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.
Cat in the Hat Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
It is not just any day
They must dress in a special way
The birthday child looks like a cat
And gets to wear the tallest hat
The party may be rather soon
At home and in the afternoon
Have lots of balloons - red, white and blue
And don’t forget the Wallies (Dr. Seuss Giant Wall Decals ) too
Inform all guests
Party Fun & Games
It is time for play
It is time for fun
It is time for games
What can be done?
1. Gold Fish Toss: Children toss a stuffed bean bag fish into the fish bowl.
2. The Cat Says (Simon Says)
3. Pin the Hat on the Cat
4. Decorate the topsy turvy cake
Hire a face painter to paint some whiskers and a nose
The birthday child can have a say
He should, she should have their way
In order not to go wrong
Play the Birthday child’s favorite song
You would not, should not serve green food
That would be very, very rude
You should, you could serve pizza and cake
Along with whatever else you make
Punch is a great choice for a drink
As is an orange golden fish.
The handsomest cats in town show off their style
As they parade along the cat walk for a little while
Birthday Presents & Favors
Make sure all children have a grin
Make sure all children always win
When the party is over at the end of the day
Somebody has to clean it all away
Somebody, somebody has to, you see
Pick out two somebodies who volunteer for free