6 October Kid’s Party Themes

6 October Kid’s Party Themes

October is a fun month to have a birthday party. There are so many themes to choose from it will be hard to decide which one you want to use.

Bright fall colors make eye popping decorations.  Take advantage of the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies fall offers and serve healthy party food like zucchini pizza!

 

 

Here are 6 party themes for your October born child.

October

Halloween Party!

For late October birthdays there’s nothing wrong with combining the birthday party with a Halloween party.  You’ll only have to decorate once!

There are so many fun treats, games, and activities for kids with this theme including Frankenstein Marshmallows, bobbing for apples, and watching scary or not so scary movies.

Click here for fun Halloween Party ideas!

October

Flintstone Party!

In honor of Bam-Bam’s, of Flintstone fame, how about a Pebbles & Bam Bam or Dinosaur Party?

Greet guests with a giant inflatable dinosaur to set the tone and serve Stone Age goodies like Dino Bones (chicken lollipops).

Sources:

Savvy Nana
Not Just a Mommy
Glorious Treats
Not Your Normal Steam

October

Mad Hatter Tea Party!

October 6 is Mad Hatter Day!  Throw a Mad Tea Party complete with flamingo croquet field.

This is essentially an Alice in Wonderland themed party, just emphasize the Hatter by using more tea cups and top hats in your decor.

Click here for Wonderland party ideas and FREE Printable!

Click here to learn how to make flamingo croquet set!

Click here to learn how to make tea cup floral centerpieces!

 

October

Grover Party!

October is Grover’s birthday too.  Throw a Sesame Street themed party starring Grover of course!

It might be fun to set up a cookie buffet for this party, instead of treat bags let guests choose their favorite cookies to take home.

Learn how to DIY your own cookie buffet click here!

Sources:

Savvy Nana      Ms. Fox’s Sweets
Melly Moments              HWTM
The Purple Pug

October

Firetruck Party!

October 9th. is Fire Prevention Day, a Fireman or Firetruck Themed Party is definitely in order!

Grab some plastic fireman hats from the party store and let the kids have a blast!

Sources:

Loving My Nest
Smart Party Planning
Spaceships and Laserbeams
Director Jewels

October

Wonder Woman Party!

Last but not least October 24 is Wonder Woman’s birthday.  Throw a Super Hero Themed party starring everyone’s favorite female hero, Wonder Woman!

Sources:

Pizzazzerie
Life’s Sweet Moments
Anders Ruff
Kara’s Party Ideas
Parties and Patterns (free printables)

For more Super Hero ideas and free printables
check out Devon’s Super Hero Party!

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6 Baby Showers Themes

6 Baby Showers Themes

Should your baby shower have a theme? Here we’ll help you find the perfect theme to kick off your new life with your baby as you explore dozens of creative baby shower theme ideas.

Picking a baby shower theme should reflect the personality and interests of the parents, but narrowing down all of the options can be a hassle. Depending on if your shower is a neighborhood potluck, a gender reveal or a simple Sunday brunch, we’ve gathered hundreds of baby shower theme ideas that will delight any parent-to-be.

 

 

 

Boy Baby Shower Theme Idea by 5 - Shutterfly.com

This gender neutral baby shower theme features vintage toys, sweet baby’s breath flowers, and white decorations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Baby Shower Theme Idea by Petite Party Studio - Shutterfly.comElephants make great baby shower themes for girls that your guests will never forget!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your favorite iconic children’s toy is great inspiration for a baby boy shower theme, like the classic sock monkey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Baby Shower Theme Idea by Brooke Images - Shutterfly.comSkulls and cactii from the desert are the ultimate decor for a modern chic themed baby shower right now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This yellow vintage boy baby shower will make you feel nostalgic for times gone by.

An amazing boy baby shower always includes adorable decorations, sweet printable details, a delicious assortment of desserts (cake, cookies, and candy) and charming details. This yellow vintage baby shower features the cutest duck printables, old children’s books, gingham checks and vintage glassware. You will be smiling over all of the bright, cheerful details.

 

 

 

This confetti-themed boy baby shower is a great reason to bring out the polka dots and lanterns.

A new baby definitely calls for tossing some confetti in celebration! This confetti baby shower is a unique theme and fun way to honor an expectant mother. Recreate the look by incorporating plenty of confetti inspired dots throughout the decorations and treats. You can DIY paper circle garlands by punching circles of varying sizes in party colors and sewing them into strings for hanging. Wrap boxes in polka dot paper to display a variety of delicious treats like cookies, cupcakes and cake pops.

 

 

 

Fun Science Birthday Party Ideas

Fun Science Birthday Party Ideas

Don’t you find it harder and harder each year to come up with a fun party theme for your little one?  Sure when they were babies and toddlers you could pretty much do whatever cute thing you liked.  Um…that lasted til about their third birthday if you’re lucky.  Now that they’re older they want to have their say, and of course they should with a teeny bit of help from mom, dad, and in our case Nana!  One of my favorite party themes is a Science Birthday Party!

Why do I like it so much?  Well, it’s age appropriate until they’re almost in high school, just change the science!  A Science Birthday Party is such a broad theme you could literally use it every year until the kids are in high school just by changing the focus.  I mean science is such a broad term, it could mean chemistry, geology, botany, anatomy, medicine, space, and even computers!

Having said that here are a few ideas to get you started!

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Ice Cream or Soda Lab

I love this Ice Cream Lab by Left Brain Craft Brain!  I mean a Science Birthday Party would not be complete without a lab right?

If you prefer make it a Soda Lab and the guests can add different syrups to their sodas which of course will be served in beakers!  And the toppings can be placed in test tubes!

Or how about we combine the two and make an Ice Cream Soda Lab!

 

 

Here’s a cute idea – serve ice cream, soda, or whatever in DIY “Beakers”

Just make lines on clear plastic cups with a sharper and you’ve got “Beakers”!

 

 

 

 

Science Themed Labels

Add science themed labels, tags, and decor.  Love the water bottle labels by Clever Pink Pirate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a photo booth backdrop?  How about covering the wall with the Periodic table using a piece of construction paper for each element?

 

 

 

 

Use Science supplies for food like these Petri Jello!  Love this idea from One Project Closer!

 

 

 

 

Fun Badges make great party favors

I just love the badges pictured above.  Just print out a name tag on card stock for each guest then place them in transparent holders with lanyards to wear around their necks.  Make it even more fun and give each kid a “Top Secret” clearance!

Science Themed Games and Activities

There are many science “projects” the kids can do to keep them busy, like building molecules with toothpicks and gumdrops – mini marshmallows work too!

You can make your own experiments or buy kits the kids can use.  There are many to choose from!  They can dig for fossils; create crystals; or build a volcano! 

You don’t have to buy pre-made kits, think back to your school days.  Remember building and electromagnet?  All you need is a large battery, wire, and nails!  Or play a game of Operation!

Whatever game or activity you decide on just be sure it’s age appropriate and doesn’t contain sharp objects or harmful chemicals.  I wouldn’t suggest dissecting a frog just yet!

 

 

 

 

 

April Showers Parties and Events

April Showers Parties and Events

April showers bring May flowers, and it also ushers in the spring/summer party season!  Yup the cold days are mostly behind us and the forecast says sunny days ahead, or so we all hope.  So what’s better than throwing some April Showers Parties this month?

April Showers Parties can be birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, engagement parties, weddings, or just because it’s spring parties.  So get out your umbrellas, rain boots, and flowers and host a colorful April Shower Party or even.  Here are some ideas to get you started!

Umbrellas!

April Showers Parties just wouldn’t be complete without umbrellas.  Use them in your decor.  I just love the floating inverted umbrellas filled with tissue flowers by Sweet & Petite Party Designs don’t you? (Top photo)  And the clear bubble umbrella, same concept, different style of umbrella, I found on Pinterest.

And what about these adorable little paper umbrella?  Use them as cake/ cupcake toppers, and float them on drinks.  Who doesn’t love a tropical concoction, with or without alcohol, topped with a colorful umbrella?

Rain Boots!

I just love kids’ rain boots they come in all sorts of colors and designs.  Stock up on some to use as centerpieces and flower vases.  If you don’t have kids who will use them send them home with guest who do!

You can use adult sized rain boots as vases too.  They look great by the door or in an odd corner or two.  Or on rainy days place them by the door and use as umbrella stands.

Watering Cans

Watering cans make great flower pots or for a bit of whimsy make them float in the air!  Dangle them from tree branches or light fixtures with clear fishing wire.  They’ll look amazing!

You can also use them to hold flatware at your buffet table!

 

Flower Pots

Small terracotta pots make great party favors.  Place flowers, (real or silk) or pinwheels in the pots and tuck in a seed packet or two.  Guest can take them home as favors!

Of course you can use them to hold flatware at the buffet table as well, and they make awesome centerpieces when you fill them with colorful spring blooms!

 

Clouds and Raindrops

Make a colorful raindrop backdrop using white balloons for clouds.  You can cut out cloud shapes from poster board and use that too!

Cut out raindrop shapes from cardstock or construction paper then string them up on clear fishing wire, they look so pretty.  Remember the raindrops can be any color you want!

 

 

These are just a few of my favorite ideas for April Showers Parties.  Do you have a cool idea?  Please share we’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

Unicorn Theme Party Ideas

Unicorn Theme Party Ideas

UnicornUnicorns, rainbows, and princesses these three seem to go hand in hand.  What little girl doesn’t dream of being a princess riding her magical unicorn down a rainbow? Any or all three would make an ideal theme for your little princess’s next birthday party.

Of course you can use any or all ideas for your next party, but to keep it simple, sort of, I’ll stick with just one theme today, a Unicorn Party.  A unicorn theme party works great for children and adult birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, an just about any type of event you want. And don’t think it’s limited to girls only, just change the color scheme and nix the girly glitter and it’ll work for a boy’s or co-ed parties!

Here are some super cute ideas for a unicorn party! Hope they inspire you!

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Invitations

Every party begins with an invitation.  So set the stage by choosing a coordinated invitation like this pretty one by Jessie K. Designs.

In fact she’s sharing this printable unicorn invitation for free!

Click here to download! 

 

Unicorn Decorations

One of my favorite party planning activities is decorating.  Coordinating decorations make any theme party more memorable.  In this case all things unicorn of course!  So go ahead let your imagination run wild!

Banners, balloons, streamers, lanterns, centerpieces, photo booths, backdrops, and even dessert tables (think cake, cake toppers, plates, cups, table cloths, and napkins) can all be party of the decor! In my opinion you can never have enough decorations!

I love these unicorn lanterns! It’s  amazing how these paper lanterns can be transformed into shy unicorns with a bit of paper, tulle, and flowers! Go ahead, mix and match colors and sizes!

 

How about this dessert table? Love how tulle makes an awesome table skirt and a simple white board or canvas becomes a chic backdrop!

 

 

Don’t you love these adorable centerpieces?

All it takes is some tissue paper, balloons, glitter and plain paper, and cupcake toppers.  Secure them to a base and you’ve got a centerpiece! Use them at guest tables, buffet and dessert tables, and anywhere else.

Hey they double as party favors!

Make a frame and let guests take their own photos! They’ll love it!

Cut out a frame shape from a poster or foam board.  Glue on paper horn, ears, and flowers, and voila a unicorn frame!

If you’re crafty with wood you can make a wooden frame and decorate with colored paper flowers etc.  Just remember to keep it light weight, the kids gotta be able to lift them!

 

Treats

Food, specially treats, definitely is a must.  I’m sure there’ll be cake, there are many awesome unicorn cakes out there!

But how about these unicorn cupcakes by My Heavenly Recipes?  They can be in addition to or instead of a unicorn cake.  Click here for the recipe!

You can serve Unicorn Dip, chocolate covered strawberries, cookies, rainbow rice crispy treats, macaroons, and more.  The secret is make it colorful! Better yet coordinate your treat colors to you theme colors!

 

 

Activities

Keep guests entertained with a craft or some games.

I love this Unicorn Slime by momdot.com. 

Click here for directions!

 

Or pin the horn on the Unicorn! Get this free printable from Jessie K Designs.

Make these unicorn masks! Get the free template from rufflesandrainboots.com!

 

 

 

Unicorn rides would be a hit! Sign me up! But where do I get the unicorn?

Check your local stables to see if they rent pony rides, many do! Now ask if you can dress the pony in a unicorn costume, they might just agree.

Or if you’re lucky there will be companies who do rides for events in your area.  I’ll bet they already offer unicorn rides.

Your next best option would be to rent or buy a unicorn themed bounce house.

 

 

Favors

If you made masks or slime they can double as party favors.  Or you can package cookies, cotton candy, lollipops, and other favors to send home with guests

But I just love theses cute and cuddly plush unicorns guests can adopt!

Whatever you decide you can send favors home in unicorn bags!

I used plain white gift bags to make these his and her unicorn bags

Just cut horn, ears, eyes, shades, and other pieces out of cardstock and glitter paper and glue them on.

Easy peasy!

 

 


 

6 April Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas – FREE Printable

6 April Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas – FREE Printable

April is a great month to have a party, the weather is nice and spring is definitely in the air.  Here are some themes for your child’s April birthday party.

April

For an April born child an April Showers Themed Party would be very apropos!

Decorate with clouds, raindrops, and of course umbrellas and rain boots!  Ask guests to come in their raincoats and rain boots!  Oh fun!

Sources:

Sweet Designs
Steph Modo
Project Nursery
Make It Cozee
Catch My Party

April

Daffy Duck’s birthday is April 17 and Bugs Bunny’s is April 30.  A Looney Toons Themed party would be lots of fun.

Free Party invitation click here!
(Download the template to your desktop then open it on a photo editing app like Photoshop and add child’s name and other party info.)

Sources:

Tips Kids Party
All Together Scattered
Etsy

April April 2 is Children’s Books Day.  An April birthday party theme could be centered around your child’s favorite book.  Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

A Dr. Seuss Party.  Choose one book or if you can’t decide on just one us several!

The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and more!

April

The Very Hungry Caterpillar  is a great theme for a toddler’s birthday party.

Sources:

Pottery Barn Kids
Daisy Celebrates
Hostess With The Mostess
Pop Sugar
Paige’s Party Ideas

April

The Little Engine That Could is a great theme for a little boy’s birthday party.

Sources:

Catch My Party
Hostess With The Mostess
On My Side of the Room

April

April 2 is also Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, one of his most popular books is The Little Mermaid, the inspiration behind Disney’s popular movie of the same name.

Every little girl would love a mermaid themed party!

Sources:

Catch My Party
Catch My Party – Under the Sea
A Pumpkin & A Princess
Swanky Press
Hostess With The Mostess