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Age characteristics

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.

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Guest list

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

Relay Races

Scavenger Hunt Relay Races

Sack Race

Lip Sinc Contest



Safety for age

Make sure to have all the phone numbers of the guests’ parents.

Ice Skating Party

Snowflake Party Kit

Birthday Child’s Starring Role

Dressed as an Olympic gold medalist, your child can hit the ice in her finest skating outfit, complete with a shining gold medal.

Party Settings

Host your own Ice-capades at a local skating rink. Ask the management if they have a private room that you can rent for the meal portion of the party. If so, you can bring in balloons and streamers to make the room look more festive. If you can, take care of purchasing tickets ahead of time to avoid  any waiting during the party time.

Party Leader

Invite a skating instructor  to kick off the festivities with a performance of turns and tricks. Once the children have laced up their skates, the instructor can give some hints and tips on how to skate safely throughout the rink.

Party Fun & Games

The party leader’s demonstration will mesmerize party guests and make them want more. If it’s reasonable to set up a television with VCR at your party room, play tapes of Olympic skating or professional ice shows for further entertainment during the meal portion of your party.

Party Tunes

Skating rinks usually provide music over loud speakers, but if you are at a private location, allow the guests to choose their own soundtracks to skate to. Involve your child in the party planning by assembling a selection from upbeat show tunes, Top 40 hits are always great!

Party Refreshments

Serve cozy food that will fuel and fire up your Ice Princes and Princesses. Warm pasta and meatballs, pizza. Ice cream is sometimes served at rinks so try to pre-arrange to have ice cream served at your party.

Party Finale

Give skaters a chance to see their own fancy footwork. Film the children as they skate and show them the video of their grand performances during a refreshment break and present each with a medal honoring their achievements.

Birthday Presents & Favors

Colorful mittens will warm frosty fingers, especially if children forget to bring them. And this ice skate chocolate pop is a nice little comforting treat after the chilly ice skating rink. 


Party Tips

Just in case one of your ice wonders takes a tumble, be sure to pack a first aid kit, although it may seem ironic, pack an ice pack!

Party Extras

If your child loves the movie Frozen, why not add a frozen spin to it? check out our Frozen Themed party and maybe you can incorporate some of those ideas into your ice skating party.

Disney Frozen - Party Packs