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.
Hockey Themed Party
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You can take your child’s party to a hockey arena where they will be fully immersed in the sport, irregardless of the team, or you can create a themed party at home.
If you are throwing a party for a super fan, chances are you will have a lot of your decorating needs in your child’s bedroom, pucks, trading cards, posters, figurines, you name it!
If you don’t have all of these items on hand, no worries, you can still get a few items from your child’s favorite team online. Such as www.partycity.com
Try to work on a color scheme that matches your child’s favorite theme. You can buy your child’s favorite team’s paper goods atPartycity.com, or to keep it team neutral you can also buy solid colors that match the teams’. Mix and match, have some plates one color, others another, the same for napkins, cups, etc..
Use trading cards with labels on them so guests know what they are eating. It serves two purposes, decoration and informing guests.
Cover commercial wrapping with your team’s colors and so it doesn’t distract from the overall theme of your party.
Use banners and balloons around the room. Balloons are great because they are inexpensive and immediately scream ‘party.’
Invite guests to wear their favorite hockey jersey to the party. It will make a great group photo and make guests feel like they are at a hockey game.
Worried about what to serve at a Hockey party? This one is easy, any thing that is sold at a concession stand, which is typically pizza, hot dogs, nachos, candy. All very easy to prepare for your party. (sigh of relief)
Serve chocolate sandwich cookies and call them hockey pucks.
Get a themed cake with your child’s name on it. And if you are contemplating another dessert how about some Ice Cream. Not only is ice cream served at hockey games but it also keeps with the chilly theme.
Be sure to have plenty of snacks on hand, that’s what they do at hockey games!
Party Fun & Games
If your party happens to be on a hockey day where the guests can watch the game on tv, have that ready to go. If they are super fans, they will not want to miss the game.
For younger children who get bored through a hockey game, have them do an array of activities. Set up a mini hockey tournament in your back yard. Try using broomsticks or mini golf puts and a tennis ball if you don’t have hockey sticks. Have an adult be the referee to supervise children at all times and give prizes to all the kids for all sorts of categories such as best defense, best silly fall, best goal, etc...
For the super hockey savvy kids, have a trivia of hockey ready to go. The kids will enjoy the competitiveness of the game while still learning more about the sport. Get some ideas here.
If you can hold your party at an ice hockey arena try to ask if a local hockey instructor could spend some time with the party guests and teach them a few tricks and tips. The kids will really learn something and feel very proud of their new accomplishments at the end of the day!
Super fans will enjoy their team’s paraphernalia. Anything from hats to hockey pucks. You can buy them at your team’s gift store or online at the NHL Store.
If you would like to keep the favors team neutral, then a hockey puck and hockey book are a good combination.
This party can be transformed for any theme specific party. Just find the items and colors you need to transform it into your own team.