Pretend Play: Birthday Party

by Amy on January 8, 2010

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We have put-together many pretend play kits over the past few years, but this one is still a favorite! We are always adding new odds and ends – we have some very spoiled dolls in our house who have birthday parties constantly!

{Originally published March 2008}


Even though my girls’ birthdays are months away, they are already busy planning what kind of parties they want to have! To help fill that party-planning need, we are putting together a birthday party pretend play kit. We’re including:

  • party hats
  • paper plates, napkins, cups (maybe left-over from other parties)
  • play food cake, playdough cake, empty cake pan, etc.
  • invitations (again, we have some misc. invites from other parties – you could laminate them for extra durability)
  • gift bags and wrapped boxes
  • decorations, such as balloons, banners, streamers, etc.
  • tablecloth

Now, whenever the mood strikes, we can throw a fantastic birthday party for a favorite stuffed animal or doll. Sometimes we even make a real cake with candles — why not?

Happy playing!


Melissa A March 7, 2008 at 7:09 pm

What a fun idea! I think I’ll put together a pretend birthday play kit for my niece. She’ll LOVE it! Thanks!

Melinda January 8, 2010 at 6:58 am

OH WOW! I needed this idea. I have a four year old who has been planning for her birthday (in May) since about October. THANK YOU!


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