DS had his 7th party at home (with 11 of them). I planned games (pass parcel, pin tail, treasure hunt, game where you're in teams with gloves on & have to cut up mars bar & eat with plastic knife & fork etc). All they wanted to do was play Skylanders & Lego. Had to force them to eat & to do pin tail & treasure hunt (which they loved). Just have some games as stand by (I did lucky dip of prizes so they could choose if they won). Maybe a movie to watch or computer games to play. The chances are they'll occupy themselves, especially outside in good weather. Our party lasted 2 hours & could've happily been 30 mins longer! Have fun (& wine on standby )
In theory this should be much easier than the full class parties I've done before but in reality it fills me with dread! What can I do with 6 boys for the duration of the party? What should I feed them? What if they don't all get along and get bored. The house is plenty big enough (garden not so much) and they can all sit at the kitchen table to eat but I need to plan what to do with them if they don't just go off and do their own thing.