Your child will soon be celebrating his 5th birthday? The perfect opportunity to organize a party that looks like him. Theme, games, buffet, gifts, here is everything you need to know for a successful birthday.
Notice to parents who will soon be celebrating the fifth year of their child, this article is for you. The transition to the age of 5 is the perfect opportunity to organize a party that looks like your little one and that will be sure to please him. Before you jump into the preparations for the birthday party, there are a few things you should think about.
What theme for the party?
First of all, it is recommended to define the theme of the party in advance. For this, it is important to know the tastes of your child. Whether it’s a girl or a boy, there are many themes. We find in particular:
- Super hero
- Cartoons or films: many films inspire children like “Vaiana” from Disney or “Frozen” or “The Minions”, “Harry Potter”, “Paw Patrol”, etc.
- The universe of the sea
- The forest universe
- The world of unicorns
- A colorful theme: based on your child’s favorite colors (pink, blue, pastel pink, turquoise blue, green, beige, red, yellow, orange, etc.)
How to make the invitations?
Once the theme for your child’s birthday party has been selected, it is important to throw out the invitations. For this, you can make invitation cards via online platforms by taking inspiration from the theme of the evening. Print them out and distribute them to your child’s friends. You can also organize a creation workshop with your child, so that they are involved in the homemade creation of their birthday invitations. Remember to add the first name of each child invited to the invitations. The goal ? Customize them.
In addition, it is advisable to limit the number of people invited upstream. Remember that you will have to think about welcoming the parents of the children as well. Unless you feel like you are watching over fifteen children yourself. Some parents opt for the option of 1 child invited per year of the child, or 5 guests for a 5-year-old child.
Which decoration to choose?
Of course, it is important to plan the decoration in accordance with the theme of the birthday party. For this, it is recommended to have some essentials. Here is a non-exhaustive list:
- Cardboard crockery (plates, cutlery, straws, cups, napkins). Most ? Cardboard tableware in the image of the party theme
- A garland
- Photos or an instant camera to mark the event
- Gift bags matching the theme
How long for a birthday of this type?
For a birthday with children of this age, you can opt for a time slot between 2:30 and 3:30. With the program: activities, games, birthday cake and unwrapping gifts.
What games and manual activities to organize?
As you can imagine, it is essential to occupy all the children at the birthday party. For this, there are many fun group activities that could keep them entertained.
- A treasure hunt
- A pinata
- The Arabic telephone
- Musical chairs
- A tournament with prizes to be won
Also think about manual activities, like painting, drawing, etc.
What to put on the buffet?
Among the things not to be overlooked during your child’s 5th birthday party are: the buffet and the birthday cake. Regarding the buffet, think of a mix between sweet and savory, and focus on things that children like: cakes, candies, popcorn, chocolate, mini croque-monsieur, mini pizza.
Then you have to think about the birthday cake. It is advisable to base you on your child’s tastes in order to define the choice of cake: chocolate, fruit, yogurt, etc. Then you can decorate the birthday cake to make all the children happy. Add for example, chocolate ganache, opt for a multicolored cake, add candy or bet on a cake inspired by the theme of the party. Many professionals are also specialized in cakes for children and by theme.
Which gifts to choose?
Finally, who says birthday, says gifts. But which gift to choose for a 5 year old child? Here is a non-exhaustive list of gift ideas:
- Board games for their age (card games, board games)
- A book
- A video game
- A mini car / a kid’s skateboard / a kid’s bike
- A giant plush
- A disguise
- A decorative object for your personalized bedroom
- Disney themed gifts
Of course, the list can be long, and if you don’t want to go wrong, try polling your child on what would make them really happy.
It’s your turn !
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