Activities that promote play always make a party more memorable and more exciting to be a part of. For this How To Train Your Dragon party, we looked to the movie for inspiration. After some mom-led Viking warm-ups (really, this was for the amusement of those of us watching), we were on to the games!
Yes, the warm-ups were just that good. I made lots of fluffy fun sheep for a “Sheep Toss” – I showed them to kids and the first question was “Where’s the catapult?” So for future party planners, there’s a gem to incorporate to really wow your party guests! You can see the sheep toss party game tutorial here.
The rules were pretty simple. Each Viking was assigned a basket. All the baskets were labeled with a colored dragon picture. It was the Viking’s job to toss as many sheep in their own basket as they could, and they got double points for getting the black sheep in their own basket. We found the game worked best with just two playing at the same time.
Next up was the main attraction: dragon races! A few poles were set up to outline the course, and each of our racers were given a handmade “dragon” to race with. We ran the race in waves so everyone could get a chance to go.
All the winners and participants got their own dragon pet – a How to Train Your Dragon Mini Figurine (available in Target stores)- when they crossed the finish line as a prize. All the kids were instantly best friends with these little guys.
What is more fun than opening presents at a party? Our birthday boy was thrilled to bits to open his presents and find a Giant Fire Breathing Toothless the Dragon. I bet he’ll have hours of fun with that one! You can pick one up for your next birthday party at Target, along with some sassy, fun wrapping paper and ribbon.
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:
How to Train Your Dragon Mini Figurines | Plates, Napkins, Utensils
Ultimate Fuzzy Kit | Cupcakes
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