Birthday Party Theme Ideas for 5-to 6-Year-Olds

Bug Out Party

Eeeeew! It's a bug party! Be prepared for squeals of mock horror. Bugs are great for creepy crawly fun and that's especially true when all the bugs invited are fake. For this party, have on hand a good selection of rubber faux bugs. And get buggy with the menu: celery stuffed with peanut butter or cream cheese topped with raisins can be "Bugs on a Log." Fruit punch should be billed "Bug juice."

Game: Bug Relay Race. For this game, you'll need two tablespoons and four bowls -- two empty and two full of rubber bugs. Have your guests divide into two teams and line up. The object of the game is to carry the bugs by spoon, one at a time, from one bowl to the other. The first team to successfully transfer all the bugs wins.

Party favor: Bug tattoos.

Planning timeline

  • One month before party day: Make guest list, plan menu, send invitations.
  • Two weeks before party day: Shop for party favors, paper goods, and items needed for the bug relay. Ask a friend or relative who has RSVP'd to act as your assistant on party day.
  • One week before party day: Shop for menu items.

Caterpillar Crawl Birthday Cake
Caterpillar Crawl Birthday Cake

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