We are officially kicking off our Birthday features here on ToyXplosion! We have some super-fabulous party ideas lined up for both girls and boys of all ages. If you are looking for Birthday Party Ideas, then you are in the right place. Today we are starting off with Girls Birthday Party Ideas.
What’s one thing most girls love to do? Make things. Girls are all about personalizing their stuff, whether it’s their clothes, accessories or room decor. Our first feature is a Crafty Party for the Craft Lover. This party would be perfect for girls anywhere from 6 to 12 years of age.
We’ll cover ideas for Party games/activities, food, decor, goody bags and of course…great gift ideas for the special Birthday girl! Start the party with an activity to get the girls chatting and having fun. Then move to the food, cake and present opening. Send them home with a cute goody bag filled with crafty goodness, or their ‘goody bag’ can be the crafts they made.
For a Crafty Party, you want the games and/or activities to involve the girls making something, but you don’t want them to leave behind a huge mess for you to clean up. That’s why we love Crunch Art. It’s so much fun (we made some awesome things ourselves) and it requires no cutting, no gluing – which means no mess!
Orb Factory Sticky Mosaic Twinkle Tiaras – Its easy to create six stunning tiaras with sparkling jewels and foam stickers. Great for birthdays and slumber parties. Includes 1000+ sticky form sparkle, foil and jewel pieces, and 6 sparkling designs.
Alex Toys Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit – Make your personalized bracelets for all your friends. Select favorite colors from a rainbow of hues – plus gold and silver. Use the square or round styles in eight different patterns. Set includes 4 color-coded looms (for bracelet-making parties!), floss, beads, beading needle, step-by-step instructions and a handy carrying case that’s perfect for trips.
Creativity for Kids Cute Kitties – Turn 3 bobble-head kitties into a family of fancy felines (4″ tall). Decorate with markers, fabric, flowers, rhinestones, and a sparkly crown and wand. The kitties come cradled in a cute kitty carrier carton.
Some other great ideas include:
- Set up an easel or cover a table with white paper and set out markers, fabric scraps, colored paper, colored pencils, stickers and more. Just let them create!
- Pencil Topper Craft Kit Pkg/12
- Treasure Chest Craft Kit Pkg/12
- Have the guest smake their own placemats to use at the party table.
- Put pieces of your child’s artwork around the party room. It will make them feel special and it’s a no-cost decorating idea!
- Cover the party table with white paper (could be from the Party Activity) and let the guests decorate the paper as a party decoration.
If you want to just purchase the decorations, here are some nice sets from Shindigz for the 6 to 12 age range.
When it comes to a Crafty Party Theme, you could provide snacks they can make themselves like pizza, cookies or cupcakes.
For the cake, you could frost a round or rectangular cake with white frosting and decorate the top with crafty items such as paints, paint-brushes, scissors and crayons. Just make sure the items are sitting on top of something other than just the cake, like a piece of white plastic.
Gift Ideas for the Craft Lover
Crunch Art Room Decor Set – Not only does it make a great activity for party guests, but Crunch Art makes a great gift for the Birthday girl. Have Fun redecorating! The Crunch Art Room Decor Set includes a mirror making set and customizable photo frames. Each set includes projects of different themes. Included in each set is a reusable crunch board one mirror or 2 photo frames (4×6 and 5×7) two foam mirror frame cutouts or four blank photo frame cutouts 160 pieces of colored fabric and one cruncher. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics: Jewelry Box – Get beautiful results with this decorate-by-number jewelry box. Includes hundreds of glittering sticker with an easy to follow design. Includes 1000+ sticky foam and jewel pieces and 1 numbered jewelry box.
Beautiful Butterflies – Deluxe set includes 3 tulle butterflies in vibrant new colors -2 medium and 1 large, 3 petite and sweet butterflies and cute hairclips. Great window packaging with touches of holographic foil highlight the beauty of the butterflies inside.
Creativity for Kids Shrinky Dink Deluxe – A complete Shrinky Dinks fun factory with oodles of supplies. Includes 10 sheets of pre-printed Shrink film, charm bracelets, beads, greeting cards, gift tags, jewelry cord, hair clips and key chains. Plus 8 color pencils, pencil sharpener and hole punch.
Make Your Own Cards by Made By Hands – Create beautiful, unique, and completely personalized greeting cards with this imaginative craft kit. Using the over 500 fun and easy pop-out shapes, make a memorable card, fancy invitation or charming thank-you note to send to friends and family. A great creative play-date, this colorful craft kit inspires young imaginations and creates lasting memories. Comes with 20 blank cards in 7 colors, over 500 pop-out shapes, 20 envelopes, and a glue stick. Ages 4 and Up.
Bitty Bobble Pet Shop – Bitty Bobble Pet Shop: Color and decorate 6 adorable bobble pets. Make extra pets and oodles of accessories using the air dry clay included. Pet assortment includes a dog, puppy, 2 bunnies a turtle and a cute kitty. All packaged in an adorable pet shop box.
Alex Friend 2 Friend Friendship Bracelet Kit – BFF. Make flat best friend bands or round friendship bracelets. Two styles of bracelets with 4 patterns and 10 colors. Includes 2 different looms. Includes 10 colors of floss, seed beads, beading needle and easy instructions.
Melissa & Doug Friendship Stamp Set – Featuring a rainbow, hearts, and more, children love using 8 playful stamps and a two-color inkpad. It’s fun creating countless scenes and coloring in the pictures with the 5 colored pencils! This well-crafted set is conveniently contained in a sturdy wooden box for organizing and storage. It’s a tremendous value that children will use over and over again! Washable, non-toxic kid-friendly ink.
- For a Craft Themed party, the goody bags can be the crafts they made. They will be so excited to take their creations home!