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#1 mummy~2~two

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:07 PM

I am looking for ideas for my daughters Birthday in May.
I know I am early but like to get my ideas sorted well in advance.

So far I have done a cupcake decorating party (4th) and a sand art craft party (5th).
I am hoping to outsource this one to save some money and actually have time to enjoy her party.
I always spend lots of money and time getting it organised so taking a year off.

Any ideas?

I am in NW Sydney.

#2 littleboysmum

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:12 PM

Ice skating at Macquarie
Disco party
Sports Centre Party/ Gymnastics party

#3 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:17 PM

Just about all the girls in my sons yr 1 class seem to have had AMF bowling parties this year.
They have actually been pretty fun - and that is coming from someone that hates bowling original.gif

http://www.amfbowling.com.au/Parties--Events/

#4 Polly Esther

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

I did a circus-theme party... but jeez, it was a PITA and was a lot of effort.

This year, her 7th, I'll be paying a venue... not HJs as everyone here seems to do, but maybe bowling, or skating or a play-centre or something. Then all I have to do is hand over money and show up.

ETA - if we lived closer, we'd hold it at hte Plaster Fun House. They might have one out your way. Google will let you know. original.gif

Edited by Polly Esther, 20 February 2012 - 08:26 PM.


#5 mummy~2~two

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:47 PM

Thanks for the ideas.

My DD is very noise sensitive so bowling is out at this stage.

I was thinking about a disco party but I would then have to provide the venue and food etc....

We haven't started ice skating yet so will hold off with that one for the moment.

I had a roller skating party when I was younger. No rinks around here that I know of.

I am not sure about a play centre one.... Not sure if 6 is too old for that and I am not overly impressed with the Lollipops party.

I like the idea of the plaster fun house so will check it out.
A friend of hers is having a gymnastics party in March so will see how that one goes as well.

Thanks for the  ideas.
Please keep them coming. original.gif



#6 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:50 PM

If she is noise sensitive, wouldn't a Disco Party or a Roller Skating Party be unpleasant for her?

#7 mummy~2~two

Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:14 AM

She has been to a couple of disco's for preschool and with the constant noise she was ok.
She surely makes enough noise at home at times.

It's more noises she is unfamiliar with.

I just thought the noise of the pins being knocked over and balls hitting the floor would be an issue.
I guess time will tell with that one.

#8 R

Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:21 AM

DD will be 7 in April and I have already booked an iceskating party. She is SO excited. Like you, I need a year off this year. For 10 little ones,  a party room for 2 hours, food, drinks, ice-cream cake and unlimited time on the ice with a skating helper, it's costing us 200.00. Very happy with that price as it was costing me double that to cater for people at our home. I look forward to chilling out and watching a bunch of excited 7 year olds go crazy on the ice!

Good luck with your plans.

BTW they have great walking frames for kids who have not been out on the ice before. They sort of just shuffle around but I'm always amazed at how quickly the kids pick it up.

#9 LifeGoesOn

Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:28 AM

Have you considered a Lolli-pops Disco Party?

My DS went to one last year and it was a blast. They have a little dance floor and get the kids to dance etc. The kids can also play on the equipment and you can organise catering through their kitchen (they do platters of sarmies/wedges etc).

Lollipops Disco

#10 Madfun

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:05 PM

I run disco birthday parties in Melbourne so I can't get you to come to my venue but I have HEAPS of tips for disco parties.

First up put out some disco colouring in sheets & coloured pens on a table so when the kids get tired, or if they're initially shy they have something they love to do. There are heaps you can print straight off the net. Basically that will take care of the first 30mins of your party. Use your garage because it's easy to make dark or close the curtains in a playroom. Disco lights are really cheap at KMart, $10 or under, you only need 1 or 2. If you have sing star or even pretend microphones (look in the $2 shops) the kids will feel like pop stars.

You'll only need a few games because they'll be dancing and singing and making their own fun. For Limbo you can just use a broom handle with a feather boa wrapped around it or even a skipping rope (there is always 1 or 2 kids who want to help hold the limbo pole instead of joining in so you'll have helpers).
Musical statues is a favourite and at 6yrs I'd do a pass the parcel. You don't have to wrap the prizes, have a pretty bag they dip their hands into (no mess!)

Make sure you have drinks on hand throughout the party as dancing is thirsty work. Keep the food simple. Fairy bread, chips, lollies, fruit platter, party pies/sausage roills. You're all done!

I'm sure whatever you do you'll have a great party
Cheers
Beanie from
Madfun

#11 Julie3Girls

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

Hire a fairy.
At 6, they are still young enough for it. Both my older girls had a fairy at their 6th birthday (FYOS), and there were a few other fairy parties at friends places that year as well.

The fairy turns up, she did a bit of magic show, had some bubble games. Face painting, pass the parcel. She stayed for the cake, then left. The girls all ate, then just happily played for the last 1/2 hour or so.

#12 ~strawberry~

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

We did similar to the pp, but for DD's 5th birthday. We hired a fairy who was amazing. She was a very skilled ventriloquist, did puppet show, magic tricks, fun stories, face painting etc. We held it in the back yard so set up and clean up was really easy, and all I had to do was prepare food. The kids were so entertained that they barely ate anyway! The fairy also provided party bags so I didn't have to bother with that either. She was so good that several of the parents took her card to book her in the future! The kids absolutely loved it.

#13 mummy~2~two

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:20 PM

Thanks for all your tips. Thinking we could pull off a disco party at home or even a fairy party.

Strawberry- Are you in Sydney? If so can you PM me her details please.

#14 belinda1976

Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

My friends DD just took a couple of her closest friends to T2 at Mac Centre for her 7th birthday.



#15 Atomac

Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:48 PM

For my DD's 6th birthday last year she had a pretend sleep over. The girls all came over in their pjs and brought a pillow with them. They played a few games, watched a movie and ordered in pizza. The girls were then picked up after a couple of hours.

#16 meljoy

Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:36 AM

I also agree to get a fairy/entertainer.

My 6yo is FYOS and so is having a fairly largish friends party (i.e.. 25-30 kids) this year whereas normally it is just relatives. We booked an kids entertainer (woohoo entertainment) and was just over $200 for 1.5hrs with face painting, balloon shapes, games to music and i think pass the parcel. So all I am doing is a party table with some party food.

#17 jacnic04

Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

This place in Hornsby is quite good



http://www.circusfactory.com.au/Default.aspx




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