Children in this age group are comfortable with rules, taking turns, and playing games, so Physical Activity parties such as a Bowling Party, Martial Arts Party, Gymnastics Party are perfect for this age. They are also developing coordination skills and will be excited to put them to use in games geared towards these skills.
Invite schoolmates and friends. Just remember that some children at this age prefer to only have children of their own sex at their parties so don’t be alarmed if this is the case.
Length of party
1 1/2 - 2 hours
Entertainment for age
At this age, entertainment that involves hands-on activities such as baking/decorating cakes, sand art, or painting are great. Kids feel a sense of accomplishment, especially when they are at a phase in life where they begin to develop and perfect specific individual skills.
Safety for age
Make sure to have all the phone numbers of the guests’ parents.
Glamour/ Spa Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
There is nothing more fun than being the center of attention when you are a young girl. With a Glamour/ Spa party all the girls will get the attention and pampering they want.
There are many places to hold this party depending on your budget. Consider a beauty salon or spa if you are willing to splurge. Beauty schools are a lower cost option since it gives the students practice on real people.
If you want to host the party at your home, either have a professional or a beauty student come to the party or invite a friend or family member who is knowledgeable enough and can lead the girls through their pampering.
To turn your home into a spa: create a soothing, tranquil, intimate, meditative setting. You can accomplish this through the use of candles, dimmed lighting, or with a mini fountain.
Hire a beautician, manicurist to come to the party. Ask them to come with lots of energy, enthusiasm and a handful of beauty suggestions the guests can practice at home. Plan ahead of time on who will provide the products needed for the party and stock up on make- up removing wipes!
Party Fun & Games
This is a gathering of girls that want to relax and/or be transformed into magazine models. Whatever that means to them, help them make it happen. Some will enjoy facials, makeovers, manicures, etc. Provide small makeup and nail kits and let them experiment with colors.
For your own all in one kit for this party we found this great pack that includes almost everything you need for this party.
In order for a relaxing spa feel, invite another adult friend to help you and provide each of the girls a little 10 minute massage or mini facial. Wipe their faces with cleansers, cover them with warm towels and then moisturize their faces with a light moisturizer while massaging their face. Cater to the girls’ needs by providing them with refreshing lemonade while they are undergoing their beauty treatments.
Think peaceful. Beauty treatments are cleansing and relaxing. Pick music that savors every moment.
Have each guest create their own delicious, healthy, fruit smoothie. Set out a fruit buffet with strawberries, bananas, blueberries, oranges, peaches and kiwis and allow guests to choose which fruit they want for their smoothie by putting it into a bowl. Make sure an adult is present to operate the blender.
Have bowls of yogurt and granola so that guests can also customize their own parfait along with the smoothie.
Set out a salad bar station where guests can choose which toppings to put over their leafy greens.
This is the moment they’ve been waiting for, an authentic photo shoot! Maybe you know a photographer or someone who would have fun playing the part. Set up a magazine cover background to add a little more glamour, and shoot away!
Birthday Presents & Favors
Pass out cosmetic totes,lip gloss, nail polish, or these personalized lotions so the guests can continue to glamour it up at home.
It’s also a good idea to include make-up removing wipes so the guests can easily clean their faces that night after the party. If you want to go all out, you can hand out this bath robe setthat guests can also wear during the party and take home as a favor.