6 year old birthday party ideas

Robin - posted on 01/24/2010 ( 71 moms have responded )

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My son is turning 6 in May and I like to have the party planned by March..I have already did a skating party (he hated it), it's too cold for a pool party, so I really have not a clue what to do for him this year. Any suggestions would be wonderful.

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Francine - posted on 02/15/2013

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okay hi everyone my baby girl is turning 6 and i live in brooklyn last year i had a big princess party for her now i don't have the founds to do the same thing but i still want to make it special for her so if someone can kindly give me some ideas to make her b'day awesome and cost efficient that would be great thanks!

Shalic - posted on 01/01/2013

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My oldest is turning 6 years old January, 12th 2013...and i dont really have a clue wat to do for her. Every party she's had was either at home, at chuck-e-cheese or at johns incredible pizza. She wants sumthing exciting and fun for boys and girls. What should i do..?

Jesse - posted on 01/26/2010

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My son will be 6 this spring as well. We always do at home parties to save costs. Last year we did a puppy party that was so successful...he wants another one this year. I purchased dollar store stuffed dogs. Upon arrival, each child chose a pet for adoption. They chose a name and made a tag for the ribbon collar. (I used those metal rimmed paper tags.). Kids went to different stations for a check up (stocked with scale, thermometer and medicine syringes for shots), grooming, dog treat (play dough dog bone that hardens over time) and doggy bag (brown lunch sack decorated with childs name, stickers etc.) The theme, activities and take home gift all rolled into one.
I'm sure whatever you do will be memorable. Have fun!

Crystal - posted on 02/05/2013

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My son just turned 6 on Feb1st. We had him a Bowling Party. It was awesome! Not just the kids had fun but so did the adults. The kids had there lanes with the bumpers, and the adults had there lanes. The bowling alley we were at had a package deal for $75 we had 12 kids bowl and 10 adults. This also included shoe rental. Everyone really enjoyed themselves!

Megan - posted on 12/28/2012

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Kids love a home party with games and pizza. A game I have played with large groups is "Indoor Snowball Battle" Divide group into two teams. Use masking tape to divide the room - Use two lines of masking tape separated by about 3-4 feet (so the kids cant smack someone on the other team when throwing) Team one behind the first line, team two behind second line...space in the middle is neutral. Give each team lots of newspaper, or tissue paper. Give each team three minutes to make the paper into "snowballs". Then countdown to start the snowball battle. Kids just whip the paper balls at the other side. When time is up everyone has to freeze. Then count the paper balls on each side the team with the fewest balls on their side wins. Have them throw balls into garbage can when counting.

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Keosha - posted on 03/25/2014

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My daughter is turning 6 in may and she's a total drama queen and loves fashion I had her a princess party last year not sure what to do this year any ideas

Megan - posted on 12/23/2013

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Another fun idea.. I am a big fan of inexpensive home parties with lots of silly games, relay races, scavenger hunts... these are the celebrations kids remember for years. Let them decorate cupcakes, have each child make paper airplane and color decorate it, then have an airplane flying contest.. whose flies farthest, nicest design, or put out a laundry basket and see if they can land their airplane in the basket. Also freeze dancing is a hit... just play some music, flash lights off and on, stop the music and everyone needs to freeze in place, anyone who moves sits down til you get a winner.

My niece has this incrediball toy that every single kid at their party LOVED http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OLZ... but if you get it get a pump to blow it up too.

Domminique - posted on 09/17/2013

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our local Home Depot help a special workshop for my son and his friends! they were incredibly nice! They dont offer it normally but made and exception for me!! (and it was FREE) Good luck!

Megan - posted on 06/03/2013

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This game is fun and clever for all ages http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017VO... It keeps kids active and interacting. Which is a really good for boys..Plus each new round is unique.

Also they love the mummy game, divide into teams, one person is the mummy who gets wrapped in toilet paper...then have props like hats, scarves... to put on the mummy.

Samantha - posted on 02/28/2013

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Why not have a pirate party? It’s a popular theme for boys, as they always fanaticize being Jack Sparrow. You can ask your guests to wear sailor caps and talk like pirates. Set an amusing activity like a treasure hunt or a sword fight. You can decorate your party venue with fake bones or skull that would create the essence of reality to it. For other interesting boys birthday ideas, here is a helpful link.
http://www.mybirthdaysupplies.com/party-...

Amy - posted on 02/04/2013

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try your best go on internet for help trust me it works., thanks amy asher :)

Maria - posted on 02/02/2013

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Glow-in-the-dark- mini golf, my son loves that. Once his best friend had a "reptile" party! They hired one of those "traveling reptiles show" guys and kids LOVED it! I mean LOOOVED it... They were talking about it for weeks. There were turtles, frogs, small alligator (maybe 2 ft), tarantula, and the star of the party was albino piton "Chiquita" lol. Not only that they had fun (guy was cracking jokes all the time) but they learned a lot! It was really memorable.

Brenda - posted on 02/01/2013

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My Daughter turnes six in may also. I had a pool party for her 5th birthday and it was a worm day she really loved it

Phylicia - posted on 01/31/2013

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I think a movie theatre party will be nice your son will be able to pick the movie enjoy a movie with his friends while out.For my child last year I took pictures at picture people in the form of a theatre ticket for the movie to be send out .Then after the movies the theatre they had a party room which i order pizza.All of the kids had a lots of fun.

Crystal - posted on 01/06/2013

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this is one that can be done indoors or outside. You should do a scavenger hunt, hide clues in places that are not too hard to find that could end with a bag of candy for all to share.

Abby - posted on 12/12/2012

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At some salons they have a princess party they paint nails do their makeup hair and toes and make them feel like a princess my neice and two of her friends loved it

Abby - posted on 12/12/2012

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At some salons they have a princess party they paint nails do their makeup hair and toes and make them feel like a princess my neice and two of her friends loved it

Corrine - posted on 10/15/2012

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Sounds like an interesting idea, never heard of it before. Do you know if it is sold in South africa

Corrine - posted on 10/15/2012

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Not sure if he is into Lizards and insects, I can not wait to do Nature themed Party with my little boy. There are usually animal entertainers you can hire to come over and do a show and allow the kids to touch the insects

Kelsey - posted on 09/12/2012

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For more first birthday party ideas, check out the newest community for sharing party ideas: We Heart Parties! www.weheartparties.com. I just launched the site a month ago :).

Sandy - posted on 09/08/2012

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When my son turned 6 we did a SCIENCE party! Parents and kids are still talking about it 2 yrs later. I had on the "Here Comes Science" DVD from They Might Be Giants as kids arrived and a big bowl of water with items for them to guess if they would float or sink. When all arrived, we went into the basement "laboratory" where we had some dry ice "steaming" from a big beaker on the table. Check out Steve Spangler's website for tons of great ideas for experiments. We looked under the chemistry tab. We did the expanding snow experiment, made lava lamps out of test tubes, did the milk and food coloring experiment, elephant toothpaste and then did the mentos and diet coke geyser as a demo outside to oohs and aahs. We had cake (in the shape of a flask with dry ice steaming out the top) and then my husband put some dry ice into some liter seltzer bottles with warm water, screwed the lids on and launched them out into the yard. They explode to a very loud boom! For gift bags, I put together a little booklet with explanations of each experiment (all on Steve Spangler's website), and made cookies in the shape of atoms, flasks, test tubes, and beakers for each child. It was a bit of work, but was huge fun for kids and parents and made science cool, which was the BEST part!!

Bev - posted on 08/22/2012

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Consider having a TickleMe Plant Party. Everyone can get a TickleMe Plant Party Favor to grow the only house plant that closes its leaves one by one or all at once when Tickled.
It is a great way to introduce and excite kids about plants and gardening.
Everyone loves Tickling TickleMe Plant and watching the leaves move.
http://www.ticklemeplant.com

Bonnie - posted on 06/27/2012

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Does your son like animals, critters, etc?
You can hire a critter guy/gal, who travels to parks, homes, and other venues like schools and libraries, to come to you for a show. Just a few months ago my kindergartener was invited to a birthday party, and they had a critter guy come to the local park. It was really interesting and fun. They had cake and icecream afterwards.
You could have any kind of theme party, with snacks, pizza, or whatever to go along with the theme. Magic, Pirate, Knights and Princesses, Jungle, Detective, etc.
Have a party with lots of party games, the finger foods, gift bags.
How about an art party, where the kids get to make something they can bring home afterwards?
There are also places you can rent for a few hours, that have games, and you can order pizza.
I usually keep my kids parties small, with them choosing a favorite dinner, and make homemade cake. They have a gift bag for each child, so noone feels left out. Then the presents. When we have a group party, we have something simple, like pizza, or hotdogs, bubbles, games, hot potato, musical chairs, pin the tail on the donkey, dancing, gift bags. I try to use their favorite color, or character they like, and find budget friendly ideas to mimic these ideas. The sky is the limit.

Bev - posted on 06/24/2012

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The TickleMe Plant Party Favor was a huge hit at our last Party. In it you can grow a pet like plant that closes its leaves like crazy when Tickled. Tickle it some more and the branches fall down,
Seeing is believing.. http://www.ticklemeplant.com We had a garden theme and planted the seeds in party favor and painted the little pots as we learned about the TickleMe Plant. It was educational and pure fun.

Erica - posted on 05/06/2012

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Im doing a Carnival themed party for my daughters 6th birthday this July :)

User - posted on 04/14/2012

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Hi try mypawfectpartybear it's a stuff a bear site, you have a party at home, it's ideal for something different, am going to do it for my 8 year old daughter

Johanna - posted on 01/30/2010

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I celebrated my son's 6th birthday with a bowling party, they loved it! Just had to buy a cake and everyone had a blast....

Monique - posted on 01/30/2010

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First you ned to know what your child is into what does he like and then you can have a themed party do you jave any nice parks whwer ther are plagrounds and a grilling area fix hot dos and burgers and just invite his friends, so many things you can do in a park for a 6 year old's birthday party and save money at the same time.........

Shawna - posted on 01/30/2010

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Hi - we did a Top Chef party at a local restaurant. The kids created menus using foam stickers on paper and then pretended to be waiters. We played some bingo with food pictures on the cards and then after a nice lunch, the chef came out and brought some live lobsters and showed the kids how to chop vegetables for a simple salad. He also talked to them about how important it is to try out new, healthy foods! You can pick up little aprons and write Top Chef and the child's name using a clothing marker and arts/crafts with food themes at Oriental Trading. They also have a variety pack of cardboard hats and one of them says TOP CHEF. You can order the white chef hats there and just write TOP CHEF on them, too. I bought some play food from the local Family Dollar and spread that around on a table. We also made Emeril's Popcorn Cake as a snack and had the kids decorate their own cupcakes. Busy party!

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There's a website I have used a couple of times it's www.birthdaypartyideas.com, it gives you themes and ideas for a party and it's broken down by age group or theme. I just read through some of the ideas and it helped alot with the planning....hope this helps you with 6 year old birthday party ideas.

Myrlene - posted on 01/29/2010

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why don't you have his birthday party at lazer zone, I had my son's birthday party their and he had a very good time,

Lyndall - posted on 01/29/2010

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hire a bouncy castle, all the jumping and running will keep them warm and entertained for hrs

Mandy - posted on 01/29/2010

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May is the perfect time for a Pirate Party, if he likes Pirates. You can have a treasure hunt, get eye patches, have them dress up like pirates, it can be very inexpensive, and kids love to create and design things. Instead of a cake they could each have a cup cake or 2 to decorate with pirate decor (edible candies). I want to wish you luck with your search for the best party idea for your 6 year old, enjoy! :)

Melina - posted on 01/29/2010

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When my son turned 6 we had an obstacle course party! We had hammers to bang, string to tie, tyres courses to run onto a tug of war and a sword fight to finish off with!! The cake was a skateboard, but it could have been a race car etc... Anything to be competitive or run around and get rid of energy is great for a 6 year old birthday party!! Hope you have fun!!

Lillian - posted on 01/29/2010

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Depending on where you live.... I have a daughter that will be 7 in March, but loves boy things... We have done several different parties. A few things you may be interested in: Pump It Up - very clean and friendly, they do the set up and clean up, provide invitations, plates, cups, napkins, forks, etc. Chuck E Cheese - all ages love - they can provide everything you need including cake, pizza, gift bags, etc. Movie theater parties are fun, provided there is a good kid movie out that not everyone has seen. Miniature Golf, Bowling, also if you have a community center they usual let people rent it out fairly cheap, then the kids can play basketball, etc... Good Luck coming up with 6 year old birthday party ideas, I'm sure he will have a great day reguardless where it's at

Pat - posted on 01/28/2010

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My Son's birthday is in May as well! We've done Chuck E cheese,Glow Bowling (pins glow in the dark), a pirates party (followed by a trip to Disney for just the 3 of us), a Scooby Doo mini golf party at the local mini golf, Bob the builder party at home, Spiderman party at home, and an Elmo party at home. So I'd say we've done a lot of theme parties. This year we are leaning on party at Arnold's which is a indoor go kart place with video games (picture a Chuck E. Cheese for older kids and families.) Next year we have planned a Pirate Movie Party at the Movie theater to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean Movie that will be released two days before his birthday!

Tracy - posted on 01/28/2010

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Depending on where u live-Chucky Cheese's 4 sure! cheap, safe, and lotsa fun!!

Christina - posted on 01/28/2010

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How about a pirate party, you could do a treasure hunt, pin the eye patch on the pirate, play pirate music. Have the kids dress in there favorite pirate outft or foam swords,foam hats and eyepatches ready for when they come. If you have a Michaels or even a dollar tree store near you those are great places to get supplies. Good luck finding 6 year old party ideas and have fun.

Jessica - posted on 01/28/2010

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Where I live there is a place called Gatti-town. It is a pizza buffet place which also has lots of games and rides. It's pretty expensive, so if you have something like this in your area you may want to invite just a few close friends. I did this for my daughter's 6th birthday just a couple weeks ago. She loved it! We spent about $80, for her and three close friends to play, eat, and get prizes. I'm sure you have something like this in your area. Check it out, the kids love it.

Tanya - posted on 01/28/2010

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A movie party - Easy and inexpensive. set up blankets on the floor in the living room or tv room. I made trays out of shoes boxes (I got mine from the shoe depo here just went and asked if they had shoe boxes they were getting rid of they had tons) covered with constrution papter and I got popcorn bags from the dollar store and popped tons of butter lovers popcorn and filled the bags and I made hotdogs to serve and I bought a big bag of red vines and some sour gummy candy and split it in snack zip locks and put everything in the trays ahead of time when the guest arrived we gave out the trays and put the movie on and let the kids watch we bought a new movie that came out that week, lot of fun and very easy after the movie we let the kids go outside and play for a while we had a few games obsticle course games and that was that. We also did this for another party for my nephew when he turned 7 but I got the gonnies movie i figured most the boys have never seen it and they loved it.. Good Luck, I have a party to decided on coming up in March for a 7 year old girl don't know what i'm gonna do....

Katherine - posted on 01/28/2010

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My Daughter has had safari and under the sea themed parties that were big hits! My son has had Dinosaur expeditions! Also we live in a small apartment and found it easy to outsource the party and found that a few of our local Museums throw awesome Parties! My sons last Party was at the local childrens museum, my Daughters at the Living museum. The museums provided the decorations and for an extra fee the party bags. We just worried about the food. After the party our guest were free to roam the museums and had a blast! Not only did they have fun, but they learned stuff also! This year we are looking into our local park. They offer a birthday party with nature walks and activities!

Kerri - posted on 01/28/2010

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I would maybe try doing a party at an arcade, plaster fun time, or an indoor playground?! Sometimes those places won't charge you if you just walk in or plaster fun time has a party package plan.

Jody - posted on 01/28/2010

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When my son turned 5 I had a party with a company called "Live Pet Shows." It was a man and woman who brought all sorts of small animals to show the kids (tortoise, hedgehog, monkey, rabbit, tarantula, iguana...), and they talked a little about each one. The kids got to touch a couple of them, and the folks were very careful and responsible with the animals. I just had some munchies and play time in the yard, then the show, then cake. The kids enjoyed it. The cost a couple years ago was $200 for a 45-minute show. Have fun whatever you do!

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Our local YMCA does 2 hour parties. Different ones to choose from. They take care of everything. I think all we have to do is provide the cake. No clean up! :-)

Ann - posted on 01/27/2010

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The Dunkin'Donuts/Baskin Robbins gives a great party. They get to decorate half a dozen of their own donuts, balloons, pizza, cake. And they get to keep their donuts. And it was pretty cheap! Like $130 for 15 kids. Did that for my 6 year old who is now 12! They still talk about it!

Kelle - posted on 01/27/2010

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PUMP IT UP!! I just had my sons party there last weekend.. Very CLEAN, organized, they do all the work, i chose not to do chuckie cheese because the ones by our home are dirty cramped and crowded. u have to round the scattered kids up to sing happy bday and eat. At pump it up u have your own space for your party. your kids arent pitted in with other parties and misplaced amoungst other kids that dont belong with your party. u dont have to worry about them. the best thing is u dont have a mess at your home to clean up when your done.. u just leave there and enjoy the rest of your day. they have a king chair for the birthday boy! in your private birthday room.. My son loved it and the kids were so excited and had a great time. I hope this helps. this was the first major party i gave my son and it was the best.. it was well worth the couple extra bucks v. chuckie cheese.. + they give u the invitations..

Megan - posted on 01/27/2010

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McDonalds also does birthday parties and provides each child with a happy meal and the birthday cake and goody bags for each child - but you would need to find a McDonalds with a play place and only 10 kids can be invited (or at least that is the way it is here) and it's not too expensive either for all you get

Megan - posted on 01/27/2010

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we have an indoor bouncy place near us where my kids have gone to 2 parties and they had their 4th and 6th birthday parties there last year and will have their 5th and 7th birthday parties there this year

Monique - posted on 01/30/2010

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First you ned to know what your child is into what does he like and then you can have a themed party do you jave any nice parks whwer ther are plagrounds and a grilling area fix hot dos and burgers and just invite his friends, so many things you can do in a park for a 6 year old's birthday party and save money at the same time.........

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There's a website I have used a couple of times it's www.birthdaypartyideas.com, it gives you themes and ideas for a party and it's broken down by age group or theme. I just read through some of the ideas and it helped alot with the planning....hope this helps you with 6 year old birthday party ideas.

Mandy - posted on 01/29/2010

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May is the perfect time for a Pirate Party, if he likes Pirates. You can have a treasure hunt, get eye patches, have them dress up like pirates, it can be very inexpensive, and kids love to create and design things. Instead of a cake they could each have a cup cake or 2 to decorate with pirate decor (edible candies). I want to wish you luck with your search for the best party idea for your 6 year old, enjoy! :)

Melina - posted on 01/29/2010

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When my son turned 6 we had an obstacle course party! We had hammers to bang, string to tie, tyres courses to run onto a tug of war and a sword fight to finish off with!! The cake was a skateboard, but it could have been a race car etc... Anything to be competitive or run around and get rid of energy is great for a 6 year old birthday party!! Hope you have fun!!

Lillian - posted on 01/29/2010

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Depending on where you live.... I have a daughter that will be 7 in March, but loves boy things... We have done several different parties. A few things you may be interested in: Pump It Up - very clean and friendly, they do the set up and clean up, provide invitations, plates, cups, napkins, forks, etc. Chuck E Cheese - all ages love - they can provide everything you need including cake, pizza, gift bags, etc. Movie theater parties are fun, provided there is a good kid movie out that not everyone has seen. Miniature Golf, Bowling, also if you have a community center they usual let people rent it out fairly cheap, then the kids can play basketball, etc... Good Luck coming up with 6 year old birthday party ideas, I'm sure he will have a great day reguardless where it's at

Christina - posted on 01/28/2010

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How about a pirate party, you could do a treasure hunt, pin the eye patch on the pirate, play pirate music. Have the kids dress in there favorite pirate outft or foam swords,foam hats and eyepatches ready for when they come. If you have a Michaels or even a dollar tree store near you those are great places to get supplies. Good luck finding 6 year old party ideas and have fun.

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