5th birthday party ideas

Cindy - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I don't know what to do for my daughters 5th birthday party! We just moved to a new place and we have left all her friends. I really want her birthday to be special, but I have a huge challenge since we haven't met anyone. Also we have a newborn and money is kinda tight......please help!

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Christie - posted on 12/03/2009

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You could fill her room with balloons while she sleeps (the night before), put a WE LOVE YOU poster on her wall and a picture of you all blown up on her bedroom door (inside) so she wakes up surrounded in love, then have her gifts and cards at her place at the table in the morning before school (not sure if she is turning five or six)...before her birthday ask her what her favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner are, and that is the birthday celebration. You could also rent her favorite movie and put it on in the living room with sleeping bags out, popcorn and soda and make it a family movie night for celebrating ~

Desiree' - posted on 12/31/2009

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Christie, that was the deciding factor... I thought also that it would be so much more special when she was older and could understand the whole idea of the party. :) I can't wait to do it!!

Kim - posted on 12/14/2009

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Ask your daughter what she would like to do for her 5th birthday party to make it a special day. Chances are she will be able to come up with something great and inexpensive and she will enjoy it even more knowing it was her choice. If she doesn't then try doing something simple like having a "fancy" tea party, get dressed up, paint her nails, do her hair and help her feel like the day is all about her. With a newborn in the home and a recent move she may only need some one on one attention to make her special day unforgetable.

Pamela - posted on 12/04/2009

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Ask your daughter what she considers a special day. Why not a family day exploring your new community? Search out the best doughnut shop; find the best park and video rental store. Have a family day playing board games with lots of popcorn. If you take the suggestion of filling her room with balloons, put a silly instruction in the balloon before blowing it up (e.g. hop on one foot while singing Happy Birthday) and take turns popping the balloons and following the instruction. She will probably value these family times long after she forgets the kids parties that we spend so much time creating.

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Rhonda - posted on 12/31/2009

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Do you live someplace warm? For my daughters 5th birthday party, (her bday is in June) we rented a shelter in a park, only $18 and had a BBQ. She loved it. Also some bowling alleys are reasonable or Pizza St. places like that. Or just have it in your own home.

Natalie - posted on 12/04/2009

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If you have a computer and any of her friends in the other town have one - both of you should download i-chat or skype (a video chat program). Then she can see and talk to her friends. We moved from LA end of August and our daughter has been able to keep up her friendships with this tool.

Christie - posted on 12/04/2009

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Desiree,the Alice in Wonderland sounds great - what a fun and fanciful 5th birthday party idea (and lots of great, simple, parts!) My concern is that the kids can't even read yet, so they don't understand the whole theme and wouldn't really appreciate all the work that was put into the parts of the party - I bet that would be really fun when they are six or seven and can understand some of it (or know and understand the story so you can explain the food stuff to them) :-)

Desiree' - posted on 12/03/2009

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I was going to do an Alice in Wonderland party for my daughters first Birthday, which was today... But instead decided to go with Winter "ONE"derland... But I still LOVE the idea of Alice in Wonderland, and plan on doing that for one of her later Birthdays. What I was going to do was get some of her tea sets together and set a table as the Mad Hatters Tea party. If you have old Christmas lights, they work great for ambience. You can make paper lanterns with your daughter before hand and hang them above the table. Also make cookies and decorate them with icing saying "EAT ME" and have juice bottles saying "DRINK ME". You can paint cardboard pieces to make some of the characters of Alice in Wonderland, like the singing flowers, and the caterpillar, also signs that say "UP" "DOWN" "THIS WAY" "THAT WAY". Set up a veggie tray with mushrooms, and have a sign saying "One side will make you grow taller, and one side will make you grow shorter" During the pary do fun things like, "Make a Mad Hat" and "Pin the smile on the Cheshire Cat". I wanted to do this so bad for her party, but just didn't give myself enough time before hand to get it all together. :( I hope this helps with 5th birthday party ideas!! Good Luck!

Christie - posted on 12/03/2009

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Just to let you know - I didn't do parties for my kids until they asked for them, and they never missed them when the family time was special :-)

Rhonda - posted on 12/31/2009

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Do you live someplace warm? For my daughters 5th birthday party, (her bday is in June) we rented a shelter in a park, only $18 and had a BBQ. She loved it. Also some bowling alleys are reasonable or Pizza St. places like that. Or just have it in your own home.

Christie - posted on 12/04/2009

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Desiree,the Alice in Wonderland sounds great - what a fun and fanciful 5th birthday party idea (and lots of great, simple, parts!) My concern is that the kids can't even read yet, so they don't understand the whole theme and wouldn't really appreciate all the work that was put into the parts of the party - I bet that would be really fun when they are six or seven and can understand some of it (or know and understand the story so you can explain the food stuff to them) :-)

Desiree' - posted on 12/03/2009

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I was going to do an Alice in Wonderland party for my daughters first Birthday, which was today... But instead decided to go with Winter "ONE"derland... But I still LOVE the idea of Alice in Wonderland, and plan on doing that for one of her later Birthdays. What I was going to do was get some of her tea sets together and set a table as the Mad Hatters Tea party. If you have old Christmas lights, they work great for ambience. You can make paper lanterns with your daughter before hand and hang them above the table. Also make cookies and decorate them with icing saying "EAT ME" and have juice bottles saying "DRINK ME". You can paint cardboard pieces to make some of the characters of Alice in Wonderland, like the singing flowers, and the caterpillar, also signs that say "UP" "DOWN" "THIS WAY" "THAT WAY". Set up a veggie tray with mushrooms, and have a sign saying "One side will make you grow taller, and one side will make you grow shorter" During the pary do fun things like, "Make a Mad Hat" and "Pin the smile on the Cheshire Cat". I wanted to do this so bad for her party, but just didn't give myself enough time before hand to get it all together. :( I hope this helps with 5th birthday party ideas!! Good Luck!

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