After 9 years of going to birthday parties and having hosted them, children know exactly what they want at this point, so consult with your child about what party theme they would like and what they would like to do. As they get older, they begin to feel very grown up about parties. They like to show off and compete and have a desire to win in games that involve active participation.
Invite schoolmates and friends. Some children prefer to only have children of their own sex at their party. Since as they get older, children typically tend to have one intimate group of friends, the guest list might not even be that large. And parents need not be at the party.
Length of party
2 -2 ½ hours
Entertainment for age
Girly things such as spa, manicure, dress-up for girls parties are great since the girls love to feel grown up at this age. You don’t even have to hire a professional, buy a couple of nail polishes, mud masks, and clean out your closet full of old clothes you don’t even wear and tell them it’s vintage clothing. They’ll have a blast trying things on!
For boy parties, physical activities, including attending a sporting event with friends are great. Create your own little league in the back yard, or make dad take the boys to a basketball game.
Good music, fun pickup foods and a DJ Emcee helps to insure the success of a party at this age. Dance games with lots of prizes help to keep the dance floor filled. A strolling entertainer, such as a sleight of hand magician, works well to entertain those kids that shy away from the dance floor.
Games & Activities
Scavenger Hunt Relay Races
Lip Sinc Contest
Safety for age
Make sure to have all the phone numbers of the guests’ parents.
Glow in the Dark Party
The ‘dark’ is really key in this party! The room must be dark, but still well lit enough that it will be safe for guests to roam around.
There was a time when people would make fun of raves and the people that would throw around glow sticks. Well the truth is, it is a real talent and the light show that you get is spectacular, like fireworks without the loud boom. Hire a talented raver and have them perform for the guests. If you can, ask him to teach the guests a few tricks so that they can really get a spectacular light show going.
Music is always a great addition to this party theme so a DJ would be a great complement.
Until someone invents glow in the dark food, we will have to settle for a more traditional approach to this party’s menu, but you can accent your food by using glow in the dark or neon Tableware; that will look as if it were glowing when under a black light. Also, choose foods that are white and they will look glowing under the black light . Deviled eggs, white pizza, vanilla ice cream are just a few examples.
Games and Activities
Glow in the dark treasure hunt any one? A treasure hunt is fun no matter what, but when all the clues are written in secret ink that can only be seen with a black light, that just makes it more exciting! Have your party guests chase down the Glow In The Dark Bouncing Balls scattered throughout the room. How may can they catch before they bounce away? Use them in a game or give them away as favors.
Or how about paint ball. There are many paintball locations that have the glow in the dark option. This is a great addition to the party and it will keep kids busy and entertained for a long time!
Black lights are almost crucial in this party to make that glowing effect. If you don’t use black lights then hang a lot of colorful Glow Sticks light up balloons around the room. Have your guests wear white t-shirts so that the white will glow under the lighting. Glow In The Dark Stars or shapes are also great for this party, just make sure you turn the lights on for a long time right before the party starts so that the fluorescence lasts longer.
Give out glow in the dark items to guests such as glow sticks, glow in the dark stars,