Kids Birthday Party Themes and Ideas

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When it comes to thinking of some fun kids birthday party themes, it can get a little tricky and overwhelming. There are so many different themes you can go with.

Last summer we shared some cheap tween and teen birthday ideas. Since those were geared more towards older kids, we wanted to share some kids birthday party themes that work for kids of all ages.

Kids Birthday Party Themes

Kids Birthday Party Themes

Ready for some birthday party themes for kids? This is a growing list of kids birthday party themes kids will love. As we come up with more themes, we will add them to the list along with some helpful ideas, products, and tips.

1. Dinosaur Theme

When you are young, dinosaurs are fun, interesting, and it’s exciting to pretend like you are a dinosaur as you “rawr” around the house.

Dinosaur Activities:

2. Kids Birthday Party Themes – Blue’s Clues

If your kiddos loves Steve and the show Blue’s Clues, this is definitely a party they will have a blast with!

Activities & Treats:

3. Construction Themed Party (Bob the Builder)

4. Circus Party

Let the kids pretend they are at the circus while attending the birthday party. You can have some circus dress up characters come to the party and serve up some fun circus themed treats.

Activities & Food

5. Tea Party

6. Art Party

Let the kids get creative and create their own art during the party. You can get creative with the decorations and treats.

7. Sports Themed Birthday Party

  • Football
  • Soccer (see some cool soccer gifts)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • X-Games
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Tennis

8. Ice Cream Party

Set up an ice cream party bar and let the kids create their own sundae or ice cream bowl full of sprinkles and ice cream toppings.

Ice Cream Activities:

9. Kids Birthday Party Themes – Star Wars

Star Wars is a classic theme that never goes out of style. Through the years generations have been introduced to the Star Wars films and the popularity is still going strong.

Star Wars Crafts & Activities

10. Disney Princess Party

Little ones love to dress up as princesses and pretend that they are bell of the ball. Let the kids dress up as their favorite princess, serve drinks worthy of a little princess, and don’t forget the fun princess treats. Some of the most popular princesses include:

  • Cinderella
  • Belle
  • Tiana
  • Snow White
  • Rapunzel
  • Mulan
  • Moana
  • Aurora
  • Ariel

Be sure to also grab this set of free printable princess bingo cards for the party!

11. Pancakes and Pajamas

A pajama party and pancake party all in one! Kids can wear pajamas for the party and enjoy some delicious pancakes. You can also find some fun pancake themed decorations out there.


12. Kids Birthday Party Themes – Pokémon

13. Shark Party

Sharks are super cool and kids love them. When it comes to throwing a shark party, there are a ton of different opportunities and activities that can be played.

Shark Party Activities & Foods

14. Space Themed Party

15. Kids Birthday Party Themes: Bee Party

If you are celebrating a birthday during the summer months, let the kids celebrate by having a bee party. There are some fun bee themed decorations you can get, bee party activities, and cool bee cake designs the kids will love.

Bee Activities:

16. Pizza Party

Pizza party! Always one of the most popular party themes. You can make your own pizzas and let the kids help or order the pizzas from your favorite pizza restaurant. Many pizza places offer party space or deals when you host a birthday party to help save you some money.

Pizza Themed Activities:

17. Kids Birthday Party Themes – Beach Party

A beach party can be held either at your local beach or you can turn the backyard into a fun beach area. Set up the pool, get the sandboxes, and enjoy the outdoors.

18. Under the Sea Party Theme

Sea themed decorations and party foods will make an under the sea party a hit.


19. Kids Birthday Party Themes: Play-Doh Party

Our kids loved playing with Play-Doh when they were younger and we even threw a Play-Doh birthday party. The kids we had over would make their own playdough creations and Play-Doh gift bags were given out to take home.


20. Cupcake Party Theme

Make cupcakes, eat cupcakes, or let the kids decorate cupcakes as an activity for this party theme. Trust me, they will love it!


21. Farm Animal Party

Bring the farm to your child as they celebrate their birthday with a farm animal theme. You can take the kids to a farm, make farm animal crafts, and grab some cute farm animal decorations.


22. Unicorn Party

You can’t go wrong with a unicorn party! Unicorns will never go out of style and it’s fun and magical for kids.

Unicorn Activities & Recipes:

23. Fiesta Party

Throw a fiesta as you celebrate your child’s birthday! Bring in some of the bright colors you’d see in at a fiesta party, wear sombreros, and serve up some fun Mexican finger foods. Tacos can be served as the party food and the kids will have a blast.

24. Superhero Kids Birthday Party Themes

Kids love superheroes and all of their special powers. If your child has a favorite superhero you can create a party around that or just have the kids dress up as their favorite superhero when they come to the party. A list of some of the most popular superheroes:

  • Spider Man
  • Avengers
  • Batman
  • Hulk
  • Green Arrow
  • Iron Man
  • Flash
  • Thor

25. Baking Extravaganza – Kids Birthday Party Themes

Grab the kids and let them bake their hearts away. They will love creating their own cakes, cupcakes, and special treats. Be prepared though because this one can get a little messy but the memories will make it worth it!

26. Butterfly Party Theme

Decorate with butterflies, let the kids dress up and pretend they are butterflies, and serve up some fun butterfly treats.

27. Bowling Party

When we were younger, throwing a party at the bowling alley was the bomb. We loved going bowling with friends and they always had a little play area we could play in when we were trying to knock down the pins. Most bowling places have specific rooms or areas you can rent out for parties. You often get a deal on food and shoes when you host a party there.

28. Dance Party

Dance, dance, dance! Get the kids moving and grooving to the music as they dance to some of their favorite songs. You can also turn this into a karaoke party for more fun.

29. Video Game Party Theme

Does your child love playing video games? If so, a video game party theme will be a great idea for celebrating. Friends and family can come over and take part in all of the video game playing during the party.

Also, check to see if you have a video game party bus in your area. These are great for parties because they bring the games to you. Kids can go into the bus and have a blast playing the video games.

30. LEGO Birthday Party

Grab the Legos and let the kids have a blast building amazing designs as they celebrate the birthday.

Lego Treats & Activities

31. Disney Movie Party

With so many different Disney movies out there, a Disney movie party can be a great idea. You can choose to just do a general party or narrow it down and focus on just one movie. Here is a list of some Disney movies to give you some inspiration.

  • Frozen Birthday Party
  • Encanto Party
  • Trolls Party
  • Micky and Minnie Themed Party
  • Finding Nemo & Dory
  • Dora
  • Minions or Despicable Me Party
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Toy Story Party

More Kids Birthday Party Themes

  • Donut party
  • Jungle Safari Party
  • Robot Birthday Party
  • Music Party
  • 90’s Party
  • Barbie Party
  • Movie Star Party
  • Spring Fling Party
  • Galaxy Party
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Race Car Party
  • Dress Up party
  • Super Mario Party
  • Cowboy Party
  • Fun in the Sun Party
  • Ballerina Party
  • Zoo Party
  • Coding Party
  • ROBLOX Party
  • Paw Patrol Party
  • Winnie the Pooh Party
  • Face painting party
  • Dr. Seuss Party
  • Flamingo Party
  • Hawaiian Luau
  • Dragon Party
  • Pool Party
  • Tie Dye Party
  • Fireman themed birthday party
  • Snowflake Party
  • Picnic Party
  • Mary Poppins
  • Fashion Show Party
  • Neon Party
  • Trains or Thomas the Tank Engine Party
  • American Girl Party
  • Golf Party
  • Spa Party
Fun Kids Birthday Party Themes and Ideas

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