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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.


Wizard of Oz Party

Wizard of Oz Basic Party Pack for 8

Birthday Child’s Starring Role

Throw a birthday party somewhere over the rainbow! Let L. Frank Baum’s story, known as the first American fairytale, add a quality of fantasy and adventure to your child’s celebration.

Party Settings

“There’s no place like home” and yours can be transformed into a storybook setting. With a thick black magic marker, trace a brick pattern on to a roll of yellow felt. Construct a rainbow balloon arch and decorate a corner of the room as “Emerald City”

Use the Ruby Slippers Personalized Banner to make it extra special.


Party Fun & Games

If your guests are all girls, give them all a pair of ruby red slippers to wear so that they can always find their way home.

Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Child - Large

Play Pin the Heart on the Tin Woodsman or Pin the Tail on the Lion. Use these cardboard cutouts.

Scarecrow Scramble - For this activity, you’ll need four sets of men’s clothes (flannel shirt, jeans, socks, hat, and gloves) and four stacks of newspapers. Have the kids make scarecrows and dress them to make the funniest looking scarecrow.

Party Menu

Cover your food table with hay and a few haystacks to add height to your food items.
Serve a platter of heart, courage and brains cookies, over the rainbow cupcakes with rainbow batter, yellow bricks (rice crispy treats). Use wicker baskets to serve apples.

Party Favors

This Toto in a Basket is an adorable favor sure to make your guests feel like Dorothy.


Or how about this Ruby Slippers Personalized Luggage Tag to make sure the guests’ belongings always find their way home?


Rainbow Pencil

Party Extras:

Rainbow Pinata