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Top 4 Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

Top 4 Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

Let me tell ya, it can be tough coming up with birthday party ideas for girls that are easy to execute and affordable too. You don’t really want to spend 30+ hours planning and making and cooking… Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Are you a creative, crafty mum? Do you love dreaming up ideas then executing them? We know lots of parents aren’t thrilled by the idea of staying up late and gluing together a unicorn shaped Piñata or wrangling 30 kids in their backyard on a Saturday afternoon!

Luckily, you don’t need to be super creative to execute these 4 birthday party ideas for girls. In fact, we encourage you to outsource as much as you need to.

Here are our top 4 birthday party ideas for girls:

 

Ballerina Birthday Party

Little girls love to dance. They love the freedom and joy they feel when they move their bodies. A ballerina birthday party is a gorgeous birthday party idea for a little girl who is around 3-7 years old.

Decorations

We say, keep decorations simple and elegant. Pink, white, gold and silver are all popular ballet related colours. But really, anything will do! Concentrate your decorations to one area of your room – the food table – and make this look super swish. Think fruit salad skewers, pink biscuits and a ballerina cake. A tulle table skirt and backdrop will look amazing and is pretty inexpensive to make yourself.

Food

It’s pretty simple to make your ballet party food look delicious and presentable. Whether you make all your own food, or buy it, you can easily make it look incredibly enticing and on theme. Keep your platters neutral and let the food sing. Alternatively, keep the food simple but presented in a more elaborate way. Use cake stands to present fruit skewers or biscuits for a bit of height on the table. Fill a cute dish with pink and white marshmallows. Dot pink and white m&m’s around the table. Have a savoury dip with crackers and veggie sticks.

Entertainment

Why not invite Anna Ballerina to host your child’s Ballerina birthday party? Anna will captivate and delight your guests with her beautiful ballet dancing and ballet-based party games. She will present a special gift to the birthday child and a prize to each of your guests.

 

Pamper Party

Pamper parties are super special and exciting parties for girls around 7 years of age or older. They let kids have a spa experience in your own home and are very decadent and luxe. You might like to paint everyone’s nails and plait their hair. Or you might get a little messier and perform a foot scrub and do a facial. It’s really up to you. Ideal for girls who are 7-11 years.

Decorations

Create a big sign that says “Welcome to Sophie’s Spa”. Have 2 rows of chairs lined up facing each other with all of your spa goodies in the centre. Choose a colour scheme and hang tissue paper pom poms, a cardboard chandelier. Have a little robe to wear, a magazine and a towel sitting on each guest’s seat.

Food

To serve your drinks – pour pink lemonade into plastic champagne glasses. Have bite sized treats and foods that are easy to eat one handed. Pop a small platter of snacks into the centre of the children so they can graze while they are spoilt. Serve blue ‘spa bath’ jellies in a cup. Strawberries dipped in chocolate. Anything that screams decadence.

Entertainment

The ‘beautician’ – hire one or have mum and a friend or a teenage sister or cousin helping out. Turn some music on and encourage the kids to chat and even teach them about nail and hair care. Doing a face mask is always so much fun, not to mention hilarious!

 

Fairy Garden

A Fairy Garden party is so special and a very hands-on style party. The children can make a little terrarium or mini fairy garden to take home. The kid’s will be busy getting a bit messy, creating something really special and their hands will be busy for ages. But the idea of creating a cute garden with miniature figurines, pebbles and plants really excites many girls around 4-8 years of age.

Decorations

Anything pretty, green and fairy related. Hold back on the fairies if your child is a little older and fairies aren’t their jam anymore. Why not try your hand at making a balloon garland? If you’re not up for that level of DIY, hire someone who can make one for you. Flowers, tissue paper pom poms and raw wooden surfaces to rest your food on.

Food

Sandwiches, sushi and mini cupcakes come to mind for a Fairy Garden party. Present them beautifully on platters by making flower shapes out of intentionally placed food. Provide a little hand washing station and towel for after they are finished making their fairy garden.

Entertainment

 Each child can create their own fairy garden. Provide everyone with a pot and soil. Have an assortment of miniature figurines, plants, pebbles and any other lovely things you can think of. Encourage them to build and decorate their little garden as best they can. You could even have everyone building their garden together while a story unfolds – “and then the fairy flew into the garden and looked for a place to rest – choose a fairy everyone and find a place for her in your garden.”

 

Favourite Movie/TV Show Party

Choose your child’s favourite super hero or even LOL dolls, Frozen, My Little Pony or Monster high – the list is endless. These types of party are super easy to do because there are literally endless ideas on Pinterest and lots of ‘licenced’ party items in your local shops. These styles parties are perfect for any age!

Decorations

Go into your local independent party store, online party shop or even BigW and Kmart for all of the Licenced decorations, table wear, invitations, party bags, novelty toys, prizes etc etc. This makes party planning super easy and a lot less DIY because there is so much pre-made stuff out there.

Food

Pinterest is a great resource for creative and beautiful food ideas to suit your theme, that your kids will LOVE. Choosing a popular party theme with Licenced merchandise available for purchase means many cake makers have experience with your theme. They can probably make something totally perfect to suit your party.

Entertainment

A lot of the licenced themes have pre-made party games that are available for purchase. Some of the wonderful Frozen themed items for purchase – pin the carrot on Olaf, snowflake making, Ice castle Piñata and you can easily make your own pass the parcel with Frozen novelties inside.

 

We know that these birthday party ideas for girls are going to be much loved by your little, or not-so-little girl. Each can be thrown together with varying degrees of budget and effort. It really depends on what you are willing to do with your time and money. Interested in a dancing party for your daughter? Go check out our dance party options for girls.

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7 Tips to Set a Kid’s Party Budget…

kid's party budget

7 Steps to Set a Kid’s Party Budget…

Kid’s parties don’t have to be hugely expensive to be a wonderful celebration! Make it your aim to have the birthday child feel really special and celebrated on their big day. It doesn’t necessarily cost a lot of money to achieve that goal. Read on for 7 tips to setting your kid’s party budget.

1. Prioritise

Work out the must haves at the party. What do you and your child really need and want at the party. Write down a short list of these priorities. Also have a think about what you will happily compromise on. Just remember that nothing is really needed to throw a fabulous birthday party. Singing happy birthday and blowing out candles are tradition. But having a big bowl of jelly with candles stuck in there, instead of a cake is totally ok! The world is your oyster so feel free to make the party uniquely yours.

 

2. So…how much?

How much is that list of must haves going to cost you? Do research, get some quotes and determine how much it will all cost. Change your priorities list as much as needed once you determine if it is truly practical for your budget.

 

3. When to buy

Many parents purchase presents, decorations and the contents of party bags (among other items) over a long period of time to space out the costs. This can work really well for some, but may make you more likely to spend more in the long run. It’s often harder to keep track of your spending if you’ve spaced it out over such a long period. We say, set your budget in advance, then start spending.

 

4. Keep track of what you’ve spent!

Have a place to pile all of your receipts or better yet, make a spreadsheet! Gosh I love spreadsheets! This lays out in plain sight, exactly how much you plan to spend (your budget) then you can compare and update it as you start purchasing and booking in things.

 

5. Keep it small

Seriously consider keeping the guest list small! The size of your guest list will greatly impact your budget, so be willing to be flexible with this. If having all your child’s friends and family is one of those high priority things for you, consider spending less elsewhere to accommodate this. Maybe don’t provide a luxe party bag for your 30 guests… or have the party at morning tea so you don’t need to provide a filling lunch meal.

 

6. Round up the troops

Ask friends and family for help…is your mum an awesome baker who could whip up a cake for free or in exchange for your love and a couple bottles of wine? DIY often helps to save money so enlist family to help you out!

 

7. Ditch the venue

Have the party at home! Save on venue costs and maximise your budget on things that will make your party memorable or easier! Hire an entertainer or a great activity that will keep your guests occupied and having a great time.

 

Just remember to keep the budget in mind throughout all of your purchases and at the end of the day spending money on things that will be memorable and occupy your guests attention are always a good idea.

 

 

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Happy Party Planning 🎉

 

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