Party Themes for Kids

Fish Party

Start with fish shaped invitations placed in small plastic bottles. The birthday cake could be in the shape of a blue whale or even a ship will do. For party food, have a bowl full of blue raspberry Jell-O with gummy fishes placed all over the place. Fried golden fish crackers, tuna fish sandwiches, or small grilled fish snack bites, with blue coloured drinks will add to the fish party theme. The games can include guessing games, or paring games using sea objects such as sea shells, different coloured plastic fishes, fake pearls, packet of beach sand, etc. Guessing games will include two teams, from which one kid at a time will try to define the sea object to his team. The paring game can be played in pairs where each team will have to find and pair up with coordinating sea objects.

Lion King Party

The Lion King birthday party theme requires one to plan a jungle party. It could be done outdoors if one has a garden, or indoors decorated with complete fake trees and a few animals (Pumbaa, Timon, Simba, etc) lurking around. One can find all these decorations at party supply stores. Send out invitations in cuts out of all Lion King characters. Party food can include animal crackers, fried animal shaped cutlets, grilled sandwiches, etc. Jungle party games could include a competition among the children about imitating their favourite character, best dressed Lion King character, etc.

Magic Party

Kids are enthralled by magic, and would love a party based on this theme. One can hire a local magician for a few hours to entertain the children. One can get highly creative with the invitations, use magic pens to change colour, make a puzzle out of the invitation, make the invitation in shape of rabbit or a hat. Decorate the place with balloons, streamers, confetti, etc. Party food can include a variety of snacks, finger foods, or small meals. Get the hired magician, or you could do it if you know a few magic tricks, to involve children in games like building a cards castle, guessing games, twister, etc.

Slumber Party

A slumber party is the most cherished childhood memory people love to reminiscence about. Give your kids a memory they will cherish forever. Send out invitations with moon and star stickers on them. Make sure you add in a request for kids to carry their own sleeping bags and toiletries. Clear a room and put all sleeping bags together, make it a movie night, dance night, or have lots of party games. If you plan to make it a dinner night, be done with it early and keep it light, else make sure the kids have lot of healthy non-fried snacks. A warm glass of hot chocolate milk will add the yum factor to the slumber party.

One important aspect to keep in mind while arranging a party for kids is to keep it short and simple. Kids get bored with an activity that gets prolonged and doesn’t sound like fun. Organizing party themes for kids is quite easy, if you just let your imagination flow.