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.
Hockey Themed Party
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You can take your child’s party to a hockey arena where they will be fully immersed in the sport, irregardless of the team, or you can create a themed party at home.
If you are throwing a party for a super fan, chances are you will have a lot of your decorating needs in your child’s bedroom, pucks, trading cards, posters, figurines, you name it!
If you don’t have all of these items on hand, no worries, you can still get a few items from your child’s favorite team online. Such as www.partycity.com
Try to work on a color scheme that matches your child’s favorite theme. You can buy your child’s favorite team’s paper goods atPartycity.com, or to keep it team neutral you can also buy solid colors that match the teams’. Mix and match, have some plates one color, others another, the same for napkins, cups, etc..
Use trading cards with labels on them so guests know what they are eating. It serves two purposes, decoration and informing guests.
Cover commercial wrapping with your team’s colors and so it doesn’t distract from the overall theme of your party.
Use banners and balloons around the room. Balloons are great because they are inexpensive and immediately scream ‘party.’
Invite guests to wear their favorite hockey jersey to the party. It will make a great group photo and make guests feel like they are at a hockey game.
Worried about what to serve at a Hockey party? This one is easy, any thing that is sold at a concession stand, which is typically pizza, hot dogs, nachos, candy. All very easy to prepare for your party. (sigh of relief)
Serve chocolate sandwich cookies and call them hockey pucks.
Get a themed cake with your child’s name on it. And if you are contemplating another dessert how about some Ice Cream. Not only is ice cream served at hockey games but it also keeps with the chilly theme.
Be sure to have plenty of snacks on hand, that’s what they do at hockey games!
Party Fun & Games
If your party happens to be on a hockey day where the guests can watch the game on tv, have that ready to go. If they are super fans, they will not want to miss the game.
For younger children who get bored through a hockey game, have them do an array of activities. Set up a mini hockey tournament in your back yard. Try using broomsticks or mini golf puts and a tennis ball if you don’t have hockey sticks. Have an adult be the referee to supervise children at all times and give prizes to all the kids for all sorts of categories such as best defense, best silly fall, best goal, etc...
For the super hockey savvy kids, have a trivia of hockey ready to go. The kids will enjoy the competitiveness of the game while still learning more about the sport. Get some ideas here.
If you can hold your party at an ice hockey arena try to ask if a local hockey instructor could spend some time with the party guests and teach them a few tricks and tips. The kids will really learn something and feel very proud of their new accomplishments at the end of the day!
Super fans will enjoy their team’s paraphernalia. Anything from hats to hockey pucks. You can buy them at your team’s gift store or online at the NHL Store.
If you would like to keep the favors team neutral, then a hockey puck and hockey book are a good combination.
This party can be transformed for any theme specific party. Just find the items and colors you need to transform it into your own team.