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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.

Luau Party

Let’s Hula Party Birthday Box

Birthday Child’s Starring Role

Crown your child Hawaiian Prince or Princess. As royal Ambassadors of your Tropical Paradise, they can drape a flower lei around the shoulders of each arriving party guest.

Your guests wouldn’t want to miss a party like this so be sure to send out your invitations well in advance.


Party Settings

Spread a warm feeling of Hawaiian hospitality throughout the party room with bunches of large colorful blossoms and balloons anchored by pineapples. Hang giant banana leaves on the wall and bring any tropical houseplants you might have into the party room. And don’t forget those Paper Lanterns.

10' Paper Lantern Garland

Party Fun & Games

Greet each guest with a spirited Aloha and a colorful Lei. Distribute a hula hoop to every child, so that your dancers can warm up their waists. Then present each child with their own grass skirt.

Invite a Glittery Henna Tattoo artist to come to your party and bedazzle the guest’s hands or arms. They will look beach ready in no time.

Party Leader

A grass skirt and the relaxing rhythms of hula music will transform even the most reluctant into a skilled hula dancer. In the weeks before the party, hire a hula dancer or rent an instructional video so that you can have the party guests learn some new moves.

Party Tunes

Broaden your horizons with a collection of traditional Hawaiian music, as well as adapting the hula dance to your favorite tunes. Now a days they even have some more modern and upbeat styles of hawaiian music, so look for those to make the party more pumped.

Party Refreshments

You don’t need to have a suckling pig in the middle of your living room to make the meal fantastic. Simple can go a long way: Kids love brightly colored, fruity drinks. Treat them to a tropical feast of mocktais served in these out-of-this-world glasses.


Or these Coconut Cups with a Straw


Have a platter of pre-cut fruit chunks and skewers so that kids can make their own fruit kebabs. Serve pulled pork burgers and pineapple rice and top off the table with these adorable hibiscus cookies.


Make sure to have enough party plates too. We selected the Let’s Hula Party Birthday Box above to keep it festive.

Personalized Summertime Cookies

Tropical Cutlery

Party Finale

See how high spirits can rise while your party guests find out how low they can go dancing the limbo. A broomstick or a rope work well.

Party Favors:

Don’t let your guests go home empty handed, give them each a beach bag to take home their leis, hula skirts, coconut cups, and a few more treats that reflect the theme. The gummy fruit kabobs are great, they need no refrigeration!

Luau Gummy Fruit Kabob

Summer Treats Deluxe Favor Set

Flip Flop Favor Tote

Party Extras: