My daughter Lili Ann loves riding her bike, and was especially proud when she mastered riding it without the help of training wheels! What better way to celebrate than with a bicycle birthday party? And because little girls love crafts and decorations we decided to ask guests to bring along their bikes for a fun party of bike decorating and obstacle course riding, along with some homemade party foods! This is another one of our fun kids birthday parties!
The Bicycle Birthday Party Invitation:
I found this adorable bicycle clip art online for free, and created these homemade party invitations and stationery! You can download a blank version of this invite at the bottom of this post!
Bicycle Birthday Party Order of Events:
This was one of those parties where I did allow ambition and creativity to get in the way of my own party planning sanity- and I packed a few too many activities into the 90-minute party!
And the fact that the temperature was in the mid-90's and I planned the activities on a sunny deck rather than in the shade didn't help!
But the girls didn't seem to mind- and had a great time!
Activity #1: Make the Chocolate Cups for Dessert
We started the party by dipping balloons (water-balloon-sized) into melted chocolate to create our chocolate cups for dessert and placed them inside of the house to cool and harden.
You can see my tutorial on How to Make Chocolate Ice Cream Cups here!
Activity #2: Make Your Own Pizzas for Lunch
Next, the girls assembled their own pizzas by adding the sauce, cheese, and favorite toppings on pre-baked homemade pizza crusts. (You can see my recipe for DIY Mini Pizzas here!)
Every pizza was marked with a flag with the guest's name in order to match the right pizza with the right guest later on! (I just wrote it in Sharpie on the parchment paper that the pizzas were baked on.
Activity #3: Make Tissue Paper Flowers for Our Bike Baskets!
We then moved onto the bike decorations, which included creating our own tissue paper flowers to adorn our bike baskets! (You can check out a tutorial on how to make tissue paper flowers here!)
We threaded the pipe cleaner through the woven bike baskets to attach the tissue paper flowers.
Activity #4: Decorate Handlebar Streamers
Activity #5: Decorate the Bikes!
Before we moved on to decorating the bikes, the party guests all re-fueled by enjoying their homemade pizzas!
Then the kids headed out to the driveway to attach their new bike baskets and streamers and they also could add spoke covers to their wheels which we had made ahead of time by cutting open dozens (okay, hundreds) of colorful plastic drinking straws , and trimming them to the proper length so they would make beautiful bicycle spoke covers!
Activity #6: Riding the Bikes Through the Obstacle Course!
We created an obstacle course in the driveway for the girls to weave back and forth through cones, ride underneath pool noodle “tunnels”, and pedal quickly past sprinkler waterfalls.
This was the best part of the party- they loved to see how fast they could pedal to avoid getting wet- and then squeal when the sprinklers caught them anyway!
Activity #7: Dessert!
We didn't create a traditional birthday cake for this party, instead, my daughter Lili wanted to enjoy ice cream inside of the chocolate cups we made at the beginning of the party!
Bicycle Party Favors!
The party guests each took home the bike decorations that they had made and added to their bikes.
In addition, we passed out homemade bicycle cookies as party favors! Cut from this fantastic bike-shaped cookie cutter , and decorated with royal icing, each guest received a cookie in a cellophane treat bag , tied with a ribbon that held in place the favor tag!
Bicycle Birthday Party Thank You Note!
Whether you decide to have the birthday child open gifts in front of his guests, or after the party- I always think it is important to send a hand-written thank you note of appreciation afterward. This free printable thank you note makes it easy for kids to fill-in-the-blanks!
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Do you think your daughter would love a bike-decorating party?