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.
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
On this special day, the birthday child should get to be their favorite race car driver wearing their car number. Then as the guests arrive, the birthday child can give out large numbers printed on sticker paper to the guests to wear on their shirts, and these super cool race helmets.
Check with your local race track, some will actually host birthday parties!! Another option is to have the party at a Go-cart location that offers party packages or have the party right at your own home!!
Party Fun & Games
Ready, Set, Go!! Start off by giving each child their very own Driver’s License. Use Polaroid cameras that take the miniature adhesive pictures and stick each child’s picture onto a pre-made card with their name, age etc.
Have an assortment of treats and candies so that guests can build their own food racecar. Use round cookies as wheels, longer cookies as the body of the car. Have a contest at the end with different categories such as, coolest looking, movable, most original, largest, smallest, etc...
Have a pullback car race. Have an assortment of pullback cars and allow each guest to select their favorite, then create a track on a leveled surface and have the guests race their cars to the finish line.
Finish off with some wheelbarrow racing or another physical activity to get your riders hungry for their well deserved meal!
Enlist an actual race car driver to attend your party dressed in full race gear. If you don’t know anyone who races cars, just go down to your local race track and leave word. Many drivers will be happy to attend your party and share their exciting experiences.
Fun energetic music will help rev things up!
A racecar party definitely calls for ‘Fast Food’…hot dogs, hamburgers, fries! And don’t forget the car themed food item decorations.
This table centerpiece can also be very mesmerizing for little guests as they are gobbling up their ‘fast food’.
Birthday Presents & Favors
Whistles, Toy Cars, Toy Trophies, anything with wheels! (Yes even a box of cheerios or Oreos - they are round aren’t they?) Here are some of our favorites!