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.
Mickey Mouse Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
The Birthday child can be the leader of the Mickey Mouse Pack. Each guest is a Mouseketeer! Don’t forget the Mickey Mouse Ears . Personalize them with each child’s name with markers and allow them to wear it throughout the party and on their way home.
If you can rent a room at a Disney store that’s perfect, but if not you can create the Disney atmosphere at home.
Use Mickey’s signature colors to decorate your party room, black red and white. Have lots of balloons and streamers to add color.
Decorate your party table with a centerpiece made from a big block of swiss cheese with a Mickey Mouse toy sitting on top of the cheese holding a dozen balloons. Decorate your walls with Mickey posters or a wall decal.
Hire a costumed character to attend your party. It would have to be Mickey of course, or make Mickey and Minnie do a guest appearance. Make sure to have a camera handy and take lot’s of pictures, the kids will love this feature without the long waiting lines from Disney World.
Party Fun & Games
Sing songs, read Mickey stories, and have some hands on activity. Have the children color their own mickey mouse shaped cookies with edible paint markers.
Use a cookie cutter to cut sandwiches and pizza in the shape of Mickey’s head and ears. Serve an assortment of cheeses, a mouse’s favorite treat.
Use this beautiful edible fruit arrangement as your centerpiece and as a healthy snack.
Use this great cake topper to add character to your cake.
The Disney Classics CD or the soundtrack from Fantasia.
Birthday Presents & Favors
There are a lot of Disney stores around large city areas, and even online. Find trinket toys that you can put in a favor bag, just make sure they are age appropriate. Figurines, pens, stickers, mini stuffed Mickeys, you name it! In our case, we love the Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Party Favor Value Pack and Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Party Favor Box, they are a no work required duo.
This set of 4 Kaleidoscopes is also great to add to a make your own goody bag.