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.
Child’s Starring Role
If your child would like to dress up for this party it would make it that much more fun. He can be a Jedi in training, soon to be a Jedi master. If your child likes the idea, how about all his friends come dressed up?
Any wide open space will work well for this party. If you have a planetarium near you and would like to book the space (for older children 7+) that would be superb, but not at all necessary.
Dress the room with rich fabrics, silver tinsel, glow sticks to mimic light sabers, maybe some glow in the dark stars? Be as creative as you like. If your child has Star Wars toys, use them around the room too. For example, this candy stand is perfect for serving up some snacks for hungry Jedi.
Use silver and black paper lanterns hanging around the room for a death star effect.
Hire a Jedi costumed character (or ask a favor of a good friend) to come and teach your guests how to become Jedi masters. Have them do obstacle courses, teach them a few light saber moves, anything that will get them excited and into it!
If you have a large enough space you can have a bouncy obstacle course for those Jedi Masters to get a good work out. If you can’t then set up some chairs, tubes, hula hoops, anything goes!
Have your guests create their own trading cards. They can have a keepsake of this super fun party and if you have two sets printed, your child can have their own trading card set of all their friends who attended his party.
Try to think of Star Wars themed food items for your hungry Jedi. They will be hungry after all that physical activity.
Yoda Soda to quench their thirst.
Light saber sticks- pretzels coated with a dip or candy melts on one end.
Death Star meatballs
Whatever food items you can think up of, try to add a little Star Wars spin. And custom labels go a long way in terms of presentation.
There is a tremendous amount of Star Wars goodies out there so find some that are age appropriate for your crowd. Coloring books and some mini or inflatable light sabers might work for little ones. Maybe some Darth Vader masks and a light saber for some older kids.
Custom cookies are also a great option if you have a wide range of ages at your party.