Birthday ideas for a 7 year old girl
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Tina - posted on 03/27/2009
One of the best parties I ever took part in was for a co-worker's 8 year old daughter, Megan. I'm a Professional Photographer, and had taken many portraits of her children prior. Her daughter asked me one time if I would do a "Model Party" for her and her little girlfriends, so they could dress up and have "Model" portraits taken. Her Mom loved the idea and decided to do so for her birthday. We didn't want the young girls to look like the ones you see on those awful kiddie beauty pageants with tons of makeup and teased and sprayed hair do's. So, we had Megan's older cousin help the girls get dressed and I did hair/make-up in an APPROPRIATE but fun manner. We purchased lots of pretty party dresses, sunglasses, purses, scarves, hats, etc.. really inexpensively at a local thrift shop, and the girls LOVED them! The girls posed individually and with their friends for lots of pix. Afterwards, they ate tiny cupcakes, cookies, candies and juice and had a few party games. Meanwhile, I printed out copies of the pix for all the kids to take home. It was a HUGE success and I received many requests from the other kid's moms to do the same party for their daughters. Hope that stems some ideas and no..you don't have to have a pro photographer. Anyone you know that's good with a digital camera and can print photos on sight will do just fine : )
Best of luck! Tina
Pamela - posted on 09/10/2011
A pajama party was a popular theme for my girls. I bought inexpensive plain white material and some stuffing, and made a small pillow for each girl.I also bought fabric markers. One of the early activities, while waiting for others to show up was to decorate an autograph each others pillows. The pillows were then used as in the scheduled pillow fight (and they were smaller and hurt less than a normal sized pillow) and they also served as a party favor to take home!
Kelly - posted on 03/27/2009
For my oldest daughter's seventh birthday, she had a "Fancy Girl Fashion Party" as we called it. We did this in our church fellowship hall, but you could do it at home too. I had a teenager (oldest son's girlfriend) do hair, and my mother-in-law did nails. When the girls came in, they picked up a "shopping" bag, and they went to the "hair salon" station and got to choose hair accessories from a whole bunch of different kinds and colors, and got their hair done. They went to the "nail salon" station and had a manicure-they chose their color of nail polish and it went in their bag to keep after she did their nails. They also got to "shop" for bracelets, lip gloss, and bubble bath. After everyone was "beautiful" we played music and they danced. I had a full length mirror for them to see the results. I took lots of pictures so they could have copies back with the thank you notes my daughter wrote. We served snacks, real punch in a punch bowl with pretty cups (very important to my daughter for some reason), a "doll" cake, and ice cream in little cups with sprinkles to make it "fancy". It really didn't cost that much, with sample size items from Avon or Wal-Mart for the goodies. By the way, there were I think 8 girls there, and we had time for everything in about 2 hours. Just something I would think from some of the advice above, if you use anything too much on their faces, I would make sure it was safe for kids sensitive skin-be awful for someone to break out in hives or something! Have fun!
Norma - posted on 03/28/2009
I had a dress up party for my daughter when she was that age also. I purchased dresses from the thrift store. Washed them added velcro and straps so they would fit better. Had finger foods with grape drink in wine glasses. We took pictures and had a fashion show. They had a ball.
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I tend to stay away from makeup & beauty product type parties for kids under 14, so many younger kids have adverse reactions to even the mildest of creams but a BIG hit with my kids (both boys & girls) is movie night parties where they get to make their own pizza however they like it ! I buy plenty of toppings & some medium pizza bases & let the kids construct & decorate their own pizza (put an old sheet over the table to catch the spills) & you just pop it in the oven for them.(the less work for you the better) 7 year olds love to cook, it makes them feel soo grown up :)
Lisa - posted on 03/26/2009
I had a princess makeover tea party for my daughter's 9th birthday. They each were instructed to bring their own princess dress. Party favors were purses with eyeshadow, lip gloss, hair access & a mini brush. I got them at "Flower Factory". We did facials at the kitchen sink. played soothng music and relaxed with cucumbers on their eyes. Then each girl did their own makeup, i helped with hairdo's. We had a fashion runway with music and i took pictures. The tea party was individual little cakes, chees cake, and candies. For their thank you gift, i put all the pictures on a dvd to music. It was the funnest party we have ever had. Good Luck!
Kristin - posted on 03/25/2009
OK - Go buy up cheap benign makeup and fingernail polish, have them wear sleep gowns (or buy them cheap at Walmart for favors), wrap their hair in a towel, put cucumber slices over their eyes and rub lotion on their face for a facial. Paint their nails with a sweet pink (please nothing trashy), light makeup and a little hair do. You can serve them beverages while they are being pampered...call me I have more ideas and I'll help. DO NOT let them spend the night you lunatic. Afterwards we'll drop the girls with their grannies and go out for a beer.
Michelle - posted on 03/25/2009
She may be a little to old for this, but you can have a candy party, or some type of theme like that . We all have names that start with M's in my little family so for my baby shower we had an M&M theme, and it was a lot of fun because you can get personalized M&M's, etc.
Michelle - posted on 03/25/2009
When I was that age (or maybe a litle older) my mom did a spa type party. Mani/pedi's but also bought us light makeup and facewash, moisturizer, etc. She showed us the correct way to apply makeup, and how to take care of our skin. It was a really good idea and I plan to have something similar this summer for my 8 year old daughter.
Paula - posted on 03/24/2009
We've done a hawaiian luau themed party for my daughter - palm trees, tropical fruits and tropical inspired desserts, ham & pineapple pizza, a limbo contest, hula contest... We also did a pool party (public pool program) on year, a tea party, a PJ & movie night party, a hollywood themed party (red carpet, princess dresses, "oscars" for best dressed etc.) A few of her friends have done bowling nights, laser tag (fantastic for a mixed group of boys and girls!), theme parks etc. I tried to stay away from "makeover" and "spa" type parties as long as I could. Not all parents are ok with their 7 year old wearing nail polish and makeup - it just seemed easier to sidestep the conversation.
Shawn - posted on 03/24/2009
A great site that has great ideas, checklist , games and activities is www.kidspartyfun.com check out the link for the makeover it is awesome! It had 1000s of ideas. I am using this site do celebrate my mother next month. Hope she has a great party and Happy Birthday!
Helena - posted on 03/24/2009
I gave my daughter a pj party for her 6th birthday, we bought lip gloss and nail polish and spray in hair colour that washes out with shampoo,had a few movies with popcorn and stuff the girls had a great time and stayed up most the night there were lots of giggles and they loved their "makeovers". hope this gives you some ideas
Heather - posted on 03/24/2009
First thing that comes to my mind.......have a spa party for her. Make it a sleep over party and have all the girls come in PJ's and make it a spa invironment. Do mani, pedis on each other and look on the internet for some at home remidies for facials.
Just a thought...hope it helps
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