It seems that birthday party planning a boy or girl birthday party is becoming more and more competitive. You know what us parents are like! We soon get dragged into out doing the “Jones’s”. But is doesn’t have to be that way. Check out this great article on this subject, that states:

Planning the event becomes a military operation. Parents struggle to outdo each other as the parties become more and more elaborate, with professional entertainers and cakes that cost a small fortune. Even very young children feel pressured to look amazing with expensive outfits and can never be seen in the same thing twice. Throw a less than perfect party and it can spell social disaster not just for the parents but for the child too.

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Of course, it doesn’t have to be expensive, and you can still be expensive. It is all about the imagination.

Toy Story Kids Birthday Party Ideas

On June 25, 2010, in kids party ideas, by lordkensal

What with Toy Story 3 upon us soon, what better for a girl birthday party or boy birthday party, than a Toy Story Themed Party. I bet this is something the Mums and Dads will enjoy as well!.

Found this great article on how to go about birthday party planning for a Toy Story Themed Party. The main thing with any themed party, as the article suggests is:

You then have to break the party down into segments according to your toy story party ideas; the invitation cards, the party decorations that will adorn the venue, the food (including the cake and drinks etc), the party games, the gifts and then any other fillers.

After getting the segments right, it will be time to plan each of the segments to fit into the general theme. I always advise a two character theme in order to minimize costs. Of course, these will the two most popular characters; Woody and Buzz Lightyear. If however, you have a very large budget for the toy story movie party supplies, you can always expand the number of characters to add more spice to the birthday party.

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Fabulous Fairy Party Idea

On May 13, 2010, in girl birthday party, kids party ideas, by lordkensal

Fairy Garden Girl Bithday Party ThemeI do not normally add links to other people’s sites, but I came across the beautiful Girl Birthday Party idea. It is  fabulous interpretation of a Fairy Party Theme that will have any party girl thinking she is in a dream land of Fairies. If you feel inspired by the photo here then check out the other photos on the link below.

If you are looking for inspiration for a wonderful girl birthday party then this just goes to show what can be achieved.

When it comes to arranging a Girl Birthday Party for Teenagers it can be difficult. Teenagers are notoriously fussy, and depending on your relationship with your daughter, any ideas you suggest maybe instantly put down – as once you suggest them they are instantly considered, “uncool”. However, do not be put off. Sorting out a Girl Birthday Party for Teenagers can still be achieved quite easily and successfully.
The key thing to a girl birthday party for Teenagers is to think about celebrating in style. Teenagers love style and making a statement, so it is important to combiner that style and statement in a theme that your teenager daughter is into. This can be music, sports, activities, skating etc. The major thing to consider is the number of people being invited, if it is a small number then something more intimate at home might be more suitable, but if there is a large number of guests, consider hosting outside the home, at a venue – skating is ideal for this.
Here are some great girl birthday party themes and ideas to consider.
Make Up and Beauty Party
A Make up and Beauty party appeals to the idea of girls pampering themselves and looking great. They can play with make up, and style each others hair. Consider getting in a makeup artists or beautician who could give them tips and advice and help do their makeup. Any trawl of YouTube will tell you that teenagers love “how to do makeup” videos on YouTube. You can extend this theme even further, and make it a model/photo-shoot party, with them all getting their hair and makeup done, and then having professional photographs taken. This will give them all something to take home with them. Nail parties are also very popular, when you can get in a manicurist to do manicures and pedicures. Girls of all ages love being pampered, so for the more glamorous teenage daughter, this can be an ideal party.
Karaoke Party
Programmes like American Idol and X-Factor are big business, so a karaoke party could be a great idea. This can be either hosted in the home, or at a Karaoke Booth, where drinks and nibbles can be provided. A lot of games consoles like the Wii and Playstation 3 have karaoke type games, or you can hire in your own karaoke machine. Why not organise your own little talent competition. Singing is a great ice breaker, and is always a lot of fun.

Scrapbook Party
Some teenage girls are into arts and crafts, and love scrap booking. This is a massive past time and very popular. So if the person you are planning the birthday party for loves her arts and crafts and scrap booking, why not a scrapbook party. This is perhaps more ideal for the more intimate and smaller guest list party. You can source loads of materials from an office supplies or scrap-booking store (Hobbycraft is a good place). Make sure the invites are “homemade” to just add to the theme. On the invites ask that people provide the pictures and items they want to scrap book. You can then provide all the pends, glue, glitter and other elements essential for scrap-booking. Once again, the beauty of this, is that everyone will have something to take home with them.

Skating or Roller Blading Party
Ice skating is a popular with a lot of girls, and suits all ranges. Find out where your local ice skating rink is, and whether they do party bookings. You may find that they provide a private space and extras like food and drink, and offer better value than just booking a individuals. Depending on the size of the guest list, some rinks may even hire out the whole venue for a period, making the party guests feel less intimidated.
Roller Blading can be done in the park (weather permitting) and you can often hire a tutor or coach who will help the girls learn to roller blade, or improve their technique. This means no one is left behind, and their is someone to help all standards. If in the local park, then you can organise a party picnic to go with the event.
Teenagers are often portrayed as being difficult, but if you empower the teenager into feeling she has some stake in the decisions being made, or even have her help organise it, then the party will feel more like “her idea”, and the birthday party planning will prove far more successful and she and her friends will have a lot of fun.

If you are looking for inspiration on how to theme your Girl Birthday Party then how about these Top Ten ideas for a Girl’s Birthday Party. Remember, you should theme the whole process, from invites, setting, games, food and favour bags.

Top Ten Theme Ideas For A Girl Birthday Party:

1 – Princess Party

2 – Fairy Party

3 – Cup Cake Party

4 – Costume Party

5 – Glamour Party

6 – Makeup Party

7 – Slumber Party

8- Mermaid Party

9- Chocolate Party

10 – Barbie Party

These are just some of the many great theme ideas, that can be achieved on a budget or as extravagantly as you want. The idea is to make sure the central theme runs through the whole thing, from beginning to end. Try to talk with your little gitl about what she might like, or look at her favourite toys or films etc. Have fun