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Prepare a Top Theme Birthday Party Your Kid Will Never Forget

Comic Birthday PartyI love celebrating birthdays and sometimes I have a hard time coming up with a theme for my kids unless they pick one out. Here are some fun birthday ideas that Alex wanted to share with you today.

Kids love themed birthday parties, especially if it has to do with their favorite fictional character, super hero or activity. In fact, picking a theme for the party makes it easier to plan the party around it. You can design decorations, plan activities and even create food that complements what the party is about. There are a variety of themes you can explore, and then design activities, games and crafts around it.

Picking A Theme

The party you are planning, depending on the age of your child, can revolve around airplanes, alphabets, baseball or basketball, ocean and beach, bubbles, butterflies, cats, circus or carnival, dinosaur, Dr. Seuss, fairy tale, Harry Potter, ice cream, Looney Tunes, music, medieval kings and queens, nature, nursery rhymes, pirates, Spongebob Squarepants etc. The list can go on. One of the most popular themes, especially with boys, is a Super Hero theme.

Older kids will love ’70s disco themes, jewelry making parties, makeover parties and other activity-based parties where they can get together with friends and create pretty new and wearable things. When planning a theme party, choose a subject, character or superhero that your child is excited by. You’re bound to make the party so memorable for him or her that you’ll probably find it hard to match at the next birthday!

Choosing Games And Activities

Once you’ve got the party theme chosen, you have to think about what you can get the kids to keep themselves occupied with. If you’re having a jewelry making party for older kids, you can have them bead safety pin jewelry. This is easy to do. All that you need to do is to slip seed beads into regular safety pins and create fun jewelry to wear and gift. You’ll find plenty of bead patterns online.

You could also play a game of Bingo with printable theme cards available online. You will find Bingo cards with animal motifs, Dr. Seuss motifs, bug motifs and other popular subjects that kids love.

A treasure hunt makes a great activity for an adventure birthday party for kids. To prepare the kids for it, get your child to write the invites in invisible ink. Maybe have them deliver the invites in a little bottle with instructions on a tag – “Iron Me”. Hang up world maps on a wall or make buntings out of photocopies off an Atlas. Have the kids come in costumes of boots, a hat, maybe a compass and a backpack. Create shelters on your yard out of palm fronds or sheets on branches. Hang plastic spiders and snakes where possible.

If you’re planning a ballet party for your little girl and her little girlfriends, then there could be plenty of pink and white satin and tulle ribbons. Activities could include giving the girls in tutus some basic ballet lessons, having them create their own jiffy shoes with stick on pearls, ribbons, small beads and sequins, glue and puff paints, or a game of dance and ‘freeze’ when the music stops.

Plan activities around other subjects in similar ways – pick activities that everyone can enjoy together, and offer prizes for little contests when you can.

Image Credit: Super Hero Cupcakes on Pinterest

Fancy Dress Parties

Fancy dress parties are always fun because kids can pick their favorite character and act them out. You can choose one story (cartoon or movie) or maybe even better, a broader theme (such as Disney party), so the kids could make their choice more easily.

Think pirate party, where kids dress up as pirates, or Harry Potter parties, where you’ll have little witches, wizards and even dragons coming up for cake.

Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and any hero with a cape can show up at a Superhero Party and little girls in princess costumes, tiaras, queen outfits and plenty of glitter will glide across the yard at a Princess Party.

Plan themes, decorations and fancy food based on the type of fancy dress party you’re having. For instance, a pirate party is just the place to serve jelly boats and little biscuit wands or flower fairy cupcakes will be loved by the little kids in fairy costumes. If your kid is interested in historical films or history, go for a unique and fun theme like a Medieval or Renaissance party. They and their guests can dress up in elaborate gowns, shining armor armors, or glamorous suits and pretend to be lords and ladies from the Middle Ages.

Face painting is a fun activity at costume parties. A soldier can have his face camouflaged with green and brown paints, a soccer player can wear the colors of his favorite team or country on his face and a little girl dressed as a cat can have her face painted to look like one. You can make your own face paint at home, with cornstarch, cold cream, some cold water and food coloring.

The ideas are all there. Come up with some of your own as well. Get creative and start planning your child’s unforgettable birthday party. You’re bound to have as much fun planning it as the kids will have being a part of it on the big day!

Alex is a proud aunt of a 5-year-old girl and she loves playing all sorts of games with her. They’re both enjoying the summer together in Europe. We all know that an aunt is like a mum, only cooler 🙂


19 responses to “Prepare a Top Theme Birthday Party Your Kid Will Never Forget”

  1. katrina g Avatar
    katrina g

    we love birthday parties at my house. My daughter wants a percy jackson party for her next birthday which isn’t until January.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I hope this post gave you some great tips for planning her party. At least she gave you plenty of warning so that you can be on the look out for clearance items.

  2. Mariana Avatar

    I’m in the midst of planning birthday parties for both my daughters, and boy, is it stressful! Thanks for the tips.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Your welcome, I hope these tips were helpful. 😉

  3. Savannah Miller Avatar

    I love themed birthday parties! You would be amazed at just how much you can work your theme into the games, food ect.
    My son had a toy story party and one of our games was pin the sheriff badge on woody the kids loved it 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      I love that idea, an old rendition of pin the tale on the donkey. Pinterest is full of great ideas.

  4. Sharon Ulery Ruggieri Avatar
    Sharon Ulery Ruggieri

    My kids are all getting older, with the exception of the seven year old, and they don't want theme parties anymore. Bummer…I love those 😉

  5. Christy Maurer Avatar

    I miss the days of theme parties! My kids have had everything from Cinderella to Twilight and Barney to Indiana Jones!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I have been doing themed parties for my youngest son. My older kids don’t care any more as long as they get a cake or cookie cake per their request.

  6. Michele Avatar

    Themed birthday parties were started way after my friends or I were young enough for one! I think it is a fun and great idea. I would have loved an animal themed party when I was young!

    1. Christy Avatar

      An animal themed party would be so much fun. 😉

  7. Holly @ Woman Tribune Avatar

    I absolutely adore the comics themed cupcakes in your picture, and I had never thought of just a general comics theme instead of a comic book character before. My younger stepdaughter has a birthday coming up in December and I have been trying to come up with theme ideas for a while. She usually lets us know what she wants, but this year she hasn’t told us what character or movie she would like her party centered around. Now I have all these ideas dancing in my head, specifically that ballet party theme you mentioned!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I hope you can figure out what birthday theme she wants so that you have time to help plan it.

  8. Rebel Sweetheart Avatar

    Themed birthday parties are the cutest! All five of my son’s previous birthday parties had themes, and this year we’re leaning towards Ninja Turtles. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      I have a funny feeling that we will be doing Ninja turtles next year too. 😉

  9. rocky Avatar

    my daughter is turning 7 soon and she would like a monster high themed party ….

    1. Christy Avatar

      This sounds like a great opportunity to find some old clothes for the kids to dress up in. Maybe even have a karaoke competition too.

  10. Fathima Syedali Avatar
    Fathima Syedali

    You have given a large list of ideas for party themes, games and activities. Very interesting. Definitely it will impress the birthday kid, as well as the guests too.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, so many fun ideas on Pinterest too.