60+ Best And Fun Birthday Party Ideas For 9-Year-Olds

Are you brainstorming for your nine-year-old’s birthday party ideas? We have got you covered. We bring you some unique and interesting birthday party ideas for them to make their special day even more memorable as this day only comes once a year. It is also the time when you shower them with all your love and gifts and pamper them. But, if you have fallen short of ideas for their birthday party, we have brought you a special list of birthday party ideas for your nine-year-old. Read on and choose the one which your little munchkin will like the most.

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60+ Best And Fun Nine-Year-Old Birthday Party Ideas

It can sometimes be exhausting thinking about ideas for planning a kids’ birthday, so here are the best and fun-filled ideas for a nine-year-old birthday party.

Nine-Year-Old Boy Birthday Party Ideas

Here are a few unique party ideas for children. You may pick any idea for your little girl as well.

1. Character party

Get everyone ready as their favorite character, and play related games. Themed decorations, toys, food, and games make it extra special.

2. Movie night party
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Pick your child’s favorite movie. Arrange popcorn, blankets, or forts, and also try printing out tickets to give it a theater effect.

3. Soccer party

Invite as many of your nine-year-old kids’ friends as possible and divide them into two teams. Let them play a game of soccer and give away special goodies to the winning team. Also, try adding a soccer ball cake to make.

4. Minecraft party

Your boy and his gang will love this party idea. The players should use water and a plastic solo cup. The fun part is punching holes at the bottom of the cup so that the water leaks out of the player’s cup while trying to fill the bucket.

5. LEGO party
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For your Rockstar’s ninth birthday party, a LEGO NINJAGO party would be perfect. Spaceships, Laser Beams, and LEGO masks are some of the DIY ideas that can be prepared by your kids to make the party fun and interesting.

6. Video Game Party

If your birthday boy loves video games, consider hosting a game tournament with age-appropriate games and consoles. You can also set up gaming stations for multiplayer fun.

7. Magic Show Party

Hire a magician to perform a magic show for the kids. After the show, the magician can teach some simple magic tricks to the young audience, which they can show off to their families or classmates later.

8. Puzzle Party

Plan a puzzle-themed party with jigsaw puzzles, brain teasers, and riddles. You can organize a puzzle-solving competition or a treasure hunt with puzzle clues.

9. Cooking Party

If the birthday boy enjoys being in the kitchen, have a cooking-themed party. Prepare kid-friendly recipes together, such as pizza-making or cupcake decorating. Make sure you supervise them during cooking activities.

Nine-Year-Old Girl Birthday Party Ideas

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Check out some interesting party ideas for girls here. However, if your boy likes any of these ideas, you may go for it.

10. Artist’s party

For the ninth birthday party, get the girls to dress up as their favorite artists. One favorite game here is the portrait game, in which players need to draw their partner’s picture with a few restrictions, such as using one hand or closing their eyes.

11. Spa party

Your little princess and her friends will love this idea. Drop a few cucumber slices in water, and offer the kids soft, cozy robes and slippers. Twirl their hair up in a towel for a pampering routine which includes manicures, pedicures, and facial masks prepared at home.

12. Animal party

Take your kid to the zoo or farm for animal feeding, petting, and fresh air. Some places also have advanced and special bookings for birthday parties or picnics.

13. Princess party

Send invitations to your little girl’s friends to dress up as their favorite princess, and your daughter can also do it. One of the party games that can be tried is ‘Tangled Rapunzel,’ where your partner is tangled in yellow crepe paper and has to escape from it.

14. Unicorn party

The unicorn theme party will be great for your little princess. Add DIY unicorn headbands for the kids, which would be an absolute delight for the little guests.

15. Mermaids party

A mermaid party would be interesting, so try adding a colorful cake plate for some adorable under-the-sea effect, including mermaid muddy buddies for extra fun.

16. Dance Party

Host a lively dance party for the kids with a dedicated dance floor and the birthday girl’s favorite music. Try hiring a dance instructor to teach fun dance routines and keep the girls grooving all day.

17. Karaoke Party

Transform your living room into a karaoke stage. Let the girls have a blast with a karaoke singing contest. Don’t forget to provide snacks and props for extra fun.

18. Outdoor Adventure Party

Plan an exciting outdoor adventure at a nearby park or garden. Organize activities like a nature scavenger hunt, sack races, and an obstacle course. Add to the fun by having a delightful picnic with delicious treats.

19. Carnival or Circus Party

Create a fun ambiance with carnival food, face painting, and circus-themed decorations. Set up booths with classic carnival games like ring toss, bean bag toss, and a duck pond game.

20. Fashion Show Party

Arrange a fabulous fashion show where the little divas can dress up in different outfits and walk the runway. Give them a variety of costumes, accessories, and props so they can create their unique fashion statements.

21. Outdoor Camping Party

Host a backyard camping party with tents, sleeping bags, and a safe bonfire under adult supervision. Plan enjoyable campfire activities like stargazing, storytelling, and making s’mores.

22. Fairy Garden Party

Create a magical fairy garden with tiny houses, plants, and fairy-themed decorations. Encourage the girls to dress in fairy wings and tutus and organize a fairy scavenger hunt or a fairy-themed arts and crafts session.

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An ideal gift for a 9-year-old could be something that teases their brain and promotes their cognitive development. Why not try gifting a telescope, STEM activity boards, or a gadget with educational apps?

Nine-Year-Old Birthday Party Games

23. Beach ball game
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In this game, players sit in a circle, and one player is given the first beach ball. The first player would call another player’s name and throw the ball to that person. Let this go on for a few rounds. Start adding one ball at a time, and the kids will have a blast.

24. Scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt can be fun and played in different ways. The main idea of the game is to divide the team and ask them to find the items that are on the list.

25. Hula Hoop Game

For a nine-year-old birthday party, divide the guests into two teams. Have these teams line up next to each other and ask them to hold their hands. Start the hula hoop game at one end of the line, and it must move through the line with each player receiving it.

26. Treasure Hunt

A treasure hunt can be a fun-filled birthday party game. The main idea in this game is to have the kids hunt hidden treasure using the clues given.

27. Water Relay Game

In this birthday game, make the teams move water from one side of the playing field using spoons or cups with holes at the bottom. Children run to their tub, get water, and carry it to fill the containers at the other end.

28. Musical Chairs

Arrange chairs in a circle, one less than the number of participants. The children will walk around the chairs as the music plays. They must quickly find chairs and sit down when the music abruptly stops. The child left without a chair is out, and one chair is removed for the next round. The game continues until there is one winner left.

29. Pin the Tail on the Donkey (or a themed version)

Hang a large picture of a donkey (or any other character related to the party theme) on the wall without its tail. Blindfold the kids, spin them around, and have them try to pin the tail or a sticker in the right place—the closest one wins.

30. Balloon Pop

Place small prizes or notes inside balloons before inflating them. Scatter the balloons all over the party area. The kids must pop the balloons to discover their prizes or messages.

31. Egg and Spoon Race

Give each child a spoon and an egg (a hard-boiled one or a ping-pong ball for a less messy version). As the kids race to the finish line, they must skillfully balance the egg on the spoon, making sure not to drop it. If the egg falls, the participant must start over.

32. Freeze Dance

Start the music and let the kids dance around. When the music suddenly stops, they must freeze in place. Anyone who moves after the music stops is eliminated from the game. Start the music again until only one dancer remains.

33. Limbo

Use a long stick or rope as the limbo pole and play music. The kids must take turns bending backward and going under the pole without touching it or falling. Gradually lower the pole after each round to make it more challenging.

34. Simon Says

Designate one person as ‘Simon.’ They give commands starting with ‘Simon says’ (e.g., ‘Simon says touch your nose’), and the other kids must follow the command. If Simon issues an order without using the phrase ‘Simon says,’ and a child obeys that command, they are eliminated from the game.

35. Sack Race

Provide each child with large burlap sacks or sturdy pillowcases to put their legs inside. Have them hop from a starting point to the finish line. The first one to reach the finish line wins.

36. Water Balloon Toss

Pair the kids up and have them stand facing each other. Give each pair a water balloon. Start them at a short distance and have them toss the balloon back and forth. After each successful toss, make them step back to increase the stretch. The last pair with an intact balloon wins.

37. Hot Potato

Sit the kids in a circle and pass around a soft object, like a plushie, while music plays. When the music stops, the child holding the ‘hot potato’ is out. Keep playing until one child remains.

38. Three-Legged Race

Pair up the kids and tie one of each pair’s legs together with a scarf or rope. Set up a racecourse and have the pairs race to the finish line without falling over.

39. Mummy Wrap

Make teams with the children and provide each group with toilet paper. One child from each team will be the ‘mummy,’ while the others will work together to wrap them in toilet paper as fast and neatly as possible. The team that completes the wrapping first will be declared the winner.

Nine-Year-Old Birthday Party Themes

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40. Dinosaur Birthday Theme

In the dinosaur party theme, many fun activities, such as digging dinosaur bones, can be included. An awesome dinosaur birthday cake decorated with ‘fossils’ can be made with sugar cookies.

41.  Mickey Mouse Birthday Theme

This can be planned for your nine-year-old’s birthday party if they are Disney fans. Color combinations for the party should be in a classic style. Try incorporating foods and wearables like mouse ears, Mickey-shaped sandwiches, and desserts.

42.  Harry Potter Birthday Theme

The Harry Potter theme is one of the best themes for kids as they love the magical ways of Hogwarts. Try to use transparent threads to hang the banners and balloons to make it magical for the kids.

43..  Science Fiction Birthday Theme

For the ninth birthday party idea, try the famous Star Wars science fiction show theme. Get all the kids to dress up as their favorite characters from the movie. Try adding the famous Star Wars Blue milk drink. All you need is coconut milk, food coloring, blueberries, and your favorite juice.

44.  Camp Out-Themed Party

For this ninth birthday idea, grill up some hot dogs, serve s’mores for dessert, and a nature scavenger hunt would make it more fun.

45.  Despicable Me Theme

Try decorating eggs to look like minions. Pair the guests with partners and ask each pair to toss their minions to their partners. The last team left tossing would win the game!

46. Space Themed Party

Decorate your kid’s birthday with budding astronaut ideas such as galactic decor, space-themed activities, cosmic cookies, and a wonderful spacecraft cake, which would attract the kids to the party.

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47.  Detective Pikachu Theme

Incorporate a Detective Pikachu theme for your nine-year-old’s birthday party. Add Pokemon balls and treat bags to make it fun. Decorate everything with yellow, red, and white shades.

48.  Ice-Cream Themed Party

For the ninth birthday party, try getting an ice cream maker; the kids would be interested in making different flavors using this maker. You can try getting the local ice cream van to come along for extra help.

49.  Bubbles And Brunch

One of the best party ideas is a morning brunch with their favorite bubbles. Make egg muffins, scones, fruit, and other goodies that are fun for the kids. Make bubble lab experiments to add excitement.

50. Candyland Theme

Transform the party area into a delightful and colorful Candyland decorated with oversized candy props, lollipops, and balloons in sweet and bright colors. Set up candy stations with various delectable treats for the kids to indulge in.

51. Enchanted Forest Theme

Create a magical and delightful forest-themed birthday party with twinkling fairy lights, thriving greenery, and charming woodland creatures. Engage the children in enchanting quests and nature-inspired activities.

52. Rainbow Theme

Bedeck the party with vibrant rainbow hues and throw a lively rainbow-themed bash. Engage the children with colorful crafts, serve treats matching the rainbow theme, and organize an exciting rainbow scavenger hunt.

53. Emoji Theme

Bring emojis to life with a colorful and entertaining emoji-themed birthday party. Use popular emojis for decorations and create fun emoji masks or props for a photo booth activity, adding a dash of excitement to the party.

Nine-Year-Old Birthday Party Decorations

54. Art party decorations

Place a white sheet and provide crayons, paints, pencils, and markers to the kids. Ask them to color these. Buy many different packages of solid color plates, cups, napkins, and flatware.

55. Despicable Me Decorations

Blow a few yellow balloons and attach printouts of minions to them. Gluing googly eyes onto yellow cups makes it more attractive and entertaining for the kid. This decoration adds color to the party.

56. Minecraft Decorations

For extra excitement at the ninth birthday party, cover the tables with green plastic tablecloths. Add Creeper faces on the green party cups. Cover large boxes with colored butcher or construction paper and create huge Minecraft characters.

57.  Jurassic World Decoration

Add dinosaurs all over the place, and try adding grass and trees for the forest feel. The cake can be prepared like a floating volcano, which can be fun for the kids.

58.  Superhero Decoration

Batman can be your go-to nine-year-old birthday party idea. The kids can wear a cape and mask. Cover the chair and table with a Batman mask for extra amusement.

59. Under the Sea Decoration

Create an enchanting underwater world in the party area using aquatic-themed decorations in shades of blue. Use mermaid tails, seashells, and ocean-inspired props to set the scene. Hang shimmering fish and jellyfish decorations to add to the ambiance. Plan an exciting treasure hunt with underwater-themed trinkets to make the celebration memorable.

60. Pirate Decoration

Turn the party space into a thrilling treasure island with pirate flags, treasure chests, and various pirate-themed props. Organize an entertaining treasure hunt for the children to embark on a quest for hidden goodies and toys.

61. Enchanted Garden Tea Party Decoration

Create a magical indoor or outdoor ambiance by decorating with lush greenery, fairy lights, floral arrangements, and delicate butterfly ornaments. Arrange a delightful tea party table with tablecloths, teacups, and saucers in floral patterns. Encourage the children to dress up as fairies or woodland creatures to add a touch of whimsy to the celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I entertain a nine-year-old at a party?

Entertainment is the crux of any birthday party. Here are some fun ideas you may explore- hiring a magician, organizing a karaoke party, a music and dance show, games and activities that are challenging and fun, art and crafts, having Minute to Win It style games, or playing Disney movies.

2. What can I do instead of throwing a birthday party for my child?

Pamper your children by spending quality time with them. You can surprise them by taking your child on a shopping spree, visiting a farm, taking them to a museum, going on a trip to Disneyland, heading on a road trip for adventure, spoiling them with gifts, adopting a pet, or baking a cake together. You may also take in the preferences of your child and plan a fun-filled day. That is what Gomez, a YouTuber and a mother of four did for the birthday of her 9-year-old daughter Hallie. She says, ”It’s about 10.30 AM we’re heading to a place called Lost World and we’ve been there I think once or twice before. Hallie wanted to go there for her birthday. It’s an indoor play place with rock climbing, slides, tube slides, laser tag a whole bunch of stuff (i).”

3. How many guests should you invite to a 9 year old’s birthday party?

The number of guests you should invite to a 9-year-old’s birthday party can vary depending on several factors, including your child’s preferences, the venue’s capacity, and your budget. For a 9-year-old’s birthday party, inviting around 8 to 12 guests can be a reasonable range.

4. What are some popular cake and dessert ideas for a 9 year old’s birthday party?

For a 9-year-old’s birthday party, there are numerous fun and popular cake and dessert ideas to consider. You can set up a cupcake decorating station with plain cupcakes, and frosting in various colors. A vibrant and colorful rainbow cake is always a hit with kids. Create an ice cream sundae bar with different flavors of ice cream, and an array of toppings. Provide freshly baked sugar cookies in various shapes and even a chocolate fountain.

5. What are some ideas for decorations for a 9 year old’s birthday party?

There are many fun and creative decoration ideas for a 9-year-old’s birthday party. Choose a theme that the child loves, such as superheroes, princesses, pirates, unicorns, or sports. Create an impressive balloon arch or column at the entrance or as a backdrop using colorful balloons. You can also add some themed foil balloons to enhance the design. Hang colorful streamers and garlands around the party area to add a festive touch.

Children get all excited about their birthday and the attention and presents they would get on their special day. As a parent, you may want to organize your kid’s ninth birthday differently than the previous ones. The nine-year-old birthday party ideas listed in the article will help you throw an epic birthday bash that your child will remember for the rest of their life. Also, keep your child’s interests in mind while planning the party to make it a memorable event. Also, make sure the day is memorable for your child, and the guests too will remember it for a long time.

Infographic: Exciting Themes For A 9th Birthday Party

When your child turns 9, they are not so little anymore, but not too grown either. So, if you are baffled about choosing the most-suited theme for your 9-year-old’s birthday party, fret not. This infographic brings you some creative indoor and outdoor themes to host a fun birthday for your pre-teen.

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Key Pointers

  • Pick birthday party ideas based on your child’s likes and interests.
  • Select a party theme, such as the famous Star Wars show, and plan your child’s outfit, cake, and decorations accordingly.
  • Scavenger hunt and water relay are some interesting games to make your nine-year-old’s birthday fun and memorable.

Dive into a world of creativity with fantastic 9th birthday party ideas for girls! From enchanting decorations to exciting activities, discover inspiration that guarantees a memorable celebration filled with joy.

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i. Halie’s 9th birthday is one to remember! / 9 years old going on19!

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