4th b-day coming up, and no friends......what to do?

Asia - posted on 12/16/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My daughter's 4th birthday is in january and I want to do something for her, but she has no out of school friends. What can I do for her birthday that she'll enjoy maybe by herself?

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Sarah - posted on 12/21/2011

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At age 4 does she really need/want a party with friends? My daughter will be 4 Jan. 28th and I haven't ever considered having a "friend party". I would and will make it a special day just for her. Take the day off work and take her to her favorite resturant (McDonald's lol) and maybe a movie, the zoo or something fun just with your family. Then have a party with extended family.
I for one think the whole birthday thing is out of control. I never got a gift for going to a party and I refuse to do that for my kids. I believe it is a celebration of and for the kid.
What does she want to do?

Christina - posted on 01/20/2012

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My daughter's 4th birthday is also in January & she doesn't go to school yet so no friends as well. I asked her where she wanted it & she picked Pizza Hut since that is her favorite :) I invited some of my work friends that she has known since she was a baby & is very close to. I would just suggest letting her pick everything out so she feels she helped plan it & invite family & close friends of yours that she knows well. Even without a bunch of kids her age she should still have a blast :) good luck

Jane - posted on 12/16/2011

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You might see if there is a trampoline place near you. She might enjoy that. Or you could simply invite a group of kids to the nearest fun playground and supply a picnic and a cake.

Asia - posted on 12/16/2011

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she likes to bounce and run in circles screaming.LOL she also likes to 'sing'. I have considered reaching out to her classmates, but it would have to be a budget party. I may go that route if I don't come up with something else soon.

Jane - posted on 12/16/2011

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What does she like to do? My daughter loved horses so we had a pony lady come to the house and give her rides up and down the block. That, of course, attracted the neighborhood kids so we ended up with a party - I had some pizza delivered and we ate it in the front yard.

My niece had a similar problem in that no one wanted to come to her party (she was and unfortunately still is the original mean girl) so we drove up and my kids became her guests at one of those party/games places, Celebration Station, I think.

Also, is there any way to contact some of her school friends for a party? You could set it at a public place like McDonald's or Chucky Cheese so you wouldn't even have to clean house. At age four you really only need three or four guests.

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Carissa - posted on 01/06/2012

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Have a family party. Do a theme party of her choice. My daughters birthday is the 23rd, we're having a care bears theme party with family on the 22nd. Then on the 23rd I'm taking her to see Beauty and the Beast in theaters. If you have other children, plan something with just your daughter and you, if no children still plan something special with just you and her!

Brenda - posted on 01/04/2012

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Maybe you could ask her who she would like to invite and maybe invite three or four. At this age they really don't need much to have fun.

Nikki - posted on 12/28/2011

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I am having the same issue with my daughter not having any friends her age and her birthday coming up. Her last birthday consisted of my teenage cousins and their friends, but my daughter loved it! So, I'm not sure what to do this year and her birthday is soon.

Asia - posted on 12/22/2011

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I'm not sure what she wants, but I know what she likes. And I might just go with something that she likes and keep it simple. Maybe invite my niece seeing as they are like sisters........

Sara - posted on 12/20/2011

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My daughter turns 4 on Jan 16th. I'm having the same problem, my daughter does not go to school. I'm going to invite her cousins but idk if they will come or not. If they dont come then there wont be any kids at her party :-(

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