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ECHOage is a wonderful, online birthday party service where children learn the value of giving and receiving while celebrating their birthday. All you need to do is pick a charity, email the invitations and let the donations come in. Half of the donations go to your child to select a gift and the other half go to a charity of your choice.
How about collecting books for children in your community in lieu of collecting 15 new toys your child really doesn’t need? Love it! They have a lot of great ideas to help you throw a wonderful, memorable party that everyone will enjoy. Milk + Bookies has been selected as a featured Sweet Peas & Stilettos *Shop for a Good Cause* organization.
Do you want to thrown a colorful, creative and memorable birthday party but don’t know where to start? Whether you are straped for time or creative energy (or both!) Amy Nichols can help you pull it all together – from styling your event to managing all of the logistics and details. Best part of all – you will actually get to enjoy your party. Mention Sweet Peas & Stilettos and you’ll get 25% off your party planning & styling services.
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My friend Mimi recently introduced me to ACME Party Box Company and I am so thrilled she did. From colorful table runners and napkins to unique goodie bags and party starter kits, ACME has a super cool selection of hip, funky, and totally eco-friendly party supplies. ACME has been selected as a featured Sweet Peas & Stilettos *Go Green* organization.
Cute Kids Birthday Party Invites for Girls
Here are some cool invitations for your little girl’s big bash.
Sweet Spread – Girl’s Birthday Party Invitations
Hello Kitty – Cute Birthday Invitation for Girls
Lora Lang Designs on Etsy
Download the digital file and print your own princesses.
Kiddie Invites for Boys Birthday Parties
Here are some cool invitations for your son’s birthday celebration.
Fire Engine Boy’s Birthday Party Invitations
Orange Balloon Boy’s Birthday Party Invitation
Minted. The Freshest Designs on Paper
Superhero Boy’s Birthday Party Invitations
Blissful Nest Studio on Etsy
Download the digital file and print your own invites and matching party favors.
Cute Children’s Birthday Party Invitations – Resource Guide
There are so many wonderful resources for colorful, modern and festive party invitations I thought I would put together a simple, alphabetical list of some great online shopping choices for you. With so many cute options to choose from, I am sure you and your child will find something you both love.
Cocodot – Create beautiful online and printed cards and invitations in minutes
Etsy – wide selection of handmade children’s birthday party invitations
Expressionery.com – Spend $75, Get $25 Off, Spend $100, Get $35 Off,Spend $150, Get $55 Off
at Expressionery.com Enter “SAVEMORE” at checkout.
Finestationery.com – cute party invites
iomoi – modern kids party invites
Kate’s Paperie – children’s party invitations
Paper Source Invitations
Paperspring – fresh ideas on paper
RedStamp.com – Personalized Cards, Invitations & Stationery
Shutterfly – Free Shipping on any Shutterfly Order of $30+
Tiny Prints – Save 10% Off Your Tiny Prints order in October with Promo Code 10OCT. Here are more of the latest deals and coupon codes at Tiny Prints.
William Arthur – a wide selection of party invites, including boxed printable invites
Birthday Party Ideas for Boys & Girls
Looking for a fun and festive theme for your child’s birthday celebration? Here are a few ideas to get you inspired:
Alien Nation/ Martians Attack – let the kids pretend they are in outer space, you can ever serve space food
American Idol – break out the karaoke machine
Around the World – food and decorations from around the world – fortune cookies, pinatas and more
Bugs – You can even make it into a movie night and let them watch Bug’s Life after they spend an hour digging in the yard looking for little ‘friends’
Candy Land/ Sweet Shop – I have seen some adorable candy table displays lately – this is great for a kids of many ages too, you can pop in a toothbrush into the goodie bag to minimize the guilt
Car Wash – everyone gets their own sponge – lots of water and splashing and bubbly fun
Circus – a petting zoo, popcorn, silly hats and colorful decorations
Cupcake – cupcake invites, decorations and let the kids decorate yummy cupcakes with fun treats
Dinosaur Dig – for your little dino lovers, hide fake bones in the year and let the kids dig away
Disco – music, silly costumes and dancing
Fairy – every little girl I know seems to go through a fairy stage at one point in time (and they all look so cute in fairy wings!)
Fashionista/ Project Runway – Let the kids decorate t-shirts or tote bags and then they can walk the runway
Kite Flying – enjoy a beautiful afternoon as the kids picnic, fly kites and enjoy the fresh air
Lego – a table full of Legos will keep many kids happy for hours
Luau – if you have a pool, let the kids make leis and hula dance too
Olympics – for your sport lover – have an obstacle course, a basketball game and other fun activites – kids can go home withgold medals in lieu of party bags
Princess Day Spa – They can paint their nails, enjoy face masks and braid each others hair
Race Cars – let the kids decorate race cars or make model cars
Science Fair – set up a bunch of cool experiments for your little scientists – they will love mixing up magic potions
Skateboards – the kids can show off their cool tricks or you can have an instructor teach the little ones how to ride
Sledding & Snowman Building – kids with winter parties can still enjoy some outdoor fun with their friends too
Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party – all of the little princesses can come over to your castle for a night of girlie pink fun
Tea Party – let the girls get dressed up, sip tea and decorate tea cups too
Under the Sea – lots of shells, a cool fish shaped cake and the kids can go fishing in a little kiddie pool
Zoo – Kids love animals – let each child bring over some over their favorite stuffed animals and be zoo keepers for the day
Birthday Party Adventures & Outings
If you would rather take the kids on an outing instead of having a dozen little ones crawling all over your house – here are some ideas for a birthday adventure. You can tailor most of these ideas to kids of different ages. Some will make for great family outings too.
Farm – with tractor or horse back riding
In lieu of hosting a party you can always scoop up the family and head for a weekend at Disneyland, Disney World, Lego Land or any one of your child’s favorite amusement parks.
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