Ideas for a 6 year old boys birthday party

Brittany - posted on 06/25/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is turning 6 in November and I have no idea what to do for his party.We are doing an Angry Birds theme.Any ideas??

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Samantha - posted on 02/15/2013

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For boys, don’t you think pirate, soccer, and football would be better options?

Megan - posted on 12/28/2012

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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.

Maggy - posted on 11/21/2012

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Hi girls! I really love Michelle`s ideas. With Angry Birds it`s very cool but maybe more for parents or for children over 6, because not all of them new about Angry Birds)) Last year my nephew was 5, we created wonderful cake with McQueen, it was delicious and he was really happy!!! We also invited some girls for entertainment like gymnastics and children theatre.

Pirate party or lego party are also interesting, especially for boys=) If you need some ideas for themed parties or any entertainment, you can search here: http://scarlettentertainment.com/news-bl...

Trisha - posted on 11/07/2012

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Hey Brittany.....same boat....my son turns 6 on the 30th of November...and not being able to count on outdoor party because of weather really limits ideas. Not sure we want 12 six year olds running a muck in the house!!!....

Michelle - posted on 06/25/2012

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If you wanted other ideas for party themes especially when you can't go outside. I've done a pirate party, superhero party, scooby doo party, lego party, star wars party, and many more. For a little bit younger child: farm party, shape and color party, Neverland party (peter pan and if their are girls at the party and some pixies stuff), puppy party, and it can go on. The internet is a good place to look and you don't have to necessarily spend a lot. You might have to put in some effort to make things if you want. I find either two games or two crafts or some combination of the two. Two is the magic number to hold kids attention and then just let them play and have cake and presents. A lot of times I like to do easy crafts the kids can take home instead of buying lots of candy and really cheap toys for treat bags.



BTW, the sooner you can think of an idea if you are doing a theme even if your not the easier it is to get stuff for treat bags, crafts, decorations, etc for really cheap. The hard part is your son's bday is November before most of the major holidays, but you can still potentially get good things with end of summer deals that include toy deals, Halloween deals, and such. If you are really good you'll keep your eye out for the clearances year round.



I have four boys and the only way I can afford neat things for them, their friends, and classmates (class parties) is getting things 50%-90% off when a holiday or season is done.

Michelle - posted on 06/25/2012

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I did an Angry Bird Party when my son turned 6 last November the kids had a blast or so they said. I did a playable cake and made Angry Bird Color cake pops. On top of the cake pops I made Angry Bird fondant birds that the kids then used to for the playable cake. I had a bat pinata that I spray painted red (wasn't the best looking Angry Bird, but the kids don't care). Got it for free from my nephew's Halloween bday. I blew up balloons and put them on balloon sticks. Then I printed out Angry Bird faces and the kids helped me cut out and tape them on the balloons. Used them for decorations and then gave them to the kids at the end of the party to take home. I also made Angry Bird treat bags buy getting primary colored little paper bags with handles at Walmart and pasting Angry Bird faces on them.



My son got an Angry Bird bean bag toss game early and we used that for a game. Whoever got the most points got to choose their Angry Bird plush toys first (got cheap off of Ebay). There are a lot of easy and fun ideas for an Angry Bird party. It just depends on what you want to do.

For decorations I just went to the Dollar Tree and bough primary colors for the tablecloth, plates, napkins, and such. I then accented things with Angry Bird cutouts around the room and with angry bird balloons.



Here are some websites.



http://www.parentmap.com/article/17-angr...

http://go.tipjunkie.com/pa/1810/sunschol...

http://blog.hwtm.com/2012/05/creative-mo...

http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/throw-an-a...



http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/

This is a site I normally go to for ideas. I normally copy and paste the parts that I like and email it back to myself so I can remember.





Hope the links help.



p.s. My playable cake wasn't that elaborate. Just cut out a rectangle shape cardboard.Tinfoil it. Bake a spice cake or whatever you have on hand in a rectangle shape pan. Cut out different size triangles and rectangles. Buy frosting color it green. Buy wafer cookies and other stuff to put on the cake. Make pigs. Easier than you think. We also had the angry bird card game and used that for a sling shot. Warning once you set up the cake try and not to bump it. The frosting warms up and the towers start to fall. The kids had fun each taking a turn to knock down the pigs. They can either eat the cookies and cake or not.



Also, ebay great for buying cheap angry bird stuff.



Have fun and good luck.

Kristin - posted on 06/25/2012

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I have done both home brithday paries and paries at bowling allies, sweimming pools, game centers, etc. I have to say taking them somewhere else is both easier and the kids have way more fun and the cost is usually fairly reasonable. My son who turned 6 in december loved the bowling birthday party and so did all his friends. My gf whose son just turned 6 had his birthday party at Ruckers where the kids could play games and receive prizes, that also went over well with the kids. Other ideas are a gymnastics place, or rent a big inflatable jumping pit. Or mini golf if available in your area. Of course you can have a home party as well and set up games, food, and maybe have a scavenger hunt or set up your own verison of the angry birds game in your backyard for the kids to play with depending on weather, Hope this helps

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