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Nine is such a fun age. 9 year olds like to feel special and loved and throwing a birthday party for them may seem really difficult at first but there are many fantastic birthday party ideas that you can explore to give your kid a memorable party.
And who knows? You and the rest of the family may just find yourselves having a wonderful time at the birthday party too. So let’s get down to it.
It’s important to plan well so the party turns out fine. Here are some things you will want to consider.
When brainstorming for birthday party ideas, believe it or not, 9 year old kids have some ideas about things that make for a great party and so it might be best to ask them what they want in terms of party themes, which guests to invite, what games to play, gifts, the color and type of cake and of course, the food.
Also, keep in mind that boys may find some birthday party ideas and themes more intriguing than girls will.
You will find that one secret to having successful parties for kids is to try getting the invites out on time preferably weeks before the the birthday.
You need to give the other parents enough time to open up their schedule and plan for your event. They will need to find appropriate gifts and items to bring to your child’s party.
Remember, whether in paper print or on social media, the invites must seem exciting enough to get other girls and boys to show up. Include the theme of the birthday party, the games they will play and other goodies. Open up their hearts for loads of fun.
Putting together a birthday party for little kids may turn out to be exhausting for you so be sure to find all the help that you need. Just remember to ask nicely.
Make everyone including older siblings, aunts, uncles, and even friends help out both in planning the party and overseeing activities on that special day. Be open and willing to hear birthday party ideas that they may have.
This is among the classic birthday ideas for a party that most 9 year olds still enjoy. Get them and their guests to dress up as their favorite superheroes or cartoon characters.
The great thing about this birthday party theme is that it is open to many possibilities, so many ideas to try out. They could dress as anyone from world famous scientists to little pirates or find exciting, new ways to combine different costumes.
Maybe your 9 year old is already feeling too old for clowns and balloons and other ‘childish’ birthday party ideas. Maybe your kid would like a simple house birthday party where everyone just mingles while they sip juice, play a few games and talk about whatever it is kids that age talk about.
This theme might seem like a birthday party theme for grown ups but it might just be the one to make your child feel cool and if you think about it, is one of the less expensive birthday party ideas out there.
Kids like movies, there’s no doubt about that. So you may find that it is a fun idea to put together a movie party for them and their friends with lots of popcorn and drinks. A open part of your home would be ideal for the show – the living room, the basement, or the backyard.
If it isn’t feasible to have the party late in the evening, you could have it much earlier in the day. You don’t need to worry about the timing. If the kids find that the movie playing is an exciting one, they’ll be too busy laughing and cheering to notice what time of day it is. Older party guests if present, are always open to the idea of having a wonderful time too. The Young Film Academy can also help you in making an amazing movie party. Make it unique by making it an all rights reserved movie party.
A popular party idea among 5 to 10 year old girls but who is to say young boys won’t fancy a cup or two? In your open yard, set up a small table covered in beautiful linen and lay out the teapots, cups and delicious snacks like cookies and sandwiches.
Let the birthday girl and her guests play grown ups with their favorite dolls and stuffed bears and have a jolly party.
As far as birthday party ideas go, you might find this boring but the open, outdoorsy atmosphere of picnics in a park can make for a great fun time.
Rather than have everyone just spread on the park grass for the entire duration of the birthday party, waiting for cake, plan to have some great games that will keep kids active and excited. You will find that some interesting games e.g. treasure hunt and musical hoops are safer and more enjoyable out in the open.
The beach is one of the nicest places to unwind and have fun. You might find that your 9 year old boy or girl is super into the idea of having a birthday party in the sand where they can play freely in the open, build castles and find shells in the company of their friends.
As you will find below, some birthday party games are far more exciting in the open air beach so this is one of the birthday party ideas worth exploring. If it is summer, try to have ice cold drinks to keep the children cool.
One of the oldest party themes, a garden birthday party is another wonderful idea to brings kids together in a relaxed setting, full of beautiful flowers and plants. Clearly, this theme is more suitable during the day in an open garden, where the 9 year old boys and girls can play many games.
You will find that gardens make it easier to hide the items to be located in activities like scavenger hunt and treasure hunt.
The best birthday parties are the ones that show kids how much they are loved. One way to do this is to have a nice, cozy family dinner either at home or a night out at a small diner. Spice things up by letting the birthday child pick the food to be served.
Invitation to this dinner party may be open to one or two other guests who aren’t family such as your kid’s closest friend.
Birthday parties thrown in a non-traditional setting may be exactly the kind of party idea that will thrill your child. Take them to an open arcade where they can spend some of the day having a blast at their favorite video games along side their close friends or to a petting zoo where they can have fun interacting with friendly animals. Find a petting zoo that will make things easier by offering services to help you put the birthday party together.
An added advantage here is that you don’t have to wreck your brain thinking of party games, they’re all inclusive in the location.
This is one of the more creative 9th birthday party ideas because everyone knows that kids at that age love to get creative. So, in planning this kind of birthday party, find some painting material, coloring paper, crayons and pencils and let the kids go wild with their ideas.
Remember, this isn’t a school project so find ways to make the day more fun with enough party snacks and games and other activities. Also, play with the ideas of letting the kids exchange art or gift them to the birthday kid after the party.
Regardless of the theme or setting, party games can save the event from being boring and make a birthday truly memorable.
Here are some ideas for party games, but as always, stay open to other ideas and remember to listen to what your child might want.
Soccer game: This is a game for two teams. Small numbers on both teams will do just fine. It is best to play at the end otherwise the kids might feel very tired during the other parts of the birthday party. Open spaces such as a park, home yard or the beach are perfect for this game. The kids will love it if you surprise them with pizza and ice cream at half time!
Scavenger hunt/ Treasure hunt: An all time favorite party game . Best played in open spaces during the day where supervision can be given as children are running around, trying to piece clues together and find treasure items.
Piñata: Another popular party game. Find ways to make the children orderly as they take turns or the fun will be ruined. An open place rather than the living room is better to prevent injuries.
Egg and spoon race: Athletic 9 year olds are sure to love this game. Watch them squeal in delight as they try to make it across an open yard without dropping the egg . If eggs are scarce, water will do just as well.
Three legged race: Be creative with this staple birthday party game where two kids try to race as one while being tied together at the leg. Maybe pair a boy and girl against other boys and girls, or teams of boys against girls or best friends against best friends.
Musical chairs/hoops: This is a well known game and always fun to play. The last kid standing wins. Such a rush!
There are so many ideas for birthday party games and if you are the innovative type, you can even create a game or two.
Food: This is a vital part of any party especially for kids. Make sure to have enough cake, popcorn, candy, cookies and the likes to go around so that no kid feels left out. Also have a back-up plan to get more if you run out.
Photo booth: Having a photo booth is one of the more thoughtful birthday party ideas because it allows everyone at the party capture fun memories of the day. They can take turns using the booth or go in groups.
Baking and Pizza making: These party ideas could even work for themed parties and you’ll find that kids actually get to learn new skills while having fun. These should only be done under strict supervision and preferably in open, ventilated spaces.
So, these are some of the birthday ideas that might help you plan an unforgettable 9th birthday party for your kid.
You may find that a few are not easily applicable in your locale e.g. if you live far from any beach. That’s okay. Improvise, be open to suggestions from others, tweak the party ideas and make them your own in another way. On that special day, give your nine year old a truly happy birthday.
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The best birthday party our 10 year old son has ever had! Brilliantly organised, beautifully run, incredibly exciting, wonderfully instructive and immaculately put together. The MovieStar Party team really know how to make films and inspire children. An amazing day!
Young Film Academy engaged incredibly well with our daughter and her friends who all had a brilliant time pretending to be popstars! They kept the kids’ focus and energy levels throughout and the pop promo came out really well too. We were thoroughly impressed by YFA’s positivity and professionalism.