4th bday party ideas?

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Registered: 03-11-2008
4th bday party ideas?
Tue, 03-10-2009 - 2:24pm

hi. i was woundering if anyone had any ideas for a 4th bday party.

the theme will be barbie...... i am trying to come up with some games or activities that will be different the the usuall pinyauta (sp) and the blow up bouncy houses that have been at most of the parties lately.....

thanks in advance for any advice.....


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 03-11-2009 - 12:14pm

Hi Tammy. Some things that Lindsay has enjoyed at her friends' parties have been doing various crafts.

At one that was an Ariel theme they painted wooden picture frames a ocean blue color and then after they had time to dry they went back and added foam stickers and beads to them to decorate them. The birthday girl had her picture taken with each guest as they arrived and at the end of the day the kids left with their finished frame which contained that picture.

At another they decorated door hangers and those foam visors.

Games have been a mix. The most fun ones are freeze dancing and scavenger hunts where everyone gets something at each stop. One mom I know even had the kids make their own trail mix by following a picture recipe while letting them decide what they wanted in there. Playing hot potato where rather than be "out" when the music stops you had to unwrap the potato/parcel and then everyone did whatever it said (jumping jacks, crab walk, go down the slide, etc.)

We've decorated cupcakes and cookies.