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07/02/2013 at 12:27
We have so much party talk, but I have more I need help please. P is 6 in two weeks time and for cost reasons we have settled on inviting maybe 6 school friends plus his usual cousins to the house for a party. He is massively into marvel and such super heros so we are going to make it optional dress up. I have seen lots of Spider-Man party stuff on eBay to kit the house out in too. Now aged six is worrying me, what if what we plan isn't "cool", I keep imagining getting that look of disgust from his mates if I suggest a game. So what games would you set up, or activities for a bunch of cool hero loving six year olds? pass the parcel? How do I fill 3 hours? Also do I give them time to just play, I read fogging to confine it all to the lit hen and large living/dining room, is that ok to do?
07/02/2013 at 12:40
When C was 6, he and his friends still liked classic party games. I also gave them time to just play, and mess about like 6 yr old lads like to do.
They had free reign of the lounge and garden.
07/02/2013 at 12:41
Here's the man himself, looking gorgeous, if not slightly shell shocked in his school picture....just because im proud!
Have you asked your son what games/activities he would like, based on what he's enjoyed when he's been toothed friends/cousins parties? Ie, at my nieces party a couple of years ago, she had a cake decorating table with cupcakes and sprinkles. So for my sons party this year I'm baking plain Mickey Mouse shaped biscuits and providing some icing and decoration for the kids to do.
Could he have a superhero cinema party? Are there any of his superhero films that have a 'U' rating? If you're doing a 3hour party, you could do half hour or so of activities/games, then let them pick their food and sit down to watch a film. Half way through, you could have an old cinema style interval for a loo break and to have pop corn and ice cream - you could get some boxes off eBay? If parents are staying, when the film is on would be a perfect time for a cuppa and a biccy/piece of cake!
07/02/2013 at 12:42
Thanks AK, his uncle has a bouncy castle so the garden would have been fab but its just too wet. So I won't embarrass him with "uncool" party games?
07/02/2013 at 12:44
Pooh I love the cinema and popcorn idea, even if they didn't stay still for the whole thing I am liking that, thank you!
07/02/2013 at 13:06
Aww, cute pic. He looks very handsome in his uniform.
C and his friends seemed to like the uncool games. I wasn't going to do them, but he asked if we could.
The cinema idea is good. Great way to kill a chunk of time.
07/02/2013 at 15:08
The 6 year olds I know aren't cool! We have 8 year old boys amongst my circle of friends who still like nothing more than musical statues (an excuse to show off their dance moves)!
07/02/2013 at 15:45
What about pin the football in the goal, you can get kits from asda or just attempt to draw a goal and ball and they are blindfolded and pin the football in a bit like pin the tail on the donkey x
07/02/2013 at 16:09
Ohh I've not seen that cp that sounds like a fun one, thank you. P doesn't act cool either I'm just aware of the age they are at, I think they are just starting to be more aware of how they look to each other, a kiss for me at the school gates for instance is completely out of the question!
07/02/2013 at 16:39
My son is 6 this year and to be honest he (and his friends) adore party games. We had abhalloween tea party for him and the loved the toilet roll mummy game, pin the tail on the donkey, musical statues etc. I would maybe have a theme and work games around that with lots of pop music ( my son as his friends love gangham style and one direction) I would recommend pop party 10 for music x
07/02/2013 at 16:50
Thank you for the cd recommendation I knew I wanted one but I had no idea what! We love the mummy game here too adults included, that's another certainty.
07/02/2013 at 19:09
Classic party games always go down well. E is 9 and she still wants to play a few classics at her party on Saturday.
07/02/2013 at 19:14
I'm 27, and I still love a game of pass the parcel.
07/02/2013 at 22:11
Have you got a wii? I'm sure they'd love playing games on that if you're a bit wary about party games x
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