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.
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
Scavenger Hunt Relay Races
Lip Sinc Contest
Safety for age
Make sure to have all the phone numbers of the guests’ parents.
This is a great milestone birthday party for a 50 year-old or even a nostalgic one.
Any place goes! Just make sure you have enough space and flat surface for dancing and a sound system. You want all the party guests to dance their socks off. If you find a diner with enough room, try to rent a section of it or the entire thing!
A 1950′s Jukebox Cutout is sure to make the room seem like you entered a time machine, just make sure the music you are playing is 50s! If you have old records or even plastic ones use them as serving trays for your food, or stick them to the walls.
Have some inflatable guitars laying around the room so that the rock stars of the group can do a little pretend playing.
These milkshake center pieces add so much fun and color to the party, everyone will wish they were real!
The fifties had great artists such as Elvis Presley; an Elvis singer impersonator is a hit at this party bringing all the audience back in time. A band that plays 50s music is also great.
If you don’t want to hire a band or a singer, there are many great 50s stations online that stream the best 50s hits.
Milkshakes and hamburgers and all the 50s dinner food you can think of! We found a great collection of nostalgic 50s candies that will be sure to bring back memories with the older folks.
And these great food baskets for your hamburger and fries look so authentic that it will make everything taste even more 1950s. You can buy them almost anywhere in the summer time.
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Games and Activities
If you have an adventurous and outgoing crowd, how about a 50s dance off? 50’s music is practically the only tune that even non-dancers can groove to, so why not break the ice with a little dancing? Have the boys wear a white t-shirt with greased hair, and the girls with poodle skirts ( child size) and you’ve got yourself a time warp.
And you’ve heard of ice cream bars but how about a milkshake bar? Have plenty of different ice cream flavors and milk and whisks. Allow your guests to create any flavor combination they want. You can get milkshake glasses for your guests and use them as a little keepsake also.
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