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
Appoint your child head paleontologist or scientist for the day and outfit them in a special excavation outfit.
Send out these roaring invitations to invite all your guests to participate in this expedition.
Spend the afternoon at a natural history museum if they have a dinosaur exhibit, or transform your home into a Jurassic park with dinosaur and fossil props.
Make prepping for your party an activity, spend a weekend collecting a few interesting looking rocks and pebbles with your child and use them around your house for decoration. Cover furniture and couches with tan colored fabric to make it look like the dusty sand dinosaurs walked on. It will make the room look great and save your furniture!
Use dino posters and stuffed dino toys to make the scene look even more Jurassic!
Or use this fun 3D Centerpiece that Roars at the push of a button.
Contact a paleontology student at a local university or someone you know is very knowledgeable about dinosaurs. They can bring enthusiasm to all the party guests with all the facts and stories he’ll tell.
Party Fun & Games
Hand over the reigns to your party professional and suggest they lead the group throughout the museum (or your home) on a fossil hunt. Provide clues describing various finds and send the guests searching for the display that corresponds.
Have the leader hand out Dinosaur Masks to all the kids and have them Roar like the Dinosaurs.
Books and other educational toys are great for this party which revolves a great deal around learning. See our American Museum of Natural History page for more favor ideas.
Book your Dinosaur Party at the American Museum of Natural History through Linda Kaye’s Partymakers, the official Party Planner for the AMNH.