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Age characteristics

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.

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Guest list

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.



Simon Says

Shoe Mix Up

Wheelbarrow Race

I Spy

Hot, Warm, Cold


Safety for age

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


Glow in the Dark Party

Neon Doodle Party Supplies

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.

glow in dark

Neon Test Tube Shot Glasses - 1 oz.

Neon Glassware

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,

Glow in the Dark Putty Eggs.

Glow in the Dark Putty Eggs (12)

For girls do Mini Glow in the Dark Lipgloss and Mini Glow in the Dark Nail Polish.

Mini Glow in the Dark LipglossMini Glow in the Dark Nail Polish