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Hello Moms and Dads!

Birthday parties are indeed some of the most fun memories for children. Many things make kids super excited to go to their friends’ parties. Some may say it’s the cake, the party games, all the fun activities, or maybe all the other party guests that just makes it so wonderful in the eyes and minds of little children like four-year-olds.

Four-year-olds are known for their fun-loving nature and short attent. At this age, your child should be running, hopping, throwing and kicking balls, climbing, and swinging with ease. All that being said, it would mean the world to your 4-year-old birthday boy or birthday girl if you could plan a birthday party that would reflect their personalities and, at the same time, create a kiddie fantasyland even just for once; to make their dream come true!

Running out of great ideas for your son or daughter who is turning four? Worry no more, for we have prepared some of the best birthday party ideas for the little princes and princesses that you can throw at your own house!

Birthday Party Ideas for 4 Year Old Boy

Inside every little 4-year old boy is a dreamer who wants to become a pilot, an astronaut, a police or even a pirate someday! Check out these super cool birthday party ideas for the 4-year old birthday boy:

1. Backyard Party

Planning to throw a fabulous party but got nowhere to go? If you have a spacious backyard, you can plan lots of fun activities for the kiddos with lots of backyard games to play and a super-easy yet eye-catching backyard carnival to set up complete with climbing structures (not too high!).

Aside from the place, maybe you can borrow some farm animals like dogs, chickens, a cow, a donkey, a goat, and a cute pig, then you’re good to go! Got no real, live animals for your backyard party? Remember that you can always hire a clown who can dress as a farmer boy and have him make balloon animals for the kids. Trust me, and they’ll be happy over their makeshift backyard friends over the haystack!

2. Pirate Party

Ahoy, mateys! A young pirate is about to turn four, so turn your living room into the bridge of a pirate ship by putting up sales, pirate flags, anchors, and even some wooden planks! Make sure to mention in your invitation cards or e-vites that it will be a Pirate Costume Party so that the children will show up with their eyepatches, pirate hats, boots, hooks, and attires!

The little pirates would enjoy some pirate games, role plays, and sweets that match the pirate theme of the birthday party. Go ahead and splurge on a shipwreck stage (or set up a DIY version of it!) and a pirate cake (or bake one!). Pirates love their rum sp you should prepare some homemade cranberry juice that’ll surely look like the actual pirate rum!

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3. Paw Patrol Party

Raise the Ruff! at your 4 year old’s birthday party by preparing a Paw Patrol-themed party complete with a Paw Patrol cake showcasing his favorite Ryder, Marshall, and the rest of the gang-aroo! You can also prepare a Paw Patrol balloon column and even a makeshift fire hydrant with paw prints that make it look like puppies stepped on them.

Dress the birthday boy like he’s the star pup among a sea of wagging puppy tails. Prepare some Paw Patrol games that they’ll surely love, and also make sure to prepare some Paw Patrol party favors that they could enjoy at home.

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4. Harry Potter Party

Take your little wizard’s friends to Hogwarts by throwing a magical birthday party that’ll make them feel like they just stepped on Platform 9 ¾! Take Hermione’s advice and make sure to prepare robes, hats, and wands (soft ones so they don’t poke their eyes out!) for the adorable muggles. Go all out and bake a cake that looks a lot like the golden snitch. Decorate your house with the four house banners of Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff.

This party doesn’t have to be just for the children, and you can also ask their parents to dress as their favorite characters from the movie series. Instead of regular cups, buy some plastic mugs and cauldrons to complete a Leaky Cauldron vibe. You can even put on some fake candles to make everything look out-of-this-world!

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5. Space Party

Every little boy has dreamt of becoming an astronaut and working for NASA even once in their lives. Turn your living room into outer space by sticking glow-in-the-dark stars, planets, and spaceships; make sure to pick a light that will complement their glow. Dress the birthday celebrant as if he’s a little Buzz Lightyear or Neil Armstrong!

You can try playing around with a white screen and video projector to display some videos of the planets and of space. The kids will love that! If you can, rent a small spaceship ride they can take turns on. Adorn your goodies, cups, party hats, and other party favors with everything Space, Astronaut, and NASA-related.

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Birthday Party Ideas for 4 Year Old Girl

There are many amazing, cute, and stunning birthday party ideas for little girls! But we have narrowed them down to the top five birthday party ideas for 4-year-old girls that you don’t have to spend that much on:

1. Beach Party

Did you know that you can still throw a beach party even though you’re at home? The little mermaids will surely enjoy a backyard with an inflatable kiddie pool that’ll fit the little girlies who will surely be dressed in their best bathing suits and sunglasses. Throw in some inflatable flamingos, beach balls, and bouncy balls, and they will feel like they’re actually at the beach.

After a splashin’ time at the pool, the little mermaids will surely be famished and need some refreshments. Step up your game with some fruit punch, cheese balls, an ice cream stand, and other goodies that will turn their frowns upside down!

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2. Dress-up Tea Party

No one loves to play dress-up more than a little girl with an eye for fashion at such a young age. Young girls at the age of four also love to have tea parties with their dolls. Imagine their joy if you throw them an actual tea party with their friends wherein they can be at their best in pastel Sunday dresses in ruffles, laces, and dainty gloves!

You will need complete tea party sets of teacups, plates, and golden teaspoons for this Pinterest-worthy party! And what’s a tea party without some tea, milk, cakes, scones, and other sugary delicacies that young ladies love (no coffee for the little darlings, please!).

3. Pink Party

nothing says “GIRL!” more than the color pink, and lots of girls do love this color more than any other color. If you want to make the birthday extra happy, dress her in pink from head to toe and make sure you tell the party-goers to be in their best pink attire too!

Aside from the girls’ attires, it’s your responsibility to turn your house into the Ultimate Barbie Dream House, and by Barbie, I mean Pink on Pink on Pink! Pink birthday cake, pink lights, pink wallpaper, pink cups, pink banners, pink confetti, pink party hats, pink juice, and basically pink everything.

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4. Princess Costume Party

Inside every little girl is a royal princess that is ready to conquer the world. Make your little princess’ dream come true by throwing her a princess costume party at home! It doesn’t have to be super expensive, and you just need a beautiful ball gown for the beautiful 4-year-old lady, a tiara, ballet slippers, and you’re all set!

Tell her friends to come to the party dressed as their favorite Disney Princesses and give them the royal treatment they deserve during the party. Invite some “real” Disney Princesses instead of mascots to your party, and the girls will have a field day. Let them sing and act out scenes from the movies, too!

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5. Pajama Party

Slumber parties are for keeps, especially for little girls who want nothing more than to spend some quality time with their besties. Plan the best sleepover-slash-pajama birthday party for your birthday girl! Prepare some comfy duvets, lots of pillows, and lots of snacks and milk (to let them sleep afterward!).

You can plan get-to-know-you games, bedtime stories, and even pillow fights! You can time the sleepover the day before your little girl’s actual birthday so that you can also host a birthday breakfast for the girls the following morning!

It’s not really that hard to make a little 4-year-old birthday boy or girl happy because little kids just want to feel loved and feel like they belong with their friends, but when they grow up, they’ll be able to appreciate the memories and pictures of their awesome birthday bashes, and that’s going to be special (not only for them but for you, too!).

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