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.
Camp Out Party
What fun it is to spend a weekend away in the middle of nature, sleeping in a tent and cooking food over an open fire just like the cavemen. Many children love this feeling of self sufficiency and freedom that comes with camping so why not turn that excitement into a birthday party? You don’t have to go away necessarily to have a successful camp out party, all you need is an outdoor area that is wide enough and safe for a pack of children.
Choose an outdoor setting like a park, or even your backyard for this adventurous party. Set up a portable grill so that your food can be served warm and the kids can watch as the flames turn that raw meat into something delectable and irresistible.
If your party location is a little more adventurous than your back yard, have a first aid kit as well as a snake bite kit handy, just in case! Spray all your guests with non deet bug repellent and sunscreen as soon as they arrive. As much as we all like lobsters, we don’t want our kids to look like them at the end of the day. Stock up on Let’s Go Camping Deluxe Party Pack
Read ghost stories, roast marshmallows, make s’mores,
make an obstacle course, have a scavenger hunt, and teach kids the essentials of surviving out in the
wild. If you know any fancy knot tricks, give the kids a piece of rope and let them practice. They will be so excited to show their parents their newly learned handy trick.
Kids can be really entertained by the outdoors, especially when they are so used to a virtual world. Do a mini expedition and analyze different leaves, trees, rocks, and any other curious and interesting things you see outdoors.
Tip: Use this s’more kit for s’mores and roasting marshmallows if you want to keep your kids away from a larger fire.
Ants on a log, grilled hot dogs, burgers, gummy worms and s’mores what more could a camper ask for?
Set out a buffet of toppings and fixings for your hot dogs and hamburgers. Challenge the guests to make the most creative and delicious combo. Award your little chefs with awards such as best tasting, wackiest combo, stickiest, etc..
Keep your little campers hydrated with some icy cold lemonade and juice.
Use a brown paper bag with the guests’ name stamped on it for a favor bag. Pack all the camping essentials a mini lantern, whistle, and the favorite a S’more kit: hershey’s chocolate bar, graham crackers, marshmallows.
Or how about a book on insects?