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! Shop our Knight Party Supplies Browse this guide: Knight Invitations Knight Decorations Knight Party Food Knight Party Favors Knight Games & Activities
Planning & InvitationsWhat 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
- 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!
Knight Party Decoration Ideas
- 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.
- 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!
- 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 IdeasKnight 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
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