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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.

Pool/ Beach Party

Swimming Pool Party Plates

Remind your guests that they will need their swimming trunks!

Studio basics: birthday party invitations, Flip Flop Fling

Birthday Child’s Starring Role

Your child takes the gold as an Olympic Champion swimming through events drenched in fun.

Party Settings

You don’t need a pool in your own backyard to make a splash. You can also contact your local community center or a nearby hotel to reserve the perfect setting for your very own Birthday Olympics.

Mini Metal Sailboats

Party Fun & Games

Set up your pool as the ideal Olympic arena, with an obstacle course constructed from inner tubes, water noodles, and lanes marked with floating buoys or colored tape on the pool floor.

Create a sea of bubbles by giving each child a bubble blower. And these little water Blowfish Squirt fish can be a lot of fun too and a nice favor to take home too.


For little guppies such as younger siblings, you can set up one of these small duck ponds for them to play with.

Duck Pond Inflatable Pool

Party Leader

Consider hiring a lifeguard with experience guiding children through water games. He will be able to lead them through a fun filled pool party as well as keep them safe. As soon as all the guests have arrived, make time for a quick presentation on water and poolside safety.

Party Menu

Use beach towels as the tablecloth. You could also do fried chicken in sandpails and don’t forget the Swedish fish inside your fish bowl. Or if you are feeling extra creative, make some blue jello and throw in some Swedish fish just before it starts to set.


If you serve ice cream, use these colorful ice creambowls for extra colorful fun.

ice cream

Tropical Cutlery

Ice Cream Cone Straw

Party Tunes

It’s that time of year-- Pull out the Beach Boys, as well as luau music or tropical reggae tunes.

Personalized Summertime Cookies

Party Finale

No Summer Olympics would be complete without a Closing Ceremony. Play the national anthem and award each Swim Champion with their very own medal. Arrange beforehand for the local ice cream truck to stop by your party location

Birthday Presents & Favors

Beach towels designed with your child’s favorite colors or characters make ideal gifts. Not only with these towels create some vibrant group photographs, they will also provide a lasting reminder of your child’s special day. And don’t forget to to give your guests some cookie treats for those hungry tummies on their way home.


Party Tips

No one has fun with a sunburn. Make sure to have plenty of kid-friendly, hypoallergenic sunscreen on hand and be certain that every child is equipped to handle those bright rays.

Party Extras

Fun in the Sun Dinner Plates