This Knights & Dragons Birthday party was originally hosted by Dana from Desert Parties.
Knights…DRAGONS…and Castles! Every little boy dreams of being a knight and slaying the dragon, so I think this is just a great theme! I love the idea of a pinata for this one, because it’s almost like actually slaying the dragon. Too fun! Thanks for listing your party Dana.
Enjoy this Knights and Dragons party…..
This year my little boy turned 4 and the theme for his party was knights and dragons. He’s been pretty set on this theme for awhile – since I work in the party business and he sees a lot of cakes, he loves to discuss the theme for his next party. He hasn’t settled on a theme for his 5th birthday party yet but has discussed already pirates, transformers, monsters and star wars as possible themes – I’m hoping for pirates.
I created the invitations using a digital scrapbook kit and Photoshop and printed them at Costco – its a really easy and affordable way to create custom invitations.
I also used the digital scrapbook kit to also create a welcome sign, decorations for the pinata bags, straws and tags for the marshmallow pops party favors.
We rented a castle bouncer from Mr Bs Moonwalk (our second year with this company and once again great customer service). I ordered a dragon pinata from Arizona Pinatas - they create custom pinatas in any design, color and size (they even ship). I ordered the medium sized pinata and it was huge!
We planned 3 activities for the kids – the bounce house which is always a huge hit with the kids (and according to my son, it was his favorite part), a shield and crown craft project and a treasure hunt.
For the craft project I order shields and crowns from Oriental Trading company and we had jewels, stickers and markers for the kids to use for decorating. The shield shaped plates were scored at Target’s Halloween clearance sale where I also picked up some candy for the pinata (I love to look for party supplies from the Halloween and Christmas clearance sales).
The treasure hunt was a group activity – the reward was the cupcake and candy buffet hidden in the tent.
Treasure hunt clues:
All knights need a quest. The King’s gold has been stolen by the red dragon. He needs your help! Your first clue to find the treasure can be found where the birds build their nests. (clue was hidden in a tree)
You’re one step closer towards reaching your goal. Your next clue is in Sir Brendan’s house (clue hidden in play house)
Find the red dragon to get the treasure map (a treasure map taped to the inflatable red dragon that led them to the sand box where gold coins were hidden)
Once each child found a gold coin they were allowed enjoy their reward – dessert!
The dessert buffet (with everything done in blue, yellow and silver) included:
- Cupcake tower topped with a 3D knights castle. The cupcakes were topped with shields, swords and monogram Bs (Simply Sweets)
- dark and white chocolate dipped pretzels (Simply Sweets)
- milk and white chocolate marshmallow pops (Simply Sweets)
- dark and white chocolate dipped oreos (Simply Sweets)
- milk chocolate dipped rice krispie treats (Simply Sweets)
- milk chocolate castle suckers (Simply Sweets)
- white chocolate dragon suckers (Simply Sweets)
- hershey kisses – silver
- Hershey’s cookies and cream kisses – blue foil
- blue M & Ms
The kids were given knight and dragon tatoos and we also sent them home with Simply Sweets marshmallow pops party favors.