Childrens Birthday Party Themes

Choose childrens birthday party themes for a fun birthday party. These ideas for kids birthday parties allow you to create a fun themed birthday party.

Updated November 17 2017 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

Childrens Birthday Party Themes

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If you are planning a birthday party for kids, it is easier if you have a theme, especially for school age kids. For younger kids, a theme is less important to the child and only matters if the parent cares. Regardless, a theme for the party makes it easier to choose invitations, pick a party location, select a kids birthday cake, choose party decorations & favors, and plan activities or party games.


Birthday Parties for Kids at Home or Away?

I think one of the first decisions to make is whether to have the birthday party at home, or outside the home. Parties at home can be less expensive if you have the space to host the party. You also get more time to spend together, and more privacy.

If you decide to have a birthday party outside the home, I recommend you have the other parents bring or drop off their children to the location where the party will be held. I made the mistake one year of having all the kids come to my house, and one was an hour late so by the time we got to the ice skating rink we only had 15 minutes left in the party room!

Also consider the ages of the children in planning your party, and whether parents are invited too. Preschoolers and younger will usually mean the parents will want to stay, and you will want them there too! Older kids will usually just be dropped off, so if you are inviting 20 2nd grade boys to a party, you will probably get 15 or more boys who end up coming, and no parents!

Many commercial places have a 10 person minimum for a party room, so if you only have 4 kids coming, you will either pay for 10, or you can do an informal party where you just take a small group of kids there.

If you have part of the party on location, and then return home for cake and ice cream, you also need to take care of transportation. Do you have enough room in your car for the kids and car seats, or another responsible driver? I find it easiest to either have the party at home or away, not both.



Childrens Birthday Party Themes

Here are some popular childrens birthday party themes. You will find many decorations, party favors, and birthday party games centered around these themes.

Airplane Birthday Party

Ballerina Party Theme

Beach Birthday Party

Bowling Birthday Party

Boomers Birthday Party

Circus Party Theme

Build-a- Bear Party

Chuck-E-Cheese's

Construction Birthday Party

Cowboy Party Theme

Craft and Ceramic Parties

Dinosaur Birthday Party

Disneyland

Dog Party Theme

Fairy Birthday Parties

Farm Party Theme

Firefighter Party Theme

Garden Party Theme

Go-Kart Racing

Harry Potter Party

Ice Skating Party

Laser Tag Birthday Party

Luau Hawaiian Party

Karate Party Theme

Magic Party Theme

Minature Golf Party

Movies

Museum Birthday Party

My Little Pony Party

Nature Birthday Parties

Outdoor Park Party

Paintball Party

Pirates Birthday Party

Pizza Parties

Pony Party

Princess Birthday Parties

Race Car Party Theme

Rock Climbing Party

Roller Skating Birthday Party

Sesame Street Party Theme

Skateboarding Party

Slumber Birthday Party

Spa Party Theme

Space Party Theme

Sports Birthday Parties

Spy Birthday Parties

Superhero Party Themes

Swimming Pool Party

Tea Party

Train Party Theme

Unicorn Birthday Parties

Water Park


Teen Birthday Party Ideas

Here are some teen birthday party ideas. Be sure to involve your teen in planning the party, or their friends if it is a surprise "kidnap" party. For more ideas, see our page on teen birthday parties.

Gaming Birthday Party

Backyard DJ Party

Beach Bonfire Birthday Party

Bowling Birthday Party

Disneyland

Fishing Party

Go-Kart Racing

Harry Potter Party

Hollywood Party

Ice Skating Party

Karaoke Birthday Party

Kidnap Birthday Party

Laser Tag Birthday Party

Luau Hawaiian Party

Movies

Murder Mystery Party

Paintball Party

Pajama Birthday Party

Pizza Parties

Scrapbook Party

Skateboarding Party

Shopping Party

Slumber Birthday Party

Sports Theme Party

Sweet 16 Party

Swimming Pool Party

Spa Party Theme

Tween Birthday Party

Water Park


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