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.
Frozen/ Winter Wonderland
Everyone has the Frozen fever now a days so it’s become very popular to turn any venue into a Frozen Winter Wonderland, despite scorching hot weather outside.Birthday Child’s Starring Role
If your child likes to dress up, give them a costume to wear during their special day. It will help them to immerse themselves into the theme.Party Setting
Any venue works for this party, at home, a party room, an ice skating rink, even in the middle of summer this is a great party (not to mention how cool you will feel with refreshing icy treats.)
If you have any silver Christmas decorations, white, crystals, they will all work. Hang snowflakes from the ceiling, make silver tinsel curtains, use fake snow all over your table scape, even cotton balls can work as party decorations. Thread snowballs through clear jeweler’s string and hang it up. this will look like beautiful falling snow. Hand tulle fabric around the room, it will give it a magical airy feel.
Have a few character stand ups around the party room. Use them as decor and photo ops.
You can also use wall decals.
Make snowflake wands to hand out to guests and leave them in jars to serve as centerpieces. Make them out of paper, cardboard, or use snowflake ornaments. Decorate them with pretty ribbons. If you want you can even make this an activity for guests to do during the party. Provide a wide assortment of colored ribbons and snowflake colors.
Use place mats instead of a formal table cloth to mark each child’s seat.
Don’t forget the Frozen soundtrack, you might find that you will have an impromptu karaoke bar.
If you want to go the extra mile, use these free printables to embellish your table and treats.
Games & Activities
Have the guests create their own snowmen, either using marshmallows of different sizes or by using play dough. Give them a black marker to draw in the buttons, and some orange play dough or fondant (edible sugar paste found in craft stores) or fruit snacks to make the nose. Use toothpicks or pretzel/ cookie sticks for arms.
Pin the nose on Olaf. A version of pin the tail on the donkey, guaranteed to give your guests a few giggles.
Create a photo booth. Give guests an assortment of costumes and accessories to chose from (hats, scarves, wigs, etc...) and have them pose next to character cut outs or a “blue screen” with snowflakes and crystals hanging all around them.
Have guests make their own snow globe. Give each guest a mason jar with a lid, a few small plastic toys (be careful with little ones, pieces that are too small are a choking hazard), and some fake snow and a pinch of glitter. Have them glue their small plastic toys to the inside of the jar lid. Then inside the jar have them put a small amount of fake snow and a pinch of glitter. Once the lid portion is fully dry, have them close the lid and turn the jar upside down. Voila, a snow globe!
Have a snowball fight using play dough or by making a salt dough. If the space is big enough have guests throw at each other, if not, stack some plastic cups and have them aim their snowballs at the plastic cup tower.Party Menu
A Frozen party menu has a lot of potential, have fun with it!
Have foods that look and remind guests of the movie.
- Olaf’s puddle (blue jello)
- Olaf’s nose (carrots)
- Elsa’s snow balls (powdered sugar coated munchkins or donuts)
- Hans’ frozen heart (white chocolate dipped strawberries)
- Anna and Elsa’s Chocolate fondue (add fruit and treats to dip into it)
- Olaf’s buttons (chocolate covered raisins)
- Melted Olaf bottles of water
- Sven’s antlers ( pretzels)
- Ice cream with blue and white toppings
- Snowman skewers (skewer three thick slices of banana sideways and decorate with melted chocolate to add the face and buttons.)
Serve icy drinks such as slushies, smoothies. Serve them in fancy glassware, fit for a Queen.
If your guests created a snowman, a wand, and any other craft activities during the party, those are great favors. If you want a little something more, you won’t have a shortage of Frozen paraphernalia. Books, stickers, bags- they are all available from many stores.
If you don’t mind the extra work, make your very own Frozen Silly Putty and give to guests as a favor in personalized jars.