Lily doesn’t actually turn six until August, but she is very sad when we have birthday parties during the summer while were close friends are out of town. I have a lot of empathy since my summer birthday led to similar issues growing up, so this year we held her party right before school got out for the summer, while everyone was still in town! I had a wonderful time planning this party with Lily, and she and all of her friends had a great time at the party!
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Planning a Birthday Party for a Six-Year-Old
I like to keep my birthday parties very simple, but Lily loves details and she fell in love with these little cardstock houses that I cut out on my wonderful Silhouette Cameo, so we made one for each child to take home. They are cut on the diagonal line of 12 x 12 cardstock, which I typically buy on sale at craft stores. Lily really enjoyed picking out all the different patterns, and folding each house and then filling it with play dough and bubbles and sticky lizards.
As the kids arrived, I helped them make these somewhat-advanced-for-their-age clothespin fairies that we found on Danya Banya.
They took their completed fairies over to our Lego DUPLO play space, where everyone enjoyed very relaxed play time together while we waited for the rest of the kids to arrive.
It was the party of Lily’s dreams – a wonderful chance to spend time with friends before summer, and to celebrate that friendship.
Are you looking for more six-year-old/kindergarten birthday activity ideas? Johnny had a LEGO themed party when he turned six, and Emma had a very simple craft-focused sixth birthday! I am curious to see what we do for Anna in a few years!
How do you celebrate birthdays in your home?