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.
Pirate themed parties have varied along the years, it used to be that pirates were the bad and evil ones that haunted society, but after Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean we have a much different outlook on pirates. Many children now want to be Jack Sparrow and fight against the evil commanders.
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
Transform your home into an island on which any sailor would hope to be marooned. Create pirate coves by draping double or queen-sized sheets over tables. Paint cardboard boxes to resemble wooden barrels and bring all your houseplants into the party room. You can even bring Exotic Birds to your party. Don’t forget the pirate-y pennant .
Balloon artists are great because they can cater to any themed party. They don’t just make balloon dogs you know? Your little pirates will all love to battle each other with balloon swards and balloon hats. If you can find a balloon artist that can dress as a pirate that would be even better suited for your party!
A singer that can teach your guests pirate songs and tell pirate stories is also very engaging for children.
Antique photos are also a great keepsake of your child’s pirate party. The kids will love dressing up and showing their friends and parents their one of a kind antique photo.
Use empty wine bottles for drinks. You can even create your own labels or draw skulls on them. Serve seafood such as shrimp cocktail or fish sticks for your little pirate guests.
Games and Activities
Capture the flag or a treasure hunt are great games for a pirate party. A Treasure hunt can be as long, short, creative as you want. Offer a prize for the winning team.
Skulls , jewels and gold are the first things that come to mind when we think pirates. How about taking the edible approach to the décor. Make almost everything on your table edible! Chocolate coins, hard candies for the ruby and emerald jewels, boats made out of food items. We love the Treasure Map Tablecover; as the base for our table.
Plunder your local music store for the soundtracks to popular pirate movies such as Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance, Hook, and even The Goonies.
Pirates sailed the high seas for years searching for treasure. Your party guests only need to follow your clues to discover a treasure chest brimming with bounty. Fill an old trunk or this Treasure Chest 3-D Centerpiece with Rhinestone Rings , candy ring pops, candy necklaces, and gold chocolate coins.
Or these complete Pirate Ultimate Favor Sets.
In order to prevent a mutiny of even the most courteous crew, pack your treasure chest with personalized loot bags filled individual treasures. Surround these bags with foil-wrapped gold coins and assorted candy to further enchant your wayward sailors.