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.
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
On this special day, the birthday child should get to be their favorite race car driver wearing their car number. Then as the guests arrive, the birthday child can give out large numbers printed on sticker paper to the guests to wear on their shirts, and these super cool race helmets.
Check with your local race track, some will actually host birthday parties!! Another option is to have the party at a Go-cart location that offers party packages or have the party right at your own home!!
Party Fun & Games
Ready, Set, Go!! Start off by giving each child their very own Driver’s License. Use Polaroid cameras that take the miniature adhesive pictures and stick each child’s picture onto a pre-made card with their name, age etc.
Have an assortment of treats and candies so that guests can build their own food racecar. Use round cookies as wheels, longer cookies as the body of the car. Have a contest at the end with different categories such as, coolest looking, movable, most original, largest, smallest, etc...
Have a pullback car race. Have an assortment of pullback cars and allow each guest to select their favorite, then create a track on a leveled surface and have the guests race their cars to the finish line.
Finish off with some wheelbarrow racing or another physical activity to get your riders hungry for their well deserved meal!
Enlist an actual race car driver to attend your party dressed in full race gear. If you don’t know anyone who races cars, just go down to your local race track and leave word. Many drivers will be happy to attend your party and share their exciting experiences.
Fun energetic music will help rev things up!
A racecar party definitely calls for ‘Fast Food’…hot dogs, hamburgers, fries! And don’t forget the car themed food item decorations.
This table centerpiece can also be very mesmerizing for little guests as they are gobbling up their ‘fast food’.
Birthday Presents & Favors
Whistles, Toy Cars, Toy Trophies, anything with wheels! (Yes even a box of cheerios or Oreos - they are round aren’t they?) Here are some of our favorites!