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Creative party theme ideas for kids
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Below you will find a large selection of popular and creative party theme ideas and a variety of birthday games you can play for each of them. The theme birthday party is a very popular concept for throwing a child an at home party. One of the most important elements to remember if you want to have a successful celebration is also the most basic one: FUN. A birthday celebration needs to be fun! You can do this by hiring an entertainer, which can be very expensive, or you can provide creative ideas, activities, and games yourself. This is the far more affordable option, and it is often more appreciated by the guests.

If you choose the right games,activities, and ideas (one’s that not only compliment your theme, but also provide the children with novelty and creative fun) then your party is sure to be a hit. This is where I come in. Birthday games and ideas are my specialty. Partygamesplus.com focuses on fun, creative, D.I.Y party games.


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Creative Party Theme Ideas For Kids

Below is our ever growing list of creative party theme ideas and birthday party games for kids. If you are looking for a theme party idea for your child, make sure to consider THEIR interest. A child will enjoy their party the most if it a creative reflection of what they are interested in.

Another factor to keep in mind is that a theme does not always have to involve around character or arch type. Although princess, superhero, or popular TV character themes are still popular, you can also focus a theme around your child’s favorite hobby or activity. Creative fun ideas such as Lego’s, cooking, art, or dancing would all make good themes. Keep these things in mind when trying coming up with your own creative party theme games and ideas.


Alice in Wonderland - Guest Submitted

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Avatar the Last Airbender

This party theme incorporates Aang and the four elements Air, Water, Earth, and Fire.  If your child 

Avengers / infinity wars

The Marvel Universe provide an epic party theme -  and we have come up with some awesome party games and activities to Hawk Eye's bow, Hulk Fist, and more.  How about a fun craft where guests can create their very own Captain America Shield or compete in Peter Quill's Dance Off.  We also have printable treasure hunts that feature fun avenger trivia and puzzles. 

Army kids

Does your little soldier want a real superhero party? Well look no further. An army party is at hand. This is one of several themes where using solid colors is very acceptable and cost effective, leaving time for you to work on the favors and games.

Adventure time

Adventure has a new face, well several faces you could say.  Finn and Jake are just two of the beloved characters from Adventure Time that children, teens, and even some adults just cant seem to stop watching. It's not the easiest theme to find ideas for, but we got you covered!

Angry birds

The Angry Birds Games are those simple little games that everyone swears they will not get addicted too. Yet most of those that download the apps find themselves sitting up in the wee hours playing away. What better way to embrace the addiction than to throw an Angry Birds Party?

baking / Cooking theme party

Does your kid love hanging out in the kitchen and making yummy creations, maybe they can't get enough of shows like Nailed It!, Top Chef, MasterChef, Chopped or any of the other hot cooking shows right now? If cooking is your kid's thing then this theme might be perfect. Our top 10 games include a printable mystery recipe scavenger hunt, Kitchen skills obstacle course, cupcake decorating contest and more!

Baseball 

Baseball is one of America’s greatest past times. Having a birthday party with a baseball theme opens doors for some cool ideas. Besides hotdogs, popcorn, foul balls, and shouting “fans” you’ll need entertainment. Keeping your party goers feeling the baseball groove and laughing it up with the birthday kid just got a little easier.

Basketball

These basketball party games and ideas are sure to make throwing your child a Basketball Birthday a SLAM DUNK!

Ben 10

Does your little alien have a party coming up and has given you the task of planning an awesome Ben 10 party? Well, no need to panic because you have come to the right spot! With a great selection of ben 10 activities, games and party printables all you will have to do is supply the location.

Boys Night Sleepover

Our Top 10 boys sleepover party games are guaranteed to take away the stress of trying to come up with ways to entertain a bunch of boys, and provide a night full of fun and memories. 

Captain MArvel

Let's get ready to party!  Captain Marvel is not only an awesome woman, role model, and superhero - she is the embodiment of female empowerment.  She represents never giving up and getting up each time you fail.  A Captain Marvel is a great theme for a young girls party and we got some fun games you can play to create an out-of-this world party. 

Carnival in my backyard

Check out these carnival theme party games and ideas. Some of them are D.I.Y and require a little creative elbow grease from you, while other are as simple as pick and click to purchase. So whether you’re looking for great homemade games or convenient idea’s to purchase, I got a little bit of something for everyone.

Casper Scare School 

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cowboy

Let's get this rootin tootin party started! These cowboy party games are a sure-fire way to add to the fun at your childs cowboy or cowgirl birthday party.

Cowboy Carnival - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Cheerleader

If your child loves to put on fun costumes and dance, tumble and cheer, they will love hosting a cheerleader-themed birthday party for all of their friends. These cheerleader party activities are fun and physically active while also promoting teamwork and creativity.

Candy

Have you ever thrown a sugary sweet Candy Party before? If you have yet to experience the joys of planning and executing this adorably colorful and fun theme, I must say you have to try. This theme gives room for your creativity to show its face and make you proud. There are endless possibilities with a theme of this caliber. You can incorporate almost any color and utilize common household items to set the tone. Here are some games, activities and sugary sweet printable’s to get you started on the right path to a unforgettable Candy Party.

Cars

Can you believe that this adorably entertaining movie has been around since 2006? Everyone that has seen this cartoon can see why children still love it to this day. With characters like Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, kids just can't get enough. These Cars themed games and activities are guaranteed to help you create a party for your Cars lover that they won't soon forget.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Construction

A kids construction party theme has load of potential for fun, building, excavation, demolition, and more! Check out these construction theme party games that will keep the kids busy at work...I mean busy at fun the whole party through.

Dinosaur Theme Party

These dinosaur party games are just the thing to add that extra bite of fun to your child's dino party!  Get ready to have a roaring good time!!

 

Jurassic Adventure - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Dora the Explorer

Explore this funtastic theme with Dora, Boots, Swiper, and the the whole gang for some ideas that are sure to put smiles and giggles on those little faces on their special day.

Doctor SEuss

A Dr. Seuss party is FULL of fun potential. All these Dr. Seuss party games were inspired by the memorable characters and style of the Seuss books.

Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins is everyone's favorite stuffed animal doctor.  If you are planning to throw a McStuffins themed party these games and activities are sure to make it a hit. 

Dog Lovers

Need dog themed birthday party dreams for your little dog lover’s big day? I got just what you need to throw a fun birthday party at home. These creative themed games are the perfect for kids who can't get enough of their canine friends.

Ever After High

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Fairy Fun

This is a whimsically fun collection of fairy party games. At some point in time most little girls have a fascination with fairies, those of us who are lucky never grow out of it. If your daughter is dreaming of a fairy birthday party, these enchanting games can add that extra magic to her big day.

FaShion / Project Runway

Check out our fun and fashionable Project Runway party ideas, games, activities, and party supplies!  Perfect for the the fashion savvy teen or budding fashion designer.

Fortnite

Get ready to have the battle royal of parties with these fun Fortnite games! Anybody that plays Fortnite (and even those who don't) will have a blast playing these Fortnite themed games- and they can be played without crowding around screens! 

 

Fear Factor

Looking for Fear Factor Birthday party games? You’ve found em’! A Fear Factor party is an awesome birthday theme. You and your friends will be talking about it and laughing over the hilarious pics for years down the road.

Firefighter

The following firefighter party game ideas were inspired by all the little boys and girls that have ever made the statement “when I grow up I want to be a firefighter”. Most kids have, and if your child is crazy about firefighters, fire trucks, sirens, and anything that has to do with the firefighter life then throwing a firefighter birthday party theme will be their dream come true. It doesn’t have to be hard to put together this fantastic theme. The following are some great party game ideas.

Greek Mythology

Many kids find mythology to be a fascinating subject, and rightfully so. The stories concocted by the ancient people of Greece are especially intriguing, and are often the best tales to capture the attention of the younger audiences. After all, who doesn't enjoy hearing about the adventures of the all-powerful Zeus, or the many monsters that are so often found in these ancient stories?

Grossery gang / gross out party

The things that are normally discouraged in your children as you try and raise them to be part of polite society are thrown out the window for a few hours of utter and complete gross overdose!  Needless to say this theme is most popular for our boys between the ages of 6 and 12.


guardians of the galaxy

This party theme is out of this world fun Star Lord style! Groot Groot Groot!! 

Harry Potter Wizarding Adventure

Throwing a Harry Potter party is quite the endeavor and is ripe with 'magic' possibilities.  Here are some of my favorite Harry Potter party games and ideas, along with some print and play party games that I created myself. 

Hello Kitty

Check out the following DIY Hello Kitty party games to add fun and friendship to your Hello Kitty party. These adorable games are kid tested for fun. 

Hunger Games 

Hunger Games - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Indiana Jones

When you think of Indiana Jones you think action, excitement, adventure and travel. Where will your party adventure take you? A lost library hidden beneath the waterways of Venice? A jungle temple guarded by savages? A pyramid in Egypt? The choice is completely up to you. Wherever you decide to take your guests, here are some adaptable game challenge ideas to get you started. Mix, match and make it legendary!

jungle / safari

Hey it's a jungle out there, if you're throwing a safari or jungle theme party you'll want to check out these wildly fun jungle theme party games

knight & Princess

A Knight and Princess party is a great theme for a fun boy/girl party.   Below are some funtastic royal party games that will be a blast to both the knights and the princesses at your royal party.


knight & Princess - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Lady Bug

A ladybug themed birthday party is such a fun birthday theme. When I was thinking of games for this theme I was imagining this party for the five and under crowd. I wanted to make the games fun and non competitive. This is usually the best way to go with the younger ones.

Lego Fun

A Lego birthday party theme is a perfect theme for young Lego lovers, but what exactly can you do at a Lego party? Play and build with Lego’s? Of course, but if you’re looking for something to take your Lego party from ho-hum to funtastic check out these Lego party games!

Lego Themed - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Lilo & Stitch

Our Lilo and Stitch party games and printables are just what you are looking for to help put together a fun fabulous Lilo and Stitch Birthday Celebration. 

Little Einsteins

Little Einsteins is a wonderful show for preschoolers. The program mixes education and arts appreciation with fun and and engaging story-lines to introduce little ones to famous composers and artists.

 

Little Mermaid

Does your child dream of being under the sea? These fun mermaid games will help make her little mermaid birthday party one to remember. 

Magician

Nothing makes for a better party than using "magic" as its central theme. Very few young ones can resist the excitement of fooling others with their magical abilities. What youngster is not elated when he can "pull a fast one" on the willing audience volunteer? And the beauty of "magic," in general, is that there are so many levels of skill and interest to keep just about any age or gender intrigued and engaged.

Magic Party Tricks - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables.  

Little Monsters

Our little monster party games will make throwing a party for your little monster not only easier, but fun!  Our DIY games are easy crowd pleasers and our printable party supplies make pulling the whole thing together a cinch.  

Minion / Despicable Me

Since Despicable Me made its debut in 2010, few can avoid seeing the little yellow Minions everywhere they go. With characters like the bitter but lovable evil genius Gru, his funny little ladies Margo, Edith, and Agnes and the sensational Minions

Mickey Mouse

Are you searching for creative D.I.Y Mickey Mouse birthday party ideas for games. You’ve found the right place. Mickey Mouse and his friends from the Clubhouse have come together to help you out.

mickey mouse - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Mario & Friends

Our top 10 Mario Birthday Party Games has the perfect DIY activities to pull this theme off without a hitch. I chose a variety of games so you can be sure to find something for kids ages 4-16.

Monster High

Check out these awesome Monster High Party Game & Activity Ideas. These ideas are perfect for a DIY Monster High Birthday Party. PLUS I have added some printable Monster High printables and party favors.

Miles from Tomorrowland

This Throwing a space themed party can be fun, but if the birthday child likes Miles from Tomorrowland, the show can serve as an awesome party theme. To throw a great party, here are some Miles from Tomorrowland games to play.

Monkey 

So you want to throw a monkey theme party, but now you need fun ideas to pull it off. Well you’ve found the right place. I also have a ton of cool ideas that would fit a monkey birthday party.

Monster Truck

With these awesome monster truck party games you can roll out the Birthday in style!  

Music Party for Toddlers - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

My Little Pony

Activities and games for a My Little Pony party are easy, fun, and cute. Parents may not be aware that each one of the ponies also has a positive characteristic meant to instruct children on ways they can help others. Based on this model, the games and play activities used for this theme are endless.

Ninja Warrior

Are you looking to throw an action-packed Ninja party, but running short on ideas? Sometimes the best themes are the hardest to plan for. With the right invitations, decorations and games/activities, your party will go off with a kick.

paint party

Throwing your child an art/ paint party has never been easier with our creative games, ideas, and paint /art party supplies!

Paint PArty for Toddlers Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

PAw Patrol

So if your little one has fallen for these cute little rescuers, then throwing a Paw Patrol party is a must! We have designed some fantastic printables and some undeniably fun games to get your party started right!

Pamper Spa Slumber Party - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig and her adorable family are popular with children of all ages, from babies and preschoolers to older kids. If your child loves Peppa Pig, give them an unforgettable party.

Pirate Adventure

Ahoy Matey’s, does your little buccaneer yearn for the pirate’s life? Need pirate party games to complete your kids theme birthday party? Just browse through my list to find the pirate party games that will put the ARRR in your PARRR-TY.

Jake and The Neverland Pirates

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Girl Pirate - Guest Submitted 


Pirate Party - Guest Submitted 


PJ Masks

 If your child has already found this adorable Disney Junior production and their birthday party theme of choice is PJ Masks, you may be scrambling to find ideas to fit into your little one's party theme. Since every kid deserves to have their special day be absolutely magical, we have taken it upon ourselves to build a list of wonderful PJ Masks party games that are sure to blow your little guy or gal away. 

Play-Doh

If your kid loves play doh (what kid doesn't) then a play doh party theme could be perfect for them.  Of course you can have plenty of free play and I know the kids will love it, but if you are looking for something to set your dough party apart check out these creative ideas.  I would love to hear what you think. 

Pokemon

TFor over twenty years, kids all around the globe have been on the journey to becoming Pokemon masters. All these kids share one wish in common: if only the Pokemon world could be real! Well, with these fun and simple party games, you can take a little slice of that world and bring it into reality, challenging the party-going Pokemon trainers to test their skills, creativity, and knowledge.

Princess

Here are some of my favorite Disney princess party games. Each game is themed after one of the Disney princess, I also added a few other princess game ideas because they were just too cute not too.

Rio the Movie - Guest Submitted 

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

Rockstar

Looking for cool games to play at your kids rock star birthday party or Diva Party? Let your child and their friends take center stage and show off their stuff with these rockin’ party games below for fun D.I.Y games and party activities.

Secret Agent / Spy

If your child is asking for a secret agent, spy, or detective birthday party theme you will want to check out the awesome collection of spy party games and activities. You will get tons on how to make your child’s birthday party fun, memorable, and one of a kind!

sesame street

Our Top 10 Sesame Street party games make putting together your child's Birthday bash as easy as A-B-C and 1-2-3. So come on and let us tell you how to make your celebration count!  Check out our top DIY ideas for activities and games themed around the friendliest neighborhood there is.   

Slumber Party

Fun girl slumber party games are a must for a sleepover party Time for giggles, junk food and sleeping bags.  Slumber parties are a timeless tradition for girls and their friends to laugh, share, and bond. They have been responsible for many magical overnight transformations from kind of friends to best friends.  Here is a great collection of slumber party games to get the fun started!

Outer Space 

Make your outer space games out of this world FUN! Take a look at these outer space birthday party ideas to find the perfect space party games and activities for you. 

Spongebob Squarepants

Did you know that Spongebob has been around since 1999? This show is filled with colorful characters, jokes, giggles and sometimes pure nonsense; But, never the less still entertaining. So throwing a Spongebob Party can be just as entertaining when you plan it right. 

Star Wars

Our fun and easy Star Wars party games are just what you are looking for to take your child's Birthday to the next level of awesome. This epic space adventure is both timeless and full of endless possibilities. 

Steven Universe

Steven Universe and his family the Crystal Gems are here to save the day... the Birthday!  Get ready for an out-of-this-world good time with our top ten favorite Steven Universe party games.

Strawberry Shortcake

Need Strawberry Shortcake games for your daughter’s theme party? I am really excited to be writing this page. I still remember being a Strawberry Shortcake fanatic back in the 80’s so this page was especially nostalgic for me. 

Superhero

Your kid dreams of being a superhero. Now you need to find the perfect superhero party games to throw a super cool superhero birthday party.

Tea Party

The following tea party games are ideas gathered from traditional games and new creative games. They are perfect for adding a bit of fun and frolly to your little girls tea party. 

Thomas the Train

Whether you’re looking for Thomas the Train birthday party games or just general train party games these non competitive games are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 2-6)

Tinkerbell

My Tinkerbell birthday party ideas are full of unique and fun games and activities for a very fairy fantastic theme party!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Get ready to party ninja style with these TMNT party games.  Celebrate with your four favorite teenage mutant ninja turtles Donnie, Mikey, Ralphie, and Leo with these fun DIY ideas.

Unicorn & Rainbows

This cute and colorful theme has tons of fun possibilities for a legendary birthday!

Veterinarian - Guest Submission

This creative theme idea was submitted by one of our guest.  If you have a party theme idea you would like to share submit it here.  All ideas published will receive a $50 gift card for our party printables. 

wizard of oz

This Follow the yellow brick road to a party like no other - our creative Wizard of Oz theme party game ideas are over the rainbow funtastic!

wrestling Theme PArty

Are you ready to rumble? Get ready to throw your child an awesome wrestling party theme birthday bash with these fun ideas. If your child is a fan of WWE then a wrestling theme party might be the perfect party idea for them.


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