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Age characteristics

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.

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Guest list

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

Relay Races

Scavenger Hunt Relay Races

Sack Race

Lip Sinc Contest



Safety for age

Make sure to have all the phone numbers of the guests’ parents.

Tea Party

Topsy Turvy Tea Party Basic Party Pack for 8

We’ve all seen Alice in Wonderland, and with the new Disney version that came out in 2010, Mad hatter tea parties are popping up everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you are a child or an adult, this party can be catered to any age group.



For an adult audience, a comedian would be very entertaining for this party. A mad hatter tea party is after all supposed to be madly funny! Invite your guests to dress up and be surprised by what people come up with! Have mad hats ready for your guests to wear if they didn’t bring their own.

accordion hats



The British are famous for their tea parties with towers of fluffy scones and jam, finger sandwiches, mini quiches and fruit tartlets. Whether your party is a lunch, tea, or dinner party, use the same concept of tea party finger foods.

Add any other items you feel you and your guests would like such as mini cookies that say eat me, cupcakes in the shape of mushrooms, chocolate-dipped strawberries, anything goes! Make sure to serve lots and lots of tea! Have a variety of teas brewing in an assortment of mismatched teapots.


Games and Activities

Play a few rounds of musical chairs, or musical tea cups where you sit at a table and pass around teacups until the music stops, whoever doesn’t have a teacup in their hand loses and leaves the circle.


If you want your guests to get really involved, how about you give them plain teacups to paint and then they can take them home as souvenirs of your party.


Get straw hats for the guests to decorate with ribbons and silk flowers. Recreate the tale of Alice in Wonderland

Play mad libs, it will have you clinching off your seat laughing after reading just a few stories.

Play card games or poker, the winner gets crowned the queen of hearts.

Play a game of croquet if you have a back yard or outdoor area. Simply make arches out of floral wire and stick them in various places around your lawn, and use golf clubs or brooms to hit golf balls through the arches. 


The beauty of a mad tea party is that there should be no normalcy in your decoration. Use mismatched teacups to serve beverages.  Use bright colors for your tableware. Use balloons, hanging lanterns and paper flowers to give more height and color to the room. 


Find oversized teacups or flower planters in different sizes and decorate the table with them- stack them high or serve food out of them. Paint (badly)  white roses red and use them as a centerpiece. If you want children’s paper goods for this party here is a great Topsy Turvy Tea Party  one. 

Party Tunes

Classical / Lyrical

Party Favors

A sachet of a tea bag assortment is a great favor that your guests can use after your party.

Whole Leaf Tea Sachet Favors

If you want to be really creative, buy an assortment of your favorite tea leaves and make your own  signature blend to hand out to your guests.

Use this adorable favor box to mix and match some of the favors below.

Tea Cup Empty Favor Boxes (4)

Customized Cartoon Cookies

Personalized Birthday Cookies

Custom Fortune Cookies

Birthday Cake Cookies

Party Extras:

Topsy Turvy Tea Party Giant Wall Decals

Topsy Turvy Tea Party Giant Wall Decals

Topsy Turvy Tea Party Centerpiece

Topsy Turvy Tea Party Centerpiece