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.
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
If they don’t come in costume, hand out some superhero masks.
Make tall buildings out of cardboard boxes to provide a setting for the children to fly though! Set up an obstacle course around the party area so that your little heroes will feel really tough as they climb over and under the obstacles. Use theme colored balloons to add height to the room and make it look more festive.
For younger children and those who don’t want to be as active, give them the greatest pleasure of coloring on the walls by covering a wall with a large piece of paper. Make sure the wall is completely covered, and then have an assortment of superhero crayons for them to color. Draw a cityscape ahead of time so that they can color in the buildings themselves.
Party Fun & Games
As each party guest arrives, present them with their own personalized superhero cape. Divide children into two teams for an Emergency Drill. Have an entertainer or a family member lead the kids through a mini superhero boot camp training to get them into the spirit of the party
Invite your child’s favorite superhero to attend the party. It will get the birthday child and the guests very excited! If you don’t want to pay the hefty price for an experienced entertainer, ask a friend or family member who is energetic and great with kids.
Kindle your child’s excitement weeks before the party by creating your very own mix of fiery and festive songs.
Birthday Presents & Favors
Each child’s personalized superhero cape will provide hours of pretend play long after the party simmers down. Hand out superhero comic books, and give each child a personalized Drawstring Bag to place all their party items to take home.
Fill it with a few themed items such as these Hero Fans with Candy or let them show off their toughness with their favorite superhero temporary Tattoos.
Every birthday party should be a blast, but take this opportunity to let the children learn about exactly what’s so important about the jobs of your child’s favorite heroes!