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.
Miniature Golf Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
Your child calls the shots as the head sportscaster of his own Birthday Open. Before the party, practice narrating the action in a stage whisper just like the professionals on his favorite sports channel. As you film the action, the birthday child plays.
Send out your party invitations well ahead of time and make sure the children bring sun protective gear.
Contact your local miniature golf course to book time on the green. If you have a large yard and the desire for a more private location, create your own course with tacked down paper cups and felt flags.
Use mini grass mats on the floor or even as placemats on the table.
Don’t forget the golf balls, but make them sweeter with these chocolate golf balls.
Party Fun & Games
Invite children to come dressed entirely in their favorite primary color. Once each guest arrives, let him choose a colored golf ball to match his outfit. Encourage the birthday child to interview his friends as a warm-up to the tournament.
Score giggles while party guests wait for turns putting with the slapdash humor of a professional clown. Balloon sculptures, magic tricks, or just general goofball golf behavior will keep kids active and engaged throughout the party.
Most mini-golf courses play top hits over their own sound systems. If you’ve designed a backyard course, choose hits which will keep your party pros swinging.
Set up your own nineteenth hole with snacks that will satisfy even the fiercest competitor. Mix together hole-in-one cereals like Cheerios, Fruit Loops, and Apple Jacks and flag donuts with toothpicks topped with snips of felt. Or meatballs which have a high resemblance to golfballs. Ferrero Rocher chocolates and other circle shaped candies are also appropriate but beware of nut allergies!
Once your golf pros have completed the course, show video highlights and award trophies to every player in categories like “Silliest Swing”, “Luckiest Shot” and “Sand trap Regular”.
Birthday Presents & Favors
Personalized trophies will be treasured reminders of the party, long after your pros have retired. Sun visors and water bottles would also be welcome on any course on a sunny day.
Your young party guests will be too energetic to need the help of caddies, but make sure they drink plenty of fluids and wear sunscreen if your party takes place on a particularly bright day.