Simple birthday tea ideas for 6 year old mini party

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wordsandmusic Sat 30-Jan-16 09:29:19

Inviting 5 girls after school to celebrate dd's sixth birthday. Don't want to go ott as she's having a big party with a friend later in the month. Any suggestions for nice but simple birthday tea? And games? Thanks very much

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LucyMouse Sat 30-Jan-16 09:30:40

Some icing and smarties etc to decorate your own ginger bread man.

calzone Sat 30-Jan-16 09:32:02

Mini pizzas
Cheese straws
Mini sausages

Carrot and cucumber sticks


Pass the Parcel
Musical hats
Musical bumps

PennyHasNoSurname Sat 30-Jan-16 09:34:39

"Afternoon tea"?

Finger sandwiches (cream cheese, jam, nutella)
Some little scones pre-creamed and jammed
Some little fairy cakes
Apple Juice
Those little mini pizzas or quiches

SiwanGwynt Sat 30-Jan-16 09:36:04

The usual pizza, and a few cakes.

When mine have friends round and I want something fun, but not a full on cake. I do a puffed rice cake. Melt some marshmallows in a very big bowl, add rice crispies and stir till all combined. Put it in a cake tin, or shape yourself by hand. I use a bundt tin. Pop in the fridge for half an hour. Melt some dairy milk choc. Take the cake out of the tin. Pour the melted chocolate over and add some sprinkles and leave to set. Looks great and they love it. You could do some individual ones instead of a big one. Or get them to make it with you.

wordsandmusic Sat 30-Jan-16 09:48:41

Loving these suggestions, thank you. I knew you'd all have much better ideas than me smile. Keep them coming

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fruitpastille Sat 30-Jan-16 10:29:13

You could get pizza bases (waitrose do nice frozen ones with tomato already on) then kids add own choice of toppings.

Lovelydiscusfish Sun 31-Jan-16 18:01:02

Yes, decorating their own pizza sounds fun. They could also decorate a cake or cookie for pudding? (You might want to serve a few carrot sticks and cherry toms as well, to negate the carb loading!
In terms of activity, I'd probably do some kind of craft if your dd likes it? Baker Ross have a good sale on at the moment. There are, for example, ceramic items, which you decorate with special pens, which round be nice for them to take home. Depends how much you want to spend, obviously.
Or a movie afternoon, with a favourite or new DVD?

FrancisdeSales Sun 31-Jan-16 18:08:34

An easy way to decorate is with white and an accent color. Keeps thinking to a minimum. Or all one color. Or a Valentines Theme as that is coming up.

bakeoffcake Sun 31-Jan-16 18:13:38

Traditional games are always really fun and go down well- a pass the parcel with a little chocolate between each wrapping is good.

We also used to have arty stuff- once mine made crowns- I got the kits from ELC but I bet there are lots on the Internet.

And a traditional tea- sandwiches, little sausages, cut up tomatoes, cucumber, bowls of crisps and of course party ring biscuits!

Hope she has fun.

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