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.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Remember when you used to watch The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in your pajamas every Sunday morning? Well, the TMNT have made a comeback with a new movie so now your little ones will get just as excited as you did. If your little Ninja has an upcoming birthday party, throwing a TMNT birthday party is a great way to celebrate with a classic- you might even get the grown ups excited.
Add to your TMNT themed party supplies with some pops of solid color such as blue, red or green. For a fun way to decorate the party table, you can use a TMNT table decorating kit. Make the birthday boy feel extra special by adding a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Foil Balloon to his chair. Use the 4 turtles main colors when picking out any room decoration such as balloons, streamers, etc...
Give each party guest a ninja mask upon arrival. You can easily create the masks using colored construction paper and elastic. Just cutout eyeholes in the construction paper and staple or tape the elastic to the construction paper.
To keep older guests entertained, you can go the classic party route with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pinata that’s full of fun little party favors and candy. Make sure the kids stand far back as each Ninja guest tries some cool moves on the pinata.
Hire a martial arts teacher (Master Splinter) to give the guests a mini class on how to become ninjas. Kids will love showing off their skills. Give them a headband of the different Ninja Turtle colors so they can act out their character.
Fill up TMNT themed cups or regular clear plastic cups with ice and green Gatorade. The neon green color of the Gatorade will match the party theme. Serve your little party guests a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sandwich. Use a turtle cookie cutter to cut out shapes for sandwiches. And don’t forget the pizza, this is one party where cheesy pizza is an absolute must!
For older kids, why not set up a make your own pizza station? Buy store bought pizza dough and put out some toppings. Kids will love eating their own creations!
Make green jello for dessert along with some Ninja turtle cookies.
Your crime fighting Ninjas will probably be thirsty after all the fun and excitement of the party. Why not send them home with these TMNT water bottles that they can use all the time?
This lunchbox tin is a great favor that your guests can use for their lunches. You can choose to add some other favors to it or keep it simple with the tin.