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How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Party – Part I

How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Party – Part I

How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Party

The second edition of a much-loved movie is coming out this summer: How to Train Your Dragon 2. It’s the further adventures of the Viking Hiccup and his pet dragon Toothless. My kids were smitten with the first movie, and over the moon excited that we have a whole new installment to watch this month. With so much enthusiasm for dragons and Vikings, it’s hard not to imagine a fantastic birthday party celebrating this cinematic masterpiece!

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Our Viking friends who came to our party were pretty excited, too. Inspired by the new movie’s dragon races, we made a dragon racing arena complete with a Viking boat docked to the side to serve all our hungry Vikings. (See Part II and Part III.) We played lots of fun games and embarked on new adventures that made the party really exciting.

how to train your dragon invitationBefore the party even began, we had to invite our guests over. Southern Belle’s Charm created these Viking invitations with some authentic-looking fur and leather — so fun!

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how to train your dragon party gronckleWhile everyone was getting their faces painted, we set up a craft station to make Baby Gronckle dragons. I found neat pom-pom kits in the crayon aisle of Target that were pretty inexpensive and included everything the kids might need to create their own dragon. I laid the supplies on the table, and let their creativity take over – it was wonderful to watch everyone finish their Viking transformations.

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The place settings were very unique — the underside of each clear plate (purchased at Target) was painted with bright colors. The red silverware was wrapped in black napkins and tied closed with a piece of fur and leather. Loved second only to Toothless himself, the How to Train Your Dragon Tumblers were perfect for no-spill drinks and because they were such great quality, they made excellent party favors. Also, the cups make an awesome clanging noise when you “cheers.”

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Up next: How to Train Your Dragon Party Games!

For more How to Train Your Dragon party inspiration, be sure to see Part II and Part III.

 

All our brave Vikings had a blast at the party–and putting it together is made more convenient for all us moms by shopping for supplies at Target. You can find the following items from our party online (linked) or in stores:

DreamWorks Dragons Defenders of Berk Transforming Shields  |  Toothless the Dragon Beanie

Giant Toothless Plush  |  Dragon Tumblers  |  Giant Fire Breathing Toothless the Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon Mini Figurines  |  Plates, Napkins, Utensils

Ultimate Fuzzy Kit  |  Cupcakes

 

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Thanks for checking out my How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Party – Part I post. Check out my full collection of birthday articles, and also get more Birthday Party Ideas by Michelle Stewart, Liz Call, Tammy Mitchell, Randi Dukes and Mariah Leeson.
 
Paula Biggs

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a professional party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.

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