The A to Z of kid’s party themes

If your child’s special day is approaching, it’s time to consider the party theme! To help you and your child choose, we’ve made a list of kid’s party themes. With each theme, we have included links and resources to kick-start your creativity.

A – Party themes

Animals

Animal kids party theme

The Animal theme is easy and works great for all ages. If you want to add an edge to your party, hire a face painter and turn your guests into their favourite animals. Alternatively, book a travelling zoo or a reptile house for the afternoon.

You can find some nice decoration ideas, for hosting a safari party, in this article from karaspartyideas.com. Partywizz also provides a one-stop shop for animal party decorations and tableware.

Alice in Wonderland

For Alice in Wonderland, you’ll need a few DIY projects and decorative elements to set the tone.  You can find some nice party theme ideas in this article from catchmyparty.com.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and craft party theme

Looking for a more hands-on theme? Host an arts and crafts party! This article from Mykidstime.com lists some great activity ideas for all ages. With younger kids, it helps to change activities every 15 to 20 minutes. You can also find some hosting tips in this article from thespruce.com. Otherwise hire a professional at partywizz.com

B – Party themes

Baking party

Baking kids party theme

If your kids enjoy cooking, host a baking party for some hands-on fun. It’s a great theme! For the activities, keep it simple. For example, making a pizza is a rewarding challenge for children. The adults just need to prepare and display the ingredients to mix. You can find some great baking and cooking and tips in this article from elizabethskitchendiary.co.uk.

Ballerinas

If your child already does Ballerina, this theme is perfect! With minimal DIY decorations, you can set the atmosphere of the party. For some party theme ideas, check out this article from rainydaymum.co.uk. You can also check out the PartyWizz range of Ballerina themed accessories.

Balloons 

Balloon modelling is real magic for young kids. The can also easily be combined with other themes. You can learn how to make a basic balloon dog in this Wikihow article or you can choose to go all out and book a balloon modeller for the event. Partywizz also provides a one-stop shop for balloon party decorations, party bags and tableware.

C – Party themes

Cars (Disney/Pixar)

With three movies and a spin-off, Disney has made sure this theme remains top of mind. Nonetheless, it’s a great party theme with bright colours and endless possibilities. You can find some nice decoration ideas in this article from Prettymyparty.com. In addition, this article from Catchmyparty.com provides great themed food ideas.

Circus/Carnival

Carnival theme for kids

If you’re a fan of traditional party games, host a mini-carnival party.  You can find some simple and fun party games in this article from catchmyparty.com. For some decoration ideas, check out this article from birthdayinabox.com. However, these decorations can’t all be made at home!

D – Party themes

Disco 

Disco kids party theme

The lights, the colours, the music… if your kids love to dance, this theme will be a lot of fun. If you don’t have enough space for dancing, you can always hire a venue. You can also hire an entertainer to administer the disco party. For a compilation of party ideas, check out this article from Schoolmum.net.

Dinosaurs

With a dinosaur’s theme party, you can be as factual or fictional as you and your kids want to be. You can find some neat party ideas in this article from Prettymyparty.com.

E – Party themes

Egyptian party

The ancient Egyptian party theme is very flexible. For example, it can easily be linked to a treasure hunt activity. However, you may want to consider making a pyramid cake… You can find some nice Egyptian party ideas in this article from Easy-party-ideas-and-games.com. For some more party tips, can also check out this article, from Globaltableadventure.com,

F – Party themes

Frozen ( Pixar/Disney)

While the Frozen craze has died down a little, it’s still a fun party theme for kids. You can find some nice DIY ideas in this article from twosisterscrafting.com. However, the movie itself will give you all the music and decoration ideas you need.

Fireman & Police

Fireman kids party theme

Trucks and big motorised vehicles endlessly fascinate young children. If you’re going to do this theme, start by asking your local fire station if you can visit. They often have open days. At home, you can play these easy fireman games listed in this article from Spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com. You can also find some great party ideas in this article from Supermommy.com.sg.

Football / Soccer

If you are looking high energy theme, consider having a Football party ( Or soccer party, depending on where you are in the world). You can find some fun party games in this article from Livestrong.com. For some decoration ideas, take a look at this article from spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com

G – Party themes

Glow in the Dark

Glow in the dark kids party theme

Dark lights and fluorescent colours make for a truly magical party. You can double the fun by matching this theme with the disco theme. For some decoration ideas, take a look at this article from Coolcrafts.com.

H – Party themes

Harry Potter party

This is a wonderful theme, especially if your kids are old enough to read the books or watch the movies. A nice idea, to go with the theme, is to hire a magician for the event. For decorations, you can find some nice ideas in this article from Brisbanekids.com.au.

I – Party themes

Indians and Cowboys

Indian kids theme party

A western theme is full of possibilities. You can find some nice American-Indian party ideas in this article from karaspartyideas.com. For some cowboy ideas, check this article from blog.chickabug.com.

If you want to go all out, make the event a sleepover! You can make tipis with blankets. Alternatively, if you want beautiful hand-crafted tipis set up in your house, watch this space as PartyWizz will be offering them soon!

The Incredible (Disney / Pixar)

As the movies revolve around a family, The Incredibles is an ideal theme for parents who want to play along. You can find some inspiration in this article by Momentsthattake.com.

J – Party themes

James Bond party

Being a secret agent is a wonderful birthday experience. This party theme is ideal if you want to organise a scavenger hunt. You can find some nice ideas to get started, in this article from Catchmyparty.com.

K – Party themes

Karate party 

Karate kid party theme

If your children do martial arts, this theme is perfect. A kimono for a costume couldn’t be simpler. You can find some nice food and party ideas in this article from Goodhousekeeping.com.

Kung Fu Panda ( Disney )

If you like the martial arts theme, but you want a more fantasy approach, consider having a Kung Fu Panda party. You can find some inspiration in this article from Prettymyparty.com. However, the decorative elements they show can’t all be made at home.

L – Party themes

Lego

Legos are universal; they’ve even made movies. On the Lego website, you can find ideas on how you can combine Lego with other party themes. For a compilation of Lego party ideas, take a look at this article from from Spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com.

M – Party themes

Minions (Despicable me – Disney/Pixar)

Minons kids party

A minion costume is easy enough to make or find. One of the adults might want to be Gru for the day… You can find some great party games and ideas in this article from Queen-of-theme-party-games.com. Additionally, this article from Brisbanekids.com.au lists some nice minion decoration ideas.

Musketeers

The 3 Musketeers, the 4 Musketeers or the 12 Musketeers… you can easily adjust your party theme to the number of guests. However, the costumes will likely involve foam or plastic swords. Kids will love it, parents, a bit less. If you’re worried, set clear rules and guidelines at the start. For some decoration ideas, take a look at this article from Littleintern.blogspot.com.

N – Party themes

Noddy

This theme is ideal for younger kids. You can find some nice party ideas, based on a 2-year-old birthday party, in this article from Partythings.wordpress.com.

O – Party themes

Mini Olympics

If you want your guests to blow off some steam before moving indoors, this is a great theme. Additionally, the required DIY is minimal. All you need are a few flags and medals.

You can find some great party game ideas in this article from Party411.com. For some decoration ideas, take a look at this article from Parents.com.

If you want to give the winners a prize, you can make medals out a jumbo chocolate coin and a ribbon. You can also use the party bags as participation prizes.

P – Party themes

Princess party

Princess kids party theme

This theme is very flexible, you can choose to do Disney princess or just princess in general. Additionally, you can hire a princess entertainer for the party. You can find some nice party ideas in these articles from Goodtoknow.co.uk and Brisbanekids.com.au. Partywizz also provides a one-stop shop for princess party accessories.

Pamper Party

The popularity of Pamper Parties is on the rise. It’s an ideal theme for older kids. You can find some nice ideas in the article from Mothersalwaysright.com.

For entertainment and decoration ideas you can check this article from Dottyaboutpaper.co.uk. Booking a Pamper Party entertainer to coordinate the afternoon will help make things run smoothly.

Pirates

Pirate kid theme party

This theme has the benefit of being age independent. You will get great souvenir pictures if have toddler pirates! You can also combine your pirate party with fictional themes, like space pirates.

For a nice list of activities and party ideas, read through this article from Childfun.com. Unfortunately, there are no pictures! If you want to make life easy, PartyWizz provides a selection of pirate party accessories.

Pokémon

Pokémon is a theme your kids will likely request at some point. For some party inspiration, you can check this article from Prettymyparty.com. You can also check this article from Todaysparent.com for nice decoration ideas.

Pancakes & Pyjama Party

Pyjamas and pancakes can be done as two separate themes, but they work great together. If your kids are old enough for cooking, get each guest make a pancake.

For pancake and pyjama party ideas, check this article from Delightful.life. You can also find more ideas in this article from 100layercakelet.com.

Q – Party themes

Quest (Scavenger hunt)

Scavenger hunt kits party theme

Having a treasure or a scavenger hunt is always appealing to children. These articles from kidtokid.com and Mykidsadventures.com have some great indoor and outdoor activity ideas.

R – Party themes

Reptile party

A reptile party doesn’t need to be grey; it can be bright and fun. You can find a compilation of decoration ideas in this article from Karaspartyideas.com. If you are looking for reptile related games, check out this article from Reptilesalive.com.

Robots

This theme can be as fictional and elaborate as you want it to be. You can find some nice party ideas on this article from buzzfeed.com. For some more ideas, check out this article from Pagingfunmums.com.

Rainbows

Rainbow cake kids party theme ideas

This is an easy and colourful theme. You can find some great rainbow party ideas in this article from babble.com. For party games, take a look at this article from Thespruce.com. In addition, PartyWizz provides rainbow party tableware.

S – Party themes

Superhero party

Superhero kids party theme

With so many superhero comics and movies out there, this is a broad theme to cover. You can find nice party ideas in this article from Mykidstime.com. For games ideas, get inspired by this article from coolest-kid-birthday-parties.com. If you want to make life easy, the PartyWizz shop provides superhero accessories for kid’s parties.

Mad Science

Mad Science is always a great hit with kids! If you want to do elaborate ‘mad science’ with the kids, book an entertainer for the party.

For some decoration and party ideas, you can get inspired by this article from Blog.birdsparty.com. This article from fun-squared.com also has great science games and decoration ideas.

Star Wars

Space and adventure make Star Wars a great party theme for kids. You can find fun party games listed in this article from playpartyplan.com. For some DIY ideas, take a look at this article from happinessishomemade.net.

T – Party themes

Transformers

Thanks to the cartoons and movies, the Transformers theme has endless possibilities. To get started, you can find some nice decoration and costume ideas in this article from the brisbanekids.com.au. This article from bostonparentspaper.com also has nice ideas but doesn’t contain any pictures.

Turtle Ninja  

Pizza is always a welcome at a kid’s party. But with the Turtle ninja theme, it becomes a perfect match. For food and decoration ideas, check this article from Kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com. You can find some nice DIY ideas in these articles from crazylittleprojects.com and shelterness.com.

Tangled (Disney)

Tangled got raving reviews when it was released. In popularity is second to only Frozen. You can find some nice Tangled party ideas in this article from Raisingwhasians.com. For some DIY ideas, take a look at these articles from pagingsupermom.com and doityourselfparties.blogspot.com.

Tea Party

kids tea party theme

If your kid wants an enjoyable and relaxed afternoon, host a Tea Party. You can combine it with a pamper party. For some fun games and ideas take a look at this article from care.com. For food ideas, get some inspiration from Passionatepennypincher.com.

U – Party themes

Unicorn party

Unicorn party theme for kids

When children request this theme, it sounds a bit vague. In reality, it’s an easy and fun theme to do. It can be easily combined with the rainbow theme.

For some easy Unicorn party games, check out these articles from Partydelights.co.uk and Redtedart.com. If you are looking for some fun DIY ideas, take a look at this article from xokatierosario.com.

Under the Sea

Pretending to live under the sea, or being marooned on an island, is always exhilarating for kids. For some nice decoration ideas, take a look at this article from Justamumnz.com. You can also find some DIY ideas in this article from Prettymyparty.com.

V – Party themes

Vampire party

If your kids can’t get enough at Halloween, a Vampire theme will be ideal. For some party games, take a look at these articles from Thespruce.com and Queen-of-theme-party-games.com. For some DIY decoration ideas, get inspired by this article from Thespruce.com. Additionally, you can book a face painter to turn all of your guests into vampires.

Viking

This is a good theme if you don’t want to Pirates again. It’s also the perfect theme to combine with “How to train your dragon” (DreamWorks). You can find some party ideas in this article from Spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com. For some DIY table decorations take a look at this article from Snowybliss.blogspot.com.

W – Party themes

Wally / Waldo

Wally or Waldo, depending on where you are in the world, is a great theme for younger age groups. It ties in perfectly with a scavenger hunt. You can find some nice party ideas in this article from Marfmom.com.

Witch

Witch kid party theme

For a fun, haunted party, get all your guests to arrive as witches. The costumes are easy enough to find or make. For some extra fun, combine this theme with a tea party.

For decoration, food and games ideas take a look at this article from Carinagardner.com. For some more games, take a look at this article from Thespruce.com.

Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz will probably remain as a classic. If your kids are of the age to watch or read the story, this might be the perfect theme. You can find some easy party decoration, games and food ideas in this article from Hwtm.com.

X – Party themes

X-Men

A nice spin-off of the superheroes is the X-Men theme. As anyone can be an X-men, kids can have fun creating their own character. You can find some nice DIY ideas on this Pinterest Board.

Y – Party themes

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Z – Party themes

Zoo party

Zoo kids party theme

The zoo party ties with the animal party mentioned at the start. The obvious solution is to go to a zoo. But for some nice at home party ideas, take a look at this article from Mamaguru.com. Partywizz also provides a one-stop shop for zoo party decorations.

Zombi

Last, but not least, is the zombie theme. With just a bit of make-up adults and kids can become zombies for the day. For some food, costumes and decoration ideas, take a look at this article from Thechaosandtheclutter.com. For some zombie-based games, you can take a look at this article from the Thespruce.com.