4 year old birthday parties

Lisa - posted on 01/14/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )




What are people planning on doing for their child's 4th birthday? Our little girl wants a party with her friends, only after her father mentioned it for what feels like the last year. She goes to preschool and a seperate daycare which means we would be inviting close to 25 children. I know that most parents don't leave thier children at near strangers home and that usually means that siblings come too. When all total we are talking at least 50-75 people for a party and that doesn't include family and close friends. The cost would be outrageous.

My thought is to have a party at daycare (which the director has already approved). I would be there for an afternoon or morning to do a pinata, a few games, cake and ice cream. Then for pre-school cupcakes or cookies for snack time (gotta check with her this teacher). Then having the usual family and close friends party we have done since her first year.

I love my husband but he likes to show off to people so any party with more than just family and close friends would get bigger and more expensive with me bearing the brunt of all the work and organization. Like I already have done for the last 3. With some recent family tension on both my side and the in laws, I don't even want to do that. But I am out of ideas.

What is everyone else doing? Does anyone have any suggestions.


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Alisha - posted on 01/12/2014




hi can u tell me where you're located at and what hotel is it cuz I'm trying to have my daughters party here is my email alisha0029@gmail.com

Crystal - posted on 02/21/2012




check out www.partymom.ca! it is a new site but has lots of great ideas, you are sure to find some great ones for your party!

Courtney - posted on 02/16/2012




I am throwing my daughter a dress-up party. we asked all the guests to "come dressed in their tea party best with lots of accessories". Tutus and peals for the girls and bow ties and top hats for the boys. For favors we are doing a candy bar, with skiddles, gum balls and gummy bears. I found wedding favor boxes at the dollar store. If we have the time we will decorate them with glitter and stickers and maybe even add each childs name. I will lay all of my daughters dress up clothes and jewlery out in her bedroom which will be the dressing room. I will also ask that my nieces bring their dress up clothes so that there will be plenty. I think we will hook up the kareoke machine to the TV in the living room so the kids can enjoy that during the party. I'll decorate with pink, purple and yellow. I'll get pearl strands and colored feathers from the craft store for the main table and may even fill a glass vace with them for a center piece. Kids will eat PB&J sandwiches cut into heart shapes, gold fish, apple slices with peanut butter. Meatball sandwiches for the adults and I will have family members bring additional snack foods. To drink I am making punch which I will serve in a fance punch bowl. I plan to ask around to see if anyone in my family has any old tea cups to serve the punch in.

Melissa - posted on 01/24/2012




I am doing a party at my home. I am only inviting 3 children from her daycare, the ones she talks about most, and then three of her friends from outside the daycare. She starts school in September so no school friends yet.

We are going to do a Spa day for all the little girls. I have my sisters and girlfirends coming to paint nails and give every kid a great time. And of course food and cake.

I think when you get too many people, it gets confusing and not as fun for them, I try and do just those special friends.

Alisha - posted on 01/18/2012




Ask her (or her teacher) who a few of her closest friends are, the ones that she plays with on a regular basis and invite those children to the party along with family. Then she will be excited to play with her favorite school friends. There is no reason to invite the whole class. It's not like you'll offend the parents of the children who aren't invited. Who really loves carting their children to birthday parties of children whose parents they don't know. I'd also bring cupcakes to her class to make her acctual birthday even more fun. We booked our daughter's birthday at a place here that is full of indoor bouncy house and soft giant slides. She loves it. We are inviting all of our family and her close friends, who happen to be my two best friends sets of kids.

Rebecca - posted on 01/18/2012




Im doing a pool party! Im inviting only about 6 kids and renting the pool at a near by hotel for the day! It costs $4 per kid and $5 for adults so its not too bad!!

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