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birthday party ideas

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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my lil princess will be 4 in January its kinda hard planning a winter birthday party!! i ask her for ideas but she changes her mind like she changes clothes!!! do u ladies have any ideas... any would be greatly appreciated
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qqhotplay
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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my doll is January 1st. and I agree with you 100 percent it is very challenging to plan something for January. theres only so many times you can have a party at cec before even the kids get bored of it.

I was looking around on the web, and I found this place near my house that will pick you and the girls up in a horse in buggy that looks like cinderella theme. i was thinking send the invites and tell all the gals to  dress up like their favorite princess.

and since halloween is coming up, days after halloween yoiu can go to the disney store and get a princess dress costume for cheap.

Roo1234
by Bronze Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Let's see...nearly any theme will work for the winter. 

Are you planning for your home or thinking or spending more and using a public space?  It won't matter for the most part for theme, but will for details.

What are her passions?  Anything offbeat or unusual that you could play up?

My daughter has a February birthday.  We have done Wizard of Oz, Princess, Hawaiian Luau, Fairies, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Superheroes, just to name a few. 


LindaClement
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I think just asking her for the theme, and then doing whatever you want to do, is simplest. And wait until it's closer... 3yos are inclined to LOVE whatever it was that they were standing closest to last.

marisab
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 1:06 PM
not sure working on that as wella smy daughter well be 2 in jan
CoeyG
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

My daughter was born in January.  January in the North East is very difficult for birthdays so we (with the help of Disney) came up with UnBirthdays and had them during the summer.  Granparents had a cottage one one of NY Finger Lakes and we would invite daughter's best friends to spend the weekend with us there.  They went for jet ski rides, boat rids, they went boogie boarding and tubing.  Of course there was cake and ice cream and cookouts, swimming, tanning and lots of fun.  He friends still talk about her UnBirthdays

angie2568
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Swimming party at a YMCA or local church - then in the room have the table set up with food, a pinata and activities at the tables.

A movie party (have popcorn/drink & of course cake/cupcakes)

Outside with a bonfire or fire pit (depending on where you live and how many other adults would be willing to assist to make sure kids staff safe). You could have little activities - hula hoop with prize boxes, bean bag toss, ring toss etc

A bounce house place - take your own food or purchase there.

Tea parties (various teas) - finger sandwiches, desserts. Dress up in dressy clothes (boys & girls). Play child theme music in background.

Good Luck (daughter who is 14 now is a June and boys are Janaury-easier to plan than girls LOL)

mizzamber86
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM
she loves princesses so i was thinking doing something to the effect n probably have it at home!!

Quoting Roo1234:

Let's see...nearly any theme will work for the winter. 

Are you planning for your home or thinking or spending more and using a public space?  It won't matter for the most part for theme, but will for details.

What are her passions?  Anything offbeat or unusual that you could play up?

My daughter has a February birthday.  We have done Wizard of Oz, Princess, Hawaiian Luau, Fairies, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Superheroes, just to name a few. 


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Roo1234
by Bronze Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM
Easy. Does she like a particular Disney princess or do you wasn't to avoid that? If you do you can always pick a favorite storybook princess or puck her favorite color (ex. Celebration of the Purple Princess) to make it less cookie cutter.


Quoting mizzamber86:

she loves princesses so i was thinking doing something to the effect n probably have it at home!!



Quoting Roo1234:

Let's see...nearly any theme will work for the winter. 

Are you planning for your home or thinking or spending more and using a public space?  It won't matter for the most part for theme, but will for details.

What are her passions?  Anything offbeat or unusual that you could play up?

My daughter has a February birthday.  We have done Wizard of Oz, Princess, Hawaiian Luau, Fairies, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Superheroes, just to name a few. 



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caro100
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:28 PM

At 4 I wouldn't be asking too much for her ideas, I would just probably do Dora the explorer and have an easy scavenger hunt with items hid in the house , with a prize for the most items found or the items might be prizes in and of themselves.  An easy craft, such as making bracelets, you can find a lot of stuff on pinterest.  Might have them decorate jeans pocket purses.  Good luck.

mizzamber86
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 11:02 AM
ok i like the color theme....cause we done dora then last year we done princess n the frog

Quoting Roo1234:

Easy. Does she like a particular Disney princess or do you wasn't to avoid that? If you do you can always pick a favorite storybook princess or puck her favorite color (ex. Celebration of the Purple Princess) to make it less cookie cutter.




Quoting mizzamber86:

she loves princesses so i was thinking doing something to the effect n probably have it at home!!





Quoting Roo1234:

Let's see...nearly any theme will work for the winter. 

Are you planning for your home or thinking or spending more and using a public space?  It won't matter for the most part for theme, but will for details.

What are her passions?  Anything offbeat or unusual that you could play up?

My daughter has a February birthday.  We have done Wizard of Oz, Princess, Hawaiian Luau, Fairies, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Superheroes, just to name a few. 



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