- April 6, 2007 at 9:20 pm #240133
My 4 year old also has a birthday close to Christmas- December 27th
she’ll be 5. We hold off until January to celebrate a birthday
party, though. We give her 1 present and a cake on her actual
birthday, but we don’t have the party until mid-January, because
that’s when our son’s birthday is.
It seperates the two dates a bit
Anyway, here’s some idea’s:
Get a tote from Rubbermaid, etc, and go to Good Will & Salvation
Army. Shop for gaudy old clothes that sparkle and shine, and fake
jewelry, and make a dress up box. Ask for shiny old dress shoes on
freecycle in kids sizes (I don’t recommend getting old high heels
for kids- I had a cousin who broke her ankle as a kid trying to walk
in them!), old hats, purses, etc.
Get some fake gems at a craft
department, and some puffy paint, and decorate stuff with gems.
Buy her a blanket and a small bean bag chair for reading time.
Get her something to decorate her room with- a net canopy for over
the bed, pictures to hang on the walls, new curtains, etc. You can
make her some ribbon butterflies or flowers by taking inexpensive
satin ribbon, and gluing small butterfly or flowers to the ends at
varying lengths to tack up to the ceiling over her bed. They should
be short enough to remain out of reach, though, even if she stands
on the bed.
A pop-up play house. Wal-mart sells these for around $20. Our
youngest daughter got a Cinderella one 2 or 3 years ago for
Christmas, and drags it everywhere, but it folds up and slides under
her bed when she’s not using it.
A year later, we got a Dora one on
freecycle, so she sets them up next to each other. Last summer, we
found a heavier duty one with a tarp bottom at a yard sale for
$2.50, and we took it camping with us over the summer for the kids
to play in.
Take her somewhere that she can build her own stuffed animal, like a
Build A Bear Workshop, and let her pick a special baby, and an
outfit for it.
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