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.
The Oscars don’t have to come only once a year! This is a timeless party that happens every year in many households, but turning it into a birthday party can be just as fun as watching it on a television.
A comedian impersonating famous people can always be entertaining, especially for an adult audience. They can give your guests a great laugh and in a much more intimate setting than if they were at a comedy club. Talk to your comedian before the party and have him incorporate a couple of funny and harmless jokes about the guests in the audience.
Or how about a Celebrity Murder Mystery game? This kit includes everything you need to throw the most scandalous murder Mystery Party.
Celebrity food is a given in this party setting. Opt for lots of finger food as opposed to a full sit down meal. This will allow the guests to mingle as celebrities do, and have lots of champagne and wine on hand. You want your guests to feel like they are at an Oscar after party.
Games and Activities
Have fun with your guests by asking them to come dressed up as a famous movie character and then cast an anonymous ballot for the best costumed person. At the end of the party have the person with the most votes win the Oscar award and give a very funny speech in honor of the birthday guest.
Award winning movie charades are a fun and inexpensive way to have the guests entertain themselves during the party. Make sure to take lots of paparazzi photos!
Royal red, gold and silver should be your colors of choice. A red carpet on your entryway will make a great first impression. We love the Hollywood Party Pack featured above for this party. Very chic and will make your guests feel star struck. Add in this Paparazzi Mob Prop right by the door for some extra giggles.
Mingle with the stars with Hollywood icon cut outs.
Give your guests copies of the photos you took during the party. They are a great keepsake and quite a laugh.
Or how about these adorable cookies? They will make your guests feel as famous as the stars!
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