When it comes to party themes for kids, the possibilities are endless. You can go with their favorite movie, sport, activity, animal — you name it. Choosing party themes that are near and dear to your child’s heart is the easy part. Putting it all together is the real challenge.
Before you dive into party planning, take a look at these super cool birthday party themes that are definitely worth the extra effort. Keep in mind, you can get virtually everything you need to make childhood magic with Cash Back at Ebates. Shop Oriental Trading, Michaels, Shindigz, Hobby Lobby and more for party decorations, invitations and all the finishing touches to make your celebration a hit.
Lego-man cups, block-shaped Jell-O Jigglers and, yes, a few Legos to build some centerpieces, and you’ve got a party that looks like it took weeks to plan. You can even find recipes for Lego-head marshmallow pops and Lego brownies and make your own Lego piñata. For the minor details like tablecloths and napkins, stick to solid primary colors to bring the whole theme together.
This is one of our favorite party themes for girls who are over the pink princess look. Give your little one an underwater adventure for her birthday with metallic jewel tones and a little glitter for good measure. For a majestic touch, we particularly love those paper lanterns that look like jellyfish.
Tween girls can be a bit harder to please, but we haven’t met one who doesn’t want to cover her life in emojis. Make sure emoji cupcake toppers are at the top of your party-planning checklist, since they are such a fun and easy accent for this theme.
Put that retro popcorn maker to good use and turn your backyard into a fair to remember. This theme makes activity planning a breeze. Just go with classic carnival games like beanbag toss for the younger kids and “shoot the balloon” for more mature guests.
If your kid comes alive in the great outdoors, a camping or lumberjack party theme is perfect. It’s also perfect for parents who want a healthier twist on the candy table, since you can easily include trail mix fixings without a total revolt from the young party-goers.
It’s luau time! We love the “Moana” party theme because you can go authentic Hawaiian or you can find all the movie-related party supplies you need at Birthday in a Box, in one single shopping trip.
As long as it is still on Netflix, kids will be going crazy for “Zootopia.” Luckily, it’s an adorable movie most parents really love! And thank goodness there is a bunny in the movie, because you can do so much with carrots — from carrot cupcakes to “carrot” cracker bags.
Briana is a shopaholic whose newest obsession is matching top-and-skirt sets (but she also can’t resist a good jumpsuit). She loves rock music, horror movies and is an all-around pop culture junkie. She is, without fail, always down for karaoke. Her blog, Mamafierce, is a chronicle of personal fashion, body positivity and the adventures of motherhood. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three-year-old son and tortoiseshell cat, Divvy.