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February 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Okay ladies- I'm a single mom to a lovely little boy who is turning 3 on the 17th.

I'm trying to gather info on games that would be age appropriate, he has some friends coming that are close to his age (3-5yr olds) and I'd like games that they would all enjoy!

Are they too young for a Piñata at this age? I personally can't remember being 3 and I have never been a mother to a 3 yr old before so... not really sure on this one!

I've been thinking of pin-the-tail type games, debating between 4 themes:

Pirate (pin the tail on the parrot)

Dinosaur (pin the tail on the dinosaur)

Dragon (pin the tail on the dragon)

Monster Car (Pin the tail pipe on the monster car)

Any game suggestions for 3 year olds that have worked for you or a vote towards a theme would be awesome!!! Thanks ladies.

What theme should I choose for my son's 3rd birthday?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 30% - Pirate (arrgh!)
  2. 38% - Dinosaur (rawr)
  3. 0% - Dragon (RAWWWR! fire spit and spatter)
  4. 30% - Monster truck (vrooom!)


  • breebree04
    February 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    They all seem like great ideas but if it was my ds I think he would want the Monster Truck party. Hes 10 now and cars/trucks are the only toys he still will play with. He loved playing with them when he was 3.

  • goddess99
    February 7, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    I would show him the options and let him pick. They are all cute ideas.

  • Pammi86
    by Pammi86
    February 7, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    I love Dino's!

  • la_bella_vita
    February 8, 2013 at 12:07 AM

     Let him pick : )

  • belleher90
    February 8, 2013 at 12:20 AM

     um i gave goodie bags full of little toys that are related to the kept them busy for hours......hope u get some good ideas!

  • SlapItHigh
    February 8, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    I voted pirate.  I just went to the cutest pirate themed birthday part last weekend.

  • delanna6two
    February 8, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    I like the Monster Car theme...hope all works out...

  • splatz
    by splatz
    February 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM
    I say let him pick. You could also do pin the eye patch on the pirate. :) I think 3-5 would be ok for a pinata. It may just take them a bit longer to crack it open. Which could be a good thing to keep them busy lol.
  • Oleary1024
    February 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM
    They make piñata a that are string pulls, lots of ribbon from the bottom and each kid pulls one!may not be as fun but a little safer!
  • Mama_Gillogley
    February 9, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Thanks for the input ladies! I'd heard about the pull-string pinatas, i might try to get one- we're special ordering his pinata, haha! we're doing a monster truck theme and are gonna try to get a monster truck pinata. I'm super excited, we're gonna do wash off monster truck tattoos, a balloon/bubble dance party and pin the tail pipe on the monster truck. plus finger foods, beverages and a monster truck cake! :D am i maybe going overboard??

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