9 year old girl birthday party ideas

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My daughter turns 9 soon and we're having 5-6 friends over. We don't really have a theme, and that's ok. But I need an idea for something to do such as a craft or party favor. My daughter loves arts & crafts. Last year we gave each girl a wooden letter for their initial and they painted them and decorated them with buttons/ribbons. This year, I can't seem to come up with a good idea..............something that takes time (to keep them busy) but also something they could take home as a favor. Any ideas??

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Alexia Madison - posted on 06/23/2013

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i need more ideas for my 9 year old birthday party all i have so far is a sleepover and pedicures

Oliwia - posted on 09/24/2013

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hi I am going to be 9 years old on the 24th of October. I would like you to tell me what to do I am going to invite 12 children+ me that's 13 so please may you answer if you will I will give you a 400 pound and I will be very grate full

Brookie - posted on 06/25/2013

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what shall we do for our birthday party (we are going to be 9)?

Lynne - posted on 02/27/2013

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My daughter is 9 in about 3-4 weeks now and she wants it to be at a river because she is in-stressed in teenage things. She likes to feel like she is a big girl, so I let her have it at the river and thats fine. But the problem is she also wants a sleep over. As i said before, I am fine with it, its just I am going on holiday over seas for 2 weeks and in the middle is her birthday and thats why I am doing this now. I am looking for party games for her like 'big girls' ( not any thing like teens do just simple) Any ideas?

Aseel Kamil - posted on 09/24/2013

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I need ideas for simple party with low cost ...my daughter prefer making and drawing...even I have been in the UK for 3 years and this is the first time for me to arrange birthday party ...could you give me an advise.... Thank you

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Spencer - posted on 09/12/2014

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we see that "makeover days" are really popular with 9-10 yo daughters - as mentioned before having a mani/pedi + hair braiding + pampering type things seem to go over very well and are very inexpensive.

buying a bottle of dry hair detangler & one smoothing cream can detangle and braid 10-20 girls hair + nail polish (perhaps little bu) == cheap and fun and easy birthday for a little girl

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Jane Mcgreevy - posted on 09/04/2014

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Fab-fab-fab idea-- all I can add is to video each of them & send to their parent's cell phone!

Sandy - posted on 08/07/2014

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get some large pine cones, peanut butter, bird seed, and twine. make a hanger for the pine cones using twine. Let the kids smear their pine cone with peanut butter and roll in bird seed... instant bird feeder they can take home... also, buy plain white t shirts and some fabric paint. cut cardboard to fit inside t-shirts so paint doesn't soak through. let each child paint their own custom made unique tshirt to take home!

Samantha - posted on 07/14/2014

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For a 9 year old birthday I think it’s good to have a theme, as you mentioned she love crafts , so let crafts be the theme and have Creative Craft Party. You can make a craft kit with all needed items like ribbons, sparkles, beads, colors, scissors, construction paper etc. hand over it to each guest. Give them plain crowns and they can decorate it with their own imagination using rhinestones and other items in the kit. Or you can give them economical craft supplies for making jewelry like bracelets, necklace. Girls love jewelry and this idea will be a hit and they can take along whatever they have made as favors. This is summer time, so you can also give them fresh or plastic flowers and they can make flower leis, headbands etc. Let them wear these accessories and click their fun photographs too. My son’s birthday last year, we did some crafts for his birthday decorations, though he is not a craft lover but all my kids including him we did it together and had a blast plus saved some money too ;).. Here is a link to these crafts, you can get some great ideas http://goo.gl/pNXh2n

Coronal - posted on 06/28/2014

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Go to the art store and buy face paints and paint all their faces , set up a hunt to find the golden coin or get a party bus

Budoor - posted on 05/21/2014

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my daughter loves the spotlight! so i say i give her a suprise karaoke party!

Budoor - posted on 05/21/2014

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well............probably if your daughter loves the spotlight and singing you should give her wanna of these ideas:

-red carpet
-talent show
-paparazzi
-karaoke party

Sasha Alex - posted on 02/09/2014

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Sure,first just ask what the girl likes. And most importantly stay true to her and yourself.

Cheri - posted on 02/04/2014

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forgot to add - make a limbo stick out of old wrapping paper tubing, covered with colored duct tape and have a girl hold each end of it while the others "limbo" with limbo music. We did this with the girls and some moms, it was more fun than I thought it would be!!

Cheri - posted on 02/04/2014

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I have two daughters, ages 8 and 10. Both have loved having manicures and pedicures at their birthday parties (done by me, their mom, and a friend of mine). We have also done facials using smashed avocado and honey. I bought inexpensive headbands to keep their hair back, as well as foot lotion and soft socks to put on their feet after giving them "foot massages". You can also find recipes on the internet for making lip gloss using melted crayons. Have fun!

Virginia - posted on 01/23/2014

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I provide face painting in the area ! Check me out at www.mabelmoon.com - or email info@mabelmoon.com for prices !
~Virginia Cowan

Tanya - posted on 01/06/2014

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Facials... They come in different scents at shoppers drug mart for 99 cents and two girls can share one pkg. And put cucumber slices on their eyes... They love it at least it was a huge hit here. PLUS make friendship pins to trade... Safety pins and add beads of all sorts... Ones with initials... And they will be friends for life..... Hope this helps....

Jessie - posted on 01/04/2014

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Well I am gonna be 9 in a week! So I am doing freeze dance and Just dance
(On the Wii) . I need some more though ! But I enjoy helping you! Best regards Jessie

Megan - posted on 12/23/2013

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HOme parties are the best! 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.

Danielle - posted on 11/22/2013

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hi only have flip out, disco party, scary movie night, swim and more but i want you to help me want can i do after

Valerie - posted on 10/10/2013

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My daughter is turning 9 this year and feels she is too old for the parties we had in the past. We decided this year since her birthday is so close to halloween to have a costume party and we are also doing a cupcake bar. The kids will be able to decorate their own cupcakes for the party!

Sharon - posted on 09/12/2013

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I found a tutorial on Pinterest showing how to make flowers for headbands, barrettes, it looked fun, inexpensive and something different to try. Good luck!

Vicki - posted on 06/25/2013

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I was in Micheals (Arts and Craft store) the other day and they have lots of options. One thing I can recommend was a little packet with the makings to create a bracelet.
The packets themselves were small, and came with little bands (that would serve as the bracelet) and the girls can add pretty beads (came with the packet) and even their names (little squares with letters on them. My daughter is turning 10, and this will be one of their activities. She's having a sleep over with 5 friends (whew!). I'm going to get a packet for each friend.

Good luck with your plans!

Slumberpartycrew - posted on 06/12/2013

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Laurie Ann - posted on 03/28/2013

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my girl is turning 9. the best idea for 9 year olds is a suprise b-day party for her! all you have to do is follow these simlple steps: 1. ask her who her best friends are. 2. ask her what her favorite thing to do is. 3.make sure she hasnt came home yet. 4.start hiding with all of the kids. 5.when she gets home........SUPRISE!!!!! 6.the party begins! if you want more helpful ideas keep reading below! now our category has changed to dance party! so follow these steps for the perfect party-dance party that is! 1.ask her who she wants to invite. 2.figure out the venue of her party. 3.the decorations should be based on the theme or the venue. 4.search for fun food ideas on the internet, and base it on her theme and venue aswell. 5.here is a tip on decorations:look for fun colored streamers based on the color of the venue and theme, you may find these decorations at Walmart near the birthday cards section! 6.Have fun setting up your venue as unique as posipal! hope you have fun with this! but the real question is will it work on your girl?

Laurie Ann - posted on 03/28/2013

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um i would make your child happy and ask her whats her favorite thing and then bingo! a suprise birthday party theme for her! invite all her besties and when she comes home from school........SUPRISE!!!!!! her birthday party begins! hope she has the awesomest b-day party ever! But thats just my idea! it worked on my kid but the question is.....will it work on yours?

Bev - posted on 02/22/2013

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I love my TickleMe Plant!
Consider having a TickleMe Plant planting party with the TickleMe Plant party favors.
If you want to share your love of nature....you have to see and grow the plant that moves like
an animal when you Tickle It. Great green party favor and in it you can grow this amazing
interactive plant.

http://www.ticklemeplant.com

Donna - posted on 01/23/2013

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Have you thought about maybe a jewellery party. You can buy beads, thread, elastic, cord, whichever you want to use. Michaels also carries wood picture frames, that they can paint, and decorate, and have their pictures put in for rememberance.

Amanda - posted on 01/10/2013

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I think it would be fun and take up some time to paint ceramics you can go to a ceramic place and they have party packages and will let you use there paint and brushes or whatever tools u need usually and they have small nick nacks, plates, cups, sculptures, well pretty much anything you can think of. One cool idea i seen another Birthday Party do was they got one Huge plaque and they wrote ex: Emily's 8th Birthday Party and the date and all the kids painted something on it and wrote there names and it actually turned out pretty cool and it is a perfect keepsake for the Birthday girl. But whatever you decide to paint its fun for all ages and i even get involved and everyone has a blast and has something they can look at and remember that party forever. And its fun to get them back after they get burned and see how they turned out. The only thing is that it does take 2-3 days about for them to get burned since they put them in a kiln (cant spell that word...;) Another party favor idea is stepping stones which can be decorated and fun to do as well you just mix the plaster and pour and let set and decorate.

Michelle - posted on 11/13/2012

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well i am 12 on my mom's account. My age is kinda near 9 so i know what girls round that age want. I also LOVE art it is my favorite subject in school and got straight A+'s for all my exams and homework ect. great things to make are friendship bracelets, sculptures of your daughter with all her friends, cakes! i love cakes! instead of having one big cake why not have little ones that the girls can decorate them self. Also you could have a pamper sleepover stuff like that.

Amber - posted on 11/10/2012

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Well They May love the spa if it is all girls.....If there is like a place with a lot of inflatbles is good too

Lilly - posted on 10/24/2012

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You could decorate purses, goodie bags and have them put in what they want, if your daughters bad in is winter you could make lil snowmen

Trisha - posted on 09/02/2012

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Pillows! They are the hottest thing right now and so easy to make! Plus there are so many materials you can use to decorate the pillows and then, when they are done, if it is a slumber party they can sleep with their new creations!

Muslin and Old Flour Sack Materials are really in right now plus they give you a blank canvas to work with. I just finished making a "button" pillow" with my daughter where we used vintage buttons in a starburst effect on her new pillow. It came out great and pillows like these can sell for over $100 retail.

What you will need

1. Pillow inserts - If you have an Anna's Linens I highly recommend getting them there because you can not beat their pricing. IF you don't then you can buy lots (ten or more) online or suck it up,clip coupons and head to Michaels.

2. Fabrics -This is up to you! Shabby Chic is so in right now and I recommended the muslin, or a solid colored fabric.

3. Decorations - Again, use your imagination! Buttons, ribbon, safety pins (yes, safety pins! - I just saw the coolest pillow with a sunburst effect made of safety pins! Very chic! Old jewelry pieces (go to Goodwill and they will have bags of broken jewelry or unmatched jewelry for sale. You can get some great pieces in those bags!) Try beads, stencils with permanent markers, (or just let them draw) or even sewing on other pieces of fabric (or use a spray adhesive (but you can not wash the pillow if you use this). This is just a small list. Go through your home and find all of the "free" stuff laying around!



You can make your pillows two ways 1. The easy way, or 2. the hard way. Pick #1!!!! The easy way is to make a duvet style cover (you can even sew these prior to the girls showing up. to make a duvet cover. You need two pieces of fabric, one 10 1/2" x 16" and one 10 1/2" by 18". (if you are using 9" pillows) if you are using 10" pillows then cut the piece 11 1/2" x 19". I cut at least two pieces of fabric at a time to save work and time, Take the 10 1/2" x 16" piece of fabric and (I am using the 9' pillow directions) do a 1" fold (iron) and then a 5" fold (iron) and sew up the edge. (Yeah! You are half way done (sort of). Now, for the second piece of fabric, almost do the same thing, on the long side of the fabric, 1" fold over (iron) then a 3" fold over and sew the end. When you are done, by doing this,you with an have an opening in the back (duvet) which has 2" of fabric on top of each. other.

Last part! take the two pieces of fabric and put them together with the outside of the duvet pieces facing each other and sew up the top and the bottom. Now you have a finished duvet, but it's inside out! So, turn it out! Bam! Duvet is done!



I always make sure to put a piece of cardboard inside the duvet when a child is working on it. The reason: many! #1. If glue is used the two pieces of fabric will not get glued together (this is good for adults too!), #2. It's much easier for a child to work with, #3. It keeps their work neater.



After everything is done and dry or just finished you can insert the pillows you purchased and you are done!



Approximate time: to make duvet- 15 minutes

Decorating - 10 minutes - ?????



Have fun!

Katherine - posted on 06/12/2012

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I just had for my daughter a tie dye making t-shirt party and then for the party favors I gave out the Peace Sign TagTailz. The girls loved them! and had a great time making their shirts. Plus they all went to school the next day with their matching shirts and TagTailz. It was cute.

Miranda - posted on 06/04/2012

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Turn it into a tea party! At our local craft store, they sell porcelain tea cups (plain white, unfinished) for $2-$3...have the girls paint the cups. Bake cupcakes or something while they dry....maybe "dress up" in heels, hats, scarves? And join everyone at the table for tea and crackers.or pretzel sticks and Nutella!

Rose - posted on 04/02/2012

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what i did for my daughter was we did hair and nails nothing fancy just have someone do curling or braiding to the hair or go funky with the clip on hair. for party favors they got a small purse with an age appropriate piece of jewelry or hair ribbons or barretts in the bag and it was a hit. I also did a pizza party and they made their own pizzas using pitta bread as the crust they made their own and we also had make your own sudaes. and party favors were a gift certificate for a free ice cream cone at hte local ice cream place.

Shastin - posted on 05/14/2011

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A pedicure party is a great idea for a 9 year old girls birthday. Have each of the girls bring their own "foot tub" and you can get colored fizzys they can put into their tub to soak their feet. Then I just get .98cent polish and a lipgloss and candy at Wal Mart for party favor bags. You can get little stickers to put on their toes also. I make dirt cake in clear cups and let them eat the cake while their feet soak. It's a lot of fun.

Alicia - posted on 10/16/2010

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Hi, my daughter is turning 9 in dec. and we are doing a fairy birthday party ! i went to the $ store and bought wings for the girls ! and i bought wooden wands fromthe $ store for the girls to paint. but if you go to any craft store like michales that have a lot of fun crafts for kids to do , so i hope i helped you find 9 year old girl birthday party ideas. have a good night

Katherine - posted on 02/26/2009

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Painting flowerpots is always a good idea for girls birthday parties.  You can pick up any size terra cotta pot at any Wal-mart for a reasonable price.

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