Birthday Party Themes for Kids – Making it Memorable ( Momimhar posted on October 16th, 2015 )

It is a common myth that making special birthday memories for your child has to dig a hole right through the center of your budget. In fact, kids are simple at heart, and that’s why we love them so much – they remind us of all the simple places where joy can be found.

With that said, here are some birthday party themes for girls and boys that will turn into lasting happy memories – without sending you into debt in the process!

Throw a Shapes Party

Circles, rectangles, squares, triangles – a Shapes Party is the perfect simple choice for the younger set (girls or boys). Not only is it super easy to organize a shapes party, from the food to the decorations to the games and favor bags, but even the littlest attendees will feel right at home identifying (and often ingesting) their favorite shapes.

Select a Theme

First, decide whether you want to select just one shape (for instance, circles) or feature all the main shapes.

power rangers themed cake

Power Rangers Themed Birthday Cake

What You Will Need

Your list of supplies will depend on your theme, but here are some easy ideas to use.

Snacks. Finding snacks in the shape(s) of your theme is as easy as a knife, cookie cutter or the pre-packaged goodies at big box retail stores.

Decorations. Balloons, big dot stickers (any retailer will have these), posters, photos and streamers are all perfect for a Shapes party.

Games. Same goes for games – from bubble wrap and blowing bubbles to post-it note Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

Party favors. Favors can feature small fruits, kiddie crackers and geometric stickers.

Similar Themed Ideas

Having a color-themed party (featuring one or all colors), a bubbles party (with everything bubbles) and a cupcake party (where the attendees bake and decorate their own cupcakes) are all fun and memorable variations on this creative theme.

Create a Party Photo Booth

Another fabulous way to create surefire good memories for your child’s birthday is to include a photo booth. You can make the “booth” yourself based on your party theme and snap each child’s picture as soon as they come in.

Keys to Making This Work

Of course, if lots of attendees arrive at once, your awesome and well-planned idea could turn into chaos! So here is what to do to make this work.

Choose your camera. A digital camera allows you to email photos to parents later. An instant camera lets you print the photos out and tuck them into the child’s party favor bag – or hand them to the parents at pick-up time.

a-girl with confetti

Choose your photo moment. Depending on the crush at the door, it can be better to take photos as kids are leaving rather than as they arrive.

Keep a list! One thing you don’t want to do is fail to recognize an attendee later (if your party includes face painting, costumes or other activities this can be a real problem you may face). So keep a list of names in the order of the pictures you take.

Designate a second-in-command adult to assist you. Here, while you are snapping the photos, your assistant will be taking down names and (for digital pics at least) parent email addresses.

There are so many great ways to make your child’s birthday memories special and long-lasting. Feel free to use these ideas, or they might help you brainstorm your own unique party!

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This guest post is courtesy of SignMission, an American owned, operated and manufactured company. SignMission makes various types of signs including vinyl pizza banners, vinyl french fry banners and vinyl belgian waffle banners.

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10 responses

  1. andi says:

    i think the only thing i remember about any of my childhood birthday parties was “Pin The Tail On The Donkey”….
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  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Those are great party themes. Last year we had a Lego themed party for our boys.

  3. Erica says:

    Interesting ideas you got. I think photobooths are always fun at parties!
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  4. Kids birthdays are always fun to plan and put together. So many ways to make it fun for the kids, young and old.

  5. Jeanine says:

    Keeping a list is so important, I remember the one year I didn’t and oh boy that was a mess. Couldn’t keep track of anything!
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  6. mya.k says:

    This so cool and cute I love is so much expeditiously the cake it is so cute, for my sister birthday i will look back on these.

  7. brianna says:

    Cute idea for a party. I love the simplicity of it.
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  8. Wow such a great birthday party themes ideas!! I will do it for kid’s birthday!!

  9. Ra'Nesha says:

    Awesome party ideas and tips I am going to have to borrow your ideas

  10. Lisa Rios says:

    I agree kids are so special & we all do our best to excite them during such special occasions like Birthday by throwing up a party. The shapes party sounds like a fun one which will excite the kids so much & some special photo moments are going to be on the cards for sure.

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