Birthday Dilema!!

Danielle - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have two children (ages 6 and 3) They each have birthdays coming up this summer. When I asked them where they wanted to have their parties my son(age 6) says the park. My daughter (age 3) says the zoo. My problem is that last yr we weren't able to have parties for them b/c my husband had been laid off and that made it impossible. So I baked each one a cake and tried to make their day feel special (although as a mother I feel that I failed misriably) but this year I wanted them to do WHATEVER they wanted. My kids have always had their b'days at the park and yes it's really nice but I wanted this b'day to be extra special. So I'll be spending way more on my daughter's party than my son's and I don't think that's fair at all but I don't want my daughter to have to settle for something she doesn't want. So I need any ideas that would add to my son's party to make it better than jus the same o same o b'day. I thought about the moon bounce but my son is scared of those. His party theme is Monster trucks so I'm trying to rack my brain to come up with something. I will take ANY ideas


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Shannon - posted on 04/27/2010




Make a wall made of cardboard boxes the kids can barrel through, then maybe the obstalce course goes onto the playground, and finally the winner could go through a piece of yellow crepe paper tied between two trees. They sell cute plastic trophies at party city. You could play pin the licsence plate on the truck. This could be made from a poster and homemade licsence plates with kiddos names. Another fun game could be to race remote control trucks. This would also make a cool present for the birthday boy. I think moster truck tatoos would be cute too.

Jennifer - posted on 04/27/2010




Does he like dinos? If my youngest was a summer child here is what I would love to do for her sixth bday. Find a park with a big sand box. Get a ton of plasitc dinos and fossil's set up and escavation. Dino Dig! You can make the screens for sifting the sand give plastic shuvels, ect. You could also set this up in a wading pool filled with sand or dirt. mark off areas for teams to work in or if there is only a couple of kids give each of them thier own. You could also do a live action board game. For my oldest 8th bday this summer we are doing a live action clue. We are going to make nine "rooms" marked with rope and cones, there will be the normal amount of suspects and tools. We will be giving each child a small note book and cool pen, they will also be getting ID cards, (my hubby can print them at work so that part is free) they all will be PI's for the Pink Dragon Detective Agentcy. We are going to make spinners with room names instead of dice, the picnick table will be the Clue Room where they can make thier guesses. All of the adults will know the Who, What, and Where, when they come in the room they will have to compleat a task or answer a trivia question befor they state thier hypothis. The adult in the room will then tell them one thing they have wrong. Every Child will be able to solve it and we are going to have a bin of used mystry books for them to choose from after getting the correct answer. (Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Sherlok Holms ect. I can get them for cheep at one of the book stores up the road.) I'm making (at least trying to) a question mark Pinyata and cake. I was thinking of doing a cupcake break away cake with like 4 flavors so each one is a suprize.
Have fun with it, find something he enjoys and run!
We chose Clue bc she wants to be a cop when she grows up and loves mystry books and the clue game.

Jenna - posted on 04/27/2010




ooo how about at the park you set up a "Monster Truck Rally" for your son and his friends. They can race their own trucks on preset obstacle course. Just use jumpropes and plastic cones, etc to make up the course.

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