At some point, almost every little boy out there becomes infatuated with the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The stories are filled with intrigue, exciting battles and plenty of swordfighting - what more could a young man ask for? If your little fella has got a birthday party coming up, a medieval knight party could be right up his alley - you can host small tournaments, supply authentic food and give him and his guests a celebration they won't soon forget. If you're not sure where to begin, here are some tips.
If you're planning on having an outdoor party, make sure you have plenty of décor to give the space an authentic feel. Bring a long table outside and place all of the food and drink here and encourage everyone to eat up buffet-style. You can even give the food clever names! For instance, fried chicken can be called turkey legs and something simple like fruit and honey can be served for dessert. Of course, cake and ice cream are also encouraged!
Make several cardboard swords by cutting out a shape out of empty boxes. You can even take this one step further and teach the kids how to make their own helmet out of cereal boxes! Keep plenty of arts and crafts supplies ready to go so that your guests can decorate their armor as they see fit. When they're done, encourage them to go outside and have a little swordfight! The material is soft enough that no one will get hurt, and the kids will adore it.
As everyone leaves, make sure they walk away with their arms full of wonderful goodies. A reward of chocolate half-dollar coins for the valiant knights is sure to go over well, and you can even throw in a personalized two-tier mini cake, just to sweeten things up even further. If there are any young ladies present, let them know they haven't been forgotten. Something simple like a decorate-your-own princess wand is sure to be well-received.
Although we may no longer live in the day of kings and knights, your little boy and his friends can at least spend an afternoon imagining they're in the court of King Arthur.