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33 Kids Birthday Party Ideas You’ll Want to Steal for Yourself

Baby Sits in Front of Numbered Signage at Outdoor Kids Birthday Party With Low Table Seating and Throw Pillow Cushions | PartySlate

These days, kids’ birthday party ideas are more than just cake and streamers. Starting with their favorite theme, the perfect venue, event planner, and décor all come together to create spectacular memories and photos to cherish forever as they grow up. 

From the invitations to the party favors, planning your kid’s birthday party can be just as fun and exciting as attending it. Everyone wants to make their kid’s day unforgettable, but we know it can be challenging to find unique birthday party ideas for kids. 

These days, kids’ birthday party ideas are more than just cake and streamers.”

We’ve looked at hundreds of kids’ birthday parties and have narrowed our list to 33 real events that will spark your imagination. Keep reading to discover new, creative ways to celebrate your little one. 

When you find an event you think your kid would adore, click on the vendor credits below to contact the pros that made that event possible.

Kids Birthday Party Invitation Ideas

Under The Sea Kids Birthday Party Octopus Splish Splash Invitations in New York, NY | PartySlate
photographer: Kiss Me For Eternity

1. Make A Splash

New York, NY

Party invitations offer guests a first glimpse into your event, so make sure they capture your theme. Click to see more of Mason’s 4th-birthday bash, complete with “under the sea” party invitations, water activities, and a unique sea creature cake. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Kiss Me For Eternity | venue: private residence | invitations & custom party accessories: Ceci New York | cookies: Elenis New York | cake artist: Elisa Strauss

Forest Adventure-Themed Kids First Birthday Party Wood Invitations | PartySlate
photographer: Chelsea Carpenter

2. An Adventure With Stationery

Dallas, TX

This forest-themed first birthday party is every adventure-loving kid’s dream. We love how these wooden party invitations give guests an impressive first impression of the exciting and interactive celebration. Click to see how event branding and themed stationery is used throughout the rest of the party.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Chelsea Carpenter | planner: Carson Castellaw | floral: The Southern Table | venue: private residence | stationery, event branding, & production: Southern Fried Paper  | cake & desserts: Shannon Star Cakes

Izzy's Once Upon A Time Dragon Themed Second Birthday Party Story Book Invitations | PartySlate
photographer: Kim Spath Photography

3. Once Upon A Time

Wyoming, PA

This storybook birthday party will transport your inner child to a land far far away. With whimsical details and dragon themed décor, every aspect of this celebration impressed guests. We especially love how the party invitations evoked a lift-the-flap storybook. What can we say? Sometimes “happily ever after” deserves the perfect introduction. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photography: Kim Spath Photography | Venue: Gather at Textile | Stationery: Momental Designs | Styling: Kristy Rice | Calligraphy: Flourish Grace | Vintage Rentals: Forget-Me-Not Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Cookies: Dainty Cakes by Andrea | Food: Epicurean Delights | Cupcakes: Kristen Mazar

RELATED: 13 Kids’ Birthday Party Trends for 2021

Birthday Game Ideas For Kids

Kids Birthday Party Ideas with Carnival Games | PartySlate
photographer: Meghan Hitchens Photography

4. Fun For All Ages

Charleston, SC

For the kids, birthday parties are all about the games. We love this carnival-themed birthday party that pulled out all the stops to create the ultimate backyard carnival. Click the link to take a trip down memory lane that’s complete with mechanical bulls, ring toss, and ferris wheels. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Meghan Hitchens Photography | planner: Stunning and Brilliant Events | entertainment: Split Second Sound | carnival rentals: Your Event Source – Carnival Equipment

Barnyard Themed 1st Birthday Party with People Playing a Donut Eating Game | PartySlate
photographer: Lovely and Light Photography

5. A Barnyard Bash

Charleston, SC

This barnyard blowout has us rethinking the phrase “raised in a barn.” We adore all the barnyard-themed kids birthday party games that were incorporated into this celebration. Farm animal everything — including photo booth props, snacks, and face painting — complete this 1st-birthday party. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Lovely and Light Photography | planner: Stunning and Brilliant Events

Kids Beyoncé-Themed 4th Birthday Party with Giant Outdoor Chess Game | PartySlate
photographer: Afritina Coker

6. Irreplaceable Memories

Dallas, TX

We are in love with this Beyonce-themed kid’s birthday party. Classy, sassy, and fierce are the best words to describe this celebration. A jumbo sized chess set is the focal point of the celebration — and fit for a queen. Make sure to check out the surrounding greenery, showstopping balloon installations, and gorgeous red rose décor. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Afritina Coker | planner: RosesRntRed Events | floral Cake: Sweet Thangs. by Lo’ & Rae Lawson | venue: private residence | balloons: Pink on the weekend | props: AliJo Events | graphics: Precious Lord | cheetah cake: A Cake Maker | rentals: Big D Party Rentals | tea party: Dallas Tea Party 

Kids Birthday Party Ideas With Elmo's Spa Photo Backdrop | PartySlate
photographer: Marcia Perel Photography

7. So Many Options, How Do We Choose?

Fullerton, CA

If we could move to Marley Town, we would. We love how this ultimate kid’s birthday party idea features every kind of game your little one could think of. Bounce castles, swings, foosball, and bean bag toss are just a few activities included in this immersive birthday world. You don’t want to miss this.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Marcia Perel Photography | event production: The Perfect Party | décor & rentals: Above The Top | venue: Hangar 21 | shows & characters: LA Follies | vendor services: Vita Perfetta | balloons: Party Shop Avenue | coffee truck: Moonwood Coffee | game rentals: Party Pals | play zone & bounce house: Lil’ Munchkins | ice cream truck: Archie’s | rides: James Events | reptiles: Ames Events | cotton candy: Jolly Sheep | catering: Jay’s Catering Co. | merch & branding: JNP Merchandising & AV Dream Front Labs | vw photo bus: Booth & Bus | adult lounge dj: Asia Shabazz | main stage dj: Tizz The Influence

RELATED: See Real Kids’ Birthday Party Albums on PartySlate

Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas

Kids Star Wars Themed Birthday Bash with Taco Bar and Buffet Style Food | PartySlate
photographer: Jennifer Lawrence Photography

8. Tacos And Cotton Candy … A Recipe for Success

Chicago, IL

We all know how picky kids can be with their food, so giving them options is a great compromise. We love how this 9th-birthday party featured everything from tacos buffets and vegetable platters to donuts and cotton candy. Also, make sure to check out the Star Wars-themed birthday cake. You have to see it to believe it. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Jennifer Lawrence Photography | planner: Bliss Events Chicago | venue & caterer: Galleria Marchetti 

Baby's First Birthday Fiesta in Miami Beach, Florida with Mexican Food and Desserts | PartySlate
photographer: Helen Le Van

9. The Fiesta Must Go On

Miami Beach, FL

Rain or shine, the fiesta must go on. This fiesta-inspired first-birthday party was complete with colorful décor, authentic Mexician cuisine, and margaritas for the adults to sip on while baby took his first bite of birthday cake.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Helen Le Van | planner: Nova Events by Greta McNebb | venue: private residence

Little Girl Standing In Front of Dessert Table at Superhero Themed Kids 8th Birthday Party with Themed Food and Costumes | PartySlate
photographer: Jaida A. Photography

10. Rule #1: Girls Rule

Columbia, MD

Superwoman eats cupcakes and hotdogs, right? Jayla’s 8th-birthday party is everything your little superhero could dream of. Superhero costumes, candy, and cake saved the day — and also made for a perfect photo op.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Jaida A. Photography | design,décor, & floral: A Glam Good Time, LLC

RELATED: 5 Birthday Gift Box & Invitation Box Ideas for Guests

Kid’s Birthday Party Entertainment Ideas

Colorful 2nd Kids Birthday Party with Petting Zoo with Goats and Sheep | PartySlate
photographer: Gloria Mesa Photography

11. Backyard Petting Zoo

Los Angeles, CA

There is nothing more entertaining than petting adorable animals. This playful kid’s birthday party was filled with precious details like a petting zoo, kids-sized lounge area, and a delicious taco bar. We just love how backyard birthday parties give kids the freedom to run around and parents the peace of mind of knowing exactly where their kids are at all times. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Gloria Mesa Photography | planner: David Pressman Events | venue: private residence | rentals: Teak & Lace & Found Rentals | catering: Paper Plate Tacos

Delightful Pink and Green Kids First Birthday Party with Traditional Korean Performers Dancing | PartySlate
photographer: Eroula Dimitriou Photography

12. Pretty In Pink (and Purple)

North Bergen, NJ

We adore this first-birthday party which featured simple, yet elegant décor. Beautiful pink and purple florals filled the event space and created an airy, whimsical feel when you entered the room. Best of all? Traditional Korean performers wowed with a dazzling performance at this Korean Dol. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Eroula Dimitriou Photography | planner: Angi & Co | venue: Waterside Events 

Taylor Swift Themed Kids Birthday Party in Dallas, Texas with Taylor Swift Look-Alike Performer Stage and Projector Screen | PartySlate
photographer: Caitlin McNeil

13. Shake It Off

Dallas, TX

I don’t know about you, but we’re feeling like this Taylor Swift-themed birthday party is what our wildest dreams are made of. A Taylor look-alike, stadium tour-worthy stage, and projector screen to play music videos was in pure Swiftie style. If you can’t quite shake off how adorable this celebration is, head to the link to check out all the gorgeous details. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Caitlin McNeil | planner: Social Llama Events | venue: Four Day Weekend Comedy Club | cake: Goodies Cakery | prop rentals: Social Llama Rentals | balloons: Lushra

Kids First Birthday at the New York Aquarium Underwater Extravaganza with Sea Creatures Swimming By the Glass Windows and Tables Laid with Black Table Cloths | PartySlate
photographer: Ciao Bella Photos

14. Underwater Extravaganza

New York, NY

We love this kid’s birthday party with an epic underwater view. The moody lighting and navy blue color scheme immerses guests into the aquarium and adds to the ambiance of the space. Guests of all ages were captivated by the marine life swimming around them while they ate and celebrated. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Ciao Bella Photos | venue: New York Aquarium

RELATED: See More Birthday Party Ideas on PartySlate

Kid’s Birthday Cakes

Rustic Zoo Themed Kids' Birthday Party Los Angeles, CA With Rustic Birthday Cake | PartySlate
photographer: Kris Kan Photography

15. Bring the Zoo to You

Los Angeles, CA

We can’t stop thinking about this rustic zoo-themed garden party, filled with florals and soft colors. The impressive main birthday cake stands three layers tall with adorable animal decorations on the top, but that isn’t where the cake stops. This celebration offered mini cakes for guests to enjoy as well. Click to see

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Kris Kan Photography | floral design: Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design | venue: private residence

Kids 4th Birthday Alice in Wonderland Themed Tea Party Celebration with Mad Hatter and Chesire Cat Tiered Cake with Books On Top | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Banana Split

16. Have Your Cake and Read It Too

London, England

We are obsessed with this extravagant Alice In Wonderland-inspired tea party. The cake at this celebration is even more intriguing than the Mad Hatter. A colorful base layer featuring the Cheshire Cat is just the beginning. Books stacked high with flowers (and other fun décor scattered throughout the event space) really tops the cake. See more here.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photo courtesy of & planner: Banana Split

Kids Lumberjack Themed 1st Birthday Party with Flapjack Cake Sitting on a High Chair | PartySlate
photographer: Christina Pawlak Photography

17. Calling Paul Bunyan…

Inverness, IL

Not a single detail was overlooked at this lumberjack-themed birthday party. From the meticulous balloon decorations to the rustic cake in the shape of a stack of flapjacks, this party is nothing if not fit for a lumberjack. 

The vendors that made this event happen:

photographer: Christina Pawlak Photography | planner & stationery: Christina Currie Events, Inc | décor: Meetinghouse | venue: Inverness Golf Club | desserts: ECBG Cake Studio | linen: BBJ Linen | entertainment: Artists, Events & Entertainment Inc | rental: Tablescapes Event Rentals | balloons: Anthony’s Balloons LLC 

Kids Cookie Monster Themed 4th Birthday Party with Cookie Monster Cake and White Tan and Blue Balloons and Decorations | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: ChrisFête

18. Cookie Monster Heaven

Boston, MA

This adorable 4th-birthday party is just enough to unleash the inner Cookie Monster in all of us. Blue and beige balloons surround the dessert table set with googly-eyed cookie jars. Discover the white cookie jar cake with an iced Cookie Monster peeking his eyes out.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photo courtesy of & planner: ChrisFête

RELATED: 13 Creative 1st Birthday Balloon Ideas to Celebrate Your Little One

Photo Booth Ideas For Kids Birthday Party

Baby Sits in Front of Numbered Signage at Outdoor Kids Birthday Party With Low Table Seating and Throw Pillow Cushions | PartySlate
photographer: Trish Barker Photography

19. A Picture is Worth ONE Million Words

Maui County, HI

We are dreaming of this pink carnival-themed first-birthday party in Maui, Hawaii. Giant-sized cutout letters created a perfect photo op for the birthday girl. We especially love how shades of blush pink against the lush green of Hawaii’s beautiful landscape created a serene environment.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Trish Barker Photography | planner: Maui’s Angels | venue: private residence

Shark Attack Themed Kids 4th Birthday Party with Shark Photo Booth Props and Blue Streamers | PartySlate
photographer: ELDT Photo

20. Warning: Shark Infested Party

Los Angeles, CA

We adore this shark attack-themed birthday party that delivered fun surprises and new photo opportunities around every corner. Check out the shark statue used as a jungle gym, a photo booth with backdrops and props, and the shark-bitten surfboards that made for creative and photo-worthy décor. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: ELDT Photo | planner: Wife of the Party | venue: private residence

Little Boy Sitting On Top a Life-Like Dinosaur at 5th Jurassic Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party | PartySlate
photographer: Nicee Martin Photo & Design

21. Welcome to PJ’s World

Chicago, IL

What could be more exciting for your Jurassic World-loving kid than arriving to their celebration on the back of a life-like T-Rex? This decked out dino-themed party will transport you to another world. See how photo ops have never been more fun than with these dinosaur props. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Nicee Martin Photo & Design | planner & styling: Nicole Marie Events | balloon décor: Ellis Illusions | venue: Chez | jurassic world custom gate: Northern Décor, Inc. | jurassic world cake with dinosaur head: Cake Life Chicago | couches & green hedge: AFR Event Furnishings | volcano cakes: Rowies Bakery | linen: BBJ Linen | kids tables & mini chivari chairs: Lunchboxes and Bottega | wooden tables for dessert display & crossback chairs: Tablescapes Event Rentals | custom dinosaur, jurassic park & ranger cookies: TaleCookies | caterer: Food For Thought | printer: Snappy Printing | chalkboard & signage designer: Letra Design Studio | live dinosaur: Dinosaur Events

RELATED: Browse the Milestone Birthday Resource Guide on PartySlate

Birthday Party Favor Ideas For Kids

Pink Purple & Blush Pastel First Birthday Party with Personalized Soap and Perfume Party Favors | PartySlate
photographer: KLK Photography

22. Shades of Pastel

Los Angeles, CA

We are in awe of this elegant pastel party filled with gorgeous florals and chic details. With personalized perfume and soap bottles that match the subdued color scheme, the party favors are as stylish as the rest of the celebration. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: KLK Photography | event design & coordination: Aliana Events | floral: Celio’s Design | venue: private residence | desserts: Rafi’s Pastry | rentals: Revelry Event Designers & Classic Event & Tent Rentals

Kids Carnival Themed Birthday Pool Party with Blue and White Personalized Pool Towel Party Favors | PartySlate
photographer: Mama Love

23. Pool-Party Ready

Dallas, TX

We love the idea of handing out personalized pool towels as birthday pool party favors. Not only are they useful and practical, they create the perfect photo op with all the guests wrapped in matching towels. Make sure to see how this celebration included so many other fun details. You’ll find a balloon and caricature artist, a cotton candy machine, snow cones, and even funnel cakes. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Mama Love | planner: Jacqueline Events & Design | venue: private residence | cotton candy: Cottonsmith | caterer: Vestals Catering | tent & rentals: Marquee Event Rentals Texas | sketch artist & balloon maker: B3 Entertainment | balloons: Balloon City USA | cake: Annie’s Culinary Creations, LLC

Milkshakes and Manicures Kids Birthday Party with Personalized Robe Party Favors | PartySlate
photographer: Lele Fain Photography

24. Milkshakes and Manicures

Nashville, TN

A mobile manicure studio was the main event at this precious milkshakes and manicures birthday party. Each guest was given a bag of goodies and a monogrammed robe to wear while being pampered during their manicure. We can’t imagine a more fun (or relaxing) way to celebrate. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Lele Fain Photography | floral: Amos Events | venue: private residence | monogrammed robes: The Plaid Rabbit | rentals: Please Be Seated | mobile manicure studio: Polish Nails & Concierge | cake: My Sweet Dessert | paper goods: Nico and Lala | linen: Liberty Party Rental | mini pretzels: Nashville Soft Pretzel Company

RELATED: A Popular First Birthday Party Venue Answers Your 7 Biggest Planning Questions

Kids Birthday Party Theme Ideas

Tropical Orange Pink and White Oceanfront High Tea Party at Montage Kapalua Bay in Kapalua, HI with Ocean in the Background and Pillows on the Ground Around a Low Table with Umbrellas | PartySlate
photographer: Angie Diaz | Photography

25. High Tea At Low Tide

Kapalua, HI

We can’t stop talking about this oceanfront high tea party decorated with pops of vibrant colors that compliment the jaw-dropping landscape. Sitting around a beautifully-laid table, guests enjoyed pastries and finger sandwiches along with their choice of teas. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Angie Diaz | Photography | planner: Unveiled Hawaii | floral: Mandy Grace Designs | venue: Montage Kapalua Bay | table rentals: Set Maui | dessert: Cake Fanatics Maui | specialty rentals: Maui Luxe Picnics | custom rentals: Inspiration Events

BabyChella Coachella Inspired Kids Birthday Party Idea with Baby Sitting in a Wicker Chair with a Flower Crown | PartySlate
photographer: Laura Moll Photography

26. Babychella

Los Angeles, CA

We adore this Coachella-inspired baby’s first birthday. Boho-chic details and décor brought this fun-filled theme to life. Discover flower crowns, vibrant colors, and a vintage bright yellow Volkswagen Beetle used as a photo op. Boho has never looked so good.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Laura Moll Photography | designer: Nu Leaf Design | venue: private residence

Colorful Creative Kids Birthday Party with Pantone Paint Swatches Filling the Walls Behind the Dessert Table | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: J GROUP EVENTS

27. Pantone Perfection

Miami, FL

This rainbow-themed celebration brought a unique take on a kid’s birthday party idea with pantone paint swatches. We love how each table was set using a different color, giving kids an opportunity to choose their favorite tone. Of course, they also gave adults a chance to admire the monochromatic aesthetic

The vendors who made this event happen:

photo courtesy of, design, & décor: J GROUP EVENTS

RELATED: Find Kids’ Birthday Party Venues Near Me

Kids Birthday Party Decoration Ideas

Dream Big Little One Kids Birthday Party in the Clouds with White Silver and Blue Decorations | PartySlate
photographer: Melody Melikian

28. Sometimes It’s Good To Have Your Head In The Clouds

Los Angeles, CA

The South Park Center was the ultimate venue for this dream of a kids birthday party. Looking out the picture windows to see you are actually in the clouds brings the decor to a whole new level. In shades of blue, silver, and white, this in the clouds themed celebration was everything we could have dreamt of. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Melody Melikian | planner & coordinator: Aliana Events | floral: Celio’s Design | venue: South Park Center 

Chic Unicorn and Rainbow Themed Kids Birthday Party in New York City with Colorful Balloon Installations and Arches | PartySlate
photographer: Ana Gambuto

29. Balloons Galore

New York, NY

You can never have enough balloons. This unicorn and rainbow birthday party is magical. We love how this celebration proves that your own dining or living room can make for the most special birthday for your little one. All it takes is the right theme, decorations, and talented party vendors

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Ana Gambuto | venue: private residence | balloons: Balloon Design Studio | printed materials & invitations: Ceci New York | cake: Ana Parzych Cakes | photo booth: Shake and Share Media | activities: Chalk of the Town | cake pops: The Poppery | rentals: Smith Party Rentals | linens: Nuage Designs | decals: Bombshell Graphics 

A Two Sweet Kids Birthday Party Celebration with Pastel Balloon Installation in the Shape of the Number Two | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Clique Balloons & Events

30. Two Sweet

Dallas, TX

Stunning pastel balloon installations set the scene for this “two sweet” 2nd-birthday party. As the icing on the cake, there were all the sweets that any kid could want. Click to see a pastel cake with a “melting” ice cream cone, chocolate-covered oreos, custom personalized cookies, and icing dipped wafer cookies. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photo courtesy of & balloons: Clique Balloons & Events | venue: private residence | cotton candy cart & neon signage: Warehouse Rose Events | cake: SugarSpun Dallas | cookies: Baked by Laynie

RELATED: 34 Social Distancing Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Weddings, & More to Inspire Your Safe Celebration

Kids Birthday Party Entrance Ideas

Kids 1st Birthday Party in Southampton, NY with Pastel Colored Unicorn Balloon Entrance | PartySlate
photographer: Laura Volpacchio Photography

31. Transport Into A Magical World

Southampton, NY

We are impressed by this whimsical unicorn grand entrance that is sure to wow every guest that walks through. Of course, this entrance is just the beginning of the impressive event that sits behind it. Covered in even more balloons and unicorns, with a dessert table and wide array of candies, this party is pastel perfection.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photography: Laura Volpacchio Photography | planner, event design, & production: B Floral Event Design and Production | venue: private residence | caterer: Sweet Dreams Brigadiro, Cade’s Cake, & Hampton’s Aristocrat | food truck: Rolling in Dough Pizza Truck | music: Jam with Jamie | furniture rentals: Taylor Creative Inc. | tent: New York Tent | entertainment & Bounce House: Jump and Jam Long Island Inc. | staffing: Eye For It All Events 

Marley Con Kids 2nd Birthday Party at AV Irvine in Irvine, CA with Colorful Balloon Arch Entrance | PartySlate
photographer: Jose Castanada

32. At the End of the Rainbow

Irvine, CA

Set on the other side of an extravagant balloon archway and tunnel, Marley Con is a colorful and lively 2nd-birthday party. With multiple event spaces, guests could choose where they spent their time. Discover the unique spots inside Marley Con. You’ll find a carousel and arcade games, luxe lounge areas, an outdoor playpen, and so much more. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Jose Castanada | planner: The Perfect Party | venue: AV Irvine | catering: 24 Carrots Catering and Events

Hip Hop Graffiti Themed Kids Birthday Bash at Manhattan Movement + Art Center in New York with Graffiti on the Stairs and Walls | PartySlate
photographer: Sean Smith & Simon Luethi

33. Hip Hop Birthday Bash

New York, NY

We love this hip hop birthday bash with graffiti covering the entryway stairs, walls, and DJ booth. As soon as guests walked into the main event space, they were already being immersed into the world of hip hop. Click to see this vibrant bash with epic décor elements. We’ll give you a hint: There’s graffiti-covered lounge areas.

The vendors who made this event possible:

photographer: Sean Smith & Simon Luethi | planner: The Style Marc | venue: Manhattan Movement + Art Center | graphic & print: SHOUT! | caterer: Tom Orlando | entertainment: DJ USA | lighting & sound: L & M Lighting and Sound

What can you do for a kids birthday party at home? 

With the right party planners, home can be the perfect place to host your kid’s birthday party. Every kid has that one toy, animal, or movie they are obsessed with. Consider turning that obsession — be it dinosaurs or the color orange — into the theme of their birthday party. Next, choose their favorite foods and flavor of cake. Of course, you’ll also want to include fun activities, immersive décor, and plenty of photo ops. 

Be sure to check out social distancing party tips and 2021 birthday trends for even more inspiration. You can also use PartySlate to find your talented team of party vendors. Check our curated directory here. Make sure to use the sidebar to filter by location and pro category for the best results. 

How do you celebrate a kids birthday on a budget? 

If you’re securing a venue for your child’s birthday celebration, being flexible with the day of the week and time of the day can offer you pricing benefits.

Another suggestion is to consider narrowing your guest list; intimate birthday parties have the potential to be more meaningful as your closest friends and family will have more time with each other and your little one.

Head to PartySlate for even more ideas for how to make your kids birthday party one to remember.