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Ella’s Golden Birthday Party

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Inside: Here are several ideas for invitations, decorations, and a cake for a girl’s fourth golden birthday party.

Once I found out what a golden birthday was, I started mentally planning my daughter’s party, even though it was years away.

She was born on June 4, so her fourth birthday would be her golden one.

We also do BIG birthday parties for our kids every 4 years (at age 4, 8, 12, etc.),  so I wanted to make her day as special as possible.

But I wanted to stick to a budget, so I had to get a little creative with the decor and party ideas.

We collectively decided on a golden tea party and I love how everything turned out!

Golden Birthday Invitations

Golden birthday part invitation

When it comes to birthday invitations, I take the simple route:

Digital invites sent through text or email.

It would have been so fancy to get invitations printed with gold embossing, but I decided to save a little money and go for the free option.

You can design a digital invite anywhere you want, but I love to use Canva. They have tons of templates and professional designs.

Golden Birthday Decorations

The decorations were my favorite part of Ella’s party.

I love how her balloon garland and banner turned out! 

Golden birthday banner hung on a backdrop.

I did the saying “Fourever Golden” but a few other options could be:

  • You are gold baby (perfect for a one or two-year-old!)
  • Stay Golden
  • Today I am Golden
  • All that Glitters

I found some fresh flowers at the grocery store to make the table a little fancier and the rose gold place settings added the perfect touch.

Rose gold place settings on a white table.

Golden Birthday Party Ideas

Girls eat lunch at a golden birthday party.

A birthday girl eats a cupcake.

Dress up stand | Skirts | Hangers | Balloon Garland | Balloon Banner | Ella’s dress | Plates | Napkins | Table Cloth | Donut stand | Round white platter | Rectangle while platters| SprinklesNail polish | Face masks | Bath bombs

During the actual party, we started by having the girls pick their own tutu so they could feel dressed up.

After all the guests arrived, we ate lunch. I wanted to have traditional tea party food, but also serve something that little girls would eat!

I settled on finger sandwiches (peanut butter, jam, and nutella), crackers and cheese, and fruit because that seemed kid-friendly enough. Most of the guests hardly ate anything they put on their plates, so I guess I could’ve served whatever I wanted!

After they “finished” lunch, I had them each decorate a cupcake.

I found some beautiful gold sprinkles at the store, so I thought it would be a fun activity for the girls and they loved it! They also had no problem finishing the cupcake (lol).

I had plans to do manicures after that, but the girls just wanted to open presents and play!

If I’ve learned anything from throwing birthday parties for my kids, it’s that you don’t need an elaborate agenda planned for kids to have a good time.

I usually plan one or two main activities and then just let them have time to play because that’s all they want to do anyway.

As the guests left we gave them a gold glitter party bag filled with a bath bomb, face mask, and nail polish. They got to keep their skirts too!

I don’t love it when my kids come home with a party bag filled with plastic toys that break or just add to the clutter, so I tried to pick favors that the girls could actually use.

Girl twirls around on fourth birthday.

Want More?

If you liked this post be sure to check out Ella’s Floral First Birthday party.

Your Turn

I love how the party turned out and I’m glad we had a child with an early birthday.

The rest of our kids won’t get their golden birthday until their twenties, so I’ll have to think of something fun to do then!

I hope these ideas inspired you to throw your own gold birthday party. I think this party would be perfect for girls turning 4-7 years old.

Let me know when your kids’ golden birthdays are and if you’re planning to do a big party in the comments.

We love you Ella girl. Happy Golden Birthday!

Lots of golden birthday party ideas for girls.