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DD is going to have 6 friends over after school for her birthday. I'll bring them all back after school and they can stay until about 8. I know they'd be happy running around madly for 4 hours but I'd like to make the occasion seem a bit more special and entertaining than just back to ours for tea. They're at a sleepover and DVD party the weekend before so i'd like to make it different.
So far my brain is ticking over and coming up with these types of ideas: they could make ice cream sundaes, make something crafty, Pottery, Silly games of the type they do at Brownies/Guides, karaoke (although DD1 says only one of the girls will like that) Something like Build a Bear but for 9/10 year olds?
Do you have any suggestions or have you done any of the above mentioned and would it work with this age group?
Pen and paper games like consequences, pictionary or hangman. Have a kind of "Olympics" with lots of different games, challenges, puzzles and then a leader board and award medals. You could then have karaoke but as part of what they do.