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5th Birthday Party Ideas
I love my 5 month old kitten Sir Digby Chicken Caesar. Totally random as my story is about 5th birthday parties, but Sir Digs is curled up next to me, purring away and he is just too cute. I think he was an event planner in a past life as he only hovers around me when I am looking at things on Pink Frosting’s website. I reckon his human name was Eduardo and his parties were always fabulous
Anyway, the school term is well under way and for those of us experiencing the first time school hours gig, a whole new development is occurring. Mum’s are RSVP’ing to the influx of party invites, the calendar is being marked, schedules shuffled and toy catalogues collected. This afternoon it was my turn. As my daughter approached me after her teacher dismissed her at the hall, she held tightly in her little hands a large envelope and on her face, a big smile. I knew what it was, I recognise that skip in the step – she landed her first party invite for the year! I was right! One of the boys in her class has invited my Tilly to his 5th birthday party, of which is a Pirate theme held at the local swimming pool and of course my daughter the socialite will be attending eye patch and parrot at the ready. I don’t know who is more excited by it, Matilda or me. As we raced each other through the front door, I was waving the invitation in the air and she was blurting out the news to Daddy who was startled by two crazy girls charging at him. So there we have it! The first party invite from her class mate.
The Treasure Map (aka invitation) has pride of place on the fridge door and I have marked the calendar. Tilly is going to start thinking about what her friend would like for his birthday and at some point we will go shopping for it. The choice of having the party at a pool is great considering the weather up here in Townsville has been incredibly brutal. I have had to stop wearing my trusty jeans and opt for shorts (gasp!) and the poor kids have been wilting away. I know that this party is going to be full of five year old children who will all refuse to leave the pool at the end of it. Maybe some of us grown-ups will also jump in for a swim! So, with school underway and the invites coming in as parents plan parties and RSVP for parties, Mike and I are thinking about Tilly’s birthday in July. A friend of mine mentioned tonight her son received a party invite today too, but from a girl in his class and it is a fairy party. Hmmm…If you are going to have a mixed birthday should you keep it to a theme that is comfortable for both? My friend is totally fine with the fairy theme, it made her giggle that her son has won the girls over in his class, and he is such a great kid he will have so much fun with his friends. Tilly loves pirates, so the pirate theme of her friend’s party has her over the moon. She has even asked me to buy her a pirate beard to wear with her bathing suit (will be taking photos for her 16th birthday).
By the 5th birthday our little poppets are well and truly coming into their own as they now attend school, are forming friendships and are developing a sense of self, likes, dislikes, what is the in thing and what is so out. When it comes to their party you may want to let them help pick and choose. Where Mike and I can go for Mish’s 3rd birthday “it is going to be all about dinosaurs” and he isn’t fussed as long as he is a “big boy and has a big cake”, Tilly on the other hand is a little more savvy. She has attended a few parties (but they were when she was a baby according to her) and has been taking notes from the other kids in her class. For example, a few days ago whilst talking about Mish’s upcoming party I turned to Tilly and said “and for your birthday we can do a Disney Princess party! How would you like that?” That there is where I went wrong. I asked her how she’d like her party. FYI – Disney Princess is out, Thumbelina and Fairies are the flavour of 2012 according to the girls in class Prep B.
So with the help of Matilda we have gone over the themes on the Pink Frosting website and she has chosen the following:
For little girls put together a Butterfly/Fairy party. Using the Martha Stewart butterfly decals and butterfly paper punch, whip up some super cute invitations, name tags, thank you cards and using the butterfly decorations, place them on the cake, in the paper flower bouquets set in the teapot centrepiece along with the butterfly table decorations and attach them to the skirt of fairy dresses. Make the party a rainbow of colours, and glitter as much as possible! The little girls will love to snack on candy boxes filled with fluffy fairy floss as they dance and wave their ribbon wands about. Pink Frosting has these rainbow spray balloons which any little fairy butterfly will love to play with. Why not make your birthday girl a classic Dolly Varden cake? The doll with a great big cake dress is a favourite with little girls; make her a fairy princess with butterflies all over her skirt. Farewell the fairies at the end of the party with goodie bags filled with little butterfly cookies, candy necklaces and rainbow swirl lollipops.
For the little man, you cannot go wrong with a superhero party. Think comic book art and colours that “Pop!” “Pow!” “Shazam!” and the boys will be in their element as their favourite superheros. There is a fantastically awesome range of 3D Superhero party products that will appeal to any budding superhero. He will be only too happy to take time out from saving the day to enjoy birthday cake, lollies, chips, cordial/soft drinks. Hang up some stars and streamers and bright balloons for your hero and stick to bold and bright colours like blue, red, yellow and green for the cutlery and crockery. Make sure their identities are protected by providing your party guests with super masks! Play party games that will test their super powers of speed, strength and stamina. For party favours a super hero bag filled with super hero lollies (if Superman is there make sure you have no green food – aka kryptonite) and a gumball machine for them to take home.
With that bit of Intel gathered for you mums and dad’s out there, you can breathe a sigh of relief as Australia’s #1 Party Shop just so happens to be on trend with parties for 5 year old kids and yes they have fairies, pirates, superheroes and all the bells and whistles that go into keeping a gaggle of five year old kids entertained for a few hours and come the end of the party hand out neat party bags filled with candy, balloons and party favours. Hurrah for Pink Frosting! Saving parents all over with easy party planning tips, tricks and products!
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