Nine-year-olds can be a tough bunch when it comes to birthday parties. They've done the traditional birthday parties a few times and may be a bit disenchanted with your ideas. They are still a little too young for an all-out bash, but they still deserve a fun birthday party. Take advantage of your area's local attractions for some help to make this party a breeze.
If you have a party full of 2-year-olds, you will need some activities to keep them busy. You can keep those little children, just out of infancy, out of trouble by filling their hands and time with games. Although 2-year-olds don't have a lot of competitive drive, skills and logic, they are learning to play together, to work as teams and to try to win. Introduce some simple games to keep your 2-year-old and his friends having fun throughout the party.
Your child's birthday is an important event that she looks forward to every year. Like her friends, she wants to have a birthday party, but you may worry about what this means for your budget. Fortunately, you can plan her birthday party without breaking the bank--it simply takes a bit more time to get things together.
When birthdays fall on or around holidays, they can sometimes sink behind the grandeur and excitement of the traditions of the day. New Year's is no such phenomenon. On New Year's Eve and into New Year's Day, the whole world is partying. It's a great time to celebrate a Dec. 31 or Jan. 1 birthday.
The key to a successful party for a 10-year-old girl is to make it as "grown-up" as possible.
No matter if she still sleeps with the remnants of her favorite baby blanket or sits on her daddy's lap for bedtime stories--when it comes to her first double-digit birthday, a 10-year-old girl wants a party that (to her) spells sophistication.
If consulted, an 8-year-old may ask for the moon for his birthdays. Most of them, however, are entertained by anything from a backyard garden party with traditional games and snacks to a blowout at the pizza parlor, arcade, skating rink, skateboard park or movie theater. Consult with your child to create an 8th birthday party with a singular theme, menu and itinerary.
A 10th birthday marks a special moment in a child's life, where many of the younger games and toys do not suffice but teenage-level amusements are not appropriate. Accommodate a child's wishes for a 10th birthday party by brainstorming on the party's theme, activities, location and guest list. Children at this age feel like they should have a voice in what happens in their lives, particularly for something as significant as a birthday party. However, all party planning should meet with final parental approval.
Birthday parties mean fun, food and presents. Many birthday parties also feature group games. A craft activity, however, can be even more fun than a game, because everyone gets to participate and there is not just one winner. Instead, all participants get to take home the item or items they created. Craft activities are a great way to fill the time, and they can also enhance the theme of the party.
Girls around the age of 7 are growing aware of their increasing departure from the immaturity of their youth. They no longer want birthday parties with "baby" or "little kid" themes. Still, they love to play, explore and create. For a 7-year-old girl's birthday, host a jewelry party. Allow the girls to be the young women they long to be while still acting like the young girls they are.
Planning appropriate birthday party table decorations is an essential part of creating a birthday party your child and his guests will enjoy. Decide whether you want to decorate one table as a focal point for gifts and the cake, one table as a special table for the birthday child, or each table that guests will use during the party.