I threw a girls fashion show birthday party for my daughter’s tenth birthday. Check out all of the budget-friendly ideas for throwing your daughter’s fabulous fashion show party, complete with activities for every hour!
Fashion Show Birthday Party Ideas
It might be difficult to keep pre-teens occupied and away from drama. I arranged my daughter a fashion show birthday party for her tenth birthday, combining her love of American Girl Dolls with Monster High. But, to keep things moving smoothly for everyone, I added a balloon countdown to enhance tension.
Party Decorations – A lot of Balloons
One key to throwing a good party: Having helium balloons with a piece of paper inside indicating the next activity and the time written on the outside is something I’ve discovered that kids enjoy and that keeps order during a party. You could also count them.
For children, numbered balloons provide an instinctive sense of tension.
Allow the children to pop them when the time comes. The kids, including the birthday boy or girl, have no idea what will be inside each balloon.
Every hour, the kids never get tired of popping the balloon. I generally find a child who has strayed away from the activity to examine the following hour’s balloon, as if they intend to pop it early. You can either give them a pin or tell them to sit or stand on it and figure it out together.
I gather some balloons and number them whether I’m organizing a Pokemon party, a spa party, or a fashion show for my kids. My daughter was obsessed with American Girl and Monster High when she was ten years old, so I incorporated both themes into her party. To make the fashion show party more personal, include whatever your child enjoys.
I have a few rules for preteen celebrations in addition to the balloons to keep things flowing well. It was no different at the fashion show party.
Fun Party Activities
To keep things moving, we switch activities every hour on the hour, no matter where we are on the current activity. I don’t allow people to form partners and start a scuffle. We’ve come to enjoy the company of others.
At 4:00 p.m., the guests were supposed to arrive. My kid promptly popped the first balloon. All of the females hurried to find the stray piece of paper.
A Taco Bar with Birthday Mad Libs was the activity. To begin with, this was a fantastic activity because not everyone arrives at 4:00 p.m. on the dot!
The time has come for their American Girl dolls to put on a fashion show.
I’d spent the day preparing the house for the transformation of the living room into a little runaway. The doorway was hung with crepe paper so that it could be parted for a dramatic entrance. For a big “red carpet,” I put down mini-lights and used a roll of red gift wrap.
I videotaped the girls as they entered and played Taylor Swift for added effect to allow them to make a spectacular arrival. They walked in with their American Girl dolls in hand, pausing for dramatic photos.
The girls started by forming a large circle and each doing the hair of the girl in front of them. I gave everyone a comb and various ribbons and clips (all from the dollar shop), but the trick was to not move too much or else the whole circle would move and their hair would look a little wild – which they all did, of course.
After that, everyone was divided into couples, and each girl had five minutes to apply makeup to her partner while closing her eyes. They swapped after that. I didn’t give away any eyeliner or anything else that would irritate people’s eyes. They were meant to give it their all, but as you can see, I believe some of them did.
The Designer Dress
I divided the girls into two groups and handed each group a few rolls of tin foil. They were given five minutes to design a stunning gown for their model.
Following that, the model attempted to stroll down the runway. We rotated since each girl wanted to be the model. The girls were unconcerned with reusing the foil from the previous “models.” They were so engrossed in this activity that it lasted an hour.
Craving for Ice Cream
At 8 p.m., we had an ice cream sundae bar and opened presents. Because my kid dislikes cake, I went all out and ordered as many toppings as I could, including chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Typically, children will wait until evening to open presents and enjoy cake and ice cream.
It’s Movie Time!
At 9:00 p.m., the final balloon was released. Popcorn and American Girl Doll movies were on the menu. Or, as I prefer to refer to it, Quiet Down Now.
I took out the large air mattress and began arranging sleeping positions for all of the girls, as well as getting them settled in with their movies so I could crash.
No Cellphones Allowed
I tell the youngsters that they are not allowed to use their cellphones. You can either enjoy each other or stay at home and play phone games.
You can place a basket by the front entrance for them to drop them off in. It’s not fair for some kids to be on their phones while others don’t even have phones, especially for pre-teens. They simply create far too many problems.
Free Black Elips Frame Invitation
2 weeks before the party started, I sent out the invitations to my kid’s friends and some of my family to join the party. I used these invitations that I am gonna share with you as well.
These Black Elips Frame Invitations I created by myself using my favorite software. It’s quite simple but elegant, just what I like to do.
If you’re wondering on how to download this template collection and what you should do next, please read and follow these following guides:
- Choose your template design
- Move your mouse pointer and Left-Click the template
- Wait for a while, a new page will be appeared
- Right-click the template and choose “save image as” to save it
- Locate where the file will be saved in your device and Enter
If the download process has finished, Open the file with either Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Then insert your text or party information. Print the final draft on cardstock or any printing paper.