First, I mailed Invitations to each of the girls will the following text:
You’re Invited to an Activity Days Birthday Party!
Join us at the church on
We will be celebrating someone very special!
I greeted each of the girls at the door and we gathered in the foyer. When all of the girls arrived, I read the story Birthday Standards.
I gave each of the girls a birthday crown (Purchased at hobby Lobby $2.49 for 6) to wear to the party. I told them that the crown should remind them that they are daughters of our heavenly father and should never be afraid to stand up for what is right, no matter the occasion. Then, I brought them into our activity room where I had the party all set up.
Like I mentioned before, I used the story from the friend as my theme. I wanted to make sure we had a piñata, so I came up with this fun and mess-free version that would allow the girls to take home their own personal piñata.
- 8 oz Styrofoam cups (purchased at grocery store $.99 for 125)
- Masking Tape
- Individually-wrapped candies (I purchased a HUGE value pack with Nerds, Laffy Taffy, Gobstoppers & Sweat tarts for $8.99 and had a ton left over)
- Crepe-paper streamers, assortment of colors (purchased at Hobby Lobby for $.99 a roll)
- Elmer’s Glue
- Stuff a Styrofoam cup full of candy. This is the bottom of your piñata.
- With a second Styrofoam cup, use a pen to poke two holes near the bottom of the cup. Take a 15” length of ribbon and thread so that both ends of the ribbon are inside the cup. Tie a secure square knot inside the cup. This is the top of your piñata
- Place the openings of the top and bottom piñata together. Use masking tape to secure them together
- Music (think children’s song book or other appropriate music)