Looking for 7 year old boys birthday party ideas?
We've got the Best One: our Survivor Party...
[perfect for mixed groups of boys and girls as well)
It's built from 13 quick, silly, down and dirty games all strung around a theme that intrigues them, so they stay tuned in the WHOLE time!
And that's the trick for ANY party you plan for 7 year old boys- the right ingredients to keep them engaged and focused on the activities you provide, NOT wandering off creating their own mischief.
And that means-
Enough physical activity so the boys don't get all fidgety AND enough mental activity to keep them focused rather than just running in circlesEngage their still very active imaginations and you're half way home! Give them a concept they can really buy into, like the 'survivor' concept, and they'll fly with it, stay involved in your planned activities and have a blast.
These boys ARE only 7...
so your activities need to stay within their developmental capabilities, which (especially with boys) can be all over the lot in a group of 10 or more kids. DON'T assume everybody is at the same level as your child- plan for differences:
Activity instructions need to be clear and easy-to-follow. Simple is still best.
Keep games and activities short, probably no more than 15 monutes, then move on to another activity. Be flexible: if something is going really well, don't end it prematurely, take your cues form the boys.
Kids really do enjoy a mental challenge, provided it's at an appropriate level so it's fun not frustrating. Take away any individual pressure by making these challenges a team effort.
If there's cooperation involved in your team challenges, keep the teams small as boys social skills at age 7 are still developing.
This is often overlooked: boys this age do like making things, as long as it's not 'girly' stuff. It is possible to find engaging craft activities for boys, especially if it ties in with your engaging party theme such that they're all hot to get into the whole thing.
More Party Planning Tips for this age group:
While they're not yet 'jaded' party goers who have been to a million 'same-old' birthday parties, they will be intrigued and turned on by anything they've never done before, PROVIDED it's not frightening.
And when they're excited by the theme or the activities for your party, they're willing to follow your lead when they arrive, making the group all that much more manageable.
Despite the pressure to 'invite the whole class'- it's a BAD IDEA! Too many kids.
The more kids you have, the less control you have as the group's dynamics can get ahead of you. And, the larger the group, potentially the more 'pressure' on the birthday boy that can contribute to that dreaded melt-down.
Don't ask kids this age to wait their turn- keep everybody involved all the time
Think twice before embarking on a 'take them somewhere to do something' party plan. Aside from the expense, such places often only feature one activity, which can go stale more quickly than your time frame and leave you with a bunch of difficult kids on your hands.
Follow these 'rules' and you'll have a truly successful party for your boy.
Let us do the work for you with our tried and proven Print-n-Go Survivor Party that's been delighting kids for over 12 years now.
Choose from (or use all) 13 fast paced games that the kids play in teams, inside or out. And it's perfect for this age group. They think the surivor theme is 'cool'. Follow
this link for the full details about this party.
Browse through all of the ideas we've gathered from all over the web suitable for boys age 6 to 8:
Every kid is different, different in their personality, their interests, their development level. Kids between the ages of 6 and 8 share many traits and interests, and my 8 year old can be into and enjoy things your 6 year old loves to do, and vice versa. My girl can adore doing the things your boys like, and vice versa. So I group my party ideas into a 6 to 8 age bracket- gender neutral.
You're being directed to all the party ideas for kids age 6 to 8, both boys and girls. You know your child and his group of friends and you'll be able to quickly tell which ideas are relevant for you, and which ones aren't.