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
Your child kicks and chops as the Master at this martial arts party. If possible, present your child with an honorary black belt for the day.
Reserve a space at a local studio if possible. Otherwise, transform your home into your very own dojo with bamboo mats, paper lanterns, and white balloons.
Use Karate Invitations to start the party mood before the big day.
Party Fun & Games
Let your karate sensei provide a demonstration of his skills as well as an introductory lesson in basic karate stances and moves. Encourage the children to create their own stances to match titles such as Crane on Tree Limb or Polishing Mirror.
Hire an expert, either a teacher at a nearby school or a good friend with a zest for playing zen master, to instruct party guests on the tradition of karate.
Karate is a spiritual activity as much as a method of defense. Respect that aspect when you choose your musical selections. Check out a local music store for meditation music that will help your young masters’ concentration.
Provide plenty of snacks to fuel your future black belts’ energy. If sushi isn’t a favorite of your child’s how about some california rolls? Those look asian enough without the raw fish flavor. How about Chicken Teriyaki? Black licorice lace candies also seem appropriate when they look like mini black belts.
Invite each party guest to step out on to the mat and demonstrate his favorite karate move of the afternoon.
Birthday Presents & Favors
Not every party guest will emerge as the next Karate Kid. Instead of focusing on perfect performances, just make sure that each child participates in the fun.