Little Girl’s 5th Birthday Party!
Five year olds are a lot of fun because you can actually do things with them in your own home! When the kids are two, three and four, a party outside of your home is probably the way to go, but at five they are ready to act like real guests! Steering away from the tried and true princess themes, here’s a suggestion for a “Little Chefs” party!
Little Chef’s Party
Invite the girls to your home for no more than two hours, preferably an hour and a half.
- Attach a printed card to a child sized kitchen utensil with a bright ribbon. Sets of various kitchen utensils are sold in a package at most toy stores!
- Even trickier, include the invitation information on the back of a recipe card and fill in the recipe section with a kid-friendly recipe or the birthday girl’s favorite recipe!
- As well as fun accessories to wear during the party, chef hats and aprons make great party favors. Order chef hats and aprons for each guest at kng.com, a restaurant supply website. They sell white cotton aprons for children for $2.61 each. (Item No. 33-A03) and chef hats for $.39 each (Item No. 02-H18).
- If you are feeling crafty, you can decorate the aprons in advance, otherwise have the kids decorate them as part of the party activities. Cute ribbon can be tied onto the apron, names can be monogrammed on, or decorate with fabric paint, buttons, and other craft materials.
- At the party, have the girls prepare their own lunch! Purchase pizza dough from your local pizza shop. If you ask, they will divide the dough into personal pizza sized balls! Have the girls roll out and shape the dough, choose toppings from a variety, and have a parent do the baking!
- While the pizzas are cooking, have the girls work on dessert! Let them decorate pre-made sugar cookies with icing, sprinkles, and candies. Set aside until after lunch!
- Finally, let the guests dip pretzel rods into melted chocolate and roll in sprinkles. Set aside to harden, then package the pretzels in cellophane bags to take home!
If you are concerned that you will have time on your hands, consider having some back up games. These can be very simple and will be no big deal if you don’t need them! Here are some ideas:
- Kitchen themed bingo
- Freeze dance
- Hot potato with a wooden spoon or other kitchen item
- Tricky tray – On a cute tray, put a variety of kitchen items like cookie cutters, an ice cream scoop, measuring spoons and cups, and a mini rolling pin. Cover the items with a napkin. Uncover the tray and let the girls look for a few seconds, then recover the tray. The trick is for them to remember what they saw on the tray!
Hints for a More Successful Party
- Have lots of paper plates handy, along with a pen. This way you can write the child’s name on the plate that is holding their cookies or pretzels!
- Check with parents about food allergies.
- Have extra adult hands! The cooking will require adult attention, so you’ll need help assisting the guests.
Do you have a great idea for a little girl’s 5th birthday party? I’d love to hear!
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