Picking a theme for your child’s party can be a tricky task, so we have compiled a list of our favourite party themes with some great ideas on how to make your party an event your guests will remember!
Whip out the rolling pins and grease those baking pans! A baking party is a popular choice for kids who love getting creative with food!
Protect your guests from the inevitable mess with some colourful aprons. You could even get crafty and have them decorate their own aprons with fabric markers or felt. Put each guest’s name on a chef hat and their outfit is all set!
Find a simple cupcake recipe online which everyone can have fun making, and don’t forget to add some extra pizazz with some colourful patty pans! Once the cupcakes have cooled, put a dollop of buttercream icing on then, then place it into the centre of a (clean) round paint palette, fill the small wells with different types of sprinkles and let your little chefs decorate their own cupcake!
Gone are the days when science was only for ‘nerds’! Everyone is discovering how exciting science can be so why not try out a Mad Scientist theme party?
Your guests will feel like that have stepped into a real laboratory with our awesome lab backdrop! Science labs are usually only accessible to those who have special clearance, so make your guests some cool ID badges with their name and photo, then make ‘hand scan’ entry sign for a fun way for all the little scientists to gain entry into the party.
Attach small pieces of fruit together with toothpicks to create fruit ‘molecules’, and put small lollies like jellybeans into test tubes as a take away treat.
Entertainment is easy to come up with for this theme, just search the web for fun kids science experiments! Try out balloon rockets for a no mess experiment that kids will love: you will need a balloon, a long piece of string, tape, and a plastic straw. Tie one end of the string to a chair or something similar, the put the other end through the straw. Pulling the string tight, attach it to another chair or other support. Blow up the balloon and pinch the end (don’t tie it!), tape it to the straw so the balloon opening is facing backwards. Let go of the balloon and watch it fly!
Brrrroooommm! Start your engines for an all-time favourite theme! Cars are always a popular choice for kids parties and here’s how you can make your car themed party stand out from the crowd!
You can have so much fun with the food treats, such as making little traffic light fruit sticks! Simply use a small round cookie cutter to cut out circles of watermelon, pineapple, and kiwi fruit. Attach them to a skewer and your guests will love them! Or for an extra special treat, cover donuts completely with chocolate icing and label them as ‘Spare Tyres’!
Make a grand entrance for your little racers with a car track floor runner and decorate the room with chequered flags. For a fun game, grab a pool noodle, cut it in half long-ways, and you have an instant race track! Poke some little chequered flag cupcake picks at the end of the track to finish the look. Once it’s time to leave, everyone will feel like a winner with cute trophies filled with small party favours to take home.
Another ever popular theme is unicorns! There is just something so magical about a unicorn party and it is easy to create that whimsical vibe!
Create a beautiful setting by decorating the area with a mix of pastels in pink, lavender, and mint, along with hints of gold. Fill clear balloons with pastel rainbow or gold confetti and hang white tissue puff balls to create a cloud-like feel.
Use a unicorn shape cookie cutter and decorate the cookies with icing and serve up magical rainbow ice cream with rainbow sprinkles!
Bring the fun and excitement of the circus to your backyard! This is a great game-focussed theme that is perfect for active kids!
First, you can’t have a circus without clowns, so why not make everyone a clown? Have a bowl at the entrance filled with red noses for your guests to wear and some funny clown hats too!
Embelish your yard with red and white striped decorations and have tables with circus themed treats such as popcorn, hotdogs, and fairy floss and you could even put fun circus style signs up around the yard!
The best part about the circus is the sideshows, and we have many of your favourites that are perfect for a backyard circus such as egg and spoon races, clown ball toss game, duck fishing, and can toss. For an even more authentic circus feel, use a roll of tickets and give them to your guests to ‘pay’ for the games!
Art & Craft
Kids love making things and an art and craft theme party is a great way to keep everyone entertained and they will even get some cool things to take home!
It’s going to get messy, so cover the area with some plastic and provide your guests with aprons or smocks. Go to your local art and craft shop and get some plain wooden letters or kraft boxes that your guests can decorate with paint, glitter, pom poms, etc. You can also give them some mini paint sets to take home so they can continue with their creativity!
Drip cakes are all the rage at the moment and they fit this theme perfectly. Cover your cake base with fondant or buttercream icing, and allow it to chill completely. To make the drip icing, use equal parts heavy cream and white chocolate and gel colouring (liquid colouring can make it too runny).
You can make smaller batches in different colours to create a rainbow effect! Heat the heavy cream in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until gently bubbling. Gently pour chocolate chips into the heavy cream, making sure they are fully covered with cream. Allow mixture to sit for 2 minutes then stir slowly until the cream and chocolate are fully combined.
Set aside to cool for about 30 minutes (or place in fridge for about 15 minutes), then pour into a squirt bottle for easy application. If it seems to thin or thick, you can add a touch more chocolate chips or heavy cream! The type of cream and chocolate that you use can affect the consistency, so feel free to adjust as needed. The temperature of the ganache will also have a big impact on how well it drizzles. It should be slightly warmer than room temperature, but not so hot that it melts your buttercream as you drizzle it!
Under The Sea
Bring the mystery of the ocean into your home with these cool tips on how to create an under the sea theme party!
Set the scene by draping light blue and dark blue thin sheets or table covers along the ceiling with lights above them and place cut out shapes of sea creatures (turtles, fish, etc) to create the illusion of silhouettes swimming above you! Hang green crepe streamers to mimic seaweed and use clear balloons as giant underwater bubbles. Use fish netting as a clever way to hang your decorations.