A couple weeks ago I shared the first part of my 100 birthday themes post. It got so long, I had to divide it into three posts. So here I am today sharing the next 25, sorry, it got split again, so the last 25 is on the way later. If you haven’t read the first 50 themes, go ahead and go there now, I’ll wait. 😉 These are great birthday party ideas for any age. Whether you need kids invites, sweet 16, 21st, 30th, and so on.
However, before we get to the actual themes, let’s talk about whether or not you even need one. See, a lot of people may think themes are cheesy. I mean, we didn’t used to really do birthday themes back in the day, did we? Regardless, I’m here to tell you that themes are great and here’s why.
Why I Love Themes
The thing about choosing a theme is that it gives you a place to start. It establishes the mood of your party. Additionally, it can help you choose food, time of day, etc. For instance, let’s say you’re having a slumber party. You probably don’t want to start it at 10 a.m. But say you want to do a donut theme, well there’s your food and it makes more sense to do that in the morning.
Next up, I love themes because they honor what the birthday boy or girl loves. I’ve already decided when I turn 40 I’m having a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. theme birthday. Why? Because I just love that show. I think it will be fun, so I’m doing it, and no one can stop me. 🙂 See, honoring what I love and having a party about it is just good fun. And we all need good fun.
So that’s it. Yep, it’s that simple. But because of these things I do believe you need more birthday theme ideas. That’s the reason for this post. Keep going if you love themes.
25 (More) Birthday Party Ideas for Any Age
You can certainly “build” a great party with a construction them. Sorry, I had to go there.
If you want to have a party that’s related to a certain character, you can by making it general princess instead.
I know several kiddos these days that love gymnastics and it’s a great theme for a party. Roll out a mat and let them have some fun.
The jewelry themed party is super fun if you want to have the guests make their own at the party.
Bubbles are one of my favorite things to bring to family photo sessions. Kids love them and they are just cute. I love the idea of a bubble party.
A jungle theme is a fun way to bring animals into the party theme such as elephants, leopards, and lions.
The garden party is great for spring. All those flowers make for such a pretty invite and easy decorating.
Who doesn’t love the beach? I love the beach and love this idea for a birthday theme. Head out to the beach or bring the beach to you.
If you have a reader in your life, then the bookworm party is perfect. I love it because, well, I love reading, but also for what it promotes.
60. Drive By
We’re living in some crazy times right now and you may not want to have a party. Make it a drive by. This is great for any time you can’t have an actual party.
This is another take on the nautical party, just a bit more specific.
The star theme is great for the little ones.
Personally, I think the world would be better if there really were unicorns.
Butterflies are super cute and there should be wings for everyone at the party. Just my opinion.
I actually knew a girl in Middle School whose parents owned a zoo and therefore she had her birthdays in the zoo. So you know that song “happy birthday to you, you live in a zoo…” well for her, it was (almost) true.
I have a nephew that loves all things Science. He’s not old enough yet to grasp that it’s science he loves, but he loves experiments, nature, and all things animals.
Plan a birthday party that is out of this world.
68. “Bee” Our Guest
Bees are fun for so many reasons. I love using them for a “mommy-to-bee” baby shower, but it can also be used as a “bee our guest” birthday party.
Are they “one in a melon”? Then go with the watermelon party.
Woooo is turning two? See, owls are adorable.
Put on some flannel, build a fire, make some s’mores, it’s a lumberjack party!
72. Hollywood Glam
Sort of similar to the movie theme, but this is just a bit more general, or specific, however you want to look at it.
73. Cheer Leading
Go with their favorite sport and if it’s cheerleading, I’ve got you covered.
If you have a fall baby then this pumpkin theme might just be for you!
Fun fact about me: I played golf in high school and into college. Only my Freshman year in college because I got burned out, but I still have a love of the sport. Plan a golf party!
Freebies are great, and they’re even better if it’s your birthday. That’s why I’m not only sharing a free “happy birthday” banner (which could actually be an any message banner as all letters are included) but also a list of places that give you free stuff on your birthday. I don’t know about you, but when it’s my birthday, I want #allthethings! So check that out. And let me know in the comments what you favorite theme is! Don’t forget, one more post coming about them.
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