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.
Whether it’s a Twilight party or just a vampire party, there is a lot you can do to make this party horrifically great. If your party is around Halloween then you will have a very easy time finding props and decorations for your party, but if not, no worries, we’ve gathered a few items and ideas that are available year round that will make your vampire party spectacular.
A face painter that will make all your guests look ghostly white with blood dripping down the side of their mouths might be great fun. If you don’t want a face painter, maybe you can brush up on your vampire make up with this do it yourself kit. You can also ask your guests to dress up to make the party even more frightening! Magician acts can also be great with such a mysterious theme like this.
Have fun with your menu by changing up the name cards on foods. Instead of a bowl of grapes call them toad’s eyes, instead of wine or a red colored beverage, call it blood. Or how about some chocolate cake logs and calling them coffins?
Make your food dark and spooky. Just make sure you stay away from garlic!
Games and Activities
Put your guests into the vampire mood with gothic looking invitations.
Plastic props such as spiders, and dusty bats will look great in a vampire scenario. To get a dusty look on your table and décor, save your last laundry’s lint and carefully dust it onto your props.
You can purchase gothic goblets to make your table look more regal, and black and red tableware or just opt for the paper goods above. Spill some ketchup on your tablecloth (make sure it’s disposable or you don’t care too much for it) to make it look bloody, or opt for the fake blood.
Mini boxes of jam or liquor filled chocolates will be sure to make your guests remember your vampire party when they bite into one of these delicious treats and the red fluid gushes out like blood.