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Old 03-31-2006, 07:27 PM
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Boy themed party for a girl

Do you think it would hurt anything to have a boy themed birthday party for a girl? Maddie wants a Harry Potter party. I myself am okay with it.

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Old 04-01-2006, 09:35 AM
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I don't think there would be a thing wrong with her having an HP party.

There are many girls that are following that craze now!
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:38 AM
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I found these ideas for both boy/girl and then one for a girl party.

I admit, I dont know much about Harry Potter but these mothers seem to know something.

http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/ht...parties_3.html


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Old 04-01-2006, 11:06 AM
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I myself have no problem with having a "boy-themed" party for girls. I personally think that what is defined as boy is what our culture says is boy and not really what is boy. I don't know much about HP, but some girls like the same stuff as boys and I think you should go for it!

Are there going to be both girls and boys at the party? If it is a girls only party, you might want to check to see how many other girls like the theme too. If it will be a mixed party, then it won't matter! Have fun planning!
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Harry Potter is NOT a boy-themed party. I'm a huge HP fan. Every time a new book comes out, I have to wait for my son - now 19 y/o - to finish it so I can read it!

One of the main characters is Hermione, a girl-wizard, and there are many other female characters in the series. Hermione is a terrific strong female character, the smartest kid in Hogwarts (the school of wizardry)!

When HP first came out, all the kids in my son's class were reading it, GOBBLING it up. The teachers were going nuts, here were the kids hiding HP behind their math books. How do you react when you're "catching" them reading-for-pleasure when they're supposed to be doing math? Boys and girls were HP fans, and still are.

Personally, I don't like to judge them as boy-themes and girl-themes; when my kids were growing up, I did whatever-theme-the-child was into. As a former pre-K teacher, I assure you that the boys played with the so-called girl-toys (dress-up clothes, dolls, etc.) and the girls played with the so-called boy-toys (blocks, trucks, construction toys).

I don't think that Harry Potter is any more of a boy theme than dinosaurs would be. If she's a HP fan, give her a HP party. Depending on her age, a pin-the-glasses-on-Harry version of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey would be cute and easy to make.

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Old 04-10-2006, 10:25 AM
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Maddie's favorite character is Harry Potter. I will be checking out those sites. It will be a mixed party. If she could, she'd have Harry himself at the party.

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I agree with your daughter, I'd have Harry there too!

Harry is brave and honest. He puts what is right first before what is safe. Your daughter can be proud of being a Harry Potter fan.

Our library holds a Hogwarts school in the summer and there are more girls than boys who attend because the HP books allow a girl to be all she can be. She is allowed to be smart, to be a friend and to be a hero.

Have fun at the party!

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My neice had a Harry Potter Party last year and boys and girls alike loved it. There are both boys and girls in the books/movies so I think nothing wrong there.
My SIL got her ideas of the www
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:29 PM
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If you've seen other posts from me I call Maddie Harry Potter. She has a scar above her one eye that I call her HP scar. She thinks its cool that she has a scar like he does. Once in a while she even pretends to be doing spells on people. Everyone told me not to let her see the new movie HP and the Goblet of Fire because it is scary. I bought it and we watched it together. When it was over, she said "Mommy, where was the scary part"? She takes after me, doesn't scare easily.


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Coll - I am with the others in that I don't see HP as a boy party. In our house we all love HP and as the others said, very well, you have Hermione and Harry both of which are good role models.

My ds looks like Harry, he is called that by many people. He does not have a scar though.
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