Kids parties… are you looking for some good theme ideas? The yearly birthday celebration is a big deal to kids, they look forward to their birthday as much as they do Christmas! So if you need some theme ideas Mom, here are a few creative and popular ideas for you to think about.
Bowling parties are big this year. You can host it in a bowling alley or right in your own home. To play a game of ten pins you can buy a plastic bowling game, or you can learn how to make one yourself. Serve a bowling ball cake and your sure to “bowl a Strike” where the kids are concerned.
Slumber parties are a kids favorite, both boys and girls, and have been since before you were a kid. Do you remember the fun you had with your friends staying up late, playing games and talking? Watching movies all night…or trying to, and of course for girls, there is the make over. It’s a fun time but be warned Mom, there is going to be lots of giggling! For boys, I always use the sleeping bags! It makes them feel like they are camping out.
Princess parties are perfect for little girls, and it’s a theme that a lot of girls never out grow. I know it’s the popular choice for a Quinceañera or Sweet 16 for teenage girls, and some grown women use it as their wedding theme. Did you know you can actually go to the Cinderella Castle in Disney and get married there? Need a cake idea? Castle cakes are easy to make, so if your into home baking, give it a try. Use frosted ice cream cones as your castle turrets and roll them in sparkling sugar so they glitter. Your princess will really love this theme.
Dora is one of the top ten favorites themes of young kids and so is her cousin Diego. Both these characters have their own TV shows, Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go. Play a fun Treasure hunt game so your guests can be explorers too. Buy a Dora or Diego cake topper and make your own birthday cake. There are also Pinatas of Dora and Diego that are a fun party activity for kids. Buy some little boxes of animal crackers as a favor since Dora and Diego both like animals.
Little kids love Elmo! Elmo is a favorite first birthday theme. In fact, a lot of Sesame Street characters are popular themes for kids. There’s Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster or you can use all of the Sesame Street friends as a theme with the Sesame Friends pattern of plates and cups. Play Musical chairs to the theme song…”Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?”
Pirate Parties have been pretty popular lately, for girls and boys alike. And why not, they are lots of fun! You can buy accessories with Swashbuckling Pirates on them or you can get pink Pirate plates and accessories for the girls. There are plenty of fun party games you can use with a pirate theme, like Walk The Plank or Pin the eye patch on the Pirate. Treasure Hunt is another game that is perfect for the Pirate theme, after all, X marks the spot. Aaarrgg Matie, ye can even give each guest a name tag that has their very own special pirate name on it and you can teach them some basic pirate phrases!
Disney has given us plenty of beloved characters to use as a birthday party theme. Mickey Mouse is the most famous, along with his girlfriend, Minnie. A wonderful favor idea is a Mickey Mouse hat with ears and a fun game can be a Mickey Mouse Pinata. But don’t forget Mickey’s friends, Goofy, Pluto, Daisy and Donald Duck because I saw some paper supplies with all of the gang on it. Pin the ears on Mickey is a fun game that you can make yourself.
Then there is Tinkerbell, one of my personal favorites. I never got over my fascination with Tink, that cute little fairy who lives in Never, Never Land with Peter and the Lost Boys. Sprinkle a little fairy dust, buy a Tink cake topper and make your own cake. The kids will think you have some fairy magic of your very own!
Cinderella, Ariel, the Little Mermaid and the rest of the Disney Princesses are all popular themes that young girls will enjoy. The Princess Castle cake is easy to make and perfect for this theme. You can use an Under the Sea decorating ideas for the Little Mermaid. The perfect favors are princess tiaras or one of the favor boxes I’ve seen put together. They have a mirror, a brush, lip gloss and the pearl necklace every princess should have!
Some more fun themes for little boys are Nascar, Monster Jam or Fire Trucks. If it’s cars and vehicles your son loves, these themes are ideal. You can also use Transformers, Hot Wheels or even Speed Racer. Boys love toys with wheels, so for a fun favor idea, give each guest a Match Box car or truck. Make a car track around a room with paper or heavy duty tape and let the boys have a great time racing Match Box cars around your living room. Make a car cake and hang some racing flags. Red Light, Green Light is a fitting game for this theme, don’t you think? There are a lot of really cool pinatas, like a fire truck or a monster truck that will be another fun game to play.
Star Wars The Clone Wars, Bolt and Cars are all movies that have become a popular theme too. Speaking of movies, what about Indiana Jones or even The Wizard of Oz! Imagine the Wizard of Oz being so popular with young kids today, in 2009, when the movie was made in 1939. Dorothy and Toto certainly have staying power, don’t they? I can’t even count the number of great ideas there are to use as a kids birthday theme. But that’s a good thing, it means, we will never run out!
So pick your theme, and go get the invitations and decorations. Bake your cake and decorate with a cake topper and some candles, It’s party time!