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’