In the middle of December we had my daughter’s 6 Year Old Birthday Party and she had decided that she would like to have a garden tea party. Being towards the end of term, we kept it pretty simple and only 8 girls. I won’t go into detail about the planning process I used for the party, as I approach all the kids birthday parties pretty much the same way. If you would like to see how I do this, you can find it in my 10 Point Children’s Party Plan Post.
I have listed other ideas for birthday parties for 6 year olds, which can be found towards the end of the post. Click here to go straight to the list.
Garden Tea Party
My daughter was a flower girl in her uncles wedding earlier this year and she decided that she would like to wear her flower girl dress from the wedding to her garden tea party. So the invitees were also asked if they would like to wear fancy dresses as well.
As the children arrive I like to have an individual type activity for them to do as we wait for all the children to get there. This means that if anyone is running late, they don’t miss out on any of the group activities. This year when Possum and I made fabric covered button hair ties, she decided then that she wanted to make them at her party.
The party was after school on a Friday night from 4.00pm – 5.30pm. We had a beautiful day, not to hot but the sun shone brightly. After making the hair ties, all the girls went outside to blow and chase bubbles.
Thanks to Nana and Pa for letting us raid their lemon tree, so the girls could make lemonade to have with their afternoon tea.
Lots of pretty food was served for afternoon tea. The tea cup biscuits as always were a hit, but I cannot take credit for the beautiful little meringues! They were made by a very clever mum from my daughter’s school. As well as the lemonade to drink, the girls also had “rosie” tea (a cranberry, strawberry and raspberry blend.)
I melted white chocolate and then served marshmallows, strawberries and raspberries for the girls to dip into it. We used chopsticks to put the fruit on and dip into the chocolate.
My children all prefer ice cream birthday cakes, so to fit it in to the garden tea party theme, I decorated the ice cream cake with rose petals. To do this, firstly I washed and dried the rose petals (patted with towel), then sprayed them with a solution of rose water and water and then sprinkled them generously with caster sugar. I then baked the rose petals in the oven on a low heat until they went crisp. I crushed freckles through the ice cream cake and sprinkled the top of the cake with pink jelly crystals, before I placed the rose petals on top.
Possum had a wonderful time and was very thankful for the beautiful gifts that her friends bought her!
Here are some other ideas for themes for 6 year year old birthday parties:
- Requires an outdoor space that you can dig and fossic in etc.
- Invitees wear garden clothes.
- Starting activity is planting seeds in a pot that they can take home.
- Scavenger hunt where the children have to find nature items on a list.
- Party food is on a picnic blanket with individual lunch boxes.
- Make mud pies!
- Great for larger parties with active kids!
- Needs a big back yard or can be held in a park.
- For starting activity have each child draw on a t-shirt (that you provide) with fabric crayons. Iron the design and then each child has their own soccer top! (We had 3 teams on year for a soccer party and I bought 3 different colour t-shirts, so the children knew who were what side.
- Play round robin games. Side sitting out eats oranges and other snacks.
- Party food is on a picnic blanket with individual lunch boxes – includes mini hot dogs and mini hamburgers..
- Penalty goal shoot out against the adults.
- Treasure hunt and the children have to find the hidden bouncy balls.
Knight and Princess Party
- For starting activity have each child make a sword or a crown.
- Lunch is a banquet style medieval feast. Serve chicken wings, chicken drumsticks, chunks of bread, baked potatoes, corn on the cob etc – all food they can eat with their hands.
- Have a Tug-o-War with different combinations – kids vs adults, kids vs kids.
- Potion making – an easy but effective one is mixing bicarbonate and vinegar (used for making your own volcano).
- For the starting activity have the children colour and decorate their own CD cover. This template works for the thin style CD covers. This cover will then be used on the take home disc compilation that you can make for the kids.
- Musical Statues
- Musical Chairs
- Treasure Hunt – looking for glow sticks
- Party food – homemade pizza slices, homemade scrolls, ice cream spiders and marshmallow lollipops.
Have you given your 6 year old a themed party? If so I would love to collate some more ideas, so if you could leave your theme and some details in the comments that would be great!