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
Appoint your child head paleontologist or scientist for the day and outfit them in a special excavation outfit.
Send out these roaring invitations to invite all your guests to participate in this expedition.
Spend the afternoon at a natural history museum if they have a dinosaur exhibit, or transform your home into a Jurassic park with dinosaur and fossil props.
Make prepping for your party an activity, spend a weekend collecting a few interesting looking rocks and pebbles with your child and use them around your house for decoration. Cover furniture and couches with tan colored fabric to make it look like the dusty sand dinosaurs walked on. It will make the room look great and save your furniture!
Use dino posters and stuffed dino toys to make the scene look even more Jurassic!
Or use this fun 3D Centerpiece that Roars at the push of a button.
Contact a paleontology student at a local university or someone you know is very knowledgeable about dinosaurs. They can bring enthusiasm to all the party guests with all the facts and stories he’ll tell.
Party Fun & Games
Hand over the reigns to your party professional and suggest they lead the group throughout the museum (or your home) on a fossil hunt. Provide clues describing various finds and send the guests searching for the display that corresponds.
Have the leader hand out Dinosaur Masks to all the kids and have them Roar like the Dinosaurs.
Books and other educational toys are great for this party which revolves a great deal around learning. See our American Museum of Natural History page for more favor ideas.
Book your Dinosaur Party at the American Museum of Natural History through Linda Kaye’s Partymakers, the official Party Planner for the AMNH.