50+ Kid’s Birthday Party Ideas

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Over 50 Birthday party theme ideas for kids. Food, decorations & activities

I have always enjoyed throwing parties. I just love coming up with a party theme & then planning around it. I always thought entertaining our friends was fun, but what I realized after having my daughter is that I love entertaining a house full of kids even more. Kid’s parties can be fun to plan, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some wonderful ideas for snacks, decorations & fun party activities guaranteed to put a smile on your little ones face.

Interactive Party Ideas

Interactive Party Ideas - Playdough, Legos, Art, Sports & Bubble play . Birthday party ideas for kids

1. Play-doh Theme from The Pinterested Parent

2. Art Party from See Vanessa Craft

3. The Ultimate Sports Birthday from The Joy of Boys

4. How To Throw A Lego Party from South Shore Mamas

5. Art Party from Learn With Play At Home

6. Bubbles Birthday from Nate and Rachael


Superhero Themed Party

Superhero themed party ideas for kids

Superhero Themed from Teach Me Mommy

Superhero Party from The Joys Of Boys

Superhero Party Ideas from Every Star Is Different


Planes, Trains & Automobiles Party Ideas

Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Transportation ideas, Disney Cars & Thomas the train ideas for kids birthday party

1. Train Birthday Party from Nate & Rachael

2. Vintage Airplane Theme from Nate and Rachael

3. Thomas The Train Theme from Craftulate

4. Easy Disney Cars Party from The Joys Of Boys

5. Disney Cars Theme from kidzactivities

6. Cars Birthday Party from Buggy and Buddy

7. Disney Cars Preschool Party from Preschool Powol Packets


Frozen Party Ideas

Frozen Inspired Birthday Party Ideas for kids. You little Elsa & Anna fans will love these ideas

1. Frozen Party from Mom Explores

2. Awesome Frozen Themed from Teach Me Mommy

3. Frozen Cupcakes from Thrifty DIY Diva

4. Frozen Marshmallow Pops from Thrifty DIY Diva

5. How To Host A Frozen Theme Party from One Creative Mommy

6. Frozen Party Printables from One Creative Mommy


More Creative & Fun Party Ideas

Alphabet Party from Learn With Play At Home

Elmo Theme from Mom & Crafters

Ball Themed from Teach Me Mommy

Angry Birds from The Joy of Boys

Pink Lemonade & Pinwheels Party from Nate and Rachael

Unicorn Party Ideas from Red Ted Art

Minion Themed from The Jenny Evolution

Pirate Birthday Party from Every Star Is Different

Pirate Theme from Mom on the Move

Peppa Pig Themed from The Jenny Evolution

Very Hungry Caterpillar from Learn With Play At Home

Dinosaur Themed from The Jenny Evolution

Dinosaur Party Ideas from Learn With Play At Home

Firefighter Themed from The Jenny Evolution

Simple Firefighter Theme from Kitchen Floor Crafts

Star Wars Themed from Mom On The Move

Mermaid Birthday from Imagination Tree

Doctor Themed Birthday from Imagination Tree

Ice Cream Theme from Art Crackers

Shark Themed Party from Buggy and Buddy

Jungle Theme Decorations from Experimental Homesteader

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Joys Of Boys

Ninja Theme from Chicken Babies


Birthday Party Treats

Fun & creative birthday treat ideas for a kid's party - cakes, cupcakes, cookies for themed birthdays & special occasions

1. Mini Golf Cupcakes from Kitchen Floor Crafts

2. Ice Cream Cupcakes from Red Ted Art

3. Volcano Pinata Cake from The Imagination Tree

4. M&M’s Basketball Cake from The Joy of Boys

5. Teapot Cake from There’s Just One Mommy

6. Celebration Pancake for Birthday Morning from The Pinterested Parent

7. Easy Puppy Cupcakes from The Joy of Boys

8. Car Birthday Cake from There’s Just One Mommy

9. Firetruck Cake from Preschool Powol Packets

10. Fairy Wand Cookies from Red Ted Art

11. Dump Truck Cake from The Joy Of Boys

12. Sheep Cupcakes from Red Ted Art

13. How to Make a Dragon Cake from There’s Just One Mommy


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Paper Plate Bullseye Toss

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Paper Plate Bullseye Toss


When you have a small child, you sometimes have to come up with creative ways to entertain them. Luckily, sometimes the most fun can be had with the simplest ideas.

We formed a couple of bullseyes out of paper plates using magic markers.


We had some old mis-matched socks that we used for our toss.


I put a handful of cotton batting in each sock & tied them into a knot.


We put the two plates in our hallway. I used a small bit of tape rolled under each plate to keep them from moving. I gave Mai the socks & let her throw.


“Mama, I am throwing your stinky socks.” She had a ton of fun playing this with mommy.

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20 Awesome Backyard Ideas For The Kids

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20 Awesome Backyard Ideas For The Kids

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have been really enjoying the beautiful weather that we have had the past few days. The summer is coming fast. It is time to pull out our shorts & swimsuits and spend less time cooped up in the house. There will be trips to the beach, the park & the zoo, but there are so many great activities that you can do right in your own backyard. Here are some awesome ideas for a fun, creative & educational summer.

Coffee Cups & Crayons – Sun Melted Crayon Art 


Learn Play Imagine – Water Play With Balls

Water Play with Balls for Summer Fun (10)

Nurture Store – Color & Nature Learning Match Game


The Pinterested Parent – Mining For Gemstones

Mining For Gemstones

Fireflies & Mudpies – Squirt Gun Painting


Housing A Forest – Rainbow Bubble Snakes


And Next Comes L – Alphabet Learning With Chalk Rocks


P Is For PreSchooler – Backyard Car Wash 


Play Dough To Plato – Exploding Pop Rockets


Fun At Home With Kids – Painting With Your Feet

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Preschool Inspirations – Easy Baking Soda & Vinegar Volcano Eruptions


I Heart Naptime – Soap Boat Races


Just Laine – Water Balloon Baseball


Learn Play Imagine – Toddler Color Hop

Toddler Color Hop - Gross Motor Color Recogntion Game (1)

Happy Hooligans – Water Water


The Pinterested Parent – Nature Painting


Reading Confetti – Frozen Popsicle Chalk

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Developing The Whole Child – Pool Noodle Obstacle Course


The Pinterested Parent – Soda Bottle Boats

Soda Bottle Boats - sink them or float them

Discover Explore Learn – Balloon Rockets



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You Can’t Outsmart a Smarty

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IMG_20140616_201258330One of Mai’s favorite new games is removing the contents of our Lazy Susan & placing them up on our kitchen island. I will ask he Mai what are you doing? “I go shopping” “I buy food”. She will name off all the items as she places them up on the island. “Ranch dressing, hot chocolate, barbecue sauce.” I do not love this, but it does keep her occupied while I am cooking or doing dishes. She loves playing this so much that I thought it would be a fun idea to make her her own little grocery store on the shelves of our kitchen island. My hopes of course, were that this would distract her from emptying the contents of my Lazy Susan.

I used old food boxes & rinsed out jars and lined them up in a row on the shelves.



Mock supermarket made up of old food boxes & containers
Mai has a little toy shopping cart, so I thought we could make a fun & educational game out of it. My idea was that she could pick out the items that she wants just as she did with the Lazy Susan & that we could use some of her coins in her piggy bank and make it a lesson in counting and money as well.
Unfortunately Mai was not so easy fooled by mommy’s make shift shopping center. She picked up each container & exclaimed “Oh! It’s empty. I throw in the trash.” And in the trash she threw them. Oh Well! Better luck next time, Mommy.