Ten year old birthday party idea's.

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Ten year old birthday party idea's.
Sat, 08-21-2004 - 3:44pm
OK... the post below about the Bithday Party inspired me to post here. ;-)

What would be a good 10 year old birthday party. (Not too expensive) The easiest, best and probably cheepest party I ever did was last year for DD 9th birthday. It was a sleepover with 5 other girls. The kids had spagetti & garlic "toast" for dinner, went for an evening swim, watched a movie on our T.V., and made ice-cream Sundays instead of cake. The girls all got along together and were all asleap by midnight. My DD had a great time but doesn't want a repete.

One idea would be to have a sleepover with a small number of girls(4-6), first we would go out to dinner and then out to "window shop" at a mall for a little while in evening and then home to sleep over. (The mall I am thinking of is an entertainment mall with shops that are open quite late.) Would that be too mature for this age. I wouldn't plan on having them buy anything. Anyone have any other good suggestions. DD wants something a bit "more" than a traditional home party but I don't want to spend the $$ of some of the fancy options.

Sara & Tim
Diana (Sara 9 yrs, Timothy 5 yrs)

Sara, IVTimothy
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Sat, 08-21-2004 - 9:32pm

I'm no good at party-planning, so I'm thrilled that Scott (3) is still easy to figure out.

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Mon, 08-23-2004 - 1:29pm

Hi there, no "big ideas" here, but we do have a fun tradition.


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Registered: 08-20-2003
Mon, 08-23-2004 - 3:47pm

We did a Pajama party on DD's 9th birthday.

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Mon, 08-23-2004 - 4:11pm


It wasn't for a birthday party, but once Sean had 4 boys spend the night (when Scott was between 1 and 2) and I just told them that whoever woke up the baby had to change the next "dirty" diaper.

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Registered: 08-20-2003
Tue, 08-24-2004 - 10:42pm
But wait, you must remember I have a DD not DS, girls typically at this age don't mind changing diapers so they probably wouldn't care, LOL!!!

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Wed, 08-25-2004 - 11:46am
Good point!!

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Wed, 08-25-2004 - 3:30pm
This year, when my dd turned 10 we had her party through her gymnastics academy. They had fun time in the gym for an hour and then 30 minutes for presents and cake, etc. They also provided all the paper supplies (plates, cups, forks, spoons and even the invitations). Everyone loved this party. I don't know if it up her alley or not but there are other options like it out there through rec departments and such as that if gymnastics doesn't appeal.

I personally don't think your idea of dinner and window shopping is too old for them. My dd and her friends would have loved that idea as well.

Good luck and let us know what y'all decide on!


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