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Tips To Organising An Older Child’s Birthday Party | Organising Older Children's Entertainment

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

As a parent you are determined to make sure your child has one of the best birthday parties ever. While finding something your child is into sounds easy enough, it can become more difficult when they are going through that awkward stage of being trapped between being a child and a teenager. All children are very temperamental at this age, going from loving superheroes one minute to suddenly being too mature to like them.

Guidelines for Arranging a Birthday Celebration for Older Kids | Organising Entertainment for Older Children

You get the idea. This sounds like it can be slightly frustrating when you're trying to come up with an idea for your child's birthday party. You're looking for children's entertainment that doesn't come across as 'babyish' but you also want something they're old enough to enjoy. This often causes a bit of a predicament.

What Can I Do About This?

Children at a certain age need something that will engage them. One of our most popular packages for older children is the Wizard's Workshop. In this amazing package, we teach the children how to perform magic tricks with a Dynamo Style magic show tailored perfect to children between the 8-11 age group. The reason this package is so popular is the interactions. When kids get to a certain age, they don't just want to watch magic tricks. They want to be able to do something that younger children wouldn't be able to do. Learning a handy magic trick is a great way to impress their parents and peers by executing the tricks themselves.

Have That Perfect Balance!

One of the biggest requests we received from parents is to just have a disco. But if your child is in that awkward faze between being a kid and a teenager, chances are they aren't old enough to solely enjoy a disco. You'll need the perfect balance between a disco and party games. Most party games are targeted at younger children. That's why it is essential that you pick the right games that are suitable for their age range.

A party game that's perfect for older children is musical dares. If you're unfamiliar with this game, the children begin by all dancing to modern and popular music and then have to race to sit down. The slowest child has to complete a dare. It's a game that works wonderfully because you can tailor the dares to the age group of the children at the party, this usually goes down a storm. It may sound like a difficult task but as long as you can find that perfect ratio of party games and disco, everyone will have a fantastic experience.

A Talent Show!

How about throwing your child a talent show as part of their children's entertainment? A talent show has all the fundamentals of a perfect party for children of this age range. Talent shows offer lots of opportunities to children to showcase their talents. Each performance is individualistic. It means it can be enjoyable for all the children involved. Everyone will be able to watch a series of different performances, keeping everyone engaged throughout the whole party. If you have shy children who might not like performing, you can still get them involved by making them judges as well.

Lots Of Great Ideas!

And there you have it. Finding children's entertainment for older children may sound like a difficult task, but follow these suggestions and you will be guaranteed a fantastic experience. You can always count on Non-Stop Kids to provide your child's entertainment needs. Our entertainers specialise in parties for all different age groups. Send us an enquiry form through the banner below and we will get back to you with a no obligation consultation. Or give us a call on 0333 301 3002. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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