Birthday Ideas for an 8 Year Old Girl

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Create a birthday celebration that features all the joys that melt your 8-year-old daughter's heart. This is an age where girls are beginning to grow out of princess-themed parties and enjoy more sophisticated celebrations.

Choose specific colours and decorations that she loves, like pink, chocolate and balloons with glitter accents.

Camping Party

Plan a camping party for your 8-year-old daughter's birthday. This party works well for a nature-loving girl who does not mind getting dirty. Ask other parents to help watch the kids and plan an overnight stay. Reserve a spot at a local camp site. Help the girls make camping crafts and roast marshmallows. Tell stories and share a forest-themed birthday cake.

Scrapbook Party

Many 8-year-old girls begin to show an interest in scrapbooking and other crafts as they grow older. Feature a scrapbook-themed party for an 8-year-old girl who loves crafts. Give guests goody bags filled with scrapbook tools like embellishments, card stock paper and glitter pens. Make one or two scrapbook layouts for the party and start a special birthday album for your daughter. Decorate a page to serve as a guest page for her party attendants to sign.

Sleepover Party

Many 8-year-old girls love to have pajama parties with their friends. Invite her friends over for a sleepover party. Give each girl a goody bag filled with essentials like a toothbrush and toothpaste, along with other items just for fun, such as stickers and bracelets. Order pizza and let the girls stay up watching mom-approved movies and playing games.

Spa Party

Plan a spa party for an 8-year-old girl who loves getting pampered. Play classical music, a nature sounds CD featuring waterfalls, birds and ocean waves, or some type of soft music during the party. Give each girl a spa gift box that includes travel-size spa products like foot rub, bath oils and soaps. Hire a massage therapist to come in and give each girl a 15 minute shoulder rub while she soaks her feet in a foot bath. Include plenty of indulgences such as chicken salad finger sandwiches, chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling apple cider. Encourage the girls to relax and watch a family movie toward the end of the party.