With rising temperatures and more hours of sunshine, summer is the perfect season to spend outdoors. If your child is celebrating a summer birthday, take advantage of the great weather by throwing a one-of-a-kind outdoor party. To plan the ultimate summer birthday bash, try incorporating one of these fun and unique kids’ themes into your kid’s party.
If your birthday boy or girl is a fan of pirates, throwing a pirate-themed birthday party is a must. Pirate-themed birthday parties can keep the kids entertained for hours on end, allowing you to kick back and relax.
While decorating for a pirate-themed birthday parties might seem costly, it can be made affordable with things you can easily find around the house. For instance, try pulling out the skeleton from your Halloween storage, giving it an eyepatch, and using it as a prop to greet guests. Plus, you can decorate an old chest to model a treasure chest to hold gifts during the party.
To truly incorporate the pirate theme, encourage guests to dress up in their best pirate costumes. During the party, let the kids come up with pirate-themed nicknames for each other. Also, try remodeling popular kids games around the theme, like “pin the tail on the parrot.”
If you want to go all out, you can seek out actors to wear pirate-themed costumes and mingle with the kids and guests at your party. They can take pictures with kids and even serve some of your appetizers or snacks throughout the event. Just be sure to find actors with good reviews and overall positive feedback. Since they’ll be working around children, it’s also advisable that you run a free background check on your shortlisted candidates, just to be extra safe.
If you have a backyard pool, throwing a beach-themed party will be a breeze. Invite guests to bring their swimsuits and a towel, and make sure to have life jackets, floaties, and sunscreen on hand if you’re hosting for a younger crowd. If you don’t have a backyard pool, no worries — consider investing in a water slide rental for the day.
Because the party is outside, encourage the kids to play with water guns and water balloons. For decor, you can blow up balloons and let them sit around the deck or even float on the pool. To get the party started, supply a few beach balls and hand out colorful sunglasses to the guests.
Of course, no beach-themed birthday party is complete without a sandcastle cake. Luckily, making your own sandcastle cake is relatively easy with the right mold, and tons of inspiration can be found on Pinterest. Or, if you’re not a baker, try bringing in a picture to your local bakery.
Mermaid-themed birthday parties are highly requested by kids, and decorating is extremely affordable. The first step is to determine the party’s color scheme. If you’re unsure, try picking among blue, pink, purple, silver, and gold, which all work well together. Seashells can be purchased from any arts and crafts store, and the extras can be placed in goody bags after the party.
If you already have ocean decor, like seahorses, you can easily incorporate them into the party’s decor to save money. To take your party decor to the next level, invest in custom design graphics to create a memorable and picture-perfect party backdrop.
If you have a pool, consider purchasing some mermaid-themed floaties for the kids to enjoy both during and after the party. Additionally, plan a few non-water activities for the kids to do when they need a break — such as immediately after eating. Crafts, including sand bottle art, are ideal, and your guests can even take them home after.
There’s no better time than summer to throw a party outdoors. Incorporating one of these themes can help you stay in budget while ensuring that all of your guests have a blast. This year, take advantage of your outdoor space and throw a unique, memorable themed party for your birthday guest of honor.