I am absolutely passionate about celebrating my children's big days with amazing kids birthday parties! I love hosting them at home and giving them fun themes that excites the birthday child and their guests! We've held dozens and dozens of parties over the years for our kids- and I love sharing our kids' party ideas here with you!
Now I am not talking about those fancy-schmancy-oh-so-pretty parties that look like they’ve been put together by a professional event planner with a generous budget, or by a Mom who worked for three weeks straight baking 6 different kinds of dessert and creating masterful decorations and party favors by hand.
Instead I use easy-to-pull-together party games for kids that you can do in your backyard or basement. I make delicious homemade (yet simple!) cakes and snacks rather than forking over a big pile of cash for pizza and a sheet cake from the local bakery. I hand out party favors that guests will actually treasure rather than cheap plastic trinkets. And I do all of this- for a lot less than you'd think!
Kids Birthday Party Ideas by Age:
Ages 5 and under:
- Barnyard Party (*hired entertainment)
- “Bob The Builder” Party
- Firefighter’s Party
- Lego Birthday Party
- “Minnie Mouse” Party
- “Pinkalicious” Birthday Party
- Safari Party (*hired entertainment)
- Science Party (*hired entertainment)
- Waterslide Party (*based on a birthday gift)
- Backyard Campout Sleepover
- Baseball Party
- Beados Craft Party
- Bike Decorating Party
- Cinderella Birthday Party (based on the movie)
- Cooking Party
- Cupcake Wars Birthday Party
- Gingerbread Wars Party
- Go Out to the Movies Party
- Just Dance Half-Sleepover Party
- Olympics Birthday Party
- Puppies & Ponies Party
- Race Car Party (*based on a birthday gift)
- Rainbow Loom Party
- Snowman & Sledding Party
- Spa Birthday Party
- Tea & Craft Party
- Tie Dye Party
- “American Ninja Warrior” Party
- Art Birthday Party
- “Cutthroat Kitchen” Birthday Party
- Escape Room Birthday Party
- Magic Tricks Birthday Party
- Minecraft Party
- Minute to Win It Birthday Party
- Poker Night Party
- Star Wars Party Ideas for Tweens!
- The Amazing Race Birthday Party
Kids Party Ideas by Gender:
Party Games, Crafts, & Activities for Kids:
- 100 Truth or Dare Questions for Tweens (free printable party game!)
- “What's On Your Phone?” (free printable party game for tweens and teens!)
- 50 Would You Rather Questions for Tweens (free printable party game!)
- Photo Scavenger Hunt for Tweens (free printable party game!)
- Video Scavenger Hunt for Tweens (free printable party game!
- 10 Great Birthday Party Games for Tweens (tons of ideas from around the web!)
- 10 Awesome Birthday Party Crafts for Tweens (tutorials and supplies you'll need!)
- 10 Fun Birthday Party Activities for Tweens (fun things to do at your party!)
- 10 Awesome Backyard Games for Tweens! (perfect for parties!)
Or You Can Shop for These Awesome Games!
Invitations for Kids Birthday Parties:
Favors for Kids Birthday Parties
Cakes for Kids Birthday Parties
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I hope that you found this to be a great resource to you as you plan an awesome birthday party for your child! And if you'd some more information on how to throw that awesome party AND do it for less than $100- check out my ebook below!