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Girl’s Birthday Party Ideas for a 5 Year Old

Childhood is full of wonder, not to mention magic! Turn 5 is an age that many want to celebrate in a big way! This is because, this is the time where they will start to become more independent, possibly start school, and no longer be a “little kid.” It’s a special time for parents too and often parties are planned! If you have a little girl who is about to celebrate a birthday, here are some girl’s birthday party ideas for a 5 year old!

Original Birthday Party Ideas for a 5 Year Old

For fans of mermaids, oceans, and other sea creatures, an Under The Sea party is the perfect party theme! Create an underwater oasis with not only blue colors but also shells, sea horses, and pearl accents. Finally, if it’s warm, have a pool party, it’s sure to be a whale of a time!

A Rainbow themed party is always a colorful event! Little girls love rainbows, so why not incorporate them into your party theme for a cute and fun setting. Ask your guests to wear their brightest colors of the rainbow. And decorate with rainbow balloons and beautiful tablecloths to make this theme really shimmering.

Ballet Bash

Do you have a budding ballerina? If so, a ballet themed party is perfect for any little girl who loves to dance! Consider having a dance instructor live or via Zoom to teach the attending dancers some moves. In addition, as a craft, let everyone make their own tutus using tulle and ribbon. Not into ballet? In general, any genre of dance can be an amazing theme!

A circus-themed party will be exciting for everyone! Let guests practice their juggling skills or pretend to be a tight rope walker, while eating circus snacks like popcorn! Choose red and white as your party colors and don’t forget the balloons!

Fairy Party

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If your little girl is fascinated by fairies, then consider a Fairy themed party. Get dressed or make your own fairy wings. And have children create their own fairy gardens as a fun party activity.

Alice in Wonderland Party

If your little girl loves a tea party, then an Alice in Wonderland party is a great idea. Put on beautiful clothes, get the best china and enjoy a unique, fun afternoon. Check out our Alice In Wonderland party feature for more ideas.

Princess Party

Birthday Party Ideas for a 5 Year Old

It’s common for little girls to want to be princesses, so why not make it a theme? Pink and sparkling decor, as well as asking guests to wear their favorite princess outfit, will add to the fun! As an activity, let guests create their own crowns or do a princess dance. It will of course feel like a real princess ball!

If you don’t mind a little mess, then a Painting Party is a great idea for little girls (and boys too). Just remember to ask them to wear old clothes and provide some nice aprons! Set them up with mini canvases and paint palettes. Then let their imagination run wild! You can even have a mini gallery tour at the end of the party!

Spa Day

If your little girl loves to be pampered, think about having a spa birthday party! Facials, along with pedicures will be a great activity for the birthday girl and her guests! Consider doing their hair too and adding a little makeup for extra excitement. It will definitely be a relaxing and special time!

If your little girl dreams of becoming a veterinarian or animal lover, an animal themed party will be a great time! See if you have a local petting zoo that can bring animals to your party. It’s a wonderful day to not only see the animals up close but learn more about them. You can also watch videos from a zoo. Not only can the decor include animal prints such as leopard and zebra but also wolfish animals.

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From a Moana party to a Frozen party, there are tons of options for a Disney themed party! Have the birthday girl choose her favorite movie, then start getting creative! First, think about party favors. Followed by food and finally games, all inspired by that character. You can even go “old school” and have a Minnie or Mickey theme party!

Craft Party

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Some little girls are super creative and love to DIY! Therefore, a craft theme party is a great idea and a way to get everyone involved. For example, let everyone make their own thing or work together to build something grand like a house or a set. As favors, give each guest a small palette of paint or something they can decorate around the house like a frame or memory box. Keep it simple and focus on having fun instead of making something amazing!

Science Rules

A science theme party is a way to learn something new, but also have fun! For example, let little scientists conduct experiments during the party or work together to build a robot or a volcano. Also, you can ask the group to make their own slime, which doubles as a take-home gift too!

Unicorns are a recent favorite theme for little girls everywhere! Play pin the tail on the unicorn while wearing a fun unicorn headband. Add some fun pastel colored decorations for a more mystical feel!

Garden Party

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A garden theme is perfect for little girls who love flowers, butterflies and nature in general! Activity ideas include having guests plant seeds in small flower pots or perhaps make their own butterfly craft. Many plants and flowers make perfect decorations. If the weather is nice, think about hosting the party in a garden.

Click here to read about our favorite places to host a party for Kindergartners!

Birthday Party Ideas for a 5 Year Old – Final Note

Little girls tend to have big imaginations so anything really becomes a theme to remember! Consider what he enjoys and loves and go from there. Hopefully these girl’s birthday party ideas for a 5 year old will help spark some ideas. Enjoy this magical time with your princess and check out these sweet ideas for 5th birthday wishes for your little one!

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About the Author

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mother of three. She started Darling Celebrations in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating life’s special events.

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