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Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006: Surprise Party
By Paulas on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 01:07 am:

I'm THINKING about planning a surprise party for DDs 10th Birthday in June. Any ideas? Has anyonme done this before?

By Paulas on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 12:05 pm:

bumping this up. The board is busy and I don't want this to get missed\.

By Insaneusmcwife on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 12:32 pm:

Do you know what theme you are going for? Has she ever been to the salon? Maybe you can take her to get her hair and nails done while someone sets the party up. If you pick a theme I'm sure we can get you some really good ideas. Crafts, makeovers, movies (check into renting the movie theater its usually not that expensive and you can just tell her you are taking her to a movie just the 2 of you and have everyone waiting inside to surprise her) I'll keep thinking.

By Insaneusmcwife on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 01:21 pm:

You can have a cooking party and let them make their own pizza as someone on this board is doing. I let the kids make them with english muffins in the toaster oven. They can make their own sundae's and bake cookies (from scratch is always fun).

By Paulas on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 01:41 pm:

Thanks for the ideas. I think I might organize a camping theme party. She had one last year and really enjoyed it. I need to talk to DH about it a bit more. These are my ideas so far:

1) scavenger hunt
2) crafts: decorate flower pots then go to the greenhouse (by the campground) and choose a flower to plant. This would be instead of a loot bag

Any other ideas???

By Sandysmom on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 04:41 pm:

Kind of silly and maybe a little too immature for a 10 year old, but I was thinking and what about making everyting about the #10. Invite 10 friends, 10 prizes to win, 10 items to find in the scavenger hunt, etc...

At my daughter's last big birthday party, we played this game where I bought a large candy bar and wrapped it up, totally, like a gift, like 20 times, and have them sit in a circle and pass the candy bar around and when the music stops, whoever has the candy bar has to try to rip as much paper off the bar as possible. When the music restarts, they have to start passing again. This goes on until the last bit of paper is ripped off and whoever does that wins the candy bar. I wish I had wrapped it more. I had no idea girls could be that vicious. LOL! But then again, for chocolate.....

Another game we did was, I got 2 boxes and when everyone got to the party, they were split up into 2 groups and each group put their shoes in the box at the top of their row. The shoes were stirred up and when the timer starts, the girl at the top of the row has to fish out her shoes and put them on completely, (tying and everything) before they can go to the back of the line and the next girl can start. The group who wins, gets a prize.

One more. Instead of buying a cake, make two and icing them but don't put decorations on them. Again, divide the group in two and give each group, a bag of misc. decorating items. ex: fake flowers, sprinkles, jimmies, whatever you can get at the Dollar store. Have DD go into another room and when the groups are done their cake, have DD judge and the group who wins get a prize. Make one cake chocolate and one yellow and use the decorated cakes to sing Happy Birthday!!
I hope these aren't too corny. LOL.

By Sandysmom on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 04:50 pm:

Here's one more. At dd's last party, I had bought a Chocolate Factory, and I got a package of the big pretzel sticks. I brought the girls in by 2's and had them dip and decorate their own chocolate pretzel stick. I had them write their name on a piece of wax paper and put their chocolate stick on the wax paper. The stick was then rolled up and placed in the fridge and sent home with their goodie bag.

By Crystal915 on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 08:47 pm:

Great ideas, Sandy, I'll have to remember them, my kids' bday is next month. :)

By Sandysmom on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 08:48 pm:

Thanks, Crystal! :)

By Yjja123 on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 09:11 pm:

I just had a 10 year birthday party for my son. I bought personal size pizza dough and the kids each decorated their own pizzas. It was a huge success. Everyone ate their pizza and I heard no complaints about the food. They played in our pool and had games with water balloons. The kids spent the night so we also had a fire and they roasted marshmallows and made smores. they played "man hunt" in the dark---which was basically hide N' seek in groups. You do not have to plan too much just let the kids enjoy themselves.
Have fun!

By Jewlz on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 12:35 am:

they just had a deal in the family fun magazine about makine a party for a diva ... ten makes a perfect diva party i think lol like a star party she is a star for a day but all are included in the fun. it was really cute in the article and cakes and such they suggested was june issue

By Paulas on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 12:30 pm:

Thanks, I have to get that magazine

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