple them to the top of the wood - then tie lengths of ribbon around them at the top so they hang down. We did this at my daughter's b-day party a couple years ago and it was a big hit.

As far as easy party games - the big hit around here is where the kids stand in a circle holding hands and pass a hula hoop around the circle without breaking the chain. They have to step over, under, around and through - it's a riot. We have done it to music and whoever has the hoop when the music stop has to start a new circle (I don't like "out" at this age...). This speeds up the game since they want to wiggle away from it as fast as they can. Not very Princess-y but a lot of fun...you could do it to Princess songs...

With a small number like that - you can also give them mini glittery make-overs - nail polish, glitter gel, etc. My daughter went to a b-day party at Justice Just for Girls a few weeks ago and the big hit was just getting their hair done - nothing intricate, just fancier than usual...then they got shimmery make-up, etc. and were just thrilled!

Freeze dance is another good one - or Dance Like Me...they take turns doing a dance of their choice and everyone else has to try it.

For what it's worth...parties for girls are SOOOOO much easier and more fun than parties for boys! Good luck!



answers from Philadelphia on

For the Pass the Potato game, you may want to try Pass the present game instead. This way there are many options for each of the girls to get a prize and therefore no one will feel left out. Start with a gift wrapped numerous times with many layers of different colored paper. The main gift would be the cool "glittery" prize. However in each of the other layers, you could wrap a small gift like plastic finger rings, hairbows, lollipops or other inexpensive item. This game is played like musical chairs. When the music starts, the children pass the gift around the room. Every time the music stops, whoever has the gift removes a layer of wrapping paper (revealing a small prize). That child then steps aside out of the game and the game continues with the remaining players. When the music restarts, the present gets passed around again. This continues until the last layer is removed, and the person holding the glitery present gets to keep it.



answers from Philadelphia on

Hi C.... the website www.birthdaypartyideas.com is great. you may find alot of ideas there. good luck.



answers from Philadelphia on

my kids just went to a party and made snow globes with the water bottles aquapods..she added gylcerin glitter sequence and after in water sealed and glued ribbon around the cap..very cute..just remember to dump a little water out..T.



answers from Pittsburgh on

My daughter is also have a birthday party & we are doing crafts. I went to Michaels & Pat Catans to get all of the crafts. I had to pick out things that would be good for a boy & girl.

I found this craft that is a picture frame so I plan to take the pic of the birthday girl with each friend. Then, print it out for each before they leave.

The ribbons you can make a wand. I have this in a book somewhere here. I think it was a straw for the wand handle, stars made of construction paper, glitter to decorate. If you want me to, I can scan it & email it to you. Let me know.

Have fun! I have 11 kids coming to ours.



answers from Philadelphia on

I have a 5 yr old girl so I have given this alot of thought myself. You could always find a cheap tea set at the goodwill or something (sterilize it of course lol) and have a tea party with punch or something. Use the sparkley ribbons to have hair makeovers and each one gets a ribbon in their hair. Get the other mom's involved at the party. As for games here are a few I found online.

Freeze Dance


To Play
Put a group of kids in a room, play some music, and watch them dance.

Then turn the music off during the song, and they must freeze in their current position.

If they move at all, then they are "out."

The people who are still in the game continue to dance/freeze as you control the music, until one person wins



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To Play
Have the kids sit in a circle on the floor.

The first player begins by whispering a phrase into the ear of the person next to him/her.

One by one, each person repeats the whispered sentence as they hear it when it is whispered to them.

When the last person receives the message, he/she repeats it out loud.

It is usually completely different than the original statement.

This game can also be played with goofy faces. The first person makes a goofy face, and then turns (with the goofy look on his/her face) to the next person. The goofy look is passed on until the last person and the first person compare goofy faces.

Pass the Parcel is a very fanciful game. A gift item wrapped in several layers of paper is passed from one to another. Each time the parcel reaches someone, he has to open a layer and the last one to open it gets the gift.

Old is gold, and so some well known games are still trendy in some Birthday parties. Hot potato is one such game where all the kids will sit on a circle and they would be handed a potato. One kid will become the leader and he'll turn his head with eyes closed. Rest of the kids will pass on the potato from one to another at the fastest speed till the leader utters "hot potato" and the person holding the potato at that moment will have to leave the game. Harry Potter games have also gained a high status in Birthday Parties especially among kids.

I hope this helps. Good Luck!



answers from Philadelphia on

Hi C.,
Birthday parties can be so much fun. I have been thinking about your theme. I have a few ideas that I hope help. Sparkle flip flops. Have the girls decorate their own flip flops with the sparkle ribbon and some sequins. They would be so much fun for them to wear int he summer. You could make some water bottles with a little bit of oil and put some sparkles in there too. Kind of like a snow globe. You could get glitter crayons for them to color pages with as they wait for others to be done the projects.
The game sounds like great fun. I am not quite sure exactly how this would work but if you are able to be outside. How filling some balloons up some without and some with some sparkles. Have them pop them and the ones with sparkles get prizes. Again, I have not done it but just through thinking of things. Could you do something with a sparkle wand? Kind of like follow the leader or mother may I or Simon Says.
How about a treasure hunt? They can practice their reading skills working on clues to find the sparkle treasure. Do some math problems for them to know how many steps to walk. Fill in the vowel to make a word to what place to go next. That sounds like fun. Fill the chest with Gems and make necklaces.
Hope these little ideas work.
Have a great time.



answers from Philadelphia on

so far you've gotten lots of responses. One thing that I did with my 2 (who are now 11 and 9) was use their favorite thing as the theme. If your theme is glitter and sparkles there's tons of stuff at the dollar store .. you can even get feather boas for a reasonable price there! Most importantly, have fun!

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