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.
Cars, Trucks and Trains Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
What is your child’s favorite toy having to do with transportation? Is your child interested in being an engineer, ship captain or a pilot? Work together to find fun transportation props, including hats and whistles.
Transform a room into a train station or airport with cardboard, scissors and markers. Use your imagination. How about designing an enormous time schedule with all of your child’s favorite destinations in mind?
And how about being super creative with the invitations and having them printed on a custom train ticket? It will get the guests into the party mood before they even get there.
Party Fun & Games
Select several storybooks with transportation themes. Try to find one book that represents every mode of transportation you can think of. Then give each child a prop that represents the various operators in the books.
For this celebration, you can get someone who sings, plays the guitar and can tell a story with all the bells and whistles.
There is a huge selection of “transportation music” available out there. Don’t forget old favorites like “The Wheels on the Bus” and “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”
Set out a variety of mini sandwiches, chips, fruit and soda on a table with toy cars scattered between the spread. Surprise your child with vehicle shaped sandwiches.
For the finale, line the partygoers up for a parade. Play music and wave as the guests stroll by.
Birthday Presents & Favors
Hand out toy vehicles as party favors. Personalized place mats are also a great touch to a party. It sets the table during the meal as well as being a nice little keepsake for the guests.
If there is extra time, consider sitting the partygoers in a circle and giving each one the opportunity to talk about their favorite travel adventure.