Throw a medieval birthday bash for your brave little boy with our Knight Party Ideas! We have provided some general party planning tips as well as great knight-themed decorating, food, game, and activity suggestions that will delight all the gallant guests at your party!
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Planning & Invitations
What do I Need for the Party?
In addition to basic Knight party supplies, like plates, cups, napkins, and decorations, you may want to consider purchasing, borrowing or renting the following items for your Knight party:
- Plastic or inflatable swords and shields
- A knight-themed movie such as A Kid in King Arthur’s Court or The Sword in the Stone
- Toy stick horses
Creative invitations build excitement and set the mood before the party even starts! If you have time to make your own, consider these suggestions:
- Write your invitation details in cursive or calligraphy on a sheet of construction paper. Roll the paper and tie with a red or purple ribbon. Deliver these to your guests.
- Fold a piece of construction paper or card stock in half to create a card-style invitation. On the front, draw the shape of a shield and write “Here Ye, Here Ye” in the middle. Write your party details inside.
- Print out a picture of your child’s favorite knight character – like King Arthur, Sir Lancelot or Merlin – and paste this to the front of your invitation. Write “[character name] Invites You to [child name]’s Knights of the Round Table Birthday!
- Attach a card-style invitation to a small plastic or inflatable sword. Either hand-deliver or send in a padded envelope.
- Stain manila construction paper with tea to make the paper look old. Then write the following poem in calligraphy along with your party details.
Your presence is requested in King Aaron’s court.
We’ll protect the kingdom from dragons that snort.
So get out your chainmail; our castle awaits,
Just hop on your horse and head towards the gates!
- If you are pressed for time, consider our personalized Medieval Knight invitations, which include your child’s name and all the party details on a background that matches your theme. We offer blank knight invitations as well.
- Lay a cardboard drawbridge at the door for the children to walk over.
- Cut a rock shape out of a large block of Styrofoam. Spray paint the faux rock gray, and allow it to dry. Embed a toy sword in the rock, and use it as an Excalibur centerpiece.
- Play a knight-themed movie in the background on mute.
- Cut crests out of poster board, and decorate them with different symbols and colors. Affix one to the back of each guest’s chair to symbolize their coat of arms.
- Get a variety of large and medium boxes from your local appliance store. Cut a jagged edge on top and spray paint them gray so they resemble the walls of a castle. Arrange the boxes around the party entranceway, but leave an opening large enough for your guests to walk through on their way into the party area. You can secure the boxes to each other by poking small holes through them and stringing craft wire through the holes, twisting to secure.
- Create a knight in shining armor by covering pants and a long-sleeve shirt in tin foil. Put the clothes on a mannequin, or stuff them with newspaper and prop them up in the corner of the party area.
- Sprinkle all tables with faux red and purple gems.
- Make a “Happy Birthday” banner with your child’s name on it and hang it near the party entrance. To save time, consider our personalized knight banner.
- Make red, yellow, and purple flags out of fabric or construction paper and string them together, alternating colors. Hang them around the ceiling or from tables.
When it comes to food, partygoers are usually perfectly content to eat pizza or hotdogs, which is certainly much easier on the hosts! However, if you have the time and would like to serve some snacks from the middle ages, consider these ideas:
- For effect, serve all the party food in metal buckets or pans.
- Serve meatball and veggie kabobs on wooden spears.
- Make a label for a bowl of cheese-flavored tortilla chips that says “dragon scales”.
- Make red, purple, or green jello in a shallow cake or pie pan and once set, use a cookie cutter to cut out diamond shapes to serve.
- Serve your guests food “medieval style”—that is, with plenty of napkins but no utensils. Let them feast on giant turkey legs and corn on the cob. Or, for smaller partygoers, use chicken legs and French fries.
- Dragon’s Breath Punch: Freeze orange and red-colored ice cubes (a combination of Kool-Aid and cranberry juice works well) before the party. At the party, serve a lemon-lime soda or ginger ale, and let each child drop in the “frozen dragon’s breath” ice cube that will turn their drink into a magical treat!
Knight Castle Cake Idea
Create a castle out of cake with the following instructions.
- Use our chocolate cake recipe or yellow cake recipeto make the cake batter.
- Make the frosting using our Buttercream frosting recipe.
- Bake two 8″ or 9″ square cakes, and stack them with frosting between the two layers.
- Frost the entire cake and four ice cream cones in gray frosting.
- Set the cones upside down by the four corners of the cake to create turrets.
- Stick miniature flags on toothpicks into the cones. If your child has tiny knight figures, stand them around the castle.
Party Favor Ideas
Thank your guests with medieval party favors! To find a large variety of knight party favors, visit our Knight party page and click the “Party Favors” tab or the “More Fun Stuff” tab. Some of the favors we have include:
- Inflatable swords and shields
- Dragon and knight figures
- Knight sticker books and temporary tattoos
- Bubble swords
- Dragon masks
- Color your own castle kit
- Fun-shaped candy and lollipops
Also check out our complete favor sets and personalized products such as zipper pulls, placemats, and stickers.
Party Planning Toolbox
Use the links below to quickly find related theme party supplies, planning tips, printable checklists, and advice from our party planning experts.
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Games and Activities
Have your guests create crowns for the Prince with this fun craft.
Challenge your guests to cross the moat without getting caught by the dragon.
Your guests will create a magic potion in this relay race.
Partygoers will get a kick out of this action-packed catapult battle.
Your young Musketeers will have to watch each other’s backs in this exciting team-based race.
Partygoers will be running in circles to play this game.
Your guests will enjoy this action-packed outdoor game.
Partygoers will get a kick out of this fun (yet safe) jousting game.
Let your guests create their very own pet dragons with this fun craft.
Create shields for your guests to play with at the party.
Engage your guests in a safe and exciting sword battle with this balloon swordfight game.
Your guests will love decorating our printable Knight coloring page.