Children in this age group are comfortable with rules, taking turns, and playing games, so Physical Activity parties such as a Bowling Party, Martial Arts Party, Gymnastics Party are perfect for this age. They are also developing coordination skills and will be excited to put them to use in games geared towards these skills.
Invite schoolmates and friends. Just remember that some children at this age prefer to only have children of their own sex at their parties so don’t be alarmed if this is the case.
Length of party
1 1/2 - 2 hours
Entertainment for age
At this age, entertainment that involves hands-on activities such as baking/decorating cakes, sand art, or painting are great. Kids feel a sense of accomplishment, especially when they are at a phase in life where they begin to develop and perfect specific individual skills.
Safety for age
Make sure to have all the phone numbers of the guests’ parents.
Jewelry Making Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
Your child shines as the gem expert at this glittering affair.
Create a scene of sparkle and shine with luminescent balloons, or any jewel toned balloons. Use confetti on the table for an extra sparkle.
Party Fun & Games
Little hands will be eager to start stringing their own gorgeous pieces of jewelry. Buy a large assortment of different colored and shaped beads. Make sure to have plenty of sting and locks for the ends of the jewelry. You can find everything you need at a crafts store so spend some time looking through all the options. If your child has a particular style of jewelry she likes to make, try to gear the jewelry making party towards that.
Invite a guest from your local craft store to introduce the materials your guests will be working with. Or enlist the help of a favorite adult friend to guide guests. You may need an extra pair of hands when it comes to tying the ends and snipping off excess string.
Let your child choose her favorite music to set a mood of industry and excitement. Don’t forget standards such as “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, and “Ruby Tuesday”.
Harry Winston might advertise his wares on actresses at Hollywood shindigs like the Oscars and the Emmy Awards, but give your artists the chance to model their own originals on a birthday catwalk. Catch your guests’ best poses and struts with a camera, just like at a fashion show. If you can, play the photos in a slide show form to all the guests as they are eating their meal. Expect a lot of giggles!
Birthday Presents & Favors
Guests will love wearing their handiwork home. Make these souvenirs extra special by handing out drawstring bags or mini jewelry boxes in which children can store their treasures.
Make sure to choose a project that allows ample time for partygoers to finish before the fashion show. A variety of bead shapes and colors will bring an amazing contrast between all guests’ final products.