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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.

Dance Party

Disco Deluxe Party Pack

If your guest list is in the dancing ‘field’ then this is a great party to keep them entertained for hours, you just might have to be prepared for this party to go on for hours and hours!


A DJ or a band is a must for this party. DJs for the younger crowds are best because they are in tune with the latest hits and know what young people like. Speak to your entertainer before the party to discuss any style of songs you like, don’t like and what he shouldn’t play at a party (indecent lyrics or racial remarks for example.) Make sure you discuss with him how long he will be playing for and if there is any special requests for songs.

For the kids that are dance floor shy, hire a magician who will keep them just as entertained as the dancers.

If you don’t want to hire an entertainer, have your child tell you which are their favorite songs and most danceable music and create a play list that continuously plays throughout the party.

Hand out a disco ball necklace or glow in the dark necklaces to all guests upon their arrival.

Disco Ball Necklace


If guests are dancing for the entirety of the party then you want to keep the food on the light side. Room temperature finger foods are great because guests can just grab a few nibbles and get back to the dance floor and it can stay out all night. Have plenty of water and beverages available for those dehydrated guests.

Games and Activities

Since dancing is the main activity of this party, games that involve music work well. You can play Freeze, where the guests have to freeze when the music stops and then continue dancing when the music starts. The guests that freeze last get disqualified. Provide little prizes for the top winners.

If the kids like ‘So You Think You can Dance’ have a  dance-off contest or a marathon dance contest, where the winners get a prize, and a huge bottle of water!



Disco balls and lights  are fantastic for this party. Make sure the party room is dimly lit so that guests feel like they are in a disco and don’t feel as self conscious with bright lights. Bring out those Christmas lights from the attic and put them to great use by decorating around the room.

Disco Ball Swirls and Shimmers

Disco Ball Swirls and Shimmers

Rotating Disco Ball Light

Rotating Disco Ball Light

Music Note Stickers

Disco Party Music

Party Favors

A personalized CD with all the best music from the party is guaranteed to be a hit. It’s a useful party favor that will make sure all those party memories stay with them whenever they listen to those songs.