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.
Wild West/ Cowboy Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
Tumbleweeds don’t need to blow across your front lawn to give your home the feel of the wild, wild West. Make mini hay stacks out of cornbread squares and stack them on your food table instead; they’ll be great with the beans!
Send out these themed invitations to let guests know a new Birthday Sheriff is in Town. Ask your guests to come dressed in jeans and hand them out badges or these personalized stickers, they’ll be ready for a rodeo.
Party Fun & Games
The West has no boundaries, so offer a wide variety of adventures--everything from pony rides (if you have the space and a willing horse) to bean bag tosses. Pile a few empty soda cans and have kits use their best aim to knock them all down from a distance.
Invite a cowboy to play the guitar and sing some country and campfire songs.
Break out your favorite collections of country and western hits to get your cowboys’ knees slapping and feet stomping. If they are a fan of Hannah Montana, make sure to teach them the hoedown throwdown that they can all perform at the end of the party.
It would not be The Wild West without meat! Pile on the chicken, beef, hot dogs and hamburgers. Set out all the fixings and don’t forget the potato salad and baked beans.
Birthday Presents & Favors
No respectable bunch of ranchers should run around without bandanas and hats. Hand ‘em out as party guests arrive and let them wear them out the door at the end of the party.
This favor kit has all the above plus more.