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How To Train Your Dragon Party -The Activities

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!
How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!



I had the pleasure of celebrating one of my favourite little people turning 5 recently, and wanted to share her amazing How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party with you.

She’s a big fan of dragons -any and all kinds of dragons.  She loved both of the How To Train Your Dragon movies.   Her Mom Heather planned this amazing party to go with the theme.  Hopefully it will give you some great inspiration and ideas for decor and activities if you’re planing your own How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party.

How To Train Your Dragon Party Decorations

The theme was set as soon as we arrived with this fun wreath.  It was decorated with dragon scale ribbon, moss, and a fun little toy dragon making a nest on top of the “A” for Allie.  And after the party  the wreath moved to decorate her bedroom door.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!



Next Heather decorated the whole party with lots of ferns.  A favourite dragon toy was tucked inside a large fern to greet us at the front door.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

How To Train Your Dragon Book of Dragons

At the front door first we received our official “book of dragons”.  It was a little blank notebook for us to take notes in.  Leather cord and a “dragon tooth” charm wrapped the dragon notebooks.  After we unwrapped our books, everyone used their dragon’s tooth as a necklace.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!



Then inside we also got our fun little viking party hats -loved them!

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!



I also loved all the little dragon details around the house.  How cute are these dragon eggs tucked into a nest, and one little hatchling?

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

Make Your Own Viking Shield

Our first activity was to design our viking shields.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!



The base of the shield was a simple cardboard cake board -clever!  Then we decorated them with different colours and sizes of paper plates, stick on gems, and washi tape.  Everyone also got a Toothless cutout for the front.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

The handles were made out of duct tape on the back.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

Everyone received a foam sword once the Viking Shields were finished.  We were all ready to start actually training the dragons in the backyard.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

Dragon Training

The backyard was full of fun activities for the kids to visit as they wanted to.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

Feed Your Dragon Bean Bag Toss

One was a dragon feeding game.  Heather used a bean bag toss game she already had, and decorated it with some dragon cutouts from the movie.  The kids could throw the fish bean bags in to the holes to feed them.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

Catch a Dragon

Next there was also a game to catch the dragons with a small net.  The dragon toys hide in the rocks.  There was a small net to use for catching.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

Dragon Flying Practise

The favourite activity might have been the flying practice.  Heather found a flying Toothless toy, and set up a ring of fire for flying practise.  A hoola-hoop with streamers attached  created the ring of fire for the kids to fly the dragons through.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!



How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

How To Train Your Dragon Sensory Table

Meanwhile there were also some little ones at the party, so Heather set-up a great sensory play table for them.  The kids loved the sensory table, including the bigger kids.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!



Heather converted her old farm water table, using moss, sand, rocks, shredded paper, blue glass pebbles, and some dragon toys.



How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

The backyard had lots of little dragon toys tucked all around.  One of the final games was for everyone to find their own to bring home with them.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

Dragon Training Survival Kit Loot Bag

There was also a piñata, and one of my favourite little treats was the Dragon Training Survival Kit.

How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

The kit contained a cookie shield, chocolate rocks, a liquorice lasso, a lollipop war hammer, and gummy eels.



How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party: Make your own shield, train your dragon stations, sensory table, and dragon training survival loot bags!

All the fun details were amazing, and as a result the kids all had so, so much fun.  Be sure to check out all the How To Train My Dragon party food ideas here.

With an amazing How To Train Your Dragon Birthday Party, life really is a party!

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11 Comments

  1. What a fabulous party. I love the creativity, simplicity with huge FUN impact!
    This is something I would love to try and replicate, can’t wait to see the party food.

  2. I am currently planning a “How to TrainYyour Dragon” party for my 7 year old daughter and I really love your dragon training journals! I amwondering if you would be willing to share how you made them.
    I bet your daughter loved her party. It looks amazing!
    Thanks!
    Lori

  3. Hi Lori,
    It was actually my friends party for her little girl, so I’ll ask her about the journal and get back to you. Hope your party is coming together for you.
    Dannyelle

  4. hi I am planning a dragon party and would love your favor bag labels if you would be willing to share. Your party was great!

  5. Hi Kris,
    It actually wasn’t my party, it was a friends. I’m working on getting the printables, I’ll see what I can do and get back to you.
    Dannyelle

  6. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing these great photo’s of your friends party! I also love the journal ideas and would love to do that for my son’s 6th bday party on Halloween. I have also been searching for the dragon’s tooth bead and can’t find anything like it anywhere. Would you please ask your friend where she got them? That, and any details you can share about the journal would be appreciated! Thanks so much,
    Kim

  7. Hi Kim, The journals were picked up at Target, and she made the picture for the front with some clip art and “Viking” Font lettering. The “dragon’s tooth” is a bead from a local bead store.
    Best of luck with your party!
    Dannyelle

  8. Doing a party for my 7yo girl- thank you for the ideas. Was wondering if you had a chance to get (or get link to) printables…love the treat bags!

  9. Hi Laruan, This was my friends party, and she didn’t keep the printable files. She made them with clipart and Viking font lettering, so you may be able to create something similar yourself.
    Best of luck,
    Dannyelle

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