Theme Party Ideas for Your Daughter
Theme Party Ideas for Your Daughter
If you’ve got an outspoken little girl with lots of opinions, you probably already have a pretty good idea of exactly what kind of birthday party she wants. If you have twins like me, you’re well aware of the rules that come along with planning a special birthday celebration for them. But for the sake of this article, I’m going to suggest ideas for the individual (to see some of my suggestions for twin theme party ideas, click here). When trying to think of something really special to do for her birthday party, the first step is to listen to exactly what she wants! She may want a Frozen or a Batman themed birthday, or she may have a more general idea that she wants everyone in pink and she wants pony rides. With her involved in the party planning, get your creative thinking started to attend to all the details to make it a really memorable and picture-perfect birthday.
Picking the Theme
If your daughter really loves something this year like horses or soccer, there’s nothing wrong with making it a totally horse-themed party. But if she has a few things that she really loves or that really define her, design the party to include all of these things. For example, for the girl who likes Cinderella, pink and blue, and arts and crafts, use these three things as your defining concepts to keep the party cohesive and special. Serve pink and blue cupcakes and decorate the table in designs related to Cinderella’s blue gown with some pink star and orange pumpkin details. As a game, buy up some scrap fabric, bows, ribbons, buttons, pom poms, etc. Sew or buy some very simple dress forms and have the kids glue and decorate their own dresses, reminiscent of the dress making scene in the movie. With a specific theme or a couple of interconnected themes in place, you’ll be in a good place to get designing.
Decorating and Planning
Before you get started, designate which areas will be the actual party areas. The backyard? The living room? Where will different activities take place? Where will the food go? The goody bags? The presents? Once you’ve picked the areas, get to decorating each of those areas appropriately and creatively. For example, if you’ve got a little girl who loves Batgirl, you could designate each room as one part of Gotham. The food table could be the city bank, the present area could be the bat cave, etc. You could buy some Batman, Joker, and Batgirl action figures to set up little scenes in each of these locations. For example, set up some of the villains to look like they are robbing the bank.
When it comes to food, you can of course order a custom cake, but you may also want to plan out the rest of the dishes first. Of course, thematic dishes are fun to plan and fun to make, so don’t let the creativity stop before you’ve planned the menu! For the Batgirl birthday party, you could make some yellow chocolates in the shape of the bat symbol, order custom M&Ms in only purple and green for the Joker, get some gold coin chocolates to represent the bank, etc.
As with everything at your daughter’s theme party, you’ll want the games and activities to reflect the party theme. You don’t have to spend lots of money to make some of these party ideas really successful with a young crowd! Just try to come up with simple ideas that relate to the theme in some way.
A few always popular activities might include variations on the following:
Physical activities like running races, pony rides, moon bounces, hitting a piñata, or swimming in the pool, etc.
Creative activities including arts and crafts projects, guessing games, and story games.
Competitive games, like hide and seek and red light, green light
With these general ideas as a guideline, come up with some games that reflect the personality of your daughter and her friends as well as the theme of the party. For example, for the little girl who loves Disney princesses, you could have a princess fashion show. Invite the girls to come over dressed as their favorite princess, but also include some costumes for girls to try on. Include accessories like tiaras, earrings that clip on, sparkly shoes, feather boas, plastic wands and scepters, etc. For a game, fill up a baby pool with water and little frog toys of different shapes and sizes. Get some that float, some that sink, and some that skim on the surface or swim in the water. Paint one or a few of the frogs’ stomachs with little yellow crowns to represent the prince and have the girls fish with little nets for the frog princes.
Getting creative with your daughter’s birthday party is a great way to make sure her birthday special and something she never forgets. Keep her involved in the brainstorming to make the planning stages even more fun for both of you!