How to Host a 10th Birthday Party

Have you ever been asked to host a birthday party for a child who is turning 10? Below are several steps and tips on how to be the best birthday host.

Steps

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    Arrive to the party at least an hour early to help with last minute set-ups and to receive instructions from the parents/guardians.
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    After all the kids arrive, play an icebreaker game to learn all the kids’ names. For example, have everyone get in a circle and introduce themselves with an adjective that begins with the first letter of their first name, like “Jumping Jackie” or “Happy Heather”.
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    Suggest outdoor games like freeze tag or any other game that the kids may suggest then go out to the backyard.
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    Have all the kids wash their hands when they come back inside for dinner.
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    Help pass out plates and utensils for the pizza and cake.
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    After everyone is done eating, get the cake ready by placing 10 candles in it then light them.
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    After singing happy birthday, cut the cake into equal pieces and hand it out to each kid.
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    Clean-up all the trash so the table can be clean for the gifts to be opened.
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    Gather all the gifts so they can be opened and record them on paper in case thank you cards may be sent out later.
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    By now, the kids will be ready to rest, so put in a good movie for them to fall asleep to. Suggest comedy movies such as "Shrek" instead of horror movies.
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    Before all the kids leave the next morning, make sure they all receive their birthday favor bags and thank them for coming.
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    Help clean up and thank the parents/guardians before you leave for giving you the opportunity to be their child’s birthday host.

Tips

  • Make sure the birthday kid is having fun. After all, it is that child's day.
  • When ordering the pizza, make sure to order the right food items because not all kids like the same, and some children may be allergic to certain food ingredients.
  • Bring a camera to take pictures because most kids love photo opportunities.
  • Be sure to have a lot of patience and energy when dealing with the kids.

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Categories: Parties for Children | Birthdays