Children at this age relate well to other children and are very enthusiastic. They understand the idea of a birthday party, and can anticipate it months in advance. They tend to latch on to their closest friends so make sure to invite them. Kids at this age also tend to like helping with the planning so give them the opportunity to help throw their favorite birthday party.
Many children at this age are in school or pre-school so your guest list can be made up of your child’s schoolmates. Although many children are in school and used to being away from their parents, some children may need to be accompanied by an adult.
Length of party
1-1 1/2 hours
Entertainment for age
This age group has short attention spans, so the entertainment program for the party should consist of a few different activities- around five. A mixture of hands-on and learning is always a great combo. Children at this age can participate in the Bake-a-Cake party, our best selling party.
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Safety for age
Make sure the party area is childproof and have a couple of adults on hand to help keep children together and the party organized.
Marie Antoinette Party
The great thing about a Marie Antoinette Party is that it travels across all ages, enticing young and old alike with the assortment of color, sweets, and richness of the decor.
Make the centerpiece of your party a beautiful and elegant dessert table.
Go to a grocery store or bakery and buy a wide assortment of pastries and desserts. Since you have so much variety, don’t worry about buying one piece per guest, chances are people will not try every single dessert! Go the extra mile and write a banner over your dessert table that reads ‘Let them eat cake”
Purchase a few fake jewels or feathers to decorate the dessert table with or to scatter over the main eating table.
If you like to serve a tea party style meal don’t forget an assortment of teas and a few finger foods and tea sandwiches.
Find some frilly table cloths or use large doilies as placemats.
Have pretty fans laid out so guests can cool themselves just like the royals in Versailles. Double them up as favors.
We love these adorable cake pops which come in sets of 12 and are great on the table or as party favors.
If you have young children, serve their beverages in these Pink Cupcake Cups (8) so as to avoid any spills.
Games and Activities
Set up a hat making station for your guests. Buy a few simple straw hats and a lot of decorations such as fake jewels, feathers, ribbon and allow guests to make their very own fancy hat.
Have a Marie Antoinette photo op. Buy or rent a few period costumes for the guests to try on and then take photos and give them to your guests as a favor.