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5 Theme Ideas for a Unique Girls-Only Party

By Sabrina Nie on June, 1 2020

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If you’re looking for a girls’ birthday party ideas, we have some unique suggestions beyond the pink princess, glitter and unicorn themes. Here are our 5 original theme picks for a girls’ only birthday party, including girls only activities and easy DIY decoration ideas, that are guaranteed to have your daughter jumping from joy during her special day, and all the little guests to be excited to attend. 

1. Spa Party

For our girls who prefer more peaceful and intimate atmospheres, a spa party is the ideal party. The option to stay at home and do a spa party would require some spa robes and headbands for everyone, and if you’re feeling fancy - you can iron monograms on the robes for an extra touch. Set out some cucumber water and bowls of crackers and chocolates. 

Now for the fun part, the actual pedicures and manicures. There are lots of options for hiring professionals to come to your home so that they can give facials, masks and makeovers. There’s also an option to do things DIY style, and purchase some tubs of mud mask, nail polish, lots of towels, and makeup kits. 

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2. Tea Party

For our classy, elegant gals we present a tea party. This British-style afternoon tea idea may sound a bit posh, but it gives girls the time to transform into their favorite princess and play pretend for the afternoon. Instead of tea, depending on your child’s age, we suggest opting for a juice or a fruit shake, as tea may be a bit bitter for some children. 

Here are some of our tea party suggestions: 

    • Go seasonal. For example, if it’s autumn, your party should be centered around festive foods and drinks like apple-ham sandwiches and apple cider. 
  • Slumber party in the house. Dress up in comfy clothes and call all your gal pals together for some cinnamon roll pastries and hot chocolate while having a movie marathon. If you’re looking to have a more casual affair, this may serve as a better alternative. 
  • Don’t hesitate to ask the guests to dress up. Dressing up is one of kids’ favorite things, and let’s admit it, even adults love it and welcome any opportunity to wear a costume. Ask the little guests to come with a tea party dress, or to dress up and play pretend as their favorite princess.

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3. Braiding Party

Time to weave in some colorful extensions and start braiding hair. Everyone can take time to learn how to do a new braid at the party or get them done by someone who knows how. Here are some braids that are up and trending now that we’re sure you will love:

  1. Braided Side Ponytail
  2. Half-up Side Ponytail
  3. Cross-Cross Braided Bun
  4. Twisted Pigtails

Check out a step by step tutorial for best braids for a braiding party here by our friends at

If your child is a bit young, you could instead opt to have a hair stylist come as your party  entertainment. Each guest can instead get their hair done and dressed up as a fun activity. 

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4. Mermaid Party

A Lot of girls love mermaids and secretly want to be one - so a mermaid themed party would grant their wish for a day. On top of decorating the house with starfish balloons, serving grapes on sticks (which look like seaweed), and throwing fishing nets everywhere, there are many more ways to convince party guests they’re “under the sea”: 

  • If it’s warm outside, we suggest taking the party to the backyard with an inflatable pool. Kids can wear pool-friendly mermaid tails and splash in the “ocean” and pretend that they’re one with the water.
  • If you don’t have an inflatable pool or you live in an apartment without an outdoor space, use option #3’s braiding party and set up a table where kids can have their hair braided into a fishtail or do ocean-themed face painting and get their makeup and hair done to look like Ariel’s. 

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5. Shopping Spree Part

Splurge out and have fun! This is a party recommended for older ages and for smaller groups of people as the host will provide a specific amount of money (can even be $10 at Claire's) for each guest (and birthday girl), to use around the mall or store of their choice. It’s a great way to make everyone feel free and independent, as well as teach them a bit about budgeting wisely. This can be combined with a movie night out if there is a movie theater nearby, or a dinner at a restaurant.

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Feel inspired? Take our suggestions and try one of them out for your daughter’s next birthday party, added fun will definitely be provided for guests and of course the birthday princess.

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