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5th Birthday Party Ideas

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    My boys turn 5 in less than a month (!). DH is leaning toward having their party at home to save money. (Last year was the first time we had it at a party place and I LOVED how much easier and low-stress it was!!). I unfortunately really hate party planning and get stressed out even by relatively simple parties. This year they want to invite some families from preschool who I don’t know as well/am not comfortable with so that adds to the stress.

    Do you guys have any ideas for a 5th birthday party for January (i.e. indoors) that would be relatively easy and low-stress? We’ll probably have about 12 kids total, almost all boys. Most in the 4-5 year old age range but if siblings come we’ll also have a 3 y/o girl, 3y/o boy, 6 y/o boy and 10 y/o boy.

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  • gaamy
    gaamy
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    sometimes local community centers w/indoor pools will do b-day parties. one child i know went to bounce u. the old stand by of chuckie cheese is always an option.

    also, dont know about your price range but our Zoo does b-day parties specifically for cold weather b-days. they have a little presentation they do and the basic package is around $350.this is what we’re doing for gigi next year. you might also check into local children museums.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Oh, sorry, my wording was confusing. If I can talk DH into spending money on a party someplace else, we already have some good options. I’m looking for party ideas for if we have it at our house that would be really easy and low-stress.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    What about lego themed? Get each child a small set of legos as the party favor and that would probably keep them busy playing for the majority of the party. That may get expensive though but just an idea!


    embra
    Participant

    How about some sort of scavenger hunt around your house and yard. You could give the hunt a story so that the items they have to find are somehow related to their being superheroes and solving crimes. Or you could do a playdough extravaganza if you don’t mind the mess. It’s easy to make with normal ingredients for super cheap and only takes about 5 minutes. Or you could get some retro video games (like pacman and frogger) for your TV, serve cake and ice cream and call it a day. Ah, the 80s were a simpler time ;-) Good luck!

    Momkey
    Momkey
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    For my daughters 5th birthday I did a school themed party, she just started kindergarten! You could set up tables to look like a school setting and have them do crafts and easy work sheets! And play games like Hi Ho Cherry-O, candy land, etc….

    I had these bags for the party favors with a few simple school supplies:

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    embra
    Participant

    Other ideas: if you have the space for it indoors, you could set up an obstacle course. I do this sometimes for my kids in our fairly small space, but for 12 kids, you’d need more room. You can just use things like hula hoops on end to climb through, folding tables to crawl under, etc. and masking tape on the ground can indicate things like jumping and turning, while masking tape or yarn at crazy angles between walls in a hallway can be a laser thing for them to navigate. Alternatively, you can move some furniture out of the way and give them things like folding tables, chair backs, and lots of pillows and blankets to make a huge fort under which they can eat their cake. These (or similar) would be a cool addition if you go that route:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009IMAS/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Thanks for the great suggestions!

    Ctls_Rajesh
    Ctls_Rajesh
    Participant

    Hello

    Why not, We organize dance program such kind of apps like rhymes. we celebrate birthday party and kids learn something.

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    Could you do it at your church? I know around here they have rooms to rent for little money and a large space.
    I am sure you thought of that but just wanted to put it out there.

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
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    You could do a monster party.
    Do you have a sewing machine? You could make some monsters rather easy – and it doesn’t matter if they are perfect because they are monsters – and the kids can “adopt” them. I loved that idea
    Plastic monster eggs – you can make them and hide them or have the kids make them
    http://spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com/content/blog-posts/party-crafts-and-diy/photos/monster-eggs-party-craft-diy-easter-birthday-monster-birthday-pa.jpg
    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/db/9d/7f/db9d7f960217fc1b13a3610e1ecc2599.jpg

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Let us know what you decide!

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Thanks for all the suggestions! DH finally ended up agreeing to do it elsewhere again this year so the party activity side of things is off my plate. :) Now I just have to figure out what Batman and Spiderman cakes I’m going to make/buy for them!

    NMteacher
    NMteacher
    Participant

    Yay, DH! now you have a whole year to plan for the 6th!

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    There you go! :)

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    With a whole year you can do so much :) :)

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