Entering double digits is an exciting time for both kids and parents. Children have increasing opportunities to make friends at school, church, soccer practice and other extra-curricular activities. They will likely want to include many of their old and new pals during their birthday celebration. Before you customize and send out 10th birthday invitations, it’s a good idea to consider the activities the birthday girl or boy would like to have during the event. When the agenda is set, then you can begin to finalize the number of guests you will invite. Some activities work well for large groups, while others are better if you are keeping the guest list a little smaller.
It’s always a good idea to enlist some help if you are planning for a crowd. Renting out the local swimming pool, fun center, batting cages or other attraction is a great way to host a large group of ten-year-old’s. These types of destinations often offer birthday packages and some will even take care of the cake!
If you or your child prefer a smaller event, consider an activity such as bowling, laser tag or miniature golf. These games get the kids moving and ensure everyone is entertained for the duration of the party.
For at-home gatherings, consider dividing the kids into teams for a minute-to-win-it competition. Keep track of points scored as you go for an epic competition to remember. Favorite games for this age group include
When the party is over, encourage your new big kid to personalize his thank you cards so that family and friends know how much he appreciates their attendance and generous gifts.