30 ideas for fun activities for your childs next birthday party!

Now that life is starting to happen again and things seem like they may be reopening for good, we’re overwhelmed with all the catching up we have to do. Friends we haven’t seen in forever, getting the kids back into routine, the wonderful craziness of a social life – these are all things we’ve missed and are glad to be getting back to.

And one thing that we know is an important event that we need to be sure to celebrate this year is our kids birthdays. Gone are the sad Zoom calls, friends driving by with banners, the lack lustre birthday games – it’s time to reclaim birthdays with a vengeance! We want fun games, themes, friends and majorly cute decoration! But sometimes the games part can be a little hard to come up with.

Photo of Girl Having Fun in Birthday Party

What do you do with 10+ kids under the age of 10? What new novelty can we dream up for this next birthday? We’re glad you asked – we’ve come up with 30 great ideas, games and themes you can use next time you’re hosting a party that will have your kid’s classmates raving about their birthday party. Become ‘the fun house’ with these fun and easy ideas!

Cupcake decorating

Bubble buckets

Mini movie theatre

Painting self portraits

Make flower crows

Lego competition

Nail painting

Girl in White Shirt Sitting Beside Girl in Green Dress

Face painting

Costume party

Colouring/craft station

Sleepover party

Tea party

Treasure hunt

Karaoke

Dance competition

Free stock photo of balloons, beautiful, birthday party

Science experiment station

Collage arts and crafts

Fashion show

Obstacle course

Have a sports day

Open air cinema

Ice cream sundae decorating

Water balloon fight

kids in spiderman and Captain America costumes

Decorate princess crowns/ superhero masks

Fairground games – ball/ring toss, fishing for baskets, dunking for apples

Make ‘potions’ with sodas

Make fairy doors

Hula hoop pass

Egg and spoon races

Minute to win it games

Fiona Murphy is a freelance writer, specialising in book-related content, fiction and poetry. She can be found drinking tea, craving tapas or attempting to finish her never-ending-novel.

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