Help me plan the best seventh birthday ever.
August 27, 2012 12:50 PM Subscribe
Help me throw an awesome birthday party for an about-to-be seven-year-old.
posted by nonasuch to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The parents of the little girl I babysit have asked me to plan and run her seventh birthday party. They both work in academia and are going to be swamped around her September birthday, so I'm handling cake, decorations, entertainment, and party favors. They're providing the food. There will be about 10 kids (boys and girls) and 10 parents present.
Little girl has requested a 'dance' theme, face painting, and a cake that looks like a stage. I think I've found a bakery that can handle the cake. I've covered chair rental and bought the Klutz face-painting book. I made invitations that look like tickets. I'm planning to buy thrift-store sheets and rig a 'stage' area on their back porch. We're going to play freeze dance (music recommendations that adults can tolerate much appreciated).
What else can I do to make this party awesome, fun, and memorable? I would particularly appreciate ideas for art projects kids can take home that will make good party favors-- neither the parents nor I want to buy a bunch of crap from Oriental Trading.