|Posted: 1/20/2011 4:48:48 PM|
My DD is going to be 12 in May & she this is what she has done at some of hers & her friend's parties.
Pizza party (I use frozen bread dough for the crust, and make each girl their own crust & have bowls of toppings for them to make their own)
Movies with lots of snacks
Scrapbooking (I put out all of the stuff that I can part with along with glue sticks & let them do their own thing) I have also taken pictures & printed them so they can use those too.
Guitar Hero contest
Usually they end up in the basement - squealing & giggling so I usually don't have tons of stuff planned
|Posted: 1/20/2011 4:56:17 PM|Crafts and games! The crafts can or don't have to be organized. Like the previous poster said, leave out SB stuff and let them go to it. Or you can show them how to make a beaded bracelet and then let them go for it (jewelry seems to be a big hit these days).
Games are fun. I did a scavenger hunt type thing around the neighborhood where I had the girls pair up in teams of two and made sure each had a camera (either on one of their phones or a digital that they brought with them). Then I had a list of things they had to take pictures of. Like a tree with leaves changing, a house with the number 4 on it, a dog, etc. We live in a very friendly, smaller neighborhood, so I felt comfortable with this project. It also helped get some of their energy out!
We also had them make their own pizzas. I made dough and gave each girl a ball to make into their crust. Then I had tons of various toppings and cheeses for them to add. It was fun!
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|Posted: 1/20/2011 4:57:32 PM|
I don't do sleepovers, but as my DD is an only child, I have kids at my house most days for the whole day
If I did sleepovers, I would get DVDs and pizza and have them amuse themselves.
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|Posted: 1/20/2011 4:59:17 PM|For Emma's birthday last year (when she turned 11) we did a cooking themed sleep-over party ... it kind of took a lot of prep work on my part but everyone said they had a lot of fun
- made pizzas (I had various toppings in bowls for them to choose from)
- baked cookies ... I got out my KitchenAid mixer and let them choose the chocolate chips etc. that they wanted to put in "their" batch of cookies ... I baked them while they played Wii and watched movies ...
- decorated cupcakes ... I let them choose the food colouring to add to icing and mix in a bowl ... had various sprinkles etc. for them to add ...
* the "goodie bags" were silicone cake pans, a set of plastic measuring spoons, some wooden spoons, and a baggie of their homemade cookies
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|Posted: 1/20/2011 5:03:41 PM|
A little spin on makeovers is blindfold makeovers. My dd and a friend did this recently and it was quite funny. The person applying the make-up is blindfolded.
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|Posted: 1/20/2011 5:07:07 PM|
I agree with Kiwipolz, throw DVDs and pizza at them and stay as far away as possible.
I just don't see why people think I'm too patronizing (that means I treat them as if they were stupid.)
Loc: Houston, TX
|Posted: 1/20/2011 5:09:29 PM|
tye dye t-shirts that is always fun!
decorate pillow cases
make no-sew blankets (we had a great time with this, did this at our last party, can be costly if you don't buy sale though)
just a few ideas of the top of my head real quick
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|Posted: 1/20/2011 7:18:53 PM|
We just had a sleep over last weekend for my dd's 11 bday. She had 4 friends come over, we went to Laser Tag, came home and did dinner, presents, cake and ice cream. Around 8:30 we piled them all into the car and went sledding. We took hot chocolate and glow sticks and stayed for a little over an hour. My dd said it was the best birthday ever. The best part for me was they were all asleep by midnight because they were so tired. I was exhausted the next day, but they had a great time and really, so did the grown ups!