Parenting is one tough nut to crack, no kidding. It is an adventure in some ways, really.
From a simple trip to the grocery store, to explaining there aren’t any monsters under the bed, each day can feel like you’re exploring a bit of unchartered territory. While some adventures take you abroad, like a family trip to Florida, others can take place right at home, like cuddling up to watch a TV show or movie, transporting you to a magical world where you can meet new characters together.
Last month we told you about attending the Netflix screening event for Dragons, Race to the Edge. Kids had great fun watching the advanced preview of the show.
Taking place a year before “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” this original series sees a teenaged Hiccup discover an ancient artifact that unlocks the locations of new dragons, sending him, Toothless and the Dragon Riders on all-original adventures.
Soaring beyond their home on the island of Berk in search of new dragons, Dragons: Race to the Edge introduces some of the most exciting dragons yet, each with its own amazing abilities — shock waves, cannon balls and fire blasts, just to name a few.With the magical Dragon Eye, an artifact Hiccup finds aboard an abandoned ship, Hiccup learns there is more outside the confines of Berk, and that a little curiosity and determination can make every day an exciting journey. In Hiccup’s own words, “this changes everything.”
This month, Netflix lovingly sent us a kit that included everything the kids needed to create fantastical dragon adventures, in the backyard. Harnessing their inner dragons was so much fun with all the right tools 🙂
This got me to thinking too! Who wouldn’t like a How To Train Your Dragon theme party for their birthday? I know my son would adore it!
These How To Train Your Dragon party ideas are perfect for the little dragon lover in your life. Toothless made everyone a fan of dragons and certainly makes an amazing partner for a fun filled party. While these games and ideas are perfect for kids, they could also work for the adults in your life. Plan a great day of laughter, games and treats featuring your favorite dragons.
How To Train Your Dragon Party Ideas
Make your own shields
Cut circles out of large cardboard pieces. Pick up colorful duct tape, paints, ribbons, stickers and some simple elastic. Set up an area for kids to decorate their own unique shields using fun designs of their choosing. Once everyone has their shield ready, simply staple a bit of elastic to the back for it to wrap around their wrists easily. You could also use a simple strip of cardboard or string if you find that to be easier.
Go on a dragon egg hunt
Fill large plastic eggs with treats and prizes. Hide those eggs around your house and yard and send the kids out on a dragons egg hunt. Similar to an Easter egg hunt, only themed around dragons for fun.
Make your treats fun dragon themes
There are tons of great ideas out there for snacks and treats, but these are some of our favorite simple options.
- Serve blue punch or Gatorade in bottles or cups marked, “Dragon Water”.
- Label a or container of round cheese puffs as “Dragon Fire Balls”.
- Put green pudding into that have been decorated with yellow or green dragon eyes.
- Serve chocolate cupcakes with black icing and green eyes. Use fondant to shape black wings o make it look more like a dragon.
- Green and black jelly beans or M&M’s in a bowl make a great fun snack.
Create dragon training manuals
Give kids some simple paper, twine and hole punch and let them decide what should be in a Dragon training manual. Card stock can be used as the cover for them to decorate, then they use the hole punch and twine or string to assemble into a fun keepsake to take home after the party.
Set up a dragon training center
Set up an area of the yard with foam pool noodles to battle each other with, hula hoops for contests and other simple but fun games that could also be used as a competition for training to fight dragons.
These fun How To Train Your Dragon party ideas are sure to keep your crew happy and excited to play throughout the party. Send kids home with mini dragon toys, their homemade shields and bags of small treats to use as “dragon food”.
Hope these ideas inspire you enough to throw a Dragon theme party for the next big event! Mean time, catch up on all the episodes of Dragons, Race to the Edge on Netflix. Have fun watching!
P.S: Check out more party ideas here.
***Disclosure: I am part of Netflix Stream Team Canada and this post is written in partnership with them****