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.
Pirate themed parties have varied along the years, it used to be that pirates were the bad and evil ones that haunted society, but after Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean we have a much different outlook on pirates. Many children now want to be Jack Sparrow and fight against the evil commanders.
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Transform your home into an island on which any sailor would hope to be marooned. Create pirate coves by draping double or queen-sized sheets over tables. Paint cardboard boxes to resemble wooden barrels and bring all your houseplants into the party room. You can even bring Exotic Birds to your party. Don’t forget the pirate-y pennant .
Balloon artists are great because they can cater to any themed party. They don’t just make balloon dogs you know? Your little pirates will all love to battle each other with balloon swards and balloon hats. If you can find a balloon artist that can dress as a pirate that would be even better suited for your party!
A singer that can teach your guests pirate songs and tell pirate stories is also very engaging for children.
Antique photos are also a great keepsake of your child’s pirate party. The kids will love dressing up and showing their friends and parents their one of a kind antique photo.
Use empty wine bottles for drinks. You can even create your own labels or draw skulls on them. Serve seafood such as shrimp cocktail or fish sticks for your little pirate guests.
Games and Activities
Capture the flag or a treasure hunt are great games for a pirate party. A Treasure hunt can be as long, short, creative as you want. Offer a prize for the winning team.
Skulls , jewels and gold are the first things that come to mind when we think pirates. How about taking the edible approach to the décor. Make almost everything on your table edible! Chocolate coins, hard candies for the ruby and emerald jewels, boats made out of food items. We love the Treasure Map Tablecover; as the base for our table.
Plunder your local music store for the soundtracks to popular pirate movies such as Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance, Hook, and even The Goonies.
Pirates sailed the high seas for years searching for treasure. Your party guests only need to follow your clues to discover a treasure chest brimming with bounty. Fill an old trunk or this Treasure Chest 3-D Centerpiece with Rhinestone Rings , candy ring pops, candy necklaces, and gold chocolate coins.
Or these complete Pirate Ultimate Favor Sets.
In order to prevent a mutiny of even the most courteous crew, pack your treasure chest with personalized loot bags filled individual treasures. Surround these bags with foil-wrapped gold coins and assorted candy to further enchant your wayward sailors.