Creative Children’s Birthday Party Themes
Introducing a theme to your child’s birthday party can engage your child’s imagination and bring a touch of magic to the day. Whether it’s a costume party, or whether the theme is applied to catering and decor, these five children’s birthday party ideas will make it an especially fun-filled occasion for children of all ages.
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland, as one of the most well known children’s stories, is a popular birthday party theme for all ages. Other than having guests dress in appropriate childrens clothing and customers, these are some ideas for bringing Alice in Wonderland to any party:
- Mad hatter’s party. Hold a mad hatter’s tea party. Set up long tables and serve a traditional English afternoon tea.
- Settings. Mark each setting with names printed on decks of cards.
- Hats and ears. Provide top hats or rabbits’ ears for guests.
- Party favours. Magic cookies and decks of cards.
Harry Potter is one of the most well known stories, appealing to both young and older children alike.
- Sort the guests. Start the party by sorting the guests into the four houses by using a sorting hat filled with guests’ names. Have these four teams compete in party games.
- Invitations. Send invites on parchment paper.
- Food. Serve dragon’s eggs (or chocolate decorated eggs) at the party. Alternatively, guests can be encouraged to paint their own dragon’s eggs. Prove aprons or smocks to keep boy’s and girls clothes clean while painting.
- Magician. Hire a magician to perform tricks.
- Party bag. Wands, rounded spectacle frames, miniature owl or dragon soft toys, house bags, and chocolate frogs.
Every child would have attended a clown party at some stage.
- Invite a real clown. Have a real-life clown perform magic tricks at the party.
- Dress up. Invite guests to dress up as clowns or come with a clown face.
- Face painting. Have a face painter paint guests’ faces.
- Food to serve. Serve circus or fair food, such as hot dogs, popcorn, and clown cupcakes.
Pirate parties are a favourite of little boys. These are some ways to host a great pirate party.
- Treasure hunt. Hold a buried treasure hunt. Use an old chest to hold a treasure of chocolate gold coins and other goodies.
- Invitations. Print invitations on a treasure map on yellowed, aged paper, which can be made with lemon juice and a quick baking in the oven.
- Use a flag. Mark the entrance to your house with a skull and crossbones flag.
- Food. Serve eyeball cupcakes, fish and chips, and a pirate ship cake.
- Loot bag. Fill with gold coins, an eye patch, fake tattoos, pirate currency, costume jewellery, and pirate hats.
The ladybug birthday party is traditionally associated with girl babies’ first birthday, but a ladybug theme can be used at any age.
- Costumes. Attendees dress in a ladybug costumes.
- Party hats. Provide ladybug paper hats.
- Cake. Serve a ladybug birthday cake.
- Food. Ladybug pizzas, bug ice cubes in fizzy drinks, and ladybug cupcakes.
- Decorations. Ladybug balloons and flag banners.
- Party bag. Ladybug bubble bath soap, ladybug lollies, and ladybug t-shirts.