Birthday party activity suggestions for a 9 year old girl

Posted by Randy G on Jul 17 | Like the Post |

My daughter is turning 9 and is having a sleep-over birthday party. We are looking for activity suggestions. So far we have:

- piñata
- Make your own t-shirt
- chocolate fondu
- finger and toe painting
- Wii Just Dance party

Looking for other suggestions.

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Katie O Jul 17 '12, 9:24 a.m.

Are you on Pinterest? I have found SOOOOO many ideas on there for Kid's Parties - I cannot wait for my little one to grow a bit older to enjoy the ideas.

There are two I found recently that I particularly love:
1. Make your own candy necklaces:
http://kinsereventcompany.blogspot.ca/2010/08/d...
2. Blow up helilum balloons and write a time on each balloon. Inside the balloon put a note with an activity on it. Then on each hour or set time period they get to pop the balloon to find out what activity they get to do next :)

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Edith D Jul 17 '12, 9:28 a.m.

Wow Randy, we were lucky to just have a wiener roast and a cake of our choice!! However, I once hired a magician for my son's birthday party!!!
I think I also rented a video and bought a case of Pop Shop pops.

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Stefani W Jul 17 '12, 12:08 p.m.

Whatever the final plans for party activities it sounds like a great party!

For easy set up, prepare each craft activity in advance...it's hard to be setting things up with kids around so do the set up before they arrive.

Make craft "centres" for each activity and when the kids arrive and you're ready to get them started you can move them from one centre to the next in a group; or, you can have a few kids at a time at each centre.

Decorate each table with a cluster of floating balloons on strings taped down to the table's centre.

If you don't have space for separate tables for each craft, try this: in advance, i.e. days before the party, set up the craft, make a sample, then put everything into a separate box to store until the party -- a box for each type of craft -- to be put out super-quickly when required.

Each time a craft is over, the kids put the stuff back into the box then when you're ready, you put out the next craft box.

The basics like scissors, glue, etc. can be left in one basket for easy access while the crafts are being set out.

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Randy G Jul 17 '12, 5:12 p.m.

Great suggestions. Katie, how the heck do you get the note inside the balloon?

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Katherine C Jul 20 '12, 6:50 a.m.

Ear plugs, ear plugs and more ear plugs. You brave people you!
A bunch of 9 yr old girls together - Excited. Screaming. Hopped up on sugar. I'll pray for you :) lol

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Edith D Jul 20 '12, 7:07 p.m.

I once had a 10 or 11 year old son who wanted a cake fight at his birthday party. "NO!! If I bake something it will be eaten, not wasted!!" Well, as usual my baking failed and I had a large, hard, chocolate cake. I iced it and then bought an Safeway edible cake for the festivities. The party was outside and after everyone sang happy birthday and he blew out the candles he sunk his face into it and came up throwing cake. This cake was so hard it bounced and was able to be thrown again and again!!! Finally, it ended and they jumped into the hot tub for a wash. Many seagulls had a feast that evening and other than the guests going home in dirty clothes I would say it was a success!!! Yes, the hot tub needed draining and water changed but water was not an issue way back then.............Awww, the good old days.

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Edith D Jul 20 '12, 7:09 p.m.

My guess is you would roll the note tightly, blow up the balloon and then put the note into a large straw, blow it in and then top up the balloon. ???????

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Stacy N Jul 24 '12, 4:56 p.m.

What about a costume party? These guys are good: http://www.cynthiascostumes.com/

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