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10 Year Old Birthday Party - Greenwood,MO

My daughter will be 10 in November. We are new to the area and school district and I want to come up with an idea for her birthday party this year to help her make friends at school and so that everyone will enjoy and have fun. She is not a girly-girl, more of a tom-boy. Please give me suggestions that are popular with the kids in her age group for boys and girls. Thanks!

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Sky Zone in the Chesterfield Valley would be great for boys and girls. A bit pricey.. but the kids LOVE IT.

Pump it Up, Ceramics-the Painting Paw in Chesterfield, Ice Skating, Roller skating, bowling. Just going to a park and playing baseball, dodge ball, do a craft. Or do all kinds of relay races. Put cotton balls on a spoon or scoop and have each team race to the other end and dump them in a bucket. The team with the most cotton balls wins. Or do a dress up relay. 2 teams/overalls, oversided shoes, hat whatever they must dress race and undress then on to the next team member. There is a bead store Buzy Beads in Chesterfield. Or do a home party with a theme of sports or Fall..........have a sleepover or even a pretend sleepover. Everyone comes in their PJs and you have pizza, ice cream sundaes and watch movies. I use Familyfun.com for ideas on games, food and crafts. Also makingfriends.com has some craft ideas.

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I did a scavenger hunt for my 6yo daughter AND my husband's surprise 30th bday party. Both were a great success. I themed my husband's party as a top-secret/spy theme, but just did it as an activity at my daughter's party. Some things I did to make decoding the clues fun:

jumbled the clue(so an "A" was really shown as a "Z" & gave them a "decoder" to unscramble the message)

wrote the clue with an invisible marker-- use Crayola color change markers.The package comes with a clear marker that changes another marker's color when you write over it. But it also works the opposite way-- when you write with the clear marker & scribble over it with a colored marker, the invisible message shows up.

put a clue inside a balloon that they had to pop

Got a blank puzzle (got mine from US Toy company) and drew a picture of where the next clue was (mine was bathroom sink)

For my 6yo's party, I just took pictures of the area where the next clue was hidden-- most of them couldn't read yet.

You can have the last clue lead to prizes. At my husband's party, I used $1 gold coins (ask at the bank), postage stamps with works of art on them, etc. But at my daughter's party, at each stop was a box that held the next clue AND a prize-- necklaces, candy, etc.

Anyway, this is a really fun activity for old and young. Have fun with your party!

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Pool Parties are fun. You can go to a local hotel who has an indoor pool, you get a room for the night, have the kids dropped off at the hotel for a few hours to swim, order in some pizza, serve some juice or pop, serve cake, and ice cream, kids get picked up, your child crashes because she is tired, and you can kick back in the hotel room and watch a movie. Pick up is a breeze...no house to clean! WE did this for several years, and our kids looked forward to going to a hotel and inviting their friends to swim.

Another idea, is that you could take the kids bowling.

Or you could do a Treasure hunt, make it fun to find different things.

Miniture Golf

Those are all things we did with our kids, one being a girl, who was very tom boyish at the time, now she is turning into a sweet little girl (14).

Good Luck. C. F.

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skating party (either ice or roller) is usually good. that's what i did for my tenth and it was a roaring success. um, things like incredible pizza in springfield, mo, are good too....what can u do wrong when its indoor go karts and pizza?

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If you still need more ideas, go to
www.birthdaypartyideas.com
It has a lot of great ideas that are usually listed with the age of the child it was held for, and they have a whole listing of teenage party ideas.
The party ideas you've gotten from these moms sound great, especially that roller skating party. My Girls in Action group at church is third and fourth graders, and the first thing they told me they'd like to do this year is some roller skating.
Have fun!

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For our daughter's 10th party this year we had a ceramics party at Ceramics and More in Sunset Hills. We had boys and girls and they had a ball. It is owned by a wife/husband and they are so nice. Unlike some places where they limit you to what they can pick, they let you put a price ceiling if you want and the kids can pick anything under that. So we had statues, banks, mugs, plates, etc. picked. You bring in your own paper goods, cake, drink, ice cream, whatever you want. They were wonderful and I would do another party there in a minute but she is my youngest, although we may do a bridal one there which could be fun too.

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Pump it Up, Ceramics-the Painting Paw in Chesterfield, Ice Skating, Roller skating, bowling. Just going to a park and playing baseball, dodge ball, do a craft. Or do all kinds of relay races. Put cotton balls on a spoon or scoop and have each team race to the other end and dump them in a bucket. The team with the most cotton balls wins. Or do a dress up relay. 2 teams/overalls, oversided shoes, hat whatever they must dress race and undress then on to the next team member. There is a bead store Buzy Beads in Chesterfield. Or do a home party with a theme of sports or Fall..........have a sleepover or even a pretend sleepover. Everyone comes in their PJs and you have pizza, ice cream sundaes and watch movies. I use Familyfun.com for ideas on games, food and crafts. Also makingfriends.com has some craft ideas.

sounds like the consensus is a pizza party which I would recommend as well. I would check out a bowling alley that has a cosmic bowling night which would be fun in November. I recall back in my day we would go ice skating at Crown Center. If its too cold you could always do an indoor skating party or host a movie night. You know the kids are going to stay up all night anyway so rent a bunch of movies. Another idea would be to get some adlibs games. I remember those were always fun. Hope that helps.

There are several: roller skating, bowling party, in earth city is the blow up trampolines jumpin something. I dont know your budget.
Ask her what she qould like to do. Take it from there.

Even though she is not a girlie girl, the girlie girls will love laser tag. My daughters love it and they are far from tomboys. There is a laser tag in the caves off of 210 Hwy called Jaegerz Laser Tag. Their website is www.jaegerz.com. My girls have gone to several parties there and have had a blast. Good luck and God bless.

You might check out scheduling a party at Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe or Timber Ridge Adventure Center near DeSoto. Both of these are part of the Johnson County Parks and Rec district and feature loads of outdoor fun, live animals and naturalist-led activities.

Another favorite activity is Pump-it-Up,am open-gym, inflatable place in Olathe.

Happy double digits!

Slumber Parties with Pizza and movies always are a hit with my girls.

The other responses are great. Two other great options are a an indoor pool party or a bowling party.

depends on where you live if an activity is too far for some parents to want to drive. Additional place , Boys like laser tag, powerplay in Shawnee, racing in olathe, some have parties and go to a movie, depends on the weather in November, a small group could go to Great Wolfe Lodge for the water park, Monkey Business in Great Plains mall

There is a place off of 370 and Elm called Pump it Up, it is a really neat place for a birthday party. My daughter went to a party there 2 years ago and still talks about it!

Hi P.! You don't mention what your budget is for the party, but there are lots of fun, athletic things for kid parties if your budget can handle it. Check Upper Limits (I think that's right) for rock-climbing, Olympiad Gymnastics for tumbling, Monkey Joe's or BounceU for jumping, etc. For something quieter and/or at your home, try Mad Science for hands-on experimental parties. Even a cooking party would be great - contrary to popular opinion, boys do like to cook! I think there's a new place in Chesterfield that does that, although their website didn't seem all that complete when I tried them, but I'm sure there are others too. There are also a couple of paint-your-own pottery places that do parties, and even boys might like that. My daughter is a girly-girl, so for her 10th I had licensed nail technicians come to the house to give all the girls pedicures, but I'm guessing that's not an option for your tomboy-type daughter! I hope these ideas are helpful to you; good luck, and have a great party! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

I don't know what is popular with kids this age, but I have given this party suggestion many times.

I believe that what is most important for kids at a party is to be able to hang out together, eat some snacks, and be together. I'm not sure it is that important whether the activity is a treasure hunt, movies, or whatever.

So, why not have the party activities involve something charitable. In November, it would be timely to make Christmas cards for soldiers overseas, or veterans in the hospitals or for a local nursing home. Maybe the make some sort of crafts to sell to make money to donate to something. I'm not sure how 10 year old boys would feel about it, but you could make those knotted fleece blankets for a children's home or shelter. Depending on your daughter, she may ask her guests to bring the supplies/materials for these projects instead of gifts. Talk to your daughter about what kind of charity she would like to work for and find out together what would be an acitivty the kids could do around a table and snack and talk at the same time. I think it would be the kind of party the kids and their parents would be talking about for quite awhile.

I have three boys - one who will be turning 10 soon - and they all love Emerald City (gymnastics place - formerally Bump City - near Oak Park Mall). They have guided parties where an attendant is on the floor with the kids, or "open" parties where the kids play on all the equipment as they wish. It's a great time for all. Pump It Up by The Great Mall or Zonkers in The Great Mall are also fun "group" type parties. Pump It Up is a little pricey depending on the number of kids you have. Good luck!

How about Laser Tag? That is certainly an activity for mixed ages and boys and girls alike.

My son had a great time at Pump it up. It's off of frontage road and 75th street. It has all the inflatable things that you would find at a carnival, but they're inside! It's grea for all ages. We had kids from 4 - 19, even my 45 year old husband had a blast! They have a website
www.pumpitupparty.com

A good game that kids of all ages love especially if they watch a lot of Disney movies is Disney Scene It or Disney Trivia games.

Relay games are also great. They usually don't like the typical pin the tail on the donkey or other party games like that at this age.

A Guitar Hero tournament might be fun. All kids seem to enjoy playing this game especially pre-teen/teenagers. You will need to have some other activities for them to do while the few are playing GH though so they don't get bored.

Some other ideas if you don't want it at your house.

Mini-golf

Pool party

Power Play

Bowling

Skating

Have a great Birthday.

Sky Zone in the Chesterfield Valley would be great for boys and girls. A bit pricey.. but the kids LOVE IT.

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