When your baby girl is turning 1-4, the birthday party
planning can be relatively simple. You
invite family members and a couple of friends over and serve a little food and
cake and voila! You’ve thrown a birthday party.
The years after that can be a little more complex, but in a good
way. It’s time to incorporate themes and
invite more little girls and have party favors and activities for the kids and
are a few ideas to help you put on a great little girl’s birthday party:
1. Pick a theme and run with it! Discuss with your daughter a few feasible
themes such as tea party, mermaid, princess, or a fun game like Candy Land can
all work great for decorations and party favors.
2. Pick out a fun graphic that relates to your
theme and send out e-vites instead of regular invitations, it will save on
postage and waste while giving you a chance to really customize the invitation.
3. Find a good baker to decorate the cake in the
theme of the party as well or make little cupcakes and let the girls decorate
their own as a fun group activity.
4. Set up some structure like games that go along
with the theme, even hide and seek, scavenger hunts, dress-up or a crafting
table can make great activities. It’s
totally acceptable to have a movie in the DVD player, ready to go if the kids
need some down time or are getting fussy.
5. For party favors, instead of having plastic
trinkets, hair accessories, stickers, homemade cookies and crayons make great
things to give your guests.
There’s no need to stress about this, you can cut down on
things by asking for help, ordering pizza for food and having the cake baked by
someone else. Think of the theme as the
template for the party and follow it as simply or as complexly as you wish!
Lisa is a guest blogger who writes about party planning, Super Mario birthday party themes and
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