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9th Birthday Party Ideas
ideas and help for a 9 year old
Listed are some of our favorite ideas for a ninth birthday
party. We also have pages full of more games, activities, themes
and ideas that are linked from each section below.
The best ideas to choose from that will make your party lots of fun and
still stay on budget!
Let's get the party started!
If there is a special situation you need to address in your party invitation
such as: getting guests to
respond to the RSVP, wanting parents to stay, wanting parents to not
stay, food allergies, siblings, or other sticky situations check out our page on
Invitations and RSVP help.
Party Games for 9 year olds
Beach Ball Circle
Fun indoor or outdoor game for kids of all ages! Players sit or stand in
a circle and one player is given the first beach ball. The player
calls another players name and throws that player the ball. Play a
few rounds so everyone is familiar with the game. Then introduce
another beach ball to the circle so that two players are calling a name
and throwing their ball at the same time. After a few more rounds
add another beach ball, and then another and another. Lots of
crazy fun! See how many balls the circle can have going at
one time without dropping them! Fun as an icebreaker game
More Beachball games! -
Beach Ball Games
The Best Minute To Win It Games
Minute To Win It Games are mini games that all have a one
minute time limit. We've listed our favorite games that use
household items to play. There are 35 games to choose from -
pick 9 of your favorites! Set the games up to play one at a
time with all the guests or if you have a large number of boys and girls
set up stations and rotate after each game. See our list and
full instructions here - Minute to
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Hula Hoopla Game
2 Hula Hoops
Divide guests into two teams.
Have the teams line up next to each other.
All team members must hold hands with the person
next to them for the entire game.
Start the hula hoop at one end of each teams line. The boys and
girls must move their hula hoop through the line by going through the
Treasure hunts are a great party game
and there are several different ways to play.
The main idea is to
kids hunt hidden treasure by using clues.
Several variations of this
birthday party game are
listed under our
treasure hunt page.
Oversize Birthday Party Game
This big party game let's the kids really get involved! On a
patio or driveway draw a large (VERY large!) game board with
chalk. Make every square at least 18". Make it in the shape
of a circle or oval (or a figure 8). Write "start" at the first
square and then on each square write a command or action. Example:
Square 2 = move ahead 3 spaces, Square 3 - jump up and down until your
next turn, Square 4 = sing the national anthem until your next turn,
Square 5 = go back 2 spaces ... and so on until every square is filled.
Make 2 large oversize dice from boxes at least 12 x 12 (the bigger
the better!). The pieces being moved around the board are the kids
themselves. They roll the dice and then move themselves along the
game board. The winner is the one to reach the end space first by
landing on it with an exact roll. Kids LOVE this game!
Water Relay Games for 9 year olds
Teams have to move water from one side of the playing field to the the other
using spoons, sponges or cups with holes in the bottom. Great for summer
parties because everyone gets wet! Set out a large tub filled with water
at the far end of the field and two smaller containers that are equal in size
next to the teams starting point. Kids run to the tub, get water and carry
it to fill their container.
A great tag style game! Players line up and hold hands. They can not let
go of each other's hands for any reason. The first person in line
is the Rattlesnakes head and they try to tag the last person in line or
the rattle. When the first person has tagged the "rattle" then the
"rattle" comes to the front of the line and becomes the "head".
Continue until everyone has had a chance to catch the rattlesnake's
You'll need a big space to play this game - a large backyard or park
would be perfect.
Scavenger Hunt Games
For more party games see our party games page
filled with games for 7, 8 and 9 year olds.
Scavenger hunts can be played many different ways and are always fun
to play at a party. The main idea
of the scavenger hunt
is to divide into teams / teams race to find (or do) the items on
fun varieties of
scavenger hunt games.
Fun 9 year old party games
10 Fun Games that use household
items to play
Squirt Gun Games
Birthday Activities for age 9
Set out several buckets of sidewalk
chalk and let the party guests draw whatever they want. Or give
them some direction using our
Sidewalk chalk guide with over 30 things to do with sidewalk chalk.
Hire a small petting zoo to come to your backyard and set up
all sorts of animals for the birthday party. There are fun
activities for all the birthday party guests! Some even
have miniature pony rides that can set up in your backyard!
Fun for all types of birthday themes - cowboy, western,
barnyard, animal lovers, etc.
See all of our Party Activity ideas
Birthday Party Themes for
A party theme will help you pull a party together quickly and
allow you to coordinate games, crafts, activities, food and favors.
And over 200 more
choose from on our birthday party themes
The perfect way to get the party started!!
Each theme is filled with free and fun diy ideas for theme party games,
activities, decorations, invitations, party favors, goody bags, party
food and much more!
Party Food ideas for the 9th
shapes with a cookie cutter from bread, cheese, sandwich meats or hamburger patties
to make a fun sandwich that fits in with your theme. For example
use a Mickey Mouse ears cookie cutter for a Mickey Mouse birthday party.
You can also cut shapes out of bar cookies and brownies - and even make
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
See all of the Party Food Ideas
we've collected that are perfect for 9 year olds.
More Fun Ideas:
Sleepover and Slumber Party Guide - make
planning the perfect sleepover easy! Fun games, activities, crafts
Would You Rather Game - Over 200
fun Would You Rather Questions. Rated G and fun for 9 year olds!
Print them out for free.
Party Planning Tips for
a nine year old
Planning the party
When you are planning the party keep a
notebook close by that you can write down what you might need help with during
the party . When friends and / family ask how they can help
show them the "help" list and then they can choose
a spot to help with the party.
Having these area covered by friends and family will allow you to enjoy
1 or 2 adults that
pictures of the boys and girls while they are playing games, opening
Cake and Ice Cream
Responsible for cutting and serving the cake and ice
Adults or older children that can take over and explain the games to the kids
and supervise during game time.
Arts and Crafts
Watch over the birthday activity or art tables and
make sure the kids have the supplies they need and offer advice
or help when needed.
Write down who gifts are from - great help when writing
thank you notes!
Melt Down Zone
An adult who can gently remove a child who is cranky or
being mean until they can return to the party.
9th Birthday Timeline
Here is a basic timeline for a eighth birthday party.
Change this party time line based on the your schedule. Add
30 minutes if you will be serving a meal.
This is based on a party from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
2:00 - Guests Begin to Arrive
During this time when the boys and girls are arriving set up a simple
but fun Icebreaker style game or have an activity table set up with a
These are our favorite Icebreaker games:
Icebreaker Games for 8 year old parties
2:10- Birthday Games
Decide on several party games that will fit in with the birthday party
theme. Have all the items for each game set up and ready to
go during game time.
Have 3 to 5 games
below) prepared in case you need to fill time.
An adult or older sibling can
explain the rules of the game to the boys and girls so everyone knows
how to play.
2:55 - Party Activity
8 years olds will love an activity or craft such as painting, creating
something that matches the birthday party theme or maybe a Scavenger
Also decorating cookies or cupcakes is always a fun activity. This is also a good time for
entertainment such as a clown, entertainer, or petting zoo.
See our full list of
Activities for more ideas.
3:25 - Open the Presents
The birthday child opens their presents during this time or they can
do this during activity time.
3:40 - Cake and Ice Cream! And Happy Birthday!
4:00 - Party end
If you are handing out goody bags filled with party favors set them by
the front door so they are ready to go when guests are leaving.
Add 30 minutes to the party if you will be serving brunch, lunch or
dinner. With an afternoon party you don't have to serve a