Choosing a theme for your little one's birthday party can make organising the event a lot easier for you and makes it even more special for your child.
 
Zoo:
  • Kids can come dressed as their favourite animals.
  • Decorate the room with stuffed animals and animal-themed cups and napkins.
  • Hang green crepe paper streamers to mimic jungle vines and make some basic balloon animals.
  • Make homemade biscuits using animal-shaped cookie cutters.
Circus:
  • Costumes can includes clowns, acrobats, ring masters, lion tamers, strongmen and even bears.
  • Use alternating lengths of red and white crepe paper along the ceiling and walls to create the effect of a circus tent.
  • Serve popcorn, hot dogs and ice cream – typical circus food.
Pirates:
  • Decorations and costumes for pirate parties are really easy to get so this is the perfect theme if you’re stuck for time.
  • Cover shoeboxes in brown paper to create DIY treasure chests, fill with gold paper and costume jewellery and place them around the room. Cover the table with a blue cloth and decorate with seashells. Oh and don’t forget to hang your pirate flag on the wall!
  • Chicken (gold) nuggets and shell pasta are a must. You can also make cupcakes with blue and black icing.
Disney:
  • Children can come dressed as their favourite Disney character.
  • Disney cups, plates and napkins are easy to find so you can use these to decorate. You can also hang Disney movie posters – and you can’t go wrong with balloons.
  • Play Disney movies in the background and the songs will be your party’s soundtrack.
  • For food, have a Mad Hatter Tea Party with cakes and tea or eat jelly insects like they do in The Lion King.
Superheroes
  • Get your little one’s friends to come dressed as their favourite superhero.
  • When decorating, base the colour scheme on your child’s chosen hero. For example, if they love Superman, decorate with red and blue streamers.
  • Use comic book pages as a cover for the food table and hang capes from the back of each chair.
Cowboys and Indians:
  • Make a Wanted poster for each child and hang these around the room. You can give them out as party favours at the end.
  • Decorate the room in stuffed horses, toy guns and toy trains and cover tables in gingham tablecloths.
  • Play country music and serve hamburgers, baked beans and (very mild) chilli. Don’t forget the ice cream – we’re certain that cowboys loved ice cream.
Lego:
  • Lego has made a big comeback since the movie was released, so kids will love dressing like their favourite characters.
  • Decorate the room in the typically bold Lego colours (red, green, blue, etc).
  • Draw Lego faces on sheets of yellow paper and hang these around the room.
  • All the food should be rectangular – you can even make Lego pizza by cutting it into rectangles and using pepperoni slices to create the studs.

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