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Hippie Chick
Birthday Party Planning Guide

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Channel the power of flowers! From tie-dyed treats to far-out activities, our guide has everything you need to give your Hippie Chick the party of her dreams! It's time to get out your bell-bottoms and give peace a chance.

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Just fill out the handy list in this guide!

  • Order Hippie Chick Party Supplies, 
Hippie Favors & Party Activities

    BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You'll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Hippie Chick Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    This guide has ideas that match your party theme!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get Birthday Message Cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party

  • Send Birthday Thank-You Notes

    Include party photos!


T-Shirt Tie-Dye


  • Tie-dying Kit (or non-toxic fabric dye)
  • White t-shirts (Pro-Planner Tip: Ask your guests' sizes when they RSVP)
  • Rubber Bands
  • Buckets (one for each dye color)

Start by creating an outdoor workstation. You will need one bucket for each fabric dye color. Prepare the dye according to the package directions. Once your guests arrive, give them each a t-shirt and let them begin by soaking the t-shirts in cold water. Next, create designs by wrapping rubber bands around different spots on the shirts. Have each of your guests put on plastic gloves and then let them dip their shirts into the dyes. After the dying process, instruct each guest to put their shirt in a re-sealable plastic bag and add their name to the outside (necessary for identification purposes later). Because this activity requires an overnight processing time, it works well for slumber parties. If, however, you are hosting an afternoon party, be sure to send home instructions to finish the tie-dye process. Create a card that states: Let your shirt sit in its bag overnight. In the morning, you can take your shirt out of the bag and rinse it until the water runs clear. Put your shirt in the dryer as the heat will help set the color.

Friendship Bracelets


Our Friendship Bracelet Kit offers both embroidery floss and bracelet-making instructions in one convenient pack. However, if this summer camp favorite is your specialty, show your groovy girls how to get knotty! Beads that feature flowers, peace signs, paisley prints, birds, etc. will allow your guests to get creative and showcase their unique style

Retro Freeze Dance

Play your favorite 60's and 70's tunes, get your guests out on the dance floor and let the music move your groovers! The game of Retro Freeze Dance starts by teaching your guests a couple of era-specific dance moves (the monkey, the twist, the freddie, the hitch hike, etc.). After everyone is in motion, let the game play begin! When the music stops, so should the dancers. Whoever doesn't freeze when the music stops, is out. Resume the music and start the game play again. Repeat this process until you have a dance champion! Award a themed prize to the winner.

Woodstock Gone Wild


  • Tie-dyed bed sheet
  • Camera
  • Themed props (i.e. Afro wigs, rose-tinted glasses, costumes, hippie jewelry, protest signs (read: Give Peace A Chance), flowers, floppy hats, etc.)

Get on the scene with a homemade photo machine! Set up a flashback photo booth where guests can get with the times. Let your hippie chicks choose which groovy accessories they like best. Take a few far-out photos and send the neatest one in their thank-you note.


Rainbow Cake


  • 2 Boxes white or yellow cake
  • Frosting of your choice
  • Sprinkles or candies
  • Red, orange, yellow, green and blue food coloring

To make your rainbow cake, start by dividing the cake batter into small batches, adding a separate food coloring to each of them. Next, combine the batches, evenly, into 2 round cake pans. Do not mix the batter. Gently create swirls by cutting a knife into the unbaked layers. Bake according to box directions and cool on a wire rack. Remove the cakes from the pans and frost the top of one of the rounds. Place the second cake on top to create layers. Frost completely and add colored sprinkles or candies on top. Be sure to give your birthday girl the first peace!

Peace Sugar Cookies

Roll and cut out dough, using a round cookie cutter, and place the cookies on a nonstick baking sheet. Cook as directed on the package and cool on a wire rack. Separate the container of frosting into 2 bowls, adding a different food coloring to each bowl. Mix well. Frost the top of the cookies with one color. Place the other color frosting into an icing bag and pipe a peace sign design.

Flower Power Fruit Platter


Peace-a Pizza Minis


  • English Muffins
  • Pizza sauce
  • Sliced mozzarella cheese

Slice the English muffins in half and place them onto a nonstick baking sheet. Add pizza sauce to each muffin half. Using a pizza cutter, cut your mozzarella slices into ½" strips. Place one strip of mozzarella down the center of each muffin half. Cut another mozzarella strip in half and place them, diagonally, on either side of the middle strip (creating a peace sign). Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes (or until the muffin is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly).

Glance through the list below to see if you're missing any important items. Many can be found on the party theme page.

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