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11 Kid’s Birthday Party Themes

Photo by Leah Loves That Photography

Tropical Chic Party

Photo by Chasing Pleasures Photography

This tropical birthday party will make you feel as if you are on vacation! For Anna’s birthday party, Event Designer, Eddie Zaratsain, created this tropical themed party, but without all the humidity. Beautiful large centerpieces filled with assorted palm leaves and gold painted fruit took center stage. The tables were topped with gold pineapples and candles, which balanced well against the bright greenery. White bamboo chairs and festive green tablecloths contrasted against the tan and white cherry blossom painted walls. The dessert table featured two palm leaf painted cakes, a gold pineapple cake and gold dusted cream puffs, which blended in with the large palm leaf centerpieces and painted fruits. This Los Angeles birthday party would have its guests booking the next flight to Hawaii!

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"Baby You're A Firework" Party

Photo Courtesy of Wrap It Up Parties

Wrap It Up Parties does it big with this firework themed first birthday party for baby Adelyn! This sparkling birthday blowout shined with flashes of gold, white, hot pink, and blush balloons and decor. Flashy gold sparklers topped the delicious white and blush frosted cake, giving it that firework glow. This cake wasn’t the only yummy dessert at this party. Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes topped with blush and hot pink frosting were accompanied by golden frosted cookies shaped as the number one and the baby’s first initial, A. The saying  “Baby You’re A Firework” lined the decorated birthday room, admiring this baby’s first birthday celebration. Adding to these sparkling accessories, colorful red, pink, and white flower arrangements surrounded the room, giving it that blossoming touch. Adults were also able to enjoy this theme with mimosa glasses topped with gold sparklers, several delicious appetizers, and gold and white plates with pink colored napkins to go with it.

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Chic Carnival Party

Photo Courtesy of Prashe Decor

There is no better way to celebrate turning two than with a festive carnival themed bash! The Chandelier Room in Navasota, Texas was the perfect venue for this pink and gold soiree, decorated with beautiful pink drapery and large pink balloons. Guests were welcomed with a gold balloon arch spelling out the birthday girls’ names and mini pink and gold circus tents covering fresh floral arrangements. Inside, the tables were covered in gorgeous gold tablecloths and topped with fun balloon centerpieces. Prashe Decor went all out for the birthday party with a custom ticket shaped vinyl dance floor and an edible cotton candy wall. The dessert table was filled with delicious cookies, powdered donuts, mini cakes with personalized toppers and a stunning carousel cake. The birthday party was festive yet chic with the perfect amount of personal touches to make it a night to remember for friends and family.

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Hot Air Balloon Party

Photo Courtesy of Instincts Design Studio, Ltd.

Instincts Design Studio, Ltd executed a hot air balloon themed party for the perfect spring day. Hannah’s first birthday party, held at The Peninsula Chicago, featured a light pink and mint green color scheme, with highlights of light blue and purple. The room was transformed into a whimsical scene, with pom poms decorating the backs of the chairs, polka dots on the dance floor, and hot air balloon cutouts hanging from the floral arrangements. On the tables, tall and short vases were filled with blooming cherry branches, bright hydrangea, Israeli peonies, and fresh Ecuadorian roses. Hot air balloon themed menus were wrapped in pink polka dot ribbon, and placed on top of mint green and light pink linens. The dessert table continued the color scheme with a green and pink two-tier cake, light pink candies, rice krispie treats and chocolate covered strawberries.

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Ice Cream Party

Photo by Miss Motley Photography

Summer isn’t complete without ice cream! Event planner, Nicole Marie, transformed Chicago’s Red Cloud Studios into an ice cream lover’s dream with shades of pink and soft pastels. The theme was obvious as guests received custom ice cream pint invitations filled with colorful sprinkles. At each table, ice cream cone painted plates were placed on top of colorful swirling place mats that looked exactly like melted ice cream. The room was embellished with pom poms and huge pink balloons with fun pink and white tassels attached. The adults got their sugar fix in as well as they sipped on “Mommies Only” cotton candy rose.  The kids ended the day on a sugar rush after snacking on assorted desserts, a custom ice cream cone cake, and of course, more ice cream! Piggy Bank Parties created adorable custom ice cream truck favor boxes for the kids to take with them just in case they didn’t get enough ice cream at the party. By the ends of the party, everyone was screaming for ice cream!

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Train Themed Party

Photo by Lincoln + Lucy Photography

Lincoln + Lucy Photography perfectly captured this creative and fun train-themed birthday party. Celebrating a memorable two-year old, this birthday party transformed a home into a world of witty train decor such as “All Aboard” and “ChooChoo” balloons and large train ticket door signs. Colorful streamers, party hats, and playful straws and cups created a delightful environment for both the kids and adults. There were several stops and stations at this birthday bash such as a “Hydration Station” where you could quench your thirst with various beverages or a “Filling Station” where you could satisfy your hunger with tasty snacks. The fun doesn’t stop there, this celebration also included a “Libation Station” where adults could enjoy a cocktail from the mimosa bar. This birthday bash was finished off with animated train-shaped cookies and a fabulous cake decorated in colorful trains, a blue sky, and specifically monogrammed for the birthday boy. This was quite the memorable house-turned-train station birthday celebration!

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Under The Sea Party

Photo by Thisbe Grace

Want your very own ocean themed birthday party and seeking inspiration? Then look no further than Ceci New York’s outstanding print job for this Under the Sea party! The party itself included under the sea decor like an ocean backdrop, bubbles, and an amazing octopus shaped cake. The unique birthday invitations were what really blew this birthday bash out of the water! Not your standard card invitation, this invitation box was filled with Under the Sea fun! Inside the box were printed invitations intricately designed with vibrant water colors of blue and orange. Fit to theme, messages like “Splash Splash” and colorful ocean animals such as purple octopus and orange and white clown fish filled the page, inviting you to this ocean extravaganza. These invitations went one step further, being placed on a sea of turquoise tissue paper and filled with mini fish toys and sea shells! It doesn’t stop there, whale and crab shaped yummy cookie desserts were also included. Topped off with sunglasses and personalized  notecards, this playful box invites you to celebrate Mason’s birthday “Under the Sea!”

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party

Photo by Artisan Events

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse came alive for Penelope’s 2nd Birthday Party! LK Events went all out with the red, black, and yellow themed party by featuring the famous ears everywhere they could. Balloons and Mickey Mouse themed toys covered the Pinnacle Building room in Chicago. With the help of the Flower Firm, red linen covered tables featured raised center pieces adorned with mouse ears. Guests could admire the Mickey Mouse head shaped floral arrangement while they snacked on a long list of appetizers, including charcuterie boards, fresh caprese salad skewers, mini fish tacos, and bitesize sliders. The best was saved for last with a large array of dessert options such as milk and cookies, Mickey Mouse shaped cake pops, ice cream, and an adorable Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake. While the parents dined on the delicious food, the children were surprised with a visit from Mickey and Minnie to take the theme just a step further! The birthday party was all about fun for all ages.

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A Little Princess Party

Photo by Leah Loves That Photography

A princess themed party is the perfect way to celebrate a little girl’s birthday! Mosaic Inc. and Shayla Hawkins Events came together to plan an elegant, princess-worthy party for Sofia’s first birthday. The adorable celebration used a cream, light pink and gold palette throughout the space to make guests feel as if they were truly dining with royalty. Gold chairs were placed around pink linen covered tables, which were topped by gorgeous floral centerpieces of bright hydrangea, fresh pink roses, and tall gold-painted branches decorated with crystals. The floral arrangement was continued throughout the room and onto the dessert table, which offered a delicious array of treats displayed on gold platters such as individually wrapped cotton candy, mini parfaits,  tasty chocolate chip cookies, cake pops, and a gorgeous two tier cake decorated with fondant snow and a gold crown sparkling on top. The delicate design created a luxurious party fit for a princess.

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Puppy Paw-ty

Photo by YoSnaps Photography

HoneyFitz Events gives Harper the Puppy Paw-ty of a lifetime! This celebration incorporated puppy fun into every detail. The party was filled with exciting activities and delicious food all centering around Harper’s love for puppies. To kick off the puppy palooza, this festivity had its very own puppy petting station for the kids to enjoy. The tables were decorated beautifully with soft pink and white florals, each accompanied with a small dog sign making them both girly and dog-themed to fit Harper’s personality. Each child got their own personalized cup that had their name and their very own dog printed on it. Even the food was dog themed! Guests were able to enjoy heavenly hot dogs with their choice of toppings, picked from the dog-themed menu. This menu included adorable signature hot dog names like the “Chihuahua Dog”, the “Great Dane Dog”, and the birthday girl got her very own “Harper Dog”! The desserts included a delicious array of dog and dog-house shaped frosted cookies and a magnificent two-tiered dog shaped cake. After the kids enjoyed their hot dogs, puppy petting, and dessert fun, they were able to “Adopt A Puppy” and pick out their very own puppy stuffed animal as a party favor. Talk about an unforgettable Paw-ty!

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Frozen Themed Party

Photo by Andie Freeman Photography

Event designer and florist, Greg Hall and Company designed an amazing winter wonderland concept and executed it flawlessly. There were stunning blue linens with mirrors and crystal candle holders on each table. The centerpieces were large white tree branches covered in snow. The chairs were covered in silver chair covers and fastened with dripping crystals. Caterer, Southern Sophistication Designs, provided square plates to mimic ice cubes and topped each child’s plate with a frozen chocolate covered heart underneath a glass dome. Each child sipped on a Frozen snowball blue drink in a milk bottle glass with a blue and white striped straw. The entryway to the cake room was framed by huge white trees dripping in snowflakes and crystals with Olaf standing watch to welcome everyone. This birthday party is truly every Disney lover’s dream!

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