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15 Amazing Kids’ Birthday Party Themes

Published on: August 29, 2012

Kids' rainbow birthday party by Kara's Party Ideas

In need of a little color at your next big bash? Kara's Party Ideas shares this gorgeous idea for throwing a rainbow-rrific summer fête and — if you can believe it — everything featured is homemade and budget-friendly! Besides having plenty of bright and beautiful hues to get the day off to a colorful start, this cool party theme offers up fun sweets, including a rainbow layer cake, fruit kabobs, candy-covered Oreos, Kool-Aid in mini water bottles, and other bright sweets made for the birthday boy or girl. Check out the rest of the fun photos featured to see the kids’ neat DIY rainbow-esque tees and their fab homemade piñata (in rainbow colors, of course!).

Kids' Lego birthday party by Crackerland

Got a little one who goes bananas for Legos? Mama Sarah of Crackerland put together a fantastic Lego birthday extravaganza for her 5-year-old Harvey, and we completely agree with the expression on his face — that is one neat party! Packed with plenty of colorful pop and homage to the classic little-people favorites, Harvey's guests dined on Lego men cookies and a cool construction-themed Lego cake, and enjoyed DIY games. Check out Crackerland for the full scoop and if you're hoping to recreate Harvey's special day, you're in luck — all of the party goodies featured can be found in Sarah's Etsy shop along with other creative themed party loot.

Kids' Muppets birthday party by Kara's Party Ideas

Another fab pick from Kara's Party Ideas — we cannot get enough of this Muppets-inspired birthday bash! Truly one Muppet show to remember, this playful party featured plenty of colorful sweets on the birthday table and in "Dr. Teeth's Candy Shop," along with activities, including "Kermit's Build-a-Banjo" station, a stop at "Fozzie's Joke Shop," and a "Headbands for 'Moi'" station honoring Miss Piggy. Check out the rest of Kara's post for more amazing photos of the bash and links to where you can purchase some of the fab goodies featured.

Kids' Lorax birthday party by Celebrations at Home

Got a young Dr. Seuss lover at home? It's hard not to fall head over heels for this Lorax-inspired birthday party idea featured on Celebrations at Home — truffula seeds and Thneeds included! Mom Marjaneh says that both of her sons helped to plan and create the entire theme and it's apparent that her two boys have an eye for detail. Offering up eco-friendly sayings from the hit movie, along with plenty of fun sweets and a bounty fruits and veggies (since the movie's characters didn't have access to fresh produce), this is one party theme that we're sure will be remembered for years to come. For the full scoop, be sure to check out the rest of the post — the cake and cake pops are must-sees for fans!

Kids' robot birthday party by Pizzazzerie

Robots are all the rage and it doesn't get much cuter than this robot-themed birthday bash featured on Pizzazzerie! Complete with robot cut-out photo ops, a robotic piñata, liquid fuel blue Gatorade, a bouncy house, and a cool robot-themed cake to match, this party offered up plenty of fun and unforgettable features for 3-year-old Brooks on his special day. Though it may come as no surprise, Brooks' mom says the party was an absolute hit for all invitees. What can we say — robots are just plain fun!

Kids' supergirl birthday party by Tortoise and the Hare

Mama Michelle of the blog Tortoise and the Hare shares this wonderful idea for creating a supergirl-themed birthday party, and, let's admit it — what little lady wouldn't want to show off her super powers for a day? Filled to the brim with DIY goodies and creativity, this fab girl-power bash was inspired by the birthday girl herself and included plenty of darling sweets and treats, along with a homemade game of superhero bingo — played with M&Ms, of course! Check out the rest of Michelle's gorgeous photography for more supergirl photo ops and flair.

Kids' Super Mario birthday party by Amy's Party Ideas

Speaking of super powers, this Super Mario Brothers-themed birthday party idea featured on Amy's Party Ideas certainly tops the cake with Nintendo cuteness! Sure to give your little birthday boy or gal the memorable power-up they're needing on their special day, this cool party included "Wii remote" cookies for pint-sized party guests to take home, mustaches on sticks for creative (and delicious) disguises, Toad- and-star-power-inspired cake pops, and much more. This is one party lineup that the little gamer in your home is sure to absolutely love!

Kids' camping themed birthday party by Hostess With the Mostess

If your young Scout loves nothing more than camping out in the great outdoors, consider throwing him a camping-themed bash he'll never forget, like this party idea featured on Hostess with the Mostess. Upon arriving at the party, young guests were greeted with "explorer backpacks," filled with gear such as mini binoculars and compasses for their big outdoor adventure that included a movie under the stars, neat camping-themed games, and the all-time-cutest camping-themed sugar cookies that we promise you've ever seen. To top it all off, each party guest was given an "I survived Camp Luke" t-shirt when the camping trip came to a close. Adorable!

Kids' mermaid birthday party by One Charming Party

We couldn't agree more with Once Charming Party: "You don’t need to live under the sea to create an aquatic adventure." But really, this mermaid-themed party truly takes the cuteness cake —and we're sure your sea-lovin' little ladies won't be disapointed! Including fun beach games such as a relay, a shell dig and a sea queen crown-making activity, this party's goodies can be snapped up in the One Charming Party shop and — the best part — they say that everything works perfectly whether you're at home in the backyard, on the beach, or even pretending to be at the beach in the comfort of your living room. It's true — you really don't have to live under the sea to enjoy plenty of enchanting aquatic adventures!

Kids' monster birthday party by Meet the Dubiens

Mama Jill of Meet the Dubiens shares this darling idea for hosting a monster-themed birthday bash, and we can't get enough of her adorable little critters! Featuring monster grins on sticks (which came in handy for fun photo ops later in the day), candy monster teeth, hilarious critter cupcakes and more, this creative party packs plenty of silly fun faces and DIY charm. Jill adds that when it came to goody bags, she didn't want to load all of the kids up with sweets, so instead each child got to pick an ugly doll from the "adopt-a-monster" basket to take home with their repacked monster Play-Doh shown. Be sure to check out the rest of Jill's post for a photo collage of her guests wearing their cool monster masks!

Kids' superhero birthday party by Domestic Charm

So many superheroes, so little time! Domestic Charm shares this neat idea for a superhero-themed birthday party, and we absolutely love the mini city photo drop. Offering up plenty of superhero activities, this cool bash had plenty of mighty sweets to match — "powerful punch," "super sticks" (white chocolate-covered pretzel sticks), hero sandwiches on sticks (love!), and "super striped Jell-O," among others. Each child left with a goodie bag full of superhero treats and a homemade mask — check out the full post for links to the tutorials, recipes and more!

Kids' Toy Story birthday party by Lynlee's Petite Cakes

Got a Toy Story fanatic in your home? Then you won't want to miss out on Lynlee's Petite Cakes' fabulous Toy Story-themed birthday party! Deciding to work solely off of Toy Story 3's storyline, Mom Lynlee took every detail into consideration, down to the "packing for college" cardboard boxes, cupcakes sporting favorite characters, and plenty of school time fun for the kiddos — story time, a western dress-up area, a gigantic Lotso Huggin' Bear for snuggling, an art area and much more. For plenty more photos of 5-year-old Annabelle's fantastic Toy Story day, be sure to check out the rest of Lynlee's post.

Kids' goldfish birthday party by See Vanessa Craft

Mama Vanessa of See Vanessa Craft shares the fabulous deets about the goldfish-themed birthday party she created for her toddler Logan. Packed to the gills with plenty of fishy fun, this creative and budget-friendly bash offered up a variety of treats and sweets, including goldfish crackers, fish-shaped PB&Js for the little ones, goldfish-marshmallow pops, and much more. With a wide variety of ages to entertain, Vanessa chose to offer activities that all of the kids could work on at their own pace, and each guest went home with clever goldfishy treats and goodies. Check out the rest of Vanessa's post for great photos of her son's special day — and for more info on how she created all of her fish-tastic treats and decorations!

Kids' enchanted forest themed birthday party by Linden & Lace

Got a little guy and gal who have birthdays in the same month? Clever Mom Linden of Linden & Lace offers up this fun idea for hosting an enchanted forest-themed boy/girl party complete with a bouncy castle and super waterslide that surely was the envy of all the garden gnomes in town! With a little handiwork from Dad and Grandpa, the party featured mini wooden tables and stools for the tots, along with a forest cottage easily made with two appliance boxes and some brightly colored paint. All in all, a completely enchanting afternoon for the two special birthday kiddos, and one that will surely be remembered in years to come!

Kids' dinosaur themed birthday party by Hostess With the Mostess

It might be a well-known fact that dinos have long been extinct, but that certainly isn't the case with this rawr-tastic dinosaur birthday party featured on Hostess With the Mostess! Boasting prehistoric sweets and goodies such as mini molten lava cakes, chocolate dino eggs, dog-o-saurs and more themed offerings, this cool DIY bash goes to show that dinosaurs are most definitely not a thing of the past. Party guests ventured out on an archaeologist hunt for dinosaur eggs (read: mini watermelons transformed with colorful paint), while donning DIY Stegosaurus-like spiked party hats that Mom Debbie says the kids absolutely loved. Check out the rest of Hostess With the Mostess to get the full scoop on this dino-mite bash — we especially love Debbie's idea for creating a chocolate lava trifle filled with "worms," "dirt," and mini "dino eggs!"

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