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