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
Your child wins wide acclaim as the principal ballerina in her very own dance company.
Every “professional” dance company needs its own studio. If renting time at a local studio isn’t possible, clear out your furniture, set up an exercise bar. Use these frilly pom poms to add a sugar plum feel to your party.
Get your Birthday Child’s name up in the room with this personalized Ballet Banner.
Party Fun & Games
On the invitations, request that the guests come dressed in leotards. Once the entire troupe has arrived and each dancer has found the proper tutu in the dressing room, your party professional can lead them all in stretching and basic ballet moves.
Contact your local dance school to hire a professional ballerina or instructor to teach your guests some basic positions. Otherwise, an aspiring high school or college-age ballerina might be thrilled to have the chance to share her talent and technique.
Think elegant with a holiday flare. Serve an assortment of tea sandwiches and set up a confectionery table with lots of candy toppings and fluffy whipped cream for sundaes. Perhaps you could convince your professional dancer to bring the cake out on pointe!
Set out these personalized place mats on the table for some fun activities during the meal!
So far, your dance company has only had a dress rehearsal. Now, make way for opening night, when the dancers perform their routine for an audience of parents and cameras.
Birthday Presents & Favors
Or take an easier approach with this ready to go Ballerina Favor Kit.
Don’t be too serious about the actual dance moves. Suggest that the professional teach steps that will be easily mastered by every guest in attendance. Turns lets the children feel professional and give a grand performance before the camera.