What’s the Project? This How to Train Your Dragon party is full of fun ideas to make your kiddo’s birthday great! If you’ve got little dragon lovers, they will love these fun party ideas! Cute cupcakes and fun games, printables and everything you need to throw a great party!
We’ve got a bit of a new obsession going on in our home (and I’ve got to say that this is one I fully support). It’s How to Train Your Dragon on the brains of my four little boys all day every day. And with the new movie (How to Train Your Dragon 2) out now too, I don’t know if this obsession is going anywhere anytime soon.
So, to keep things fun, we hosted a How to Train Your Dragon party last week. Lots of little boys, lots of dragon themed games and decoration and lots of fun!
If you’re ready to throw a How to Train Your Dragon party of your own, here are a bunch of ideas!
How to Train Your Dragon Party:
I’ve got tons of fun ideas to share with you so that you can throw your own How to Train Your Dragon party!!
The idea behind this party was that the boys were arriving for dragon training and that if they were successful, they would leave as fully qualified dragon trainers.
Here’s a rundown of How to Train Your Dragon Party Ideas and what we did, so that you can throw your own party too!
To become fully qualified Dragon Trainers, the boys had to complete several training exercises.
We started out with sending our dragons through rings of fire.
I bought a couple of fun dragon toys to use for this.
Each boy had to stand a set distance from the hula hoops and launch the toys and try to get it through a hula hoop.
After this, we had a Dragon Trainer obstacle course. I divided the boys into two teams. I had an obstacle course set up around my house with simple obstacles for them to perform. They had to wield their sword:
And their shield that we made (see below), and make their way through an obstacle course.
Next, they each got a can of silly string (ok, you’ve got to be a little crazy to do this, but they will love it!) and had to seek out dragons hiding around my yard. I printed out pictures of some of the dragons from How to Train Your Dragon and they had to find 10 dragons to spray with silly string in 5 minutes. They had a blast doing this!
Last, to calm things down a little, I had each of them grab some sidewalk chalk and design a dragon on my driveway. I love to see what kind of creative things little boys come up with! And I was surprised at how much fun they had with this!
Once the boys successfully navigated all of the Dragon Training Exercises, they became full-fledged dragon trainers and they got to become owners of a cute little dragon stuffed animal.
They were so excited about this! (I admit I was too!) Truthfully, this was my favorite part because they were SO excited to get their dragons!
As the boys were arriving at the party, I had them sit down and create their own shield. The dragon trainers in the first movie are told that shields are an essential part of fighting dragons, so we couldn’t skip this.
I got some plastic plates for this. I also got a bunch of colored Sharpies and just let the boys draw on their plates to create their own shield design.
Then, I used duck tape to add the arm hold. To do this I cut a piece of duck tape about 8 inches long and then a shorter piece 5 inches long. I placed the tape together so that sticky sides were touching and centered the shorter piece on the longer piece. Then I attached the leftover sticky ends of the duck tape to the plate to create this arm hold.
Then the dragon trainers had a shield to hold for the rest of the party. These were a hit!
And I loved that they could each design theirs however they wanted!
How to Train Your Dragon Party Food:
Me and my boys had a lot of fun planning the food.
Toothless cupcakes were a given. He’s too cute not to include him on a cupcake.
To make these I used my favorite cupcake recipe and then created a fondant face.
Here’s the fondant recipe I used:
- 8 ounces mini marshmallows
- 1 pound powdered sugar (or 4 cups)
- 2 tbsp water
- Black food coloring (gels)
(Full fondant instructions here)
Once the cupcakes are made and ready to be frosted (any frosting will do), roll out your fondant. I used a cup to cut circles. Frost a cupcake and then lay the black circle of fondant on top of the cupcake.
I then cut out eyes in green and used a tiny bit of frosting on the back of them to hold them in place.
I also added wings just cut from black card stock:
For other food, we had Dragon Fire Balls (Cheese puffballs in a cute jar): (HUGE HIT!)
We also had Dragon Teeth (Bugles):
And Dragon Food (Toothless eats lots of fish, so we got Swedish Fish and Goldfish):
I have free printables of these signs for you if you would like to use them too! Just right click and save and then open them on your computer and print.
And for drinks (this part is my favorite), Dragon Trainerade! I bought small Gatorade Bottles and created labels to print out and wrap around the with a Trainerade logo.
Here’s the image if you want to use these. I also have these labels for you to print. Here’s a pdf with 4 labels per page.
Dragon Trainerade Printable Labels for How to Train Your Dragon Party
I used the colors black and green since they are the colors of Toothless to decorate for this party. I found a combination of those colors in the party supplies at Target and used those and it turned out perfectly.
This turned out so cute and the kids loved it!
Toothless is peeking around the Dragon teeth (maybe wishing for some?):
And this guy got into the dragon food while someone wasn’t watching:
Overall, this party was a HUGE success. The little boys left so happy and that makes me happy.
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Avital gutfreund says
Would the trainerade labels work on Avery 2” by 7”?
Mandy Hansen says
Awesome ideas–thank you for sharing. We are doing a dragon party for my daughter soon and this was SO helpful!!
Where did you get the stuff animal?
Those were from Target (but it was a few years ago)
where did you get the stuffed animals?
They were from Target a couple of years ago.
I love this post. thank you! Where did you order the stuffed dragons to give out?
They were from Target but several years ago
Great ideas! Where did you find the stuffed dragons?
Target but it was a few years ago.
Thank you for your party ideas! My little girl is mad about the How to Train your Dragon movies and has decided on that as her party theme this year. Talk about a change from the usual “pink fairies or princess-theme!”
I love the whole “dragon training idea” for the party – the activities are great fun! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.
Oh I hope you have a blast! How to train your dragon is so much fun!
Did you sew the stuffed dragons yourself or did you purchase them somewhere? If you made them, do you have the patterns for sale? If you purchased them can you link the vendor or place of purchase? They are so cute and I have been searching the internet for something similar and affordable.
Those are from Target a few years back.
I love this post. I am a huge fan of the movie and thought it would be a cool party idea but I would never have come up with all of that. Thanks for all the great idea’s! I love that everything you used was purchased at one store. Too many time I’m running around to different stores to try and get everything that is needed.
What obstacles did you have the kids do along the course? I am doing something similar for my sons party this coming Saturday but not sure what obstacles to have them do.
Go under something, over something, then through and around trees. Stop to attack something with a sword. That sort of thing.
Can you please tell me where you got the bugles?? im in australia and my son is obsessed with toothless and is having a toothless party in 2 wks.
I got mine at Target here but I don’t know in Australia!!
Chantel Shoemaker says
What program do you use to create the printables? I love the trainerade idea but was wanting to do different colors.
I have one on my computer-Paint Shop Pro. You can also find things online, but I haven’t tried them.
I love all your ideas and am using them, THANK YOU!! I am not so great with makes all the cool food signs on my own, truth is I have NO CLUE how 😉 So many thanks to you! I found an idea to make torches out of marshmellows and I was wondering how to make another sign that says Trainer Torches or something to that effect. I would love any help you can offer thank you!!
Where did you find the cute containers for the dragon food? This is such a cute idea! I think I will make a party in a box and send it to my grand kids along with a copy the first movie,
Any craft store should have those
Our 6yr old Girl loves these movies. Great party ideas.
Liz C. says
Man I wish I had all this great stuff in March! Along with this great blog post! My 4 year old discovered toothless when they started advertising the new movie, but nothing was out yet! I did the best I could with overpriced stuff on Ebay, but hopefully I get a redo next year! Thank u!
Lucky boys what fun they had such a good mum
Love this! I have 2 boys – 3 and 7 – and dragons are an obsession at our house, too. My 7 year old was looking at this with me and loved all of it 🙂 His birthday was the first of May, but he’s remembering this for next year.
This has got to be one of my favorite party ideas!! I love that they are in dragon training. The tasks to complete are super cute and fun. Love, love, love, love, love this idea. Their faces at the end are priceless. Pinned!!