Any suggestions for activities for a boy's 7th birthday party at home? Thx!

Robin - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My son's 7th birthday is this weekend and we're throwing the party at home to save money. We have a huge yard, and good size house and deck. We live in NC, so the weather is chilly and has been raining lately. Weather permitting the kids will all be outside most of the time. Could you please suggest activities for a big group of kids around 7 years old? Ages will actually range from 2 to 12 ;) Thank you!

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Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2010

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it gets harder as they get older, maybe do a sleep over movie/pizza night or if that is not an option do a sport/treasure hunt. Pinatas are always popular

K. Erin - posted on 02/24/2010

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treasure hunt! We made it this year's theme for when he turns 9 and think it'll be a huge success...make maps and everything and if you are willing to dig a hole in your yard, go for it! Get little shovels for all of them and let them dig away...or hide under a bed or something like that...my son loves scavenger hunts and we thought this would be so much fun! Good luck!

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My son absolutly loves Super Mario. He is 7 1/2. For his birthday, I purchased some green and red baseball hats and had an M and L embroidered on them. Gave these to the kids when the arrived at the party and they pretended to be either Mario or Luigi. Good little take home gifts.

Amanda - posted on 03/01/2010

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I agree with the pirate theme- its perfect for his age group - and easy for them to get in theme. We did it for my sons birthday when he was about that age, had a trasure hunt, walk the plank game ( where the kids walked across a raised balance bar) stealing the pirate gold froma "sleeping" adult, learning a pirate song and some pirate slang, a tug of war, and other games themed to suit the pirate party. Was HEAPS of fun, the girls came as pirates or mermaids.

Jacqueline - posted on 02/28/2010

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How about buying or renting a large inflatable slide or bounce house? Little Tikes and Step2 has some good ones but you'll have to check the instructions for maximum weight/child capacity. Or maybe you can create some sort of obstacle course? I've got an almost 6-yr old boy and he's always jumping around! LOL Hoping for good weather for you too!

Luanda - posted on 02/28/2010

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hi robin we live in ireland so it freexin at moment too ,we had a birthday party at home for our daughter who was turning nine ,we got a pinyata and the stick and
filled it with sweets bouncy balls and little squirters ,everyone loved it and they had water fight outside too, everyone got wet but as it was done near home time all were happy and said it best birthday ever, hoppe this helps ,id say back to games of catch ,football, tresure hunts kids favourites, luandax

Amber - posted on 02/27/2010

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Some easy guarenteed games would be something like cops and robbers or cowboys and indians. You can get cheap toys for something like that at the dollar store. That would keep them running around a occupied for quite some time. Also, if you get a couple footballs and let them loose!! Boys are generally very easy to make happy at a party.

Jeannine - posted on 02/26/2010

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I do all my parties at home- well until the last 2 blizzards...but for three kids in 8 years, not bad. I usually gear it to the birthday kids. My one son loves sports so the activities range in difficulty buts sports themed-outside. Last year was Star Wars and we used a trash bag to draw Darth vadar, taped him to the fence and the kids attacked him with sports balls from the dollar stor (kid of like slingshots) we used a bubble machine and foam light sabers to pop the bubbles. My other son is a music kid, so we did some karaoke and made microphones. I don't plan like the places that you book, because honestly the kids just want to run and play with each other. EVERY time-no bragging, no exxagerating, the moms swear their kids have the best time at our parties!

Carly - posted on 02/26/2010

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Crazy Olympics!! Just set up a bunch of wacky games for the kids to play outdoors, could even get some ribbons or medals from a dollar store.

April - posted on 02/26/2010

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Kick ball is always a good one. Another good one is a baseball themed party and that way they can participate in a baseball game.

Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2010

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obstacle course- Gi Joe theme or military----



climb over things ( we used hay bales) crawled under a bobwire fence which was string layered diffrent ways around garden sticks- they loved this ( and at night we added glow sticks ) , crawl through tunnels etc... then search for hidden army man that has captured the american flag( then have them work as a team to drag /bring the man back to camp( they loved this), then we also did tug of war loads of fun adults verses kids etc.... give everyone a certificate of good sportsmanship and a medallion( from walmart in a pack) then we ate mres (just like the milatary) and i used individual corn chip bags (3 for 1.00) and added chili and cheese add a spoon and you have your military mre for on the go- with cupcakes like the american flag and instead of happy birthday----I dont know but ive been told (name of child) is 7 years old sound off 1.2.3.4.5.6.7 Happy Birthday

Very easy and inexspensive and it was a perfect easy birthday with not much planning just had stuff around the house

Ashley - posted on 02/24/2010

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i go with the pirate theme my oldest is 8 and he is crazy about the treasure hunts and such!! also it works well with all ages my 4 and 5 year old had a blast !! good luck!

Amber - posted on 02/24/2010

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This would be very tough to plan on short notice. I suggest a camping theme? set up a tent , throw in some plastic food and untensils, along with sleeping bags, lanterns.. etc. ( make a fake camprgound). Play a game with some cute dollar store prizes like fishing with poles they make themselves, or boat races ( find some plastic boats at the dollar store and fill up the pool)

if you have a fire-pit, this is the perfect chance to have a smore- snack as wel! Ask fellow adults to accompany you for supervision and help :)



Serve hotdogs of course and if weather permits, roast them over the fire!



Invite one or two of your son's best buddies to sleep in the tent over night ?



Hope that maybe sparked some ideas.. that's all I got :)

Karen - posted on 02/24/2010

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A Ben Ten marthon.......

there back to back cartoons on cartoon network......and then dress the kids as lot of different aliens....

then have a game fined the the alien toy or object...



Make jelly and hide sweet in and the children have to find them ,only with there mouths...messy but fun...!



thanks karen..x

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