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.
Shoe Mix Up
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.
Wizard of Oz Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
Throw a birthday party somewhere over the rainbow! Let L. Frank Baum’s story, known as the first American fairytale, add a quality of fantasy and adventure to your child’s celebration.
“There’s no place like home” and yours can be transformed into a storybook setting. With a thick black magic marker, trace a brick pattern on to a roll of yellow felt. Construct a rainbow balloon arch and decorate a corner of the room as “Emerald City”
Use the Ruby Slippers Personalized Banner to make it extra special.
Party Fun & Games
If your guests are all girls, give them all a pair of ruby red slippers to wear so that they can always find their way home.
Play Pin the Heart on the Tin Woodsman or Pin the Tail on the Lion. Use these cardboard cutouts.
Scarecrow Scramble - For this activity, you’ll need four sets of men’s clothes (flannel shirt, jeans, socks, hat, and gloves) and four stacks of newspapers. Have the kids make scarecrows and dress them to make the funniest looking scarecrow.
Cover your food table with hay and a few haystacks to add height to your food items.
Serve a platter of heart, courage and brains cookies, over the rainbow cupcakes with rainbow batter, yellow bricks (rice crispy treats). Use wicker baskets to serve apples.
This Toto in a Basket is an adorable favor sure to make your guests feel like Dorothy.
Or how about this Ruby Slippers Personalized Luggage Tag to make sure the guests’ belongings always find their way home?