A Pocahontas party
Everyone dressed up like Pocahontas
We painted with sticks, leaves, pinecones, etc. on the driveway
Huge scavenger hunt for gold (spray painted rocks) in the yard
Trading post to barter with our gold for toys
Facepainting (what kind of kids party is it without face painting?)
Polaroid pictures in a canoe
Lots of “olympic” games
*** Unfortunately, my birthday was labor day weekend and everyone went to the Cape. Only two girls showed up 🙁
Donut-on-a-string eating contest and other crazy things
A dinner in the dining room
(My mom used a tarnished set of pewter serving dishes as the center piece…. But the cleaning lady polished it the day before the party…. Epic.)
American Girl Sleepover
Pajama fashion show, complete with red carpet
Shrink-a-dinks… Best craft ever!
The coolest pajama cake ever
No one spent the night though, I hated sleepovers
And two girls locked themselves in my room because they got in a fight with another girl. Oh elementary school.
(Another American Girl idea)
Everyone dressed up in fancy clothes
We wore name tags of famous people- Marykate and Ashley were heavily sought after
Sparkling cider toasts
Fancy, fancy, fancy dinner (complete with warm washcloths and lemon water in between courses)
My sister and her friends were the waiters…. HILARIOUS
I found a blog with the most adorable birthday parties for children. Check out this Pink Poodles in Paris party. And you will DIE when you see the Little Birdie Turns One party.
Hip Hooray has so many cute ideas for parties, I can’t wait to throw my own kids (obviously way down the road) parties!