Kid friendly birthday party themes they’ll love!

Whether it's picking your sport and creating your own team full of mini birthday ballers, or partying like animals with a whole zoo full of kid-sized creatures - your little people will love these  child friendly birthday party themes and activities (and, just quietly, the big people probably will too)!

Alexis from The Festive Co shares some of her greatest hit kids’ birthday party themes, and activities to match.

Whether it’s picking your sport and creating your own team full of mini birthday ballers, or partying like animals with a whole zoo full of kid-sized creatures – your little people will love these  child friendly birthday party themes (and, just quietly, the big people probably will too)!

kids birthday party sports theme

T is for Team

This is a great one for any sporty loving child. Let them burn off some energy before heading inside for cake and singing!

kids birthday party theme sports

You can easily set up your own games in the backyard like ball tosses into baskets, limbo, egg and spoon and hoola hoop competitions. Or check your local area for mini sports workshops that will come to you!

kids birthday party themes

For my son’s first sports party (he’s had a few now!) I bought basic white t-shirts from Big W and added guests’ names in sticky felt on the back. This would look just as cute in permanent marker, and it gives them a little something fun to pop over whatever they are wearing. If you have crafty kids, this can double as an activity, as they decorate their sports uniform!

kids birthday party team theme

kids birthday party theme sports

Mini water bottles make for a fun ‘hydration station’ and is it even a sports party without little medals for all the athletic superstars?!

kids party theme candy shop

Old School Candy Shoppe

 Oh my, they’ll be on a sugar high just looking at this party! But don’t worry, with some clever tricks, you can avoid some of the real lollies (and candy crashes.)

kids candy shop birthday party theme

kids party theme candy shop

kids candy shop party theme

Instantly transform walls into a candy shoppe by printing out stock imagery! etsy.com has stores who sell backdrops, or you can buy images on websites like shutterstock.com. It looks effective without having to actually fill loads of jars with the real thing.

kids theme candy shop

 Look for little plaster painting sets in yummy treat shapes. A great activity that doesn’t get too messy, and is a bonus little gift that they can take home.

kids party theme candy shop

Got loads of those plastic pit balls at home? Same. Turn it into a ‘Sprinkle Scoop Up!’ game, with spades or even ladles or spoons from the kitchen. Kids take it in turns to see how quickly they can scoop just their coloured sprinkle into a bucket!

kid friendly birthday party themes

Carnival Fun

Everyone loves visiting the local show, so kids will go bananas for this theme. It’s bright and exciting whether turning 1 or 10.

kids party carnival theme

Save some old cans and create your own labels to stick on top, add a tennis ball and there you have it – a DIY ‘Knock Down’ game!

kids party theme carnival

Cardboard popcorn boxes make a cute vessel for take home party goodies. The children will be wowed by it’s size, but you can half fill it with popcorn to cut down on the sweet treats.

kids party carnival theme

kids party carnival theme

The beauty of a time-old theme like this is, you’ll find lots of goodies to match online, like these little carnival themed frames. Just add a little instant photo as a take home gift for relatives!

kids party theme teddy bears picnic

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

This classic theme is so sweet, I can bearly (sorry, had to!) cope. Perfect for a picnic set up indoors or out, pull out nanna’s old wooden rugs and stock up on sandwiches!

kids party theme teddybears picnic

Ask kiddos to bring along their special fluffy friend, and have name tags ready to add to each soft toy to ensure it’s safe travels at the party.

kid birthday party theme teddy bears picnic

‘Pin The Bow Tie On The Bear’ is an easy game to make with cardboard or butchers paper.

kids party theme teddy bears picnic

If you have an outdoor area, a ‘Going On A Bear (Treasure) Hunt’ is such an easy activity. Just have a grown-up scatter chocolate gold coins in the garden or park, and set the little ones off on an adventure.

kids party animal theme

Party Animals

If you have little critter lovers or zoo fans, then this theme is sure to delight. By collecting all their animal toys and adding some party hats, you already have the decorations sorted!

kids party animal theme

 Whip up your own little ‘Safari Bingo’ and hide matching animal pics around the garden or playground for them to go and find. Pairs of binoculars add plenty of excitement too.

kids party animal theme 

kids party theme animals

There is so much fun to be had with animal themed snacks, and they don’t have to be hard! Fruit salad becomes Coral Cups and classic chocolate crackles make excellent Bunny Poop.

kids party animal theme

When it comes to a cake, cute toppers can take it from simple to sensational in seconds! Plus, acrylic cake toppers can be kept and reused and also make lovely keepsakes from the party.

For more kids’ birthday party theme ideas and activity inspo:

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