The best kids’ birthday parties create memories that last a lifetime. But as the parent planning the party, you might be struggling to think beyond those classic party ideas that have been done a million times.
So to help you create an unforgettable day, here are some unique kids’ birthday party ideas to wow your guests.
Capture Memories with a Photo Booth: Even young kids love getting their selfie on these days! So why not create your own child-friendly photo booth with a variety of fun backgrounds and props? Provide the kids with customizable frames that they can decorate with stickers, glitter, and other pieces of flair. Use a polaroid or print pictures so that the kids can pop their images into their new works of art to take home.
Pro-Tip: Give your goodie bags a retro touch by including disposable cameras. It might be the first time these kids have ever even seen such a thing!
Take Your Guests Around the World: Does your child love traveling and learning about new places? Then let your guests be little world travelers at a globally themed party. Have each table be based on a different country and let your guests choose which table they want to “travel” to! And of course serve plenty of fun food from each different culture.
Pro-Tip: These Amalfi blue plates are perfect for an Italia-themed table. Write some fun facts about the country on the back of the plates to give your party some education flair. Brava!
It’s Never Too Cold for the Beach: The winter months may limit your options when it comes to a child’s birthday party. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the beach indoors! Blow up a kiddie pool and create a ball pit. Stack up the beach towels, set up the sand art , and serve plenty of summertime food. Hot dogs and corn on the cob, anyone?
Make It an Arty Party: Does your child love to draw and paint? Have him or her choose an image of something they love — like their favorite animal or cartoon character. Buy some small canvases from your local craft store and have your guests paint their own interpretations of this picture. It’s a great interactive way for children to explore their artistic side!
Pro-Tip: Art is more fun when it’s colorful! Top off the party with these vibrant Matisse plates to inspire your budding little post-impressionist.
Have a Farm-to-Table B-Day: What’s more hands-on than gardening? Grab some seeds and let your young guests dig, plant, and water their own fruit, veggies, and flowers. Put a save-the-date note in your guests’ farm-themed goodie bags. A few weeks later, you and your child can send the fruits (and veggies) of your labor out to guests as an extra-special surprise!
Pro-Tip: No outdoor garden party is complete without lots of fruit — fruit punch, assorted fruit popsicles, mixed fruit salad, watermelon slices, and — of course — fruit-shaped balloons!