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My Gorgeous Daughter Turning 4 and Holiday Birthday Parties

So, my daughter turned 4 just over a week ago and I put together a party at the house. This birthday party was Christmas themed and equipped with sing-a-longs, peppermints, ornaments and the holiday spirit in general. I wanted to document this for my daughter and share here how I put the whole thing together.

First, I came up with the theme. This wasn’t rocket science or anything — I love Christmas, kids love Christmas and we already have tons of decorations. I think April is just far enough away from Christmas to do something like this, although, there are no hard and fast rules. I say, when choosing a theme, make it something your kid loves and try to think outside of the box.

So Christmas in April it was, and Viv’s main request was a bounce house. I took to Amazon — ordered candy canes, peppermints, snowflakes for the ceiling, fake snow, Christmas ornament crafts and that was it! The rest of the stuff I already had.

I had Charlie Brown Christmas going on in the play room, Christmas music in the yard and a Disney Christmas sing-a-long going on in the front living area. The beauty of Christmas, is that music can set the whole tone for you.

I filled the water table with fake snow which was a bigger hit than I thought it would be.

Made some peppermint center pieces.

Hung snowflakes from the ceiling.

Set up an ornament making station for the kids (this was supposed to be the favor but I know not everyone got one) and that was basically all.

My advice:
1. Hire the 10 year old girl next door to ‘man’ this station and encourage kids to make an ornament. OR
2. Bag up all necessary items to make an ornament and send them with that to do the craft on their own time.

I sort of loved how much some kids enjoyed the activity though. It allowed them to just be creative and have fun on their own. So you could just wing it like I did too. Again, no rules.

I did get a cake, some pizza, water, juice boxes, alcohol (because it’s not really a kid party without that), bounce house and tables and chairs if you need them.

That’s it ladies and gentlemen. That’s how you throw your kid a Christmas themed birthday party to remember.

Oh, and I forgot to do this but my intention was to have my favorite Christmas scent melting in the house. It is called ‘Sugared Spruce’ and you can get it here at Candles by Victoria. Just another way to set the mood.

Thanks for reading!

Think about your child. Maybe you can throw him or her a Halloween party in their birthday month, a Valentine’s party. What’s your child’s favorite holiday?

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