Knight Party Supplies is one of the most popular kids’ birthday party themes of all times. So, if you were searching for Knight Party Supplies you’ve landed on the right page.
Knight Party Supplies – The Background
Knight Party Supplies are based on knight, a member of the warrior class of the Middle Ages in Europe. Knights had to follow a code of law called “chivalry”. In earlier times knighthood was inextricably linked with horsemanship. Knights were known as an elite warrior sworn to uphold the values of loyalty, faith, honor and courage. The generic meaning of the word knight is military follower of a king”. The word “knighthood” means “rank of a knight”
Some types of knighthood, like the Knights Templar, have become legends. Other knighthoods have been lost into obscurity. But still in several countries the orders of knighthood exist. The English Order of the Garter, the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav and the Swedish Royal Order of the Seraphim are such examples. Knighthood is generally granted by a head of state to the selected people. Knighthood is granted to recognize some meritorious achievement. All the knighthoods that exist today have their own criteria for eligibility.
Knights Hospitaller, founded at the First Crusade of 1099, were the first military orders of knighthood. Knights Templar (1119) followed them. They were intended as monastic orders at the time of their foundation whose members had to act as simple soldiers protecting pilgrims. It was only in the next century when the conquest of the Holy Land was successful and the rise of the states of crusader, these orders became prestigious and powerful.
Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519) is often considered as the last true knight. He was the last emperor who led his troops onto the battlefield.
The job of a knight was to protect the weak, helpless, defenseless and to stand up for the general welfare of all. Chivalry was the main requirement of a knight and the three main areas that the code of chivalry dealt with were the military, social life, and religion. The main duties of a medieval knight just these; but were very hard to accomplish fully. The best of knights could also achieve these goals rarely. Knights had to train in hunting, riding and fighting.
For knights, their military life was the most important. There were many rules and customs that the knights had to follow along with the fighting elements of battle. Knights had to own heavy and expensive weapons. Apart from weaponry, horses were also extremely important for a knight. Each knight owned not one but many horses; and all were to serve distinct purposes. Knights are also famous for flying the colored banners to distinguish themselves and to display power and authority in wars and in tournaments; and it was considered one of the great signs of chivalry. Apart from owning these belongings to prove their power, knights had to behave with military courtesy as well.
In battles, when knights were taken prisoner, they were not sentenced to death, they were held for ransom. Also, they were kept in comfortable surroundings than the normal prisoners.
In the medieval era becoming a knight was not an easily achievable goal but knighthood was conferred upon to the sons of knights. Although other young men were also eligible to become knights, it was almost impossible for the lowest class people to attain the goal. Future knights were singled out at their very young age and were sent to palaces and castles as pages. Later they were promoted to squires. At the age of around 20 they were made knights in a grand ceremony. They had to abide by the code of chivalry at all times without any failure.
Knight Party Supplies – The Options
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Knight Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Knight Kids Party Supplies that has much more items than the Knight Basic Pack. The Knight deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Knight Kids Birthday Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Knight Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Knight Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
I’ve personally used Knight Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Knight lover kids.