I’ve rounded up 29 creative kid birthday party themes to help you get the party started! This giant list of kid party themes is divided into categories to make planning your child’s birthday party as easy as possible. Whether your kiddo loves art or building, we want to help you find the perfect party!
1st Birthday Party Ideas
Party animal theme is perfect for any age or gender. I also love the simple decorations that go so well with a party animal birthday. For table centerpieces, consider spray painting plastic animals bold colors and make them tiny party hats. For party favors at my son’s 1st birthday, I handed out rubber ducks with party hats.
A carnival theme sets the stage for all kinds of fun games and activities for kids of all ages. Think: Ring toss, face painting, knock the cans over, a simple bowling game, dance party, or a photo booth. Renting a cotton candy machine would be a fun extra to a carnival themed birthday party.
If you’re looking for simple and inexpensive birthday idea, consider a breakfast birthday party. What kid doesn’t love pancakes, donuts and juice for breakfast? Best part? Have the party at a local breakfast joint that has a playground for a built in activity plus leave the mess at the restaurant.
4. Puppy Party
Most little ones love dogs! So why not throw a “Puppy Paw-ty”! The birthday boy also had a “Bark-ery, DIY dog ears, and a handmade cardboard dog house. Adorable!
I also added breakfast to this “B” themed kid birthday party. We bought this bubble machine from Amazon and rented a bounce house for the ultimate backyard double birthday party. I used balloons to make a chandelier inside. And bought helium balloons to tie to everything outside and double has party favors. It was fun, easy, and the kids were exhausted afterwards!
6. Rainbow Birthday Party
7. Paris themed birthday party
Destiny put together the most adorable Paris themed birthday for her daughter. She even gave out black tutu’s as party favors! I love this idea for a 1st birthday party because you could listen to french music, color the Eiffel Tower, macaroons, and it doesn’t get much cuter than toddlers in tutu’s. See more Paris themed birthday ideas at Just Destiny.
Kids Cooking Birthday Party Ideas
8. Pizza Party
Pizza is always a party pleaser, why not make it the party theme! Have kids make their own mini pizzas for lunch and wear chef hats! Check out all of the pizza party details at Kojo Designs.
9. Cooking Themed Party
Let kids make pizzas from pre made dough and salads on a stick. while wearing chef hats and then decorate cupcakes for dessert! See more cooking party birthday details at My Many Colored Days.
10. Cupcake Decorating Party
Book And Movie Themed Birthday Party Ideas
11. Frozen Themed Party
12. Mermaid birthday party
The Little Mermaid came out of in 1989, but Ariel is still delighting kids with her catchy songs 3 decades later. There are so many fun food ideas for a mermaid themed birthday party. Here are a few ideas:
- Grapes on a stick is seaweed
- Rock candy is coral
- Vanilla Wafers turned into clams (Here’s a good recipe for that.)
- Google eyes on toothpicks stuck into chicken croissant sandwiches make adorable crabs
13. Wild Thing Birthday Party
14. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party
15. Rock Star Party
Art Birthday Party Ideas
16. Tye Dye Party
17. Outdoor Art Party
Paint, crafts, and rainbows oh my! This art birthday party is right up my alley. I love this collaborative art project the mom set up below with a $1 plastic table cloth stapled to a large board that she let kids paint. Genius! See more outdoor art birthday party ideas at Ramblings From the Sunshine State.
Birthday Party Ideas for Boys
18. Transportation Birthday Party
19. Mad Scientist Birthday Party
20. Pirate Themed Birthday Party
21. Cowboy/Wild West Birthday
22. Construction Party
23. Army Party
Think camo, basic training, missions, and push ups! An army party theme has so many built in activities to keep kids active and engaged. See all of Stephanie’s Army Party birthday ideas on Somewhat Simple.
Kid Birthday Party Themes
24. Sleep Over Birthday Party
25. Lego Party
26. Beach Birthday Party
27. Monster Mash Birthday
28. Olympic Birthday Party
29. Camping Birthday Party
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