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.
We’ve all seen Alice in Wonderland, and with the new Disney version that came out in 2010, Mad hatter tea parties are popping up everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you are a child or an adult, this party can be catered to any age group.
For an adult audience, a comedian would be very entertaining for this party. A mad hatter tea party is after all supposed to be madly funny! Invite your guests to dress up and be surprised by what people come up with! Have mad hats ready for your guests to wear if they didn’t bring their own.
The British are famous for their tea parties with towers of fluffy scones and jam, finger sandwiches, mini quiches and fruit tartlets. Whether your party is a lunch, tea, or dinner party, use the same concept of tea party finger foods.
Add any other items you feel you and your guests would like such as mini cookies that say eat me, cupcakes in the shape of mushrooms, chocolate-dipped strawberries, anything goes! Make sure to serve lots and lots of tea! Have a variety of teas brewing in an assortment of mismatched teapots.
Games and Activities
Play a few rounds of musical chairs, or musical tea cups where you sit at a table and pass around teacups until the music stops, whoever doesn’t have a teacup in their hand loses and leaves the circle.
If you want your guests to get really involved, how about you give them plain teacups to paint and then they can take them home as souvenirs of your party.
Get straw hats for the guests to decorate with ribbons and silk flowers. Recreate the tale of Alice in Wonderland
Play mad libs, it will have you clinching off your seat laughing after reading just a few stories.
Play card games or poker, the winner gets crowned the queen of hearts.
Play a game of croquet if you have a back yard or outdoor area. Simply make arches out of floral wire and stick them in various places around your lawn, and use golf clubs or brooms to hit golf balls through the arches.
The beauty of a mad tea party is that there should be no normalcy in your decoration. Use mismatched teacups to serve beverages. Use bright colors for your tableware. Use balloons, hanging lanterns and paper flowers to give more height and color to the room.
Find oversized teacups or flower planters in different sizes and decorate the table with them- stack them high or serve food out of them. Paint (badly) white roses red and use them as a centerpiece. If you want children’s paper goods for this party here is a great Topsy Turvy Tea Party one.
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A sachet of a tea bag assortment is a great favor that your guests can use after your party.
If you want to be really creative, buy an assortment of your favorite tea leaves and make your own signature blend to hand out to your guests.
Use this adorable favor box to mix and match some of the favors below.