Lots of great birthday party ideas for kids.

These pages with kids' birthday party ideas will make it easy and fun for you to arrange a great birthday for you kid at home, no matter how old he or she is.

I love arranging at-home birthdays, and I think I have arranged up to 60 kid's birthday parties, for my own 4 children and even for some of their friends, treasure hunts for their school classes, and now I am helping arranging birthday parties for my grandchildren and my friends' 50th and 60th birthdays.

So I guess you could say that I am quite experienced when it comes to birthday party ideas: What works for kids at a certain age, what kind of presents do they fancy, how do you make a great treasure hunt for preschool kids who can't read, that sort of thing.  -  I even know a lot of things that can go wrong , but I have learned by that and have changed ideas to be more disaster-proof. (You can read about some of the near-disasters on the page About Me).

You can also get plenty of ideas for kids birthday parties from talking to the child who is having the birthday party or mothers who have survived to tell about their child's birthday party experience.

If you take a look at the overview and links below on this page you will find so many more pages here on Clipartqueen.com about birthday themes, party games, treasure hunts, with birthday cards, birthday card wording and ideas for birthday presents for kids of different ages.

How do dou find what you are looking for?

I have tried to organize the birthday party ideas so that below you can find an overview and links  to pages with all you need for a child's 1st birthday party, with ideas for gifts, cards, themes etc. The same for the 2nd birthday  and so on.

But many of the birthday ideas can, if they are changed just a little, work as well for older or younger kids, so I have also made pages with themes like a pirate theme, with decoration ideas, pirate invitations for toddlers and for older kids. Find these birthday ideas on the overview below on the page with birthday themes.

The same goes with games, and treasure hunts, invitations, free birthday cards and more.

And if all this sounds a bit chaotic, but take a look, or just put what you are looking for in the search-box, and there it should be!


Overview of all the pages about kids birthday party ideas, by theme:

Dinosaur birthday party 
With printable dinosaur birthday invitations, dinosaur decoration, dinosaur games and cards.
Pirate birthday ideas for kids 
A really great page with lots of ideas for pirate party games, with pirate party invitations and cards.
Slumber party  
Lots of great ideas for arranging a slumber party, for a birthday or just for having fun.
Princess party ideas 
Here you get a lot of ideas for arranging a princess birthday party.
Treasure hunts and scavenger hunts
Find ideas and detailed advice for scavenger hunts, with aliens and detectives.

Other themes for Kids Birthday Party Ideas

For a kid birthday party to be successful the action has to be nonstop and the food should be kid-friendly--no complicated casseroles or elegant desserts necessary! To spark your imagination, here are some common and not so common birthday themes you might think about using for your child's next birthday bash:                    

Bowling party--what is more fun than taking a group of kids bowling?

Circus birthday party--gather the neighborhood pets together and have a petting zoo/circus

Safari themed party--take the guests to a real zoo

Cowboy party--for the boys who like to have a rootin' tootin' good time

Mario Brothers/Sonic the Hedgehog--have video game tournaments after presents and cake

Super Hero--have the guests wear their favorite super hero costume to the party

Hello Kitty--little girls just love this cute little kitten, and any other kittens for that matter.


Dress Up theme--another favorite with the girls. Provide the guests with dresses, shoes, scarves and hats and pretend you are giving them an elegant tea party

Kite-flying theme--if the birthday happens to fall during a time of the year that is frequently windy, give all the guests their own kite and take them to an open field to see who can fly their kite the highest.


Overview of all the pages with birthday party ideas, by age:

For now there are only two, the page with first birthday ideas and the page with 2nd birthday ideas, but very soon there will be pages about 3rd birthday and hopefully up to the 10th birthday.

Ideas for cakes, printable cards and invitations, and all in all a lot of great ideas for arranging an at-home first birthday party. Now the child is turning 2, and even if a lot of the ideas will be the same as for the first birthday, some things will be different, especially the gifts!

I hope these kids birthday party ideas have stimulated your imagination and provide you with inspiration to give your child the best party he or she has ever had.

General party ideas and tips: Think of the whole!

So, the first of my somewhat unusual birthday party ideas or birthday tips would be to think about the birthday party in three distinctly different ways:

1 – what would be great for the birthday child?

2 – what would be great for the guests?

3 – what would be great for you, yourself, the parents?

It might seem like a matter of course, but it can actually help you. Those three tings are not necessarily the same, and you should keep them somewhat compartmentalized in your mind. First, think about each one of them and make sure you get each one right, and THEN you put them together in a whole, where you may need to make a few compromises along the way.

1 – what would be great for the birthday child?

I'm not asking you to keep the focus on the birthday child all day, what I have found works is to make the games and other activities appropriate for your child's age and abilities.

If you know that there among the invited kids are a few that have a tendency to take too much control, be sure that there are enough adults ready to redirect their energy so that the birthday child will not feel forgotten and become unhappy.

All in all, be sure there are enough adults or older kids to take care of the children even if one of the kids should fall and need to have their wounds washed, while the others hurtle around in search for the treasure. Otherwise a situation like that could cause chaos and ruin an otherwise successful birthday party.

2 - what would be great for the guests?

The guests will be happy to receive a birthday invitation that tells them where and when, of course, but also approximately how long the party will last.

Also it should be clear if anything is expected from the guests such as costumes, (and not so often: additional food, a verse for a song, a story.)

The guest, both adults and kids,  will feel relaxed if they can see that you and your helpers are in control. When you have established the "rules" for the day, everybody knows what to expect, unless of course you have a surprise.

3 - what would be great for you, yourself, the parents?

I think it can be so much fun to make the arrangements for a birthday, thinking about the theme, the decorations, what kind of games you can play and so on.

But if you don't think that is fun, just make it simple.

Take the ideas from this website or from friends, make them fit to what your child would like and the place where you make the birthday party. And:

First of all:

Don't overdo it! I have arranged some birthday parties where my ambitions were too high, and, well, it did work out for the guests and the birthday child, but only at my expense. I was so tired when the guests left that I could have sat down, in tears. I learned from that, and I can't too strongly advise against that!

The whole purpose of a birthday, after all, is for people to enjoy themselves. The birthday child, the guests and YOU should all be enjoying yourselves!

Where would you like to go next?

Party Ideas: The main page with an overview of all the pages here with party ideas, such as ideas for a pirate party or a dino party. Birthday Ideas: If you are in need of an idea for  arranging a birthday party, here is where you can find it. Take a look at the overview.
Free coloring pages: Comes with an overview of all the coloring pages here on Clipartqueen. Birthday coloring pages: You will just love these cute and funny coloring pages. Use them for the birthday child and for the guests.
Birthday clipart: Here you'll find clipart of all kinds, and also clipart for your child's birthday party and decorations. Printable mazes: These printable mazes will be great if you need a little calm and peace at the birthday party.


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