Making your little girl’s birthday party even more memorable will go a long way toward showing her how much you love and value her as a member of your family. You can help build her self-worth every day of her life, but doing so on her birthday party seems very appropriate. After all, there are only so many years that you can throw big birthday bashes for your children and their friends, so make them count.
Here are five great ways, brought to us by What U talking Bout Willis, for creating the ultimate birthday party without breaking your bank or your brain:
No offense to all you wintertime birthdays, but summer is the best season for a birthday, especially when you’re a kid. School is out and the weather is warm, meaning you can party any time of the week and celebrate outside.
If your little girl has a summer birthday, here are some fun summertime outdoor birthday party themes and ideas to help you throw the ultimate summer birthday party.
Spa-tacular Birthday Party
Every girly girl likes to pamper herself. Give the girls a fun spa day at your outdoor salon. Invite some mom chaperones to help you paint the girls’ fingernails and toenails with shimmer nail polish, and don’t forget the facial stations. Mix up homemade face masks and let the girls paint the masks with small paint brushes on each other’s faces. Add to the spa-tacular fun by serving foot-shaped and edible eye mask sugar cookies after the girls have finished primping and pampering themselves. Who knows, maybe you can get in on this R&R with them.
The best thing about doing arts and crafts outside means you don’t have to worry about paint spilling on your carpet or finding glitter all over your furniture for the next year. The next best thing is that the special birthday girl and all her guests will love being able to get messily creative at the different craft stations you’ve set up around your backyard. And the good news continues. You save money on party favors because you don’t have to buy anything. Their personal creations cover that. It’s a win-win outdoor birthday party idea.
If the birthday girl loves the beach, but you’re nowhere near one, throw her the next best thing—a luau party in your backyard. There are so many fun things to do and have with this theme. First, make sure each girl has her own lei, grass skirt, and sunglasses. Then for activities, you could have water games, a hula dancing competition or a hula hoop competition in their grass skirts. Last but not least, food. Serve up some cool and tasty fresh fruit kabobs, tropical drinks like fruit punch or homemade luau punch (just mix some pineapple juice with 7-Up or Sprite) and homemade shave ice.
Boys go camping. Girls go glamping. Set up cute personal tents for each girl, either in your house or outside. You can serve hot dogs and chips or tin foil dinners, and then make smores and popcorn over a grill or outdoor stove and let the girls enjoy a movie under the stars. You could add to the fun by making a shirt for each girl that says “Camp [your daughter’s name]” in the birthday girl’s favorite color.
Summer Sports Day
For the sports-loving girl in your life, get out and get active with a summer sports day party. The number and types of games and competitions you could have are virtually endless, but very much dependent on what your daughter likes and how many guests she’s inviting. But some ideas include a color run race, obstacle course, jump rope competition and water balloon volleyball. A fun party favor for this outdoor summer theme that can also be used to divide the girls into teams is color-changing shirts. These shirts have designs that change color in the heat and sunlight. They’ll love and wear them all summer long!