15 Birthday Party Themes For Kids

Planning birthday parties for my kids is one of my absolute favorite things about being a mom. I love brainstorming ideas with them, scrolling Pinterest for decorations, games, food, and party tips, and ultimately, bringing their visions to life in a way that makes them feel loved, known, and celebrated. I usually start months ahead of time and I thoroughly enjoy the process from start to finish.

But I realize that not everyone thrives in the same way, and what is life giving to me, may not be life giving to the next person. That is one of the reasons I love blogging. I get messages from moms, thanking me for putting party ideas together so that all they have to do is purchase similar items, download my free printables, and set up their child’s party without all of the legwork. It brings me so much joy to know that I am making life easier for those who do not enjoy the creative process of party planning in the same way that I do.

Over the years, I have posted at least 15 different party themes, and I thought it was time to do a blogpost compiling all of these ideas into one for parents who are not sure what theme to go with and would like to browse through all of the parties I have put together over the years. Here is a list of all of the parties on my blog so that you can have quick links to get to each of them to see if any spark interest in your child. Happy party planning!

In addition to these full party posts, I have 15 fun treats and activities that can be incorporated into some of your future parties.

I hope that this post provided some fun inspiration for your upcoming events. Leave a comment to let me know what your next party theme is going to be!

“Sweet 16” Candy Bouquet

My oldest turned 16 last month!  S I X T E E N ! ! ! I can’t believe I have a child who is old enough to drive.  As far as teenagers go, we scored!  Jacob is a great kid… kind, thoughtful, funny, responsible, trustworthy.  I am so grateful!  When I asked him what he wanted for his 16th birthday, he jokingly said, “candy!”  I had wanted to make something fun for him to wake up to on his special day, and this sparked an idea.  I went to work making him a “SWEET 16” candy bouquet in a galvanized bucket.  I found the bucket at Walmart and I loved that it had a chalkboard label already on it, but you can find a similar one on Amazon.  I used my Cricut Expressions 2 to cut the letters on white vinyl, purchased a package of wooden dowels, a piece of floral foam, a ton of candy, and a 1 and 6 balloon.  I grabbed my glue gun and went to work.  Check out this simple tutorial (below) to make one of your own. #CommissionsEarned

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