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.
Marie Antoinette Party
The great thing about a Marie Antoinette Party is that it travels across all ages, enticing young and old alike with the assortment of color, sweets, and richness of the decor.
Make the centerpiece of your party a beautiful and elegant dessert table.
Go to a grocery store or bakery and buy a wide assortment of pastries and desserts. Since you have so much variety, don’t worry about buying one piece per guest, chances are people will not try every single dessert! Go the extra mile and write a banner over your dessert table that reads ‘Let them eat cake”
Purchase a few fake jewels or feathers to decorate the dessert table with or to scatter over the main eating table.
If you like to serve a tea party style meal don’t forget an assortment of teas and a few finger foods and tea sandwiches.
Find some frilly table cloths or use large doilies as placemats.
Have pretty fans laid out so guests can cool themselves just like the royals in Versailles. Double them up as favors.
We love these adorable cake pops which come in sets of 12 and are great on the table or as party favors.
If you have young children, serve their beverages in these Pink Cupcake Cups (8) so as to avoid any spills.
Games and Activities
Set up a hat making station for your guests. Buy a few simple straw hats and a lot of decorations such as fake jewels, feathers, ribbon and allow guests to make their very own fancy hat.
Have a Marie Antoinette photo op. Buy or rent a few period costumes for the guests to try on and then take photos and give them to your guests as a favor.