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  1. A to Z Party Theme Ideas for 2017 – A whole bundle of super fun ideas for children’s birthday parties

    June 19, 2017 by Faffy Tea

    Look no further – here are 26 unique ideas for themes for your next birthday party!

    Party Themes 2017

    Jump to: A-E | F-J | K-O | N-S | T-Z

    A  – Astronauts Party
    Make paper mache planets to hang from the ceiling and eat dehydrated food. Bake a cake in the shape of half the moon with craters and astronaut figures.

    Bug Scavenger Hunt by MyMummyStyle.com

    Credit: Bug Scavenger Hunt by MyMummyStyle.com

    B  – Bug Party
    Invite guests to wear creepy crawly fancy dress and then go on an outdoor bug hunt and see what beasties you can find.

    C  – Cupcake Wars Party
    Get all party guests to bring in their best home-baked cupcakes and the birthday boy/girl gets to judge them on taste and decoration. Create cupcake banners to decorate the venue.

    D  – Donut / Doughnut Party
    Use blow-up pool rings painted as doughnuts for decorations, and get guests to play a game where they must eat sugary doughnuts off strings without using their hands.

    E  – Einstein Party
    Give guests protective goggles to wear when they arrive, along with a green-dyed drink in a glass beaker. Organise some easy science experiments that all guests can have a go at.

    F  – Froggy Party
    Frogs are the new owls! Cover the floor in blue sheets with green paper lily pads, and serve froggy themed food.

    G  – Great White Shark Party
    Make shark masks for the guests and use fishing nets for decorations. Serve the guests scary red-dyed “blood” drinks!

    H  – Horror Movie Party
    Get guests to come dressed as their famous horror film character, and decorate with gory Halloween accessories. Watch a classic horror movie whilst playing Horror Movie Bingo.

    Sandcastle Cake by Heather Drive

    Credit: Sandcastle Cake by Heather Drive

    I  – Indoor Beach Party
    Don’t worry if you have a winter birthday – turn your indoor venue into a beach and play beach games! Cover the cake in crushed cookies/biscuits to make it look like it’s covered in sand.

    J  – Jungle Party
    Rustle up some leaf sandwiches and play a recording of ambient jungle sounds. You can even DIY some jungle vines.

    K  – Kite Party
    Live in a windy area? Provide all party guests with a cheap kite to use outside and have kite battles! Make some Kite Cookies to munch on afterwards.

    L  – Lego Party
    Purchase a large batch of lego and let guests create their own lego masterpiece, with prizes for the best one. Decorate with lego brick bunting, and hide minifigs around the venue for guests to hunt.

    M  – Monster Party
    Decorate the front door with huge googly eyes, and serve guests purple-dyed drinks. Organise a Monster Hunt party game.

    N  – Neon Party
    Give guests glow sticks/necklaces and let them paint cool designs on each other with glow in the dark body paint… then turn off the lights!

    Pizza Chef Party - Kara's Party Ideas

    Credit: Pizza Chef Party – Kara’s Party Ideas

    O  – Old Folks Party
    Get guests to arrive dressed as themselves when they are 75 years old. Decorate the venue to look like an old people’s home and play Bingo.

    P  – Pizza Parlour Party
    Turn your venue into an italian pizzeria with checked tablecloths and italian flag bunting. Have guests create their own pizzas with the toppings they choose.

    Q  – Quidditch Party
    Buy some cheap brooms and a ball and play a big game of Quidditch (without the flying)! Serve Butter Beer and a Hogwarts themed buffet.

    R  – Rainbow Party
    Get each guest to dress in a different colour of the rainbow, then have a colour-themed scavenger hunt where each guest has to hunt for items that are the same colour as they’re wearing.

    S  – Spies Party
    Create a spy-themed treasure hunt where teams of guests have to solve puzzles and decrypt codes. Use Caution Tape for decorating.

    T  – Tutti Frutti Party
    Serve fruit salad cups and smoothies, and give each guest a temporary fruit tattoo. Play a fruit tossing game or even have a coconut shy!

    U  – Under the Sea Party
    Use green streamers to create seaweed decorations all over the venue. Serve these crab croissants and play Pin the Tale on the Whale.

     Fairy / Gnome Miniature Garden by elowezil.blogspot.co.uk

    Credit: Fairy / Gnome Miniature Garden by elowezil.blogspot.co.uk

    V  – Viking Party
    Turn your usual party buffet into a viking feast serving historical food recipes. Use old rain gutters to create a Viking Boat Race game.

    W  – Woodland Gnome Party
    Give each guest a red gnome hat to wear. Get them to create their own mini gnome garden, then serve up slices of delicious chocolate log cake.

    X  – Xbox Party
    Decorate with green, black and white decorations and ice the cupcakes with the Xbox logo. Organise the ultimate Xbox tournament.

    Y  – Yellow Party
    This one is more obvious – everything yellow! Serve yellow cake, orange squash, lemon curd tarts, corn on the cobs, mac and cheese and Quavers. Make a Pick a Duck game for guests to play.

    Z  – Zombie Hunters Party
    Setup some zombie targets and get guests to practice their Nerf shooting skills! Serve the party food in Emergency Survival Kit boxes and stick ration labels on soft drink bottles.

     

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  2. Channel Surfing TV Bingo Game – Printable party game that uses your television!

    March 9, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    We have a new product on Etsy – A Channel Surfing Bingo game!

    Printable Party Bingo

    This fun party game has printable bingo sheets for up to 12 players/teams of all ages. Surf through the channels of your TV so that players can try to spot items from their bingo sheets on the television screen! Items can be spotted in TV shows, commercials, news, children’s television, shopping channels… anywhere and everywhere.

    Stay on each channel for 5-10 seconds, and cycle through the channels as many times as is needed for somebody to win!

    Normal Bingo rules apply – so the first player to complete a row on their sheet wins a small prize, and then everyone plays again to try and get a Full House (all items on their sheet) and wins the whole game.

    Television Bingo Printable Game

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  3. Woodland Gnome Party Ideas: Decorations, food, DIYs & costumes for some gnome-y fun!

    January 29, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    If you need an unusual, creative theme for a kids’ birthday party this year – you could choose a Woodland Gnome theme!

    Over on Pinterest we’ve been searching for decorations, DIY crafts, woodland-theme party food, costumes and cool stuff to help you throw your Gnome-y party! We will be adding to the board constantly so why not give us a follow?

    Follow Faffy Tea’s board Woodland Gnome Party! Inspiration, Decorations, Food, Games & Gifts on Pinterest

     


  4. FREE Printable Steampunk Photo Booth Props – Top hat, goggles, moustache, ray gun & monocle!

    January 19, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    We haven’t had any new products for a little while – sorry about that!

    Here’s something new (and tons of fun) – 5 Free Printable Steampunk Props for use in a Photo Booth, dressing up games, weddings etc.

    Steampunk Photo Booth Props

    There’s a top hat, ray gun, monocle, moustache and some cyber goggles!

    The props print to A4 paper or card (they will print slightly smaller on US sized paper). There are 2 pages of props and they are “real to life” sizes e.g. the goggles and monocle will fit to your eyes. Print yourself at home on to plain white card or onto regular printer paper and then glue onto strong card. These are perfect for a Steampunk Party or Wedding!

    Free Printable Steampunk Props

    FREE Photo Booth Props

    These free Steampunk products theme matches our printable party pack that can be purchased from our Etsy shop.

     
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  5. Dinosaur parties are not just for kids! “Rawr-some” adult party inspiration

    October 27, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Phew! It’s been a while since we blogged as we’ve been on holiday, apologies!

    Dinosaur parties are not just for kids! Adults love dinos too (and Jurassic World). Why not host a “rawr-some” jurassic or triassic themed party for your birthday?

    Over on Pinterest we’ve been searching for loads of dinosaur party ideas suitable for a guest list of all ages – there are some brilliant DIY decorating ideas, food, fancy dress, Jurassic Park love and more!

    We will be adding to the board constantly so why not give us a follow?

    Follow Faffy Tea’s board RAWR! Adult Dinosaur Birthday Party: Inspiration, Decorations & Food Ideas on Pinterest.

     


  6. Free Printable Hen Party Game – “The Phone Game” – Simple, easy game using guests’ mobile or cellphones

    September 22, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Here’s a new free printable from our 90s inspired Hen Party range – “The Phone Game”.

    This very simple point-scoring game is created for Hen Parties (Bridal Showers / Bacherlorette Parties), but would also be fun to play at any type of party. Get all of your guests to take out their mobile phones / cellphones. On the game sheet you’ll see that guests collect or lose points based on their phone’s apps, messages, contacts and so on. The guest with the highest score wins!

    We like the thought of mixing a very modern concept into a retro 1990s themed party (you also might be able to get guests to abandon their phones for the night afterwards!)

    Free Printable Hen Party Game

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  7. Throw a 90s Party! Inspiration, games, food, retro fancy dress, music and wacky decorations

    September 7, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    The 90s are back! We love the colours and kitsch-ness of the early nineties and think it would make a great party theme.

    So over on Pinterest we’ve been searching for nostalgic party inspiration from the nineties – Saved by the Bell style design, Dreamphone and other games, wacky patterns, pop music, gaming and uber-cool fashion choices!

    We will be adding to the board constantly so why not give us a follow?

    Follow Faffy Tea’s board The 90s are back! Nineties themed party inspiration on Pinterest

     


  8. Free “Monster Hunt” Printable Party Game for Kids – 12 cute monsters to hide around your venue

    August 24, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Faffy Tea says: A few visitors have been having an issue with the PDF file for this printable! Please try and download again as we have changed the link. Or alternatively, download the zip folder.

     

    Today we have created another free kid-friendly party game to match our Monsters theme!

    Monster Hunt Printable Game

    There are 12 cute, numbered monsters to print, cut out and hide around your venue. Get the guests to find all of them! Each Monster prints to an A4 page, so you can use normal printer paper or white card.

    Game options:

    • Split guests into teams and make each Monster Hunter Team collect photo evidence that they have found all 12 monsters on a phone, camera or iPad.
    • Get guest to work together to collect up all of the monsters in the fastest time possible
    • Put a prize by each monster so that the more monsters the guests find, the more prizes they get to keep
    • Write a clue on the back of each monster, that leads the guests to the next monster, so that the game becomes a treasure hunt!

     

    Kids Monster Themed Party Game

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  9. Top 5 Unusual Party Games for Adults: Part 2

    August 13, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Last year we put together a list of some very unique party games for big kids (i.e. adults!) – Read part 1.

    Well, now it’s time to list some more!

    1. CELEBRITY HUNT

    Unusual Party Game Idea Find a picture on the internet of a celebrity relevant to your party – the birthday boy/girl’s favourite star, or somebody who’s a bit of an inside joke for you and your friends. You’ll just need a shot of their head and shoulders, and preferably one where the celebrity is making a stupid or scary face (Arnie screaming in Kindergarten Cop works well – see photo!)

    Print out 20 or so pics of the celebrity image, and cut them out from their background (it will work best if they’re printed on to card).

    Hide the 20 celebrities around your house, so that they are peering out from cupboards, from behind the toilet cistern, out of a drawer, out of the toaster, in the fridge… anywhere that looks comical!

    Split your guests into teams and get them to find as many as they can. Once they find a celebrity they can remove them so the other team cant find them. The team who hunts the most celebrities wins!

    2. PASS IT ON – DRAWING GAME

    Pass it On Drawing Game This is a hybrid game, mixing Chinese Whispers with a Pictionary / Win, Lose or Draw style game!

    Prepare a number of word cards with people/places/songs/sayings/situations your guests will need to draw. Make them reasonably hard.

    Split your guests into two teams. You will need at least 6 people per team and even numbers in a team for this game to work well. Get the teams to arrange themselves in an order, and make sure that they are not sitting too close to each other. Give everyone in the team a pen and piece of paper.

    Let the first person in each team choose a different word card, and then give them 30 seconds to try to draw that word on their piece of paper, as best they can.

    When 30 seconds are up, the first person passes their drawing to the second person in their team. The second person looks at the drawing, hides it, and then writes down a guess of what the drawing is on their paper. This part is not timed.

    The second person passes their written guess to the third person. The third person is then given 30 seconds whilst they draw the second person’s guess on their piece of paper.

    When 30 seconds are up, the third person passes their drawing to the fourth person in their team. The fourth person looks at the drawing, hides it, and then writes down a guess of what the drawing is on their paper.

    … and so on until you get to the last member of the team. This member guesses out loud what they think the previous drawing is of. If they get it right they get a point!

    The game starts again with a different member of the team starting by picking a card.

    3. SKITTLES RELAY

    Unusual Party Game for AdultsSplit your guests into two teams.

    For each team set up a large bowl of Skittles (or another small sweet/biscuit variety).

    Also for each team set up a number of pieces of paper (50+) in another bowl, with a number between 1 and 8 written on each piece. The paper should be folded so guests can’t see the numbers.

    Make each team stand in a line and sound a bell or whistle to start! The team member at the front picks a piece of paper from the bowl and then has to count out and eat that exact number of Skittles from the bowl. They open their mouth to you to show that they have been eaten, then run to the back of the line and the next guest in the line picks from the bowl …and so on!

    The team wins when all of their Skittles have been eaten or they get through all of the pieces of paper.

    To make it harder:
    A. On the pieces of paper state a number AND a colour e.g. orange. So that guest not only has to eat the amount of Skittles but also has to pick out and eat only orange ones!

    B. Instead of numbers, on some of the pieces of paper make guests do a quick forfeit e.g. 5 Star Jumps or Give everyone in their team a high five! These guests will not eat any Skittles on that particular turn!

    4. WIND UP TOY RACE

    Toys Race Party Game Why go to the races when you can create your own?

    Buy a number of cheap wind-up toys in the same style, shape and size. Create a race track with individual lanes by using strips of tape on a table. (Or if you’re really clever, build a race track in a large wooden box with sides built up to split the lanes).

    Get your guests to pick a toy each, or even get them to place bets on which toy will win. Wind up the toys and start your race! The guest who backed the winner gets a prize.

    5. WATER GUN SHOOT OUT

    Unusual Outdoor Party Game

    This is a game for outdoors only!

    Buy some water guns/pistols and then set up a water shooting range, for guests to have a go at knocking down objects.

    Anything that water can knock down will work, but ping-pong balls on top of a line of beer bottles or golf tees works very well.

    Give guests a certain number of ‘shots’/squeezes to shoot off as many ping pong balls as they can.

     

     
    Unusual Advent Calendar

     


  10. Unusual kids party theme ideas – very unique and fun themes for children’s birthday parties!

    May 11, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Here are our top 5 unusual and memorable theme ideas for kids’ birthday parties:

    1. Mad Scientist Party

    • Have a green, orange and black colour theme
    • Have your guests come dressed in labcoats and goggles!
    • For party food include popping candy, gold and silver edible glitter, and green jelly
    • Entertain guests by getting them to do science experiments (baking soda volcano and so on)
    • For party favours, fill test tubes with sweets

     

    2. Art Party

    • Use all the colours of the rainbow for decorations and tableware
    • Decorate your venue with frames, easels and paper ‘splats’
    • Get guests to decorate their own cupcake dessert, with edible paint, sprinkles and sweets in a plastic art palette
    • Let guests scribble on the tablecloth too!
    • For easy party favours these could include pens, a mini paint set, face paints and so on

     

    3. Enchanted Garden Party

    • Decorate your venue as a fairytale garden – use fake ivy, gold glitter, swans and butterflies
    • Get guests to make their own miniature garden!
    • Have a tea party theme for party food – with dainty sandwiches and cakes
    • Make a centrepiece using wellington boots and fake flowers
    • For party favours, give all guests a pair of fairy wings or butterfly wings to wear and take home

     

    4. Space Puppies Party

    • Why not amalgamate two completely different things that your child loves?
    • Decorate with stars, planets and rockets… and then mix in puppies, bones and lots of googly eyes
    • Give your guests unusual ‘space age’ food – marshmallows, sherbet, edible glitter and so on
    • Let guests play with glow sticks and glow bracelets (turn down the lights)
    • Use a puppy toy with a paper-mache spaceman helmet (made from a balloon) as the centrepiece

     

    5. Detective Party

    • Turn your venue into a detective headquarters – decorate with suitcases, drawers, clipboards and binder clips
    • When guests arrive give them their own detective glasses and magnifying glass
    • Entertain guests by setting up a treasure hunt for them to solve clues
    • Decorate party food with edible paint fingerprints
    • Serve doughnuts, drinks in takeaway “coffee” cups, moustaches and edible rice paper ‘notes’