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Age characteristics

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.

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Guest list

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.



Simon Says

Shoe Mix Up

Wheelbarrow Race

I Spy

Hot, Warm, Cold


Safety for age

Make sure to have all the phone numbers of the guests’ parents.


Jungle/ Safari Party

Lion King Birthday Box

Whether you take your party to the outdoors or keep it inside your home, party guests can still get a safari experience of a lifetime.

Party Setting

In the piles of stuffed animals that your child has, there might already be some hidden party decorations. If there are any plush safari animals, place them around different areas of your house, where you can later take the children through a safari tour. Hang green and brown streamers from your ceiling to give the effect of long tree branches and willow trees. This will make it very fun for the kids to walk through.

If you pass Safari hats or masks out to the kids at the beginning of the party it will really get them into the right jungle spirit.

Monkey Wall Decorations

Safari Hat

Party Tunes

If you can find an animal sound CD to be playing throughout the party that’s perfect, but if you want to go for themed music, consider Dr. Doo Little’s “Talk to the Animals” or the Lion King Soundtrack.

Party Refreshments

Animal Crackers and animal shaped sandwiches are a given. How about some kid friendly jungle juice? Have fun naming the food items after jungle creatures.

Don’t forget to decorate your table with jungle creatures and these adorable placemats.

Decorate Your Own Placemats

Or give it an extra personalized touch with these:

Monkey Party Personalized Activity Mats

Zoo Animal Sipper Cup

Party Finale

For the finale, surprise your child with a cake decorated and shaped like their favorite zoo animal. Then pass out stuffed animals, binoculars, or other zoo related items such as the ones listed on our website.

These items are a great bargain since they come in sets of 8 or 12.

Zoo Animal 3D Puzzles

3D Animal Puzzles
Giraffe Plush Animal (8)
Plush Giraffe

Animal Head Bubbles (12)

Animal Bubbles

Party Extras:

Monkey Cake