Birthday Party Themes
Birthday party themes can take a lot of work out of planning a birthday party. Choosing a theme makes decorating, games, and even the food much easier to pull together.
From pirates to princesses and many more in between, we’ve put together themes that will create a wonderland for your child. They can be transported back to prehistoric times with a Dino Party, transformed into royalty as a Princess or a Queen, or participate in the Winter Olympic Games. Each theme has food ideas and game suggestions so you don’t have to plan out anything except a timeline for putting on a fabulous party for your birthday child.
When choosing a birthday party theme, involve your child. Watch for the clues that say “you’re the best mom ever!” when you suggest a theme (like their eyes lighting up at the thought of being a swashbuckling pirate). A theme can be tailored to your budget with incredible results no matter how much you spend.
What ever birthday party theme you choose, make sure to take lots of pictures and most of all have fun! That saying about “they grow up so fast” is true. Birthday parties are the milestones to enjoy along the way.
Planning a birthday party for your child isn’t easy but once you have a theme, everything can fall into place. A theme can help you plan your decorations, the activities you want at your party and even the food you want to serve.
If you think a theme party can work well for you, the first thing you will want to think about is what kind of theme your child will enjoy. Teens might like a concert or a spa theme. Tweens might think Harry Potter is pretty cool. Younger kids might like a magic or construction theme. Karate themed parties can be adapted for kids of all ages.
Now that you have a theme in mind, the details of your party will begin to fall into place. You can use your themes to base activities on, as well as your decorations and so on.
Of course, we realize that all this will still take a lot of work. That’s why Moms Who Think provides our readers with several ideas that make for perfect themed birthday parties. We have articles written on a variety of themes and each goes into detail on what you can do to bring your theme to life including how to decorate, what food to serve and which activities your guests might enjoy.
A child’s birthday party has to be perfect but getting the right theme will give you a great base to build on. Start by thinking about what your child enjoys and work from there to create a party your guests will remember forever.
The 6 Things You Need For A Tinker Bell Birthday PartyUpdated:
Looking to plan a fairy-themed birthday? Check out the things you need for a Tinker Bell birthday party! Draw inspiration from one of literature’s most iconic fairies and make your child’s special day one filled with absolute magic. Tinker Bell first appeared in JM Barry’s Peter Pan. Written in 1904 but not printed until 1929, […]Read more »
7 Steps To Planning A Paintball Birthday PartyUpdated:
It’s birthday party time again and your child has requested a paintball-themed birthday. But what are the steps to planning a paintball birthday party? Paintball has been around since the 1960s or so. Invented by Charles Gaines and Hayes Noel, a fly fisher and an industry man, to be used to tag lumber. Using a […]Read more »
The 7 Things You Need For A Lego Birthday PartyUpdated:
Do you have a child who loves to build? Always finding little colorful Lego blocks scattered around your household? Perhaps the theme of your child’s next birthday is right in front of your nose. Check out the things you need for a Lego birthday party! These iconic building toys have exploded in popularity since their […]Read more »
The 8 Things You Need For A Barbie Birthday PartyUpdated:
Looking for a party theme that’s pink, fun, and timeless? Read on to learn about the things you need for a Barbie-themed birthday party! The Barbie doll, also known as Barbara Millicent Roberts, was first introduced by Mattel Inc. in 1959. Since her start, Barbie has always been popular amongst the younger generations, showing up […]Read more »
10 Steps To Planning A Gymnastics Birthday PartyUpdated:
So, it’s birthday time again and you’re looking for something fun and exciting that your kid will love. Perhaps a gymnastics party came to mind, but where in the world to start? First, you need to consider the party basics and then the specifics of making it a gymnastics-themed one. As with most party-related schemes, […]Read more »
The 6 Best Themes for Kids’ Birthday PartiesUpdated:
Your kid’s birthday is a magical time of year, perhaps the most magical time of year for them. Birthdays are a chance for children to feel special and enjoy attention from family and friends. Birthdays are also a chance for parents to really bring their A-game as birthday party hosts and organizers. This A-game includes […]Read more »
The 11 Best Things to Do for a Kid’s BirthdayUpdated:
Celebrating another year around the sun is a big deal for little ones. And as parents, we want to make sure everything is perfect for their special day. Planning and preparing for a birthday party can be overwhelming for parents; with so many fun things to do for a kid’s birthday party, it can be […]Read more »
Karate Party ThemePublished:
Karate Party Theme – The Dojo Scatter Chinese paper lanterns around the party room. If you can locate a paper dragon, hang it on the wall, or suspend it from the ceiling. Use a red table cloth, and place more lanterns down the center. Use red, black and white for the streamers, balloons and other […]Read more »
Harry Potter Party ThemePublished:
Harry Potter Party Theme – The Great Hall: Make a Sorting Hat centerpiece. Cut a cone shape from a piece of 24x 18 purple poster board. Roll it into a cone and tape or staple it together. Cut out crescent moons and stars from yellow paper and glue on. Place a few stuffed owls around […]Read more »
Airplane Party ThemePublished:
Airplane Party Theme – The Airport Use any toy airplanes you already own as table toppers, or group them together to form a centerpiece. If you have a toy airport, you can use that as well. Make large paper airplanes, and hang them from the ceiling. To make clouds tie together eight white balloons and […]Read more »
Spa Party ThemePublished:
Spa Party Theme – The Living Room Spa: Twist pink, blue and white streamers together, and hang them throughout the house and party room. Make a canopy over the table with streamers. They should be attached to the chandelier or ceiling, and come down over the chairs. Set up several beauty stations throughout the house, […]Read more »
Kitten Party ThemePublished:
Kitten Party Theme – Kitty Corner Using sidewalk chalk, make cat paw prints on the driveway or walk way, leading up to the front door. Make cat faces on helium balloons using magic markers. Add on construction paper ears, and a piece of ribbon for a tail. Cut out fish shaped signs that have kitty-related […]Read more »
Garden Party ThemePublished:
Garden Party Theme – Your Secret Garden: Use bright colors to decorate; green, pink and lavender all would work well. Put different colored tablecloths on the tables, and use small flower pots to hold the silverware and napkins. Hang colored streamers from the tress if you’re having the party outdoors, it will add to the […]Read more »
Monster Party ThemePublished:
Monster Party Theme Monster Mansion Use chalk to draw monster footprints leading up to your front door. Create an easy tulle monster wreath to welcome your spooked guests. Make monster feet out of green poster board and have them go from the front door to the party room. Use green and blue for decorations such […]Read more »
First Birthday Party ThemesPublished:
First Birthday Party Decorations: Young children love helium balloons. Have lots of them floating throughout the party room. Attach ribbons so the children can reach them and pull them down to play. Be sure to clean up any broken balloons at once, the pieces are a dangerous choking hazard. Display the outfit you brought the […]Read more »
Fire Fighter Party ThemePublished:
Fire Fighter Party Theme – The Firehouse: Your local firehouse should be able to provide you with some fire safety activities that you can either use as decorations, or include in the goody bags. Some also have plastic fireman hats and fire marshal badges that they’re willing to give you. If you have a stuffed […]Read more »
Fairy Party ThemePublished:
Fairy Party Theme – The Fairy Bower Decorate with pastels, soft green, pink and lavender are all good choices. Put white twinkle lights around the front door and in the trees near the party area, if you’re going to be outdoors. Use colored streamers in the trees to add to the floaty, magical atmosphere. Give […]Read more »
Cowboy Party ThemePublished:
Cowboy Party Theme – Home on the Range Use toys you already have on hand to decorate the party room, stuffed horses, cowboy hats and boots, and toy trains. Use a red and white checked table cloth. Decorate the tables with mini bales of hay with red and blue balloons tied to them. You can […]Read more »
Construction Party ThemePublished:
Construction Party Theme – The Work Zone: Round up all your toy trucks, and use them as decorations and table toppers. Make some construction signs and hang them around the party room. Signs like Hard Hat Area, Little Men at Work, Caution and Work Zone. Buy birthday zone or caution tape, and hangd it in […]Read more »
Ballerina Party ThemePublished:
Ballerina Party Theme – The Dance Studio Use pink and white balloons, streamers and tablecloths. Use white twinkle lights all around the party space. Hang a large swath of pink tulle over the main party area. Attach flowers and butterflies to the tulle. Tie bows of pink ribbon or tulle on the backs of all […]Read more »
Racecar party themePublished:
Race Car Party Theme – The Pit Stop Gather up all those toy cars that are all over the house, and group them together on tabletops. A toy racetrack and small cars make an excellent centerpiece. Make and hang signs that say things like “Race Day – Start your Engines!”or Curves ahead. Make a start […]Read more »
Pizza Party ThemePublished:
Pizza Party Theme – The Pizza Parlor Cover the food table with a red and white checked tablecloth. Use small, aluminum pizza pans as plates. Make a centerpiece using a pizza pan, chef’s hat, oven mitts, and wooden spoons. Put chef’s hats on helium filled balloons. Later, the children can decorate their own pizza chef […]Read more »
Concert Party ThemePublished:
Concert Party Theme – The Venue Make a red carpet leading up to your front door using red wrapping paper, or a roll of red plastic table cloth. Make your own Hollywood Boulevard walk of fame. Draw stars on your driveway or walkway with chalk, and write the names of your guests in them. Make […]Read more »
Magic Party ThemePublished:
Magic Party Theme – Den of Magic Use a black top hat as the centerpiece. Turn it upside down, and have a stuffed rabbit peaking out of the top. Multi-colored scarves, tied together, can cascade out of the side to add a splash of color. Use playing cards, taped together to decorate the walls and […]Read more »