10 brilliant children’s party themes the kids are sure to love

Don’t just dig out the same tired balloons, banners and cake decorations for your son or daughter’s birthday party this year. Let’s get creative, with this guide to the hottest fun children’s party themes for 2019. From letting the kids get experimental, with a mad scientist party, to an active escape room party adventure, to creating magic with unicorns, these brilliant children’s party themes are sure to make the latest birthday milestone truly memorable.

Our kids are special, so let’s throw a brilliant themed children’s party the guest of honour, and all their friends, will never forget. If you’re looking for incredibly fun party theme inspiration… read on. We’re shining a light on 10 brilliant children’s party themes for a spectacular birthday party the kids are sure to love. Below, we’ve brought together a party platter of favourite themes, fun games, spectacular supplies and decoration inspiration, including this year’s hottest party trends.

Mad Scientist Party

The kids will love getting hands on with the experiments, at your super science themed birthday bash. Of course, every mad scientist needs to look the part and what could be more fun than donning lab coats and safety googles to really get the kids into the mood for activities. There are loads of great ‘safe’ experiments to get the kids involved with during the party. Simply type pretend potion recipes into Google, for tons of fun party experiments the kids will have mad fun with.

Llama Party

With the new Netflix show Llama Llama being one of the hottest fads on kids TV today, Llama parties are all the rage in 2019. Who doesn’t love a cute and fluffy Llama? The days when every little girl demanded a unicorn party may be numbered. In fact, dare we say… the Llamas are taking over! Llama parties are quickly overtaking the unicorns as the go-to party themes for today’s little girls.

With Llama parties being flavour of the year for an on-trend girl’s birthday bash this year, it’s no surprise that this is the theme your little girl is demanding. Your next question is likely to be, how do I get started? No worries, here we’ve got some great Llama party tips, to ensure that you nail the Llama Llama character theme with authenticity.

Simply follow a few of these tips to throw a birthday bash based on the hit show Llama Llama -

Red pyjamas at the ready - Llama Llama famously sports a pair of bright red pyjamas. What could be more fun as birthday dress code for the kids?

Red party supplies everywhere - from party invitations, to balloons, decorations and party cake toppers, red has to be the running colour theme throughout the entire party.

Llama Llama activity packs - are just a Google search away. Keep the kids entertained with some of the many party games, activities and craft packs inspired by the hit show.

Llama birthday cakes and biscuits - why not get the kids baking their own cakes or biscuits, to combine the party into a mini baking party? There are loads of Llama baking recipes available online.

Escape Room Party

Another party craze for 2019, especially for older children and tweens, is an escape room party. A DIY escape room party is sure to be a hit. What’s better, it’s easier than you may think to throw an escape room party at home and it can even be done if you’re watching your pennies. Let’s take a look at a few ideas to throw the ultimate escape room party, for your growing adventurers. A little effort in bringing together custom invitations, escape games, secret missions, themed food and fun favours, and the kids will truly love their escape room adventure.

A few tips to throw the ultimate escape room party include

Escape room themed invitations - are widely available to buy online or you can download free templates to print at home. With escape room parties being so popular right now, there are loads of escape room invitation print themes out there.

Escape room games – there are also a good number of escape room games available to buy online. If you’re on a budget, there are plenty of print out games available to download online for free. Take a look at these great escape room games that will provide a fun and intriguing puzzle solving activity to build the party around –

  • Dr Gravely’s Retreat Escape Room Game – a board game for 3 – 8 players, aged 13 up. Check out eBay or Amazon for this great board game.
  • Exit The Game: Murder On The Orient Express – this ‘escape room in a box’ is a suspense filled murder mystery game for 1 – 4 players, who are 12 years and up.
  • DIY escape room tutorials – if you’re on a budget, there are loads of great tutorials available online, to create your very own escape room at home.
  • Crepe paper maze – making a crepe paper maze in your hallway is a fun activity that can be a great warm-up activity for the party. Simply string red crepe paper or coloured string across multiple points in a hallway. The kids will really get into making their way through the maze whilst trying to avoid touching the paper.

A DIY crepe paper maze is a great activity for your escape room party at home.

Scavenger Hunt Party

The good old treasure hunt is still one of the most fun party games you can play, for children of all ages. Here are two main types of scavenger hunt to lead the kids to the ultimate prize. These fun games provide a mega fun scavenger hunt party the kids will be thrilled with.

The treasure hunt scavenger hunt

With the treasure hunt kind of scavenger hunt, you essentially get the kids to solve a bunch of clues or riddles that are hidden in various places throughout the house or venue. The kids playing the scavenger hunt are given the first clue card. They have to work out the riddle, which leads them to the next hidden clue card. The clue cards continue, eventually leading to finding the final prize and hidden treasure at the end.

There are loads of ‘treasure hunt clue cards’ available to buy online or download and print at home.

The find this list of things scavenger hunt

Another type of scavenger hunt, that’s super fun, quite easy to setup and sure to keep the kids entertained, is the ‘find these things’ type of hunt. A hot trend for 2019 is the photo scavenger hunt. Get the kids hunting round the house to find the list of hidden things. In a photo scavenger hunt, they take a picture of the treasures they find, or you can get them snapping themselves doing a certain action at the location. There are loads of photo scavenger hunts available online to download and print. Of course, it’s even better if you make the list of things related to the party theme, for example by hiding unicorns, dinosaurs, Llama’s or whichever fits with the party theme.

Lego Party

Lego parties remain one of the hottest trends for kid’s parties over recent years, and it’s not hard to understand why! A Lego theme party is sure to knock block socks off your special little one and their friends. If your son or daughter loves Lego, let’s build up the ultimate party for them here, party brick by party brick.

Planning a Lego party doesn’t have to be as painful as accidentally stepping on a Lego brick! Throwing a well-built bricks party theme is easy with Fun Party Bags. We’ve got a range of great Lego bricks party bags , to make sure the construction mad party guests go home happy. We can sort you out with amazing brick loot bags, but what about other top ideas to create an amazing Lego themed party? Here are our top tips, to build a great Lego party for the kids –

DIY brick theme invitations - making Lego brick invitations is pretty easy, using coloured card, a one-inch hole punch and 3D foam tape.

Brick invitations to buy - there are also loads of printable invitations to download online.

Lego bricks party decorations - put Lego bricks into any vessels you can to make a display, including fruit bowels, hand soap dispensers and flower vases.

Lego themed party food - make party food and snack containers by wrapping a tissue box with wrapping paper, cut a few holes and put plastic cups in them, ready to fill with sweets, nibbles and party foods.

DIY bricks inspired decorations - make all the cool Lego party decorations you need with this super easy Lego party bunting. Simply use coloured stock card and a circle cutter (which are easy to find online).

Lego men party cups and plates - A black marker pen is all you need to turn plain yellow party cups and plates into amazing Lego themed party supplies.

Unicorns Party

Which little princess doesn’t love unicorns? As parents, of course, we want to fill our special little girl’s party with as much party magic as we can. What could be more special than a magical unicorn party? Once you’ve made the great choice of opting for a unicorn party, the realisation will probably hit you about just how much party planning it can take to produce a magical unicorn party. Don’t stress, our unicorn party ideas can take the hassle out of throwing a unicorn party experience that’s full of wonder for your little guests. After all, if you’re looking for all the magical party supplies you need to create magic memories, you’re in the right place here at Fun Party Bags. We stock a great range of perfect unicorn party supplies, including unicorn party bags, party gifts and unicorn party bag fillers.

To complete your magical unicorn birthday experience, here are a few great ideas for exciting invitations, rainbow decorations and sweet deserts to throw a unicorn party that your little princess will never forget –

Unicorn birthday invitations – from pretty unicorn invitations, to vibrant and colourful invites, there are loads of great unicorn invitations to buy online or you can download templates to print out at home

Bake unicorn cookies – It’s easy to bake amazing looking unicorn biscuits. You could even include baking as a party activity. Simply get hold of unicorn cookie cutters, cookie dough, white frosting, rainbow candy and pearl sprinkles.

Unicorn birthday cake – of course the birthday cake is the centrepiece of the party so you will want to make sure that you get it right. Whether you buy a ready-made cake, order a custom cake from your local baker, or make the cake yourself, simply add piping, fondant, frosting and a chocolate coated cone to transform a simple cake into a spectacular unicorn cake.

Unicorn balloons – if you don’t want to buy amazing themed party balloons from a party supply store, it’s really easy to create your own unicorn party balloons. Simply transform your balloons with some fairy tale magic, with white construction paper, golden foil and tape. These floaty unicorn balloons will create a magical party environment for your special little one and her friends.

Dinosaur Party

Dinosaur theme parties remain a firm favourite with children of all ages. First things first, remember to tailor your dinosaur theme to the age of the children. Younger children and toddlers, say up to five years old, will probably prefer bright and colourful dinosaurs. On the other hand, older children and teens are likely to be more engaged by more realistic dinosaurs.

The great news is that because they are so popular, you won’t struggle to find lots of great prehistoric dinosaur party supplies to throw a mega themed party. Here at Fun Party Bags, we offer a great range of the incredible dinosaur party supplies and dinosaur party bags you need to make sure the kids won’t be going home in a rage. To compliment roaring good dinosaur party loot bags, put these tips into action to give the party goers a dinosaur-size slice of party fun –

Dinosaur invitations – this is such a popular party theme that there are literally loads of great birthday invitations online that fit perfectly with the dinosaur theme. Many online invitation suppliers let you personalise your invitations with your child’s name and their photo. If you’re on a budget, it’s also really easy to find downloadable invitation templates that you can print at home.

Signature party drink – a neat tip for any great birthday party is to make a signature drink. It’s one of the simplest things you can do to add a personal touch to your party. Here’s a dinosaur themed drink recipe that fits perfectly with the dinosaur theme:

    • Volcano punch party drink
      • Add the following ingredients to a punch bowl
      • Mix 3 quarts of pineapple juice with 12 ounces of frozen lemonade concentrate
      • Gather the kids around a table and add 2 quarts of ginger ale to the punch bowl
      • For extra fizz, add a scoop of frozen sherbet to each glass on serving

Dinosaur themed party food – a centrepiece of any well themed party is the food of course. You should be able to get all sorts of dinosaur shaped frozen food for kids from your local supermarket. Why not get a little bit more creative and arrange the plates into a scene like the plate in the image below? You can also find loads of dinosaur shaped cookie cutter shapes online. It’s easy to create dinosaur shaped sandwich if you have a bigger cookie cutter shape.

Dinosaur decorations – party balloons are ideal for adding a bit of prehistoric atmosphere to your home or party venue. Simply stick to a simple colour palette of brown, green and beige party balloons to add that natural touch to the party room. Bunches of solid colour balloons look always look good together.