Is your tween daughter into fashion? Do they like trying on new clothes, accessories and shoes? Do they like to create their own outfits? If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions, then you daughter is most likely a little fashionista. Throwing a party for the tween who has a passion for all things fashion can be easy and fun. Here’s how.
Fashion Party Invitations
One of the first steps of planning a tween fashion birthday party is to create/purchase the birthday party invitations. While you can purchase birthday invitations perfect for your fashion party, it would be more fun to create your own fashionable cards with your tween girl.
The first idea for creating your own tween fashion birthday party invitations would be to use magazine clippings, glue, and card stock. Have your tween daughter clip out shirts, pants, skirts, and dresses from old magazines. Your tween can cut out pictures of clothing or cut clothing shapes out of patterned and colorful magazine pictures. Have your tween daughter glue on their cut out outfits onto the front of the invitation and then draw the body parts, such as the head, arms, and legs.
Using cardstock trace out a pattern in the shape of purses to form the base for your tween fashion birthday party invitations and decorate. You can add glitter to the edges of your paper purses to add some glam to your homemade purse invitations. You can also use stick on jewels to jazz up your party invitations. Write the details of your party on the back of each purse and have your tween daughter hand the invitations out to her friends. Alternatively, you could write the details of the party on the front of the purse and attach a stick of lip gloss, a plastic bracelet, or other fashion accessories on the back of the party invitation.
Costume jewelry can be purchased inexpensively and can be the perfect “accessory” for your tween’s fashionable birthday party. You can purchase costume jewelry at second hand stores, your local dollar store, a craft store, and even at party stores. You can set up a bowl filled with costume jewelry beside the front door so that your birthday party guests can pick and choose their own fashion accessories to wear during the party.
Another way to incorporate costume jewelry at your tween’s fashion birthday party is to set up gift bags on a table along with bowls of costume jewelry. Allow each guest to select a certain amount of costume jewelry each to take home with them.
Make Your Own Jewelry
Make your own jewelry kits are widely available at your local retail stores and craft stores and very popular with fashion loving tween girls. Tween girls are at the age where party games may be a bit childish to play at their birthday party.
To entertain the tweens at your tween’s birthday party create a jewelry making station for the party guests to create their own works of art. If you are hosting a larger party create several stations, make each jewelry station unique by offering different jewelry at each station. For example, you can set up a station for making necklaces, a station for making bracelets, and a station for making earrings.
Another way of using the make your own jewelry kits is to have each tween guest make a piece of jewelry for another guest. You can find make your own friendship bracelet kits which would be perfect for this idea.
Makeovers can be a fun way to entertain your guests at your tween’s fashion birthday party. Make sure it is alright for each of your tween guests to wear make-up at your tween’s birthday party by asking for their parent’s permission. You can create one station or several stations for your tween guests to receive a complete makeover.
To create a Make-Up station at your tween’s fashion birthday party set a chair next to an end table. Make sure to have a different make-up kit for each guest. Kits can include items such as lip gloss, body glitter, and/or eye shadow. Allow your tween guests to bring their make-up kits home with them after the party for use later on.
Create another station at your tween’s fashion birthday party for performing hair makeovers for your tween guests. Hang a mirror on the wall in your party area and set a chair in front of it. Set up a table beside the chair filled with hair brushes, combs, and hair accessories to perform your hair makeovers with. Offer your tween guests a hairstyle magazine to flip through to come up with ideas for a hairstyle they’d like to try.
The last station of your makeover area for your tween’s fashion birthday party should be a manicure/pedicure station. Offer your tween guests a variety of nail polish colors to choose from. Your tween guests can paint each other’s nails or you can paint their nails for them. Make sure to keep a bottle of nail polish remover handy for any slip ups.
Another fun activity for your tween’s fashion birthday party is hosting a runway show. Ask each guest to bring several of their favorite outfits to your tween’s fashion birthday party in order to participate in a fashion runway show. You can set up the runway stage in a hallway in your home. Hang curtains at one end of the hallway for the tween girls to enter and exit through during the runway show. Have each tween guest take turns walking down the runway wearing one of their outfits. To finish the runway show have your tween daughter come out last wearing a crown and decked out in a pretty party dress.
A fashionable birthday party may be the perfect way to celebrate your tween girl’s birthday. Using the ideas above your tween will have a good time with her friends at her fashion birthday party.