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ds turns 5 in a few weeks, and i'm planning his party. so far we are thinking of having some simple games set up (he wants to do fishing for treasure), and maing simple capes/crowns for everyone.<br>
i'm looking for other ideas for games, party bag stuff,etc. till now all his friends were very waldorfy, now not so much so i feel like i need to make an extra bit of effort..<br>
also any ideas for good toys for a 5 yr old boy would be appreciated.
 

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Knights are popular. My son has also been to Pirate parties, Robin Hood parties and nature parties.<br><br>
At 5, my son liked dress up stuff, wooden trains, Playmobil, LEGOs, dinosaurs, dragons, knights. There are so many cool wooden toys now.
 

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what would a nature party entail?<br>
i'm expecting boys and girls so i don't want to get too theme specific.
 

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The last two birthday parties dd#1 went to they had the lizard lady come with lizards/snakes/iguana/... The kids love the lizard lady. A simple craft - decorating lanterns, making little gnomes, origami, decorating crowns that they can take home,... Treasure hunts - following simple clues and then finding geodes, shells, magic stones,...<br>
I've found that 2-3 activities are quite enough for a 2 or 2-1/2 hour party.<br>
Have fun!
 

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nature party : Nature craft, treasure hunt outside for natural items like seashells and jewels, making little nature gnomes
 

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thanks, rhonwyn, i think that's what we're heading for. i'll make capes, they will make either crowns or rainsticks. we have a treasure hunt and fishing game planned. and we'll play music. should be plenty, eh? dh found some nice cloth bags for party favors and ds will decorate those..
 

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Sounds lovey Muse! I would plan maybe 2 activities with a back up in case they whip through those really fast. Sometimes 2 is too many and sometimes it isn't. Depends on the kids.
 

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i just also realised i have a big parachute thing that ds hasn't seen it yet; that will be our backup : )<br><br>
presents...grandad is buying him a bike. we will add maybe a shield, and make a sword with him (he's getting a knight costume for xmas).<br><br>
I'd still love to find somethign for him that is more "active"...not sure what i mean...hard to find lovely wooden toys for older kids i guess that are not so pricy...he would love a crane but those are so expensive. or have you seen those little cabel car kits? i'm not sure where i saw them, now...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i just also realised i have a big parachute thing that ds hasn't seen it yet; that will be our backup : )<br><br>
presents...grandad is buying him a bike. we will add maybe a shield, and make a sword with him (he's getting a knight costume for xmas).<br><br>
I'd still love to find somethign for him that is more "active"...not sure what i mean...hard to find lovely wooden toys for older kids i guess that are not so pricy...he would love a crane but those are so expensive. or have you seen those little cabel car kits? i'm not sure where i saw them, now...</div>
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Cable car kits, I would look for in Magic Cabin or Hearthsong.
 

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Sounds like you have some really good ideas! I love the idea of capes and crowns.<br>
My son's birthday is coming up, and he loves fishermen (and fishmongers, and fish heads, and live fish and eating fish...). So, guess what? We are having a sort of fisherman party.<br>
I have to admit, I never once had or attended a themed child's birthday party, and it seems a bit contrived to me. Nonetheless, we are serving fish and chips and getting T a wooden fishing pole and little wooden fishies to go with it. He *might* wear a sailor shirt or something, and wellies, but that's not too out of the norm. I was thinking about making newspaper hats for the 6 or so other little ones who are coming.<br><br>
I'm making carrot cake. YUM!
 

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Does your little guy have a marble run? Those are really cool, and active. Or one of those cool magnetic puzzles that are all geometric shapes? Hmmm, I'm trying to think of things T always looks at and I have to tell him maybe when he's a little older (he's going to be 4).<br>
Those Diablo things are really huge right now with the kids at our school. They sell them at our little school store, and I think that Cirque de Soleil made them really cool for the kids. Is he too young for juggling sticks? Those can be fun, too, and very active.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sounds like you have some really good ideas! I love the idea of capes and crowns.<br>
My son's birthday is coming up, and he loves fishermen (and fishmongers, and fish heads, and live fish and eating fish...). So, guess what? We are having a sort of fisherman party.<br>
I have to admit, I never once had or attended a themed child's birthday party, and it seems a bit contrived to me. Nonetheless, we are serving fish and chips and getting T a wooden fishing pole and little wooden fishies to go with it. He *might* wear a sailor shirt or something, and wellies, but that's not too out of the norm. I was thinking about making newspaper hats for the 6 or so other little ones who are coming.<br><br>
I'm making carrot cake. YUM!</div>
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anamama, where are you getting the fishing set? sounds like ds's kind of thing.
 

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There's a little family run company that makes them. <a href="http://www.sclaus.com" target="_blank">www.sclaus.com</a> I just ordered Tony's! I can't wait until it gets here!
 

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I had my oldest son's fifth birthday party at a nature center. My youngest is a summer baby so we had a big backyard picnic, run through the sprinkler party.<br><br>
My five yo wants lego and playmobil and I let him have some. I don't consider it unwaldorfian. I'm a trained Waldorfian, and a free thinker. I don't allow weapons or battle loving action figures, just some basics. He still plays with wooden doll house dolls and wooden castles and felted knights et al, but I've softened. My oldest didn't get legos until he was 8. he had wooden blocks, tree blocks, and form blocks. I might continue to restrict plastic if my youngest didn't have an older brother who uses legos, but once it leaks in...it's leaked in! I'm okay with it.<br><br>
Happy birthing day! Have fun!
 
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