Picking a Party Theme

  • PICKING A PARTY THEME  There are a few things to keep in mind before solidifying on one theme. 

For a toddler you can pretty much pick a theme by anything you see your toddler taking a special liking too.  If they have yet to show any real interest in one thing or another you can bet whatever you choose will go over just fine. 

For older children discuss party themes with the birthday child.

Allow them to pick a few of their favourite ideas and you throw out a few ideas.

Take each idea and write them down on their own individual piece of paper or large notebook card.  This is where the brainstorming comes in. 

  • You and your soon to be birthday star will have to write down on each theme what you would need for;
  • Decorations
  • Food to follow theme
  • Cake idea
  • Game ideas and
  • Party favors
  • Suitable location   

Once you get the basics written down, look at each individual theme and pick out the top three themes. Then pick a final one.  Here’s how…

Base your decision on your budget, ease of pulling off, as well as child’s enthusiasm, within reason of course.  From the top three picks, relook at supplies needed to pull it off as well as location and see if there is anything that cannot be accommodated.

If all of them are within you budget and capability range, you can give your child one of two options; they can pick their favourite out of the three or you can throw them in a hat and let them pick that way.  Once the decision is made, it needs to be final so make sure you are capable of pulling off any of the three given choices. 

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Here are some party theme ideas…

Perfect Party Themes for Children Ages 1 through 11

Rug Rats                                                                     Pokémon

Bear in the Big Blue House                             Clifford the Big Red Dog

The Busy World of Richard Scarry                Paddington Bear

Outer Space or Aliens                                                American Idol

Barnyard                                                                     Bug or Critter

Beach Theme                                                            Camping

Sports                                                                          Dinosaurs

Color                                                                           Carnival

Dress Up                                                                     Firefighter

NASCAR                                                                    Pajama

Pirate                                                                           Princess

Animal                                                                         Rainbow

Safari                                                                          Surf

Tea Party                                                                    Teddy Bear

Trains, Planes and Automobile                                   Deep Sea

Wild West                                                                    Wizard of Oz

Sponge Bob                                                                Any Cartoon

Spooky                                                                        Ethnic Theme

The Land Before Time                                                Barbie

         Perfect Party Themes for Children Ages 12 and up.

Amazing Race Theme                                                Beach Party

Camping Party                                                            Dance Party

Fiesta Theme                                                              Hollywood Theme

Murder Mystery Theme                                              Pirate Theme

Polka Dot Theme                                                        Pool Party

Scavenger Hunt                                                          Slumber Party

Spa Theme                                                                 Survivor Theme

Bowling Party                                                              Hotel Party

Laser Tag Party                                                          Limo Party

Movie Night Party                                                       Paint Ball Party

Skating Party                                                              Sporting Event Party

Theme Park Party                                                      Retro Theme

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